veneta lusk headshotVeneta Lusk is a freelance writer who loves empowering people to get smart about their finances and health so they can live their dreams.

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.

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

4 Things I Learned from Paying Off $30k 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 Lusk 08 May

14 Stores 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 Lusk 01 Mar

How a Series of Layoffs Led Us to Disciplined Financial Stability

Getting laid off is stressful. The first time it’s completely shocking, the second time it’s very concerning, and by the third – you start to wonder if you’ll ever find stability. This was my reality for the first few years after graduating from college.

Veneta Lusk 19 Feb

Good Debt vs. Bad Debt: What Does It Matter?

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 Lusk 12 Feb

15 Best Coupon Websites to Save You the Most Money

Coupon use is at an all-time high. Studies have found that as many as 96% of shoppers report having used coupons. Thanks to coupon websites and apps, you now have even more options for saving money on products you already buy.

Veneta Lusk 20 Jan

How to Switch Banks Smoothly without Missing a Single Payment

Don’t let fear stop you from finding a financial institution that meets your needs. Closing an old bank account can be time-consuming and inconvenient, but it doesn’t have to be stressful. Here’s how to switch banks with minimal friction.

Veneta Lusk 16 Jan

Couponing 101: Everything You Need to Know on How to Start Couponing

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 Make a Travel 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

The Benefits of Minimalist Living: How to Live More 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 using the principles of minimalism.

Veneta Lusk 04 Dec

How to Sell Your Wedding Dress for Cash (and 10 Places to Do So)

When it comes to selling your wedding dress, sites like Craigslist and eBay aren’t necessarily your best bet. The best place to sell your wedding dress is a site specifically targeted to secondhand wedding items, like the ones on this list.

Veneta Lusk 14 Nov