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Amanda Meadows

Amanda's work has been featured on CNN, The Verge, Paste Magazine, and was honored as a Publishers Weekly "Rising Star."

Latest articles by Amanda Meadows

How to Get Rid of Your Unwanted Gifts and Make Money Too

You probably received one or two gifts you aren't crazy about. Instead of letting them collect dust, sell them and make a little cash!

Is This News Story Fake? Here's How to Tell

Spare yourself the embarrassment of a public Facebook debunking, and learn how to fact-check news for yourself. It's easy!

5 Great Retail Jobs for Working Parents

Looking to make some extra holiday cash? These retail jobs offer decent perks for folks with families.

4 Ways Millennials Are Changing Marriage

It's no secret that Millennials like to do things their own way, and that includes marriage. Here's how the kids are tying the knot (or not).

7 Money Moves You Will Always Be Thankful For

What are you most thankful for this year? Here are few financial matters to add to your fall cornucopia of gratitude.

The 5 Biggest Mistakes Freelancers Make

What could be better than being your own boss and setting your own schedule? Nothing, really, if you avoid deep pitfalls like these!

5 Off-Season Foods That Are Destroying Your Grocery Budget

Off-season fruits and veggies are eating a hole in your grocery budget. Know when to stock up, and when to skip.

5 Big Ticket Wedding Items You Should Borrow Instead of Buy

Wedding season is fast approaching. Why not make your "Something Borrowed" work to your favor (and your budget)?

6 Ways to Avoid Buyer's Remorse

Tired of feeling burned by even the smallest purchases? Here's how to prevent feeling like a rube.

5 Modern Ways to Split the Bill

Are you always the one who gets stuck covering taxes and tip when it's time to settle the tab with friends? Not anymore.

5 Reasons Women Might Retire With More Wealth

Despite shortchanges in earnings, women just may be able to retire with more wealth than men. Here's why.

5 Amazing Honeymoons That Only Seem Expensive

First comes loves, then comes marriage — then comes a fabulous and frugal honeymoon!

7 Nasty Bathroom Items You Should Throw Out Now

What's lurking in your loofah? You don't wanna know!

15 Cheap and Delicious Punch Recipes for Holiday Parties

Bring on the holiday festivities! These delicious and simple party drinks sure do pack a punch.

4 Common Household Leaks You Can Fix Without a Plumber

If your water bill is rising, and you can't afford a plumber, roll up your sleeves and find and fix those costly leaks yourself. You can do this!

Avoid the Tax Season Rush With These Early Prep Steps

It's almost the year end! Do YOU know where all your tax paperwork is? Here's everything you need to find before the holidays arrive in full force.

5 Turkey Alternatives That Won't Break Your Holiday Budget

Sure, turkey is traditional but there's no reason you can't celebrate the harvest with an affordable and delicious alternative.

4 Ways an Income Gap Can Strain Your Relationship

It seems inevitable that couples will face an income gap. Don't let a money imbalance knock the rest of your relationship off-kilter, too.

Make These 6 Relationship Moves Now or You'll Regret It in 20 Years

How strong do you think your relationship will be in 20 years? The emotional labor you do today will decide, one way or the other.

The 5 Best Money Podcasts

You can find podcasts about everything, even personal finance. Add these to your queue and improve your finances whenever the time is right.