This week’s best articles on how to save money
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I read hundreds of websites and blogs on how to save money so you don’t have to. Here are my favorite articles this week:
Renovating the Basement to Rent on AirBNB and Does a smokin’ neighborhood + vintage Airstream trailer + Airbnb = profit?. Here are two separate articles by Addison Cash of cashvilleskyline.com about options she is considering for turning her home into a mini hotel and renting out some space on airbnb.com. It sounds to me like she has two good options so I am anxious to see how it turns out for her.
Hidden Costs in Restaurants Karen from suburbanfinance.com has an article anybody planning on a trip to Europe will want to read. It seems that restaurants in Europe come with a hidden cost, but Karen has some ideas on how to avoid them. I once spent 4 months in Europe, but I was completely unaware of these hidden costs. Looking back, I don’t think I ever ate at a restaurant fancy enough to have these hidden costs.
How to Share Your Amazon Prime Account On Monday I wrote about the benefits of Amazon Prime, but I didn’t know about this trick to share your account with family members. Grayson Bell of debtroundup.com explains how to do it.
TaskRabbit: Your Guide to Making Quick Cash Doing Odd Jobs I love articles about how to make extra money and Heather from thepennyhoarder.com has the story of how you can make some dough doing all kinds of stuff through the TaskRabbit marketplace.
11 tips to avoid DIY home repair disasters Fixing stuff around your house is a great way to save money, but I know from personal experience it can be a disaster if you don’t do it right. Teresa Mears from livingonthecheap.com explains how to avoid the disasters. As an extra bonus, it includes a couple of stories from your truly about my incompetence.
I protested my property appraisal and won.. sort of… You know those notice from the county that show up once and year and let you know how much you will be paying for property taxes this year? Did you know you could appeal those notice to try to pay less? Crystal from budgetinginthefunstuff.com explains how to do it.
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