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

What is a CD? (Certificate of Deposit)

What is a CD? Certificates of Deposit have long been a popular investment choice for investors who want to keep their money safe, secure, and close by but still earn an attractive interest rate. But the investment isn't ideal in every situation, nor is it the right solution for every investor.

10 Online Banks Like Chime: Which One Is Best for You?

At 10 million members strong, Chime is a hugely popular online bank. But other fintech companies and digital banks offer similar products and features. How do you know which is best suited for you? Here are 10 online banks, like Chime, for you to consider.

Freecash Review: Is Freecash the Top Site to Make Money?

Freecash is a get-paid-to site that's putting a unique spin on the concept of GPT sites by incorporating rewards like crypto. But as a relative newcomer to the scene, can Freecash compete with the top GPT sites? In this Freecash review, we’ll show you how it works and help you decide whether or not Freecash is for you. 

What Is Total Annual Income and Why Is It Important?

There are times when you may be asked what your total annual income is. It could be during income tax season or when you apply for a mortgage or car loan. But what does total annual income mean? What is (and isn't) included in the calculation?

How Much Do YouTubers Make?

Have you ever wondered how much money YouTubers make? While there are YouTubers who make huge money, it's certainly not the case for the vast majority. This article will give you ideas about how much you can make as a YouTuber, where that income might come from, and some of the best ways to grow your YouTube audience. 

Fingerhut Alternatives: 8 Buy Now, Pay Later Sites

Fingerhut is a catalog and online retailer that offers buy now pay later arrangements to its customers. The benefit comes in the form of affordable payments and the opportunity to build or repair your credit. But Fingerhut isn't the only player in the game. Here are 8 Fingerhut alternatives for you to consider.

How to Convert Visa Gift Cards to Cash

Gift cards are great, especially when you get them for free. But sometimes, you just need cold, hard cash to pay the rent, send a friend some money, or catch up on some bills. In this article, I’ll show you how to convert your Visa gift card to cash.

HappyNest Review: Is HappyNest Legit?

The real estate asset class is a key component of a well-diversified investment portfolio. In recent years, crowdfunding real estate apps like Fundrise and Groundfloor have brought real estate investing to the masses, by offering expert management and low investment minimums. This article looks at another player in the real estate crowdfunding space: HappyNest.

How Much Does it Cost to Ship a Car? 

Have you ever wondered how much it costs to ship a car? The answer is tricky as it depends on several factors. The car shipping process doesn’t work like other shipping processes. The entire process is far different than shipping a much smaller item through a classic delivery service such as UPS.

CreditStrong Review: Is it Worth the Cost?

If you’re interested in improving your credit and building your savings, CreditStrong may be able to help. The credit builder platform combines installment loans and savings accounts to help people repair their credit and grow their savings. But with so many other credit builder loans available, how does CreditStrong compare?

How to Rent a Car Without a Credit Card

Have you ever wondered how to rent a car without a credit card? Or if it’s even possible? The good news is that you don't need a credit card to rent a car. Of course, not every car rental company will accommodate your request, but as you will see in this article, there are many that will.

How to Dispute a Credit Card Charge

In this day and age where credit card fraud is so prevalent, it’s crucial that you know how to dispute a credit card charge. There are laws in place to protect consumers, but there are also stipulations within those laws. Knowing how to dispute a credit card charge will help you avoid getting ripped off. 

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