Laurie Blank

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.

Recent Articles by Laurie

Honey App Review 2021 – How to Use it and What’s the Catch

The Honey app automatically finds you the lowest prices and best coupon codes when you shop online. You can also earn free gift cards and it has a price drop watch list to help you find future sales. It's free and works on many of your favorite retailers including Amazon, Walmart, and Target.

How to Become a Notary

If you are an adult without a criminal background you likely qualify to become a Notary in your state. Here’s what you need to know about becoming a Notary and how you can use the designation to serve the public and earn some extra cash at the same time.

HealthyWage Review: Get Paid to Lose Weight

HealthyWage allows you to place a bet that you will lose a certain amount of weight over a set time frame. You choose the parameters of the challenge and then place your bet. If you win, you'll get your money back plus some.

How To Make An Offer On A House

When making an offer on a house you'll want to be preapproved for your mortgage. This shows the sellers you are a serious buyer. You'll also want to include contingencies so you can back out if something major happens - like you don't get financing. Finally, be flexible and don't low ball.

13 Best Business Checking Accounts for 2021

The best business checking accounts have low or no fees, high transaction limits, and plenty of customer service. To meet these requirements, most banks operate completely online. However, there are a few that have in-person branches so you can deposit cash, or talk to someone in person.

The 14 Best Places To Sell Used Furniture

Which place is best to sell your used furniture depends on what you want to sell and if you are willing to ship it. If you are selling large household furniture, such as your old couch, local marketplaces like Facebook or OfferUp are probably your best bet. However, if you have high-end specialty items you'll likely need a broader market and have to ship it to the buyer. In this case, you'll want to look into places like Sotheby’s or Chairish. 

Should Kids Get An Allowance?

Whether or not you give your kids an allowance will depend on several factors, such as your family values, budget, and the child's responsibilities. How much you give will likely depend on age and other household responsibilities. Also, do they need to do chores or do they get the money "just because"? 

How to Speak to a Live Person at the IRS

Reaching a live person at the IRS can be tough, but it can be done. If you are having trouble, try calling your local office. The wait times might be shorter and you can make an appointment to meet with an advocate. Also, calling after 5 pm on Friday may be your shortest wait time.

10 Places to Donate Used Toys (Near Me)

If you have kids you probably have some old toys you'd like to donate. There are lots of places where you can donate used toys including hospitals, charities, and even the free section of Craigslist.

How To Remove Medical Collections From Your Credit Report

If you have a medical bill that has gone to collections the first thing to do is make sure the bill legit and has been through the proper processes before being reported on your credit. To do this ask for a copy of the bill and talk to your insurance company about why they didn't pay. If the bill is correct and insurance can't help then try to work out a payment plan with the collection agency.

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