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 PTMoney.com, WellKeptWallet.com, Debt.com, Wealthsimple.com, 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 Lusk25 May

7 Tips for Finding Cheap Flights (That You Probably Didn’t Know About)

Knowing the right way to search for cheap tickets will shortcut the process and save you money on your next trip. If you’re tight on cash, there are a few tips and tricks that can help you find cheap flight deals.

Veneta Lusk12 Feb

How to Get Spotify for Free or at a Discount

To get the most out of Spotify, you need a Spotify Premium membership that costs $9.99 per month. But that can add up quickly. There are ways to save on your Spotify membership, with special hacks and deals that most users don’t know.

Veneta Lusk06 Feb

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 Lusk06 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 Lusk24 Jan

8 Easy Ways to Get Cheap Movie Tickets

Buying movie tickets can be expensive, especially for a huge blockbuster. Some theaters offer discount tickets on certain days, and savvy consumers can use other strategies to find cheap movie tickets like buying discounted gift cards or visiting dollar theaters.

Veneta Lusk02 Dec

6 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 Lusk15 Aug

4 Things I Learned from Paying Off $30,000 in College Debt

After graduating college, I had $30,000 in college debt and was living at home with my parents. But eventually, I learned how to budget, save money, and pay off my debt. These are the lessons I learned along the way.

Veneta Lusk08 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, now there are a variety of ways to unload your used goods.

Veneta Lusk01 Mar

Here’s What People Mean When They Talk About “Good Debt vs. Bad Debt”

There’s a difference between good debt vs. bad debt. One helps you increase your net worth and leverage your assets to build wealth. The other leaves you owing money on depreciating assets with little to no hope of getting a good return.

Veneta Lusk12 Feb