All posts in "Make Money"

Guess Who Invented the Charge Card?

By Disha / December 10, 2012

Racking up fashion and beauty charges on your credit card? Take a break from shopping to read some fascinating facts about credit cards: Ancient Times: The first lending happened in Egypt. It was for real estate mortgages. “Voyage Loans” in the Middle Ages: Investors loaned money to a merchant to fund a sea voyage. If […]


7 Good Summer Jobs for Teens

By Disha / May 25, 2012

You’re a teenager (or you’re the parent of a teenager). You need to bring in extra money to cover your prom dress, trips to the movies, and senior year spring break. There’s a particular problem: most employment for teenagers pay minimal income. Flipping cheeseburgers isn’t going to help you save two thousand bucks for a […]


Check It Out!

By Disha / April 27, 2012

You write checks all the time … but have you ever wondered where they came from? How did checks develop? How do we collectively entrust millions of dollars to tiny slips of paper? Did you know that the first known checks were used by 3rd-century Persian traders? Later, checks evolved into a payment method used […]


Lower Your Taxes With a Charity Donation

By Disha / April 4, 2012

A great way to lower your taxes is by giving money to charity. And while it’s too late to lower the bill you’re about to pay (this year’s tax deadline hits in less than 2 weeks!), you can start thinking about lowering the check that you’ll write in one year. Since this is a blog […]


Where Do Our Tax Dollars Go?

By Disha / April 2, 2012

Now that we’re getting closer to tax season, you might be wondering: Where do all our tax dollars go? Well, someone named Jess created this amazing Death and Taxes poster that thoroughly explains how tax money in America gets spent. It’s a non-partisan, non-political poster that’s simply meant to teach people the pure facts. “Um, […]


What Is A Mom’s Work Worth?

By Disha / January 25, 2012

Most of my readers are women — after all, this IS a site about makeup, skin care and beauty on a budget. Some of you ladies work outside the home, and some of you are stay-at-home wives and moms. Some of you have children, and some of you don’t have kids yet but you’re thinking about […]


How Do Most People Spend Their Money?

By Disha / January 23, 2012

Have you ever wondered how most people spend their money? The U.S. Department of Labor collected data on how the average family spends their cash. Since reading government data is boring, this cute little graphic — with fun colors — is a more interesting way to visualize their data. (Click on the image to see […]


Love Jewelry? Perfume? Make Money From It …

By Disha / December 14, 2011

Here’s a guest post written by Melissa, a woman who makes money selling crafts like jewelry and soaps online. She has lots of tips about how to start any online business you want! You could sell homemade perfume, makeup, jewelry, or even become a nail polish distributor … the sky is the limit! I hope […]


Would You Ever Buy an Investment Home?

By Disha / December 12, 2011

Have you ever considered buying an investment home? I’ve liked the idea of buying investment homes ever since one of my friends bought a small house and started renting it out. That happened 5 years ago, before the housing market crashed, but here’s the beauty of it: since she was buying a house for the […]

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