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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.

When she’s not busy with her Editor role at The Balance,  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.

12 Cheap Cell Phone Plans to Consider When Switching Carriers

There are lots of cheaper cell phone plans out there. The amount of money you could save might surprise you, especially if you’re paying for services you don’t need, like unlimited data or unlimited minutes.

Amy Beardsley 18 Nov

8 Ways to Make Cheap or Free International Calls

Free international calls are possible with the right program. You may have to set up an account to use them for free, but some allow you to make calls without sharing any personal details.

Amy Beardsley 15 Nov

3 Ways to Get Netflix for Free

Can you get free Netflix? The free 30-day trial is an excellent start. To continue the momentum, we’ve set out to find out how to get Netflix for free.

Amy Beardsley 15 Nov

17 Best Alternatives to Amazon for Buying and Selling Your Things

Amazon often costs more to shop at than other major retailers. Even if you can afford to spend more to shop at Amazon, why should you? Luckily, there are alternatives to Amazon that can save shoppers even more time and money.

Amy Beardsley 13 Nov

40 Christmas Gifts for Her That Are Fun and Romantic

The best Christmas gifts for her don’t have to blow her mind or your Christmas budget. Narrow down the options by keeping her style and interests in mind and don’t be afraid to be creative. It’s the thought that counts.

Amy Beardsley 01 Nov

40 Thoughtful Christmas Gifts for Dads Who Have Everything

Finding the right gift for dad at Christmas is no easy feat. You don’t have to spend a fortune on Christmas gifts for dad to show him how much you care. He’ll appreciate a thoughtful gift no matter the price tag.

Amy Beardsley 24 Oct

10 Best Investing Books to Read in 2020

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 to Read in 2020

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