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Amy BeardsleyA 2013 Ferris State University graduate with Bachelor degrees in Business Administration and Legal Studies, Amy has since leveraged her education into a professional personal finance writing career.

A Huff Post, Money Tips, and Well Kept Wallet published author, she is on a mission to help everyday families develop better money habits and escape the burden of debt.

Amy makes her home in Michigan where she serves as a Girl Scout leader and teaches workforce development training to low-skilled workers in her community. When she’s not busy writing about money or perfecting her budget spreadsheet, Amy enjoys playing board games with her family and watching Marvel movies.

To learn more, connect with Amy on LinkedIn.

10 Best Investing Books to Read in 2019

The best investment books are a great way to introduce yourself to new strategies and expert opinions. Even if you’re a seasoned investor, you can still learn from this list of the best investing books of all time.

Amy Beardsley 10 Oct

10 Best Business Books for 2019

The best business books can help entrepreneurs, freelancers, and executives improve their lives at home and on the job. And you don’t have to be an entrepreneur to benefit from these books. Anyone can benefit from improving their leadership, management, and communication skills.

Amy Beardsley 12 Sep

10 Legit Ways to Get Free Clothing from Companies

I love free stuff, especially if I don’t have to work that hard to get it. Going online to get free clothes is no exception. You might think it’s a scam but there are legitimate ways to get free clothes online.

Amy Beardsley 31 Aug

Groupon Review: Is It Legit and How Can It Save You Money?

Groupon is an online marketplace where you can unlock discounts on entertainment, attractions, travel, food, and other goods and services. This Groupon review includes how the platform works, the different ways you can save money with Groupon, and what to look out for.

Amy Beardsley 26 Aug

14 Places to Get Paid to Test Websites from Home

If you’re looking to start your own online side hustle, getting paid to test websites is an excellent way to increase your income. Online testing companies hire people to work from home and test sites on laptops, tablets, and smartphones.

Amy Beardsley 20 Aug

How Online Bill Pay Can Save You Time and Money

Online bill pay allows you to submit payments without writing checks or sending anything through the mail. It can save you time, money, and increase your credit score. If you haven’t learned how to pay bills online, here’s what you need to know.

Amy Beardsley 18 Jul

What is a Prepaid Card? Pros and Cons of Prepaid Debit Cards

If you’re one of the 14.1 million adults in the U.S. without a checking account, a prepaid debit card may be your best option. A prepaid card allows you to pay with a card but still withdraw cash when you need it.

Amy Beardsley 31 May

Where Can I Get Cash Back with a Debit Card?

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could combine a few errands into a single trip? Thanks to stores that give cash back on debit card purchases, you may be able to do your shopping and bank transactions in one location.

Amy Beardsley 30 May

The Difference Between a Credit Card vs. Debit Card and When to Use Each

Debit cards and credit cards look almost identical. They each have 16-digit card numbers and security codes. While both offer protection and convenience over carrying cash, there are some major differences between these two card types that could significantly impact your wallet.

Amy Beardsley 29 May

What is Term Life Insurance and Do You Need It?

Term life insurance is a financial product that can protect families if someone passes away. The premiums stay the same for the specific term which makes it easy for families to budget. An insurance broker can provide term life insurance quotes.

Amy Beardsley 13 May