Category: make money

  • Here’s Exactly How This Woman Raised Her Credit Score From a 568 to a 732

    Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are from our sponsors. We’re letting you know because it’s what Honest Abe would do. After all, he is on our favorite coin. At 26, Kelsey Buxton was sitting on $22,000 of stagnant credit card debt. She’d worked as a project manager for a business her then-boyfriend […]

  • Don’t Pack Lunch on Thursday: P.F. Chang’s is Giving Out Free Sushi

    Sometimes, deals can be a drag. That tempting freebie might come at a cost, and it’s not always obvious at the outset. Maybe your “free” meal requires you to purchase a beverage or even a whole ’nother meal. Or maybe you get your “free” cupcake or complimentary stationery set for the price of your precious […]

  • Love to Cuddle? This $60-Per-Hour Job is Absolutely Perfect for You

    A normal workday for Samantha Hess includes spooning, holding hands and snuggling with people she barely knows. And she gets paid $60 an hour to do it. This Portland-based entrepreneur started her business, Cuddle Up to Me, a little more than a year ago and has not only managed to build a steady client base, […]

  • 4 Experts Weigh In on What’s Needed to Make Workplaces More Flexible

    Here at The Penny Hoarder, I’m incredibly grateful to have a good deal of work flexibility. We’re allowed to work remotely once a week, and even on the days we’re in the office, there’s no punching in and out to record every minute we’re there. We also often write about work flexibility — whether it’s […]

  • Garbage Day Could Be Payday! 3 Ways to Turn Your Trash Into Cash

    Do you know how much garbage you produce each week? Better question: Are you prepared to see it firsthand, getting up close and personal by lying amid a week’s worth of your trash? Amazingly, some people were. Photographer Gregg Segal captured the results in his startling series “7 Days of Garbage.” You can take a […]

  • Double Your Checkers and Rally’s Wings for Free. But What Sauce to Choose?

    Sometimes you just want some chicken wings. Right? And sometimes you want them at midnight. Oh, and you really just want to have someone hand them to you through your car window. Checkers to the rescue! Not only can you get your wing fix at Checkers and Rally’s, but right now they’re sweetening the pot […]

  • Identity Thieves Aren’t Only Going After Adults — They Target Kids Too

    Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are from our sponsors. We’re letting you know because it’s what Honest Abe would do. After all, he is on our favorite coin. Imagine getting a phone call from a collection agency. The representative says Nathan has racked up a whopping $34,000 in debt by buying things […]

  • No Glue Gun Needed: 7 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes Anyone Can Make

    Costume parties in and of themselves seem like a great idea. That is, until you realize that you’re about to spend $50+ and countless hours of work on an outfit that you’ll wear once before shoving it deep under the bed with the rest of your one-hit-wonder Halloween ensembles. And while I always try to […]

  • It’s Now Easier Than Ever to Find Free Ebooks Legally, Thanks to Google

    Google just made it easier for you Penny Hoarding bookworms to save a little cash while supporting your local libraries. Now, when you Google a book, you can see if your local library has a copy of the ebook right on the first page. The web-search giant announced the upgrade via Twitter last month, and […]

  • 19 Super Creative Spaces People Have Listed on Airbnb (That Aren’t Houses)

    Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are from our sponsors. We’re letting you know because it’s what Honest Abe would do. After all, he is on our favorite coin. Become an Airbnb host, they said. You’ll make extra money. If you’re anything like me, you don’t even have room to turn around in […]

  • 10 Tired Corporate Cliches You Need to Drop and 5 New Ones to Use Instead

    Subject: Re: Office jargon, slang, lingo, etc. Hi all, We know you don’t have a lot of bandwidth this week, but we felt the need to circle back and address some low-hanging fruit that should help improve your day-to-day. Office lingo. We know you hate it. And while it may be there to help improve […]