How to Make and Keep Money


How to Generate and Keep Money
Tips for saving money, making money and keeping money.
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60+ Free Community Resources for Families, Schools and Homeschoolers


60 FREE (or Cheap) Community Resources
Here is a plethora of community resources for everyone and anyone to explore and enjoy, from A (Airport) to Z (zoological gardens). With my frugal Dutch Grannie as my muse we will give you the deluxetour for the economy price! Weblinks provided too!
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Donations and Charitable Giving That Costs you Nothing


Like Crocs Shoes? Donate Your Worn-Out Crocs to Be Recycled into New Shoes for Our Neighbors Around the World
SolesUnited.org is collecting worn-out and used Croc Shoes and recycling them into new shoes for needy folks around the world! Find out what it's all about and how you can help!

Free College?


If you are even thinking of going to college, you need to fill out the FAFSA (Federal Application for Student Aid). You may qualify for grants or scholarships or other forms of financial aid you never knew existed. Here's a link to my article FAQ's on the FAFSA

It will walk you through the process which although not difficult can be tedious and confusing. To file your FAFSA, be sure to visit fafsa.ed.gov NOT fafsa.com. The .gov site offers free FAFSA filing and free help, while the .com site charges you $50 to prepare the form! (If we had that kind of money, we wouldn't need financial aid?!)

And best of luck with your college endeavors!!

Surveys Companies that Pay You Money


There are several sites that offer small sums for taking surveys that you can use safely. I get on the average of 8-10 invitations total per day from these sites. Each survey offers a different amount based on how long the survey takes. Most surveys pay $1.50 to $5.00. I get about one survey request per week that offers $5-$10 each. If I diligently took surveys daily, I might make $10- $15 per day total from each survey company. Here are my top 10 online survey companies with a brief description of how you will be paid. Surveys to Avoid


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Freelance writer, Top 100 Yahoo! Voices, Yahoo! News, Shine, Michigan, Detroit), blogger, teacher, mom of 4, happily married 25 years. Graduated GVSU 1986, psychology/general education and special education. continuing ed up to present. Certified MI teacher. Writing Michigan history mystery, children's Gothic fantasy. Areas of expertise: education, relationships, mental health, nutrition, history, world cultures. Passions: faith, Catholic church, sustainable living, interfaith initiatives, living simply that others might simply live. Working on MA in EI education.