How to make money selling your broken iPhone (and other tech)

How to make money selling your broken iPhone (and other tech)

Last spring I broke my cell phone. I had taken it out of the case to clean it and then left it on the back of the couch when it slipped and fell face down on the floor, shattering the screen. 

While it was totally my fault and I did feel frustrated, I had gotten the phone for free so I didn't feel too bad. And I knew I could sell my broken iPhone for some quick cash. 

Earlier when my laptop fizzled out after years of use I was able to sell it for top dollar. 

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Saving money on insurance costs

Saving money on insurance costs

Having kids, buying a new home, moving to a new city or purchasing a vehicle for your growing family are all exciting things. But one major expense that goes along with these life changes is insurance. 

I think it is easy to shrug off the expense of insurance as if it is simply a fact of life, but the truth is that you can avoid overpaying  for insurance with a little bit of effort.

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Financially preparing for a baby

Financially preparing for a baby

When I first found out I was pregnant with my oldest son I heard a lot of comments like "sleep while you can" or "it's going to go by so fast" or "be prepared to have no money." 

And while it is true that babyhood goes by in the blink of an eye and that sleep is a commodity more precious than coffee or chocolate, the last one I have to disagree with. 

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Five ways you can start saving money THIS WEEK

Five ways you can start saving money THIS WEEK

While making more cost-effective choices will lead to BIG savings, there are also little things you can start doing today that will yield big savings results without big sacrifices. (Although I think we can argue that giving up a satellite dish probably isn't that big of a sacrifice, right?)

Today I wanted to share a few things you can to THIS WEEK to start saving money.

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