Laurie Blank

Laurie Blank is a blogger, freelance writer, and mother of four. She’s psyched about teaching others how to manage their money in a way that aligns with their values and has been quoted in Bankrate.

She’s a licensed Realtor with Edina Realty in Minneapolis, Minnesota (also licensed in Wisconsin too) and has been freelance writing for over six years.

She shares powerful insights on her blog, Great Passive Income Ideas, that will show you how you can create passive income sources of your own.

Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank or financial institution. This content has not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

Recent Articles by Laurie

How Much Is 6-Figures, 7-Figures, 8-Figures & 9-Figures?

Have you heard people refer to someone's income as 6-figures, 7-figures, 8-figures, or even 9-figures? Understanding the numbers behind these terms can help you determine your income and net worth goals. And let's face it, it's fun to know what types of jobs command such high salaries. Want to know who is making 9-figures? Keep reading!

Zero-Based Budgets: Templates and Examples

A zero-based budget is a straightforward concept that not enough people understand. The concept is simple: Make sure every dollar you bring in has a designated purpose. Keep reading to learn how you can set up a zero-based budget that can change your finances for the better.

10 Best Places to Sell Your Clothes Online

Selling your clothes online can be a great way to declutter your closet and earn some cash at the same time. The best websites treat sellers well, attract a lot of customer traffic and make selling easy. This article will share where you can look to sell your clothes online, the fees involved, common terms and conditions, and more. 

Walnut Insurance Review: Life Insurance Meets Health and Wellness

It can be difficult for a consumer to know which company to choose for their life insurance policy. Walnut has created life insurance memberships designed for today’s active lifestyle. In this Walnut Insurance review, we’ll share what that product entails and whether or not it might be a smart choice for your life insurance needs. 

How to Transfer Money From One Bank to Another

Ever wondered about the best way to transfer money from one bank to another? If so, you've come to the right place. You can choose from several options depending on which banks you use, your timeline, and other factors. We show you several ways, so you can choose the one that best fits your needs.

12 Best Custodial Accounts for Kids Under 18

Opening a custodial bank account for your child can help you teach them smart money habits. The best custodial accounts are packed with features to help you do that. But how do custodial accounts work, and which one is best suited for your child? This article will cover 12 of the best custodial accounts for kids under 18.

11 Highest Paying Plasma Donation Centers

While most people don't get into plasma donation for the money, you can make money doing it. In fact, plasma donation is one of the more flexible side hustles out there. Not only can you make some extra money as a donor, but you can also schedule appointments around your daily life.

42 Fun Jobs That Pay Surprisingly Well in 2022

There are two big perks to finding fun jobs that pay well: making money and having fun. The problem is that too many people spend years working jobs they genuinely dislike for companies that treat them poorly. Here are 42 fun jobs that can also help you pay the bills.

How to Deposit Cash Into Your Bank Account

While it’s true that cash deposits are becoming less common, there are still times when you may need to deposit cash. What if you deal with an online bank. How do you deposit cash when there are no physical locations or ATMs? Here are some different ways to deposit cash at both brick and mortar and online banks.

How to Verify Funds on a Check and How to Avoid Getting Scammed

Unfortunately, financial fraud is a common occurrence in today’s world. Verifying funds on a check is an easy but important step you can take to avoid getting scammed out of your money. In this article, I’ll show you how to verify funds on a check and uncover some check-writing scams you should be aware of. 

How Long Is a Check Good For?

Ever wondered how long a check is good for? It's important to know for several reasons because checks that remain outstanding or uncashed for long periods can affect you financially in several ways. In this article, we discuss what you need to know about check cashing, both for checks you get and for checks you write. 

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