Veneta Lusk

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Veneta graduated in 2005 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Journalism. Veneta’s award-winning, 14-year career has been spent empowering people to get smart about their finances and health.

After becoming debt free, she and her husband created a flexible lifestyle so they can travel more, focus on fun projects, and spend time with their children.

Her work has been published on,,,, and she has been featured on Yahoo! Finance, GoBankingRates, The Penny Hoarder, MSN Money and more.

When she’s not writing or hanging out with her family, she enjoys reading, baking, and planning the next big adventure.

To learn more, connect with Veneta on LinkedIn.

Cable TV Alternatives: How to Cut the Cord and Save Tons of Money

If you’re considering canceling cable TV, you may still want to use something else instead of it. If that’s the case, there are some alternatives that will help you save money and let you pay only for the channels you want to watch.

Veneta Lusk 25 May

What Is the Cash Envelope System and How Does It Work?

The cash envelope method can help people who want an easy, low-tech approach to budgeting. It doesn’t require you to register for any apps or pay for software. All you need to get started are some mailing envelopes, a pen, and your cash.

Veneta Lusk 06 Feb

How to Make Extra Money Selling Aluminum Cans

If you’re looking for an easy way to make money on the side without any additional skills or equipment, consider selling aluminum cans to aluminum recycling facilities. This is a great side hustle since it also helps the environment.

Veneta Lusk 24 Jan

5 Ways to Get Paid to Watch Ads in Your Spare Time

Watching ads for money sounds like a scam, but it’s actually legitimate. There are many websites where you can get paid to watch ads. It’s a quick and easy way to earn some extra cash while vegging out in front of a screen.

Veneta Lusk 15 Aug

4 Things I Learned Paying Off $30,000 in Student Loan Debt

These days, it is common to graduate with student loan debt. If you’re among the 2021 graduating class, you may find comfort in knowing that your peers are straddled with an average $36,900 in student loan debt, according to the most recent data.[1] I graduated from college more than a decade ago, but my results…

Veneta Lusk 08 May

11 Best Places to Sell Used Furniture for Cash (and How to Make the Most Money)

In the not-too-distant past, the only places to sell used furniture were garage sales, consignment shops, or the local newspaper classifieds. With the proliferation of online marketplaces like Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace, there are now a variety of ways to unload your used goods. Selling used furniture offers a unique and flexible way to make…

Veneta Lusk 01 Mar

18 Best Coupon Websites to Save You the Most Money

No matter whether you are shopping online or in store, using coupon websites can save you money. Coupon use is at an all-time high. Studies have found that as many as 96% of shoppers report having used coupons on a purchase. Thanks to free coupon websites and apps, you now have even more options for saving money…

Veneta Lusk 20 Jan

How to Start Couponing for Beginners: Everything You Need to Know

Learn how to prepare and get organized, where to find coupons, and tips for saving the most. This step-by-step guide will teach you everything you need to know about couponing and using it to save money in all areas of your life.

Veneta Lusk 07 Jan

How to Travel on a Budget for a Stress Free Vacation

Creating a travel budget may seem like a hassle, but it’ll actually make your vacation more enjoyable. Knowing that you’ve already planned out how you’re going to pay for everything will help you relax and have a good time.

Veneta Lusk 06 Jan

10 Minimalist Living Tips That’ll Have You Living Happier with Less

Minimalism is about getting rid of clutter so you can focus on what’s truly important to you. Here are some simple ways to reduce stress, save money, and gain freedom in your life and finances using the principles of minimalist living.

Veneta Lusk 04 Dec