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    What’s Your Passion?

    Let’s kick off the making money journey with a question. What’s your passion? If you had to explain it in one sentence what would it be? I’m a firm believer in when you choose a business or a side gig, it’s best to go with something that you’re passionate about. Sure, you can choose the hot trend of the year, something that you know others are making thousands of dollars doing, but if it’s not something that you’re passionate about, it’s not going to last…you’re not going to last. When you work for yourself, you’ve got no one telling you what to do next, no boss watching over your shoulder making sure…

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    An Honest Review of PDFelment

    Here’s a review of some software I did for my writing site, This Writer’s Life www.thiswriterslife.com and thought the product might be a good fit for BSG too as we’re now focusing on launching a business and I think this software could be helpful. I’ve never reviewed products here at TWL before but I was recently approached by a company to do just that. So disclaimer up front, I received the product in exchange for an honest review. What is the product and why did I agree to review it and share it with you? It a software program called PDFelement and it’s made by Wondershare Software LLC. At first,…

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    New Beginnings

    I’ve been telling you about the overhaul for BSG for a few weeks, and today it kicks into gear. No longer will you find post on clipping coupons, pantry makeovers or anything you’ve seen before. This site is now geared toward ways to start a business, put a business you already run into high gear, or even just ways to make some extra income. It will be focused on freedom and finding a way to live the life you dream about. I’ve been working for myself for close to 20 years. It’s not something I set out to do. My last outside employer type job was as a publicist. I loved it…

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    Budget Smart Girl is Changing

    I told you a few weeks ago that I was thinking of rebranding this site. After much brainstorming, I’ve decided that instead of focusing on saving money, it’s new theme should be making money. You can learn how to save at the store or whatever just about any where these days so I want to give you something different. The site will show you ways to make money, be it a side gig, starting your own business, selling your arts and crafts…you get the picture. While there still might be the odd post or two about ways to save time, and yes, recipes you can easily make while you’re busy building your empire,…

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    30 Day Money Makeover

    If a money makeover is on your New Year to do list, I hope you’ll check out my new e-book that I released yesterday. It’s already on the Amazon bestseller list in the budgeting category. Each day you’ll get a simple, quick suggestion on ways to save money…sometimes even make money. Best thing is it’s currently on sale for just 99 cents. You can buy it here on the BSG site…you can find it on the left of the screen or at Amazon…it should be available on other online stores later this week. I hope you’ll check it out and please tell others who want a quick and easy money…

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    Easy to Make, Budget Friendly, Candy Cane Wreath

    I know some of you love to make crafts (especially during the holiday season), so I asked my friend Sue to share one of her easy to make and very budget friendly Christmas crafts with you. Sue has her own craft blog and this month’s theme is homemade cards so go check it out.     If you’re on a tight budget, yet love to decorate your house for the holidays, you don’t need to spend a fortune. In fact I have the perfect thing you can make and all the supplies are from the Dollar Store. Can’t get any cheaper than that, can you? The Dollar Store has a…

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    Canadian Free Stuff

        Over the years of running Budget Smart Girl, I’ve had lots of Canadian subscribers ask me about coupons and deals for them. Finally I have a site for you to check out. Here’s an interview with Theresa Bruce who runs CanadianFreeStuff…   Budget Smart Girl (BSG)-Tell us about you and your site? Theresa Bruce (TB)-I first started out this free Canadianfreestuff back in 2000 as a hobby, and at that time loved getting free samples in the mail – Back in those days there were some fabulous free offers you could receive. My mailbox had something new and cool every week back in those days. Free T-shirts and other…

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    Are You On Track With Your Financial Goals?

        We’re almost mid-way through the financial summer makeover/challenge so how are you doing? Are you on track to meet the financial goals you set? Here’s my update. I’ve been keeping track of money I spend and what I spend it on. It’s taught me a couple of things. One, there’s always room for improvement because even the most budget conscious of us will splurge once in a while. It’s human nature I guess, and yes, like a diet it’s sometimes a good thing because it stops you from going off the diet completely. Second thing is that being accountable if only to myself, is improving my ability to be totally…

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    Ways to Save with Amazon

    Before I begin, a full disclosure, I recently signed up to be an Amazon associate which means I can earn affiliate fees if anyone clicks on or makes a purchase through one of the links I’m providing in this post… and actually that’s my first tip for saving and making money on Amazon is to become one of their associates. Coupons I never thought I’d find coupons on Amazon but yes, they have them and here’s a link (no, this isn’t one of the affiliate links). You can use them for lots of stuff and another way to shave off some money from your order. https://www.amazon.com/Coupons     Prime Member and…

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    Budget Smart Girl Tries Brandless

      I recently heard about a company that sells food online. Not just any food but good for you stuff that’s organic and non-GMO. Added plus…I was told everything was $3 and shipping is free when you spend $39 or more. Last week I decided to give it a try.   The company is called Brandless. The packaging is plan and simple which reminds me of the generic products you used to see at supermarkets but I have to say the taste is a whole lot better. I haven’t sampled everything I ordered but so far, so good. The sweet potato tortilla chips…well, I’ll give them a ten. Same goes…

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