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

Found Business Banking Review: A Freelancer’s Dream?

Found is a business banking fintech that offers a free business checking account with integrated tools to automate various aspects of your business, from reporting to invoicing to payments, and more. Is Found right for your business? Learn more in this Found review.

How to Pay Yourself as a Business Owner

Figuring out how to pay yourself is one of the first things you need to figure out when starting a business. But it's a complicated matter, especially if you've established your business as a partnership, LLC, or corporation. Find out how to pay yourself as a business owner.

10 AI Apps to Help You Save Money

AI-powered apps are making our lives easier in so many ways. But did you know that they can also help you manage your money? Here are 10 of the best AI apps to help you save money. Learn more.

70+ Wedding Ideas on a Budget

The average cost of a wedding in 2023 was $29,000, and if you live in an expensive city like New York, LA, or DC, you can expect to pay even more. But it doesn't have to be that way. To save money on your special day, check out our list of 70 wedding ideas on a budget. Learn more.

How to Check Your Business Credit Score

Just as having a good credit score is important to your personal financial picture, having a good business credit score is critical to running a successful business. But how do you check your business credit score? In this article, we share a few options, both free and paid, for obtaining a credit report and score for your business. Learn more.

12 Best No Credit Check Bank Accounts

Many financial institutions check your credit history as a part of the account opening process. This can be problematic if you have poor credit history. Depending on how severe your credit challenges are, you may be declined for a bank account. Here are 12 bank accounts that won't check your credit history. Learn more.

Dangerous Area Codes You Should Never Call

Phone scammers are constantly looking for new and creative ways to separate you from your money. As a result, it's getting harder and harder to differentiate a scam from a legitimate phone call. To make sure you're prepared, here are 9 common phone scams, and dangerous area codes you should never call.

30 Fun Things to Do For Free

Each year, it seems as though life gets more and more expensive, and finding affordable activities gets more difficult. If you're looking for ways to save money, look no further. Check out our list of 30 fun things to do for free. Learn more.

How to Open a Business Checking Account

The very thought of having to open a business checking account can cause stress. But that's largely due to the unfamiliarity many people have with business banking products. With the proper research and the right documentation up front, it can be a seamless process. In this article, we show you how to open a business checking account. Learn more.

12 Best Online Typing Jobs and Where to Find Work

Do you enjoy computer work and have an ability to type quickly? If so, our list of the best online typing jobs may interest you. From data entry to transcription to freelance writing to blogging, we show you where to find work and how much you can earn. Learn more.

35 Weekend Side Hustles to Pad Your Bank Account

A good side hustle can be the key to paying off debt, increasing your savings, and pursuing your financial goals. But finding a side hustle that you can do in your downtime is easier said than done. Here are 35 weekend side hustles that are easy to start and can help you pad your bank account. Learn more.

How Much Should You Tip Your Uber Driver?

Not sure how much you should tip your Uber driver, or if you should tip them at all? As it turns out, there are some guidelines around tipping rideshare drivers. This article explains what those are, including how much you should tip, and the best ways to tip your Uber driver.

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