Have You Heard of Amazon Handmade?

In 2015, Amazon quietly launched a new division called Amazon Handmade. This division was for people who make/sell handmade art, crafts, jewelry, baby items, clothing, handbags, stationery, toys and other items to sell their wares. If you've ever heard of Etsy, this is a similar idea, only on Amazon's huge platform. Over the past year, Amazon Handmade has been growing nicely. I actually have a store there as well. I sell upcycled art prints. It's actually one of my biggest income … [Read more...]

How to Save Up for Black Friday Starting Now

Believe it or not, I actually bought a few Christmas presents a few weeks ago. There were some great items on clearance at Target that I knew my daughter would love, so I went for it. Normally, I am not this proactive about Christmas shopping. I tend to do most of it in December. But, this year I really want to spread the cost out a bit more, so I'm trying to start a little earlier. I also want to be more proactive about taking advantage of Black Friday sales. I am not the type of person to … [Read more...]

Is Amazon Prime Worth It?

July 12, 2016 is Prime Day on Amazon. If you haven't heard already, this is the anniversary of Amazon's Prime service and the day when they run a ton of great sales on Prime items. A Prime item is an item that is stored in Amazon's warehouse and that is eligible for free 2-day shipping (or sometimes even free same-day shipping) to Prime members. The item can be one that is sold directly by Amazon or one that is sold by one of their third-party sellers through the Amazon platform. Prime … [Read more...]

13 Money Saving Tips From Readers Like You

I recently took an informal poll of some people who love saving money and asked them to tell me their favorite ways to save. It was interesting to hear what they all said. Some people focused on some big all-encompassing ways to save, while others focused on saving in one particular way. Regardless, it was fun to see what other people do to cut their costs and save money. Maybe you'll be inspired too! 1. Cut coupons like it's my job. I know some extreme couponers who rarely pay more than … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Save Money on Home Insurance

Home insurance is yet one more costly thing home owners have to contend with. But thankfully there are ways you can reduce your costs. The key here is to be proactive and let your insurer know if any of these things apply. Every insurer is different, so some of these ideas may work better with some policies than with others. It certainly doesn't hurt to try though! Add a home security system. Talk to your insurer first to see if there are any preferences to which company you choose. … [Read more...]