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Brenda Harjala

Brenda Harjala is a personal finance writer at SuperMoney. She specializes in personal finance topics such as budgeting and money management. Brenda has a B.A. in Scientific and Technical Communication from Michigan Technical University.

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20 Personal Finance Books That’ll Inspire You to Rethink What You Know About Life & Money

Published 08/15/2014 by Brenda Harjala

The most important part of financial literacy is learning, reading, and expanding what you know about money with help from others. We use social media and our own blog to share some of the best advice out there, and here we’ve put together a list of personal finance books with something for everyone.

What would you do if you got $1,000? Go for a splurge at the mall, pay off old debts? Or maybe you’d finally set up that rainy day fund that you’ve heard is so important. And if you were a young teenager, you’d probably blow it on video games and electronics (if your parents let you). But 15-year-old Erik Finnman used his grandmothers gift to invest in Bitcoin, and ended up with a $100,000 payday because of it.

Your wallet is full of credit cards, debit cards, cash and even more cards. That makes you a walking bank for the average criminal, a stolen identity waiting to happen. What’s the solution? Stop carrying physical cards, and consider a mobile wallet to hold your money.

Don’t Fall for This New Property Deed Scam

Published 02/27/2014 by Brenda Harjala

There are scams everywhere. Tax scams, work at home job scams, and relief scams… Property deed scams aren’t new, but you should take note of the latest one found by Steve Rhode at Get Out of Debt Guy.

Moving Cheap: How To Move On A Tight Budget

Published 02/10/2014 by Brenda Harjala

Moving house is an exciting prospect. But if you’re on a budget or simply want to keep your costs low, planning an inexpensive move can be challenging. The truth is that relocating is often one of the biggest financial hits many people ever have to take. However, by being savvy with your relocation plans, you can keep expenses down. We’ve compiled a list of a few cheap ways to move that can help you move house without breaking the bank.

31 Side Hustle Ideas for the Scrappy

Published 01/30/2014 by Brenda Harjala

Who wants to sit in traffic, only to have to deal with office politics and idiot bosses all day?

8 Easy Frugal Lunch Ideas You Gotta Try

Published 01/28/2014 by Brenda Harjala

What’s worse than breaking your budget with build-your-own salad bars or fast food drive-thrus? Or not having lunch at all? Knowing that you could’ve packed your own lunch with a little time, and not very much money.

6 Secrets to Getting Free Stuff From Everywhere!

Published 01/09/2014 by Brenda Harjala

Have you ever opened a bag of chips and after one taste wanted to throw out the whole bag? Before tossing it in the trash, give the company a call and complain.

3 Unexpected Financial Benefits to Getting In Shape

Published 01/03/2014 by Brenda Harjala

You came, you saw, you conquered–the dinner table, that is. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, you can’t remember how much turkey you ate or how much “just a little bit more” added up. That New Year’s Eve feast just topped it off. But now you’ve made a resolution to lose weight, exercise more, and eat better.

Announced by Target on Thursday, anyone who swiped a credit or debit card at the retailer from Nov. 27 to Dec. 15 may have had their account data exposed. Not limited to just names and phone numbers, the data includes customer names, credit and debit card numbers, card expiration dates, and the three-digit security codes found on the back of the card. The number of accounts impacted is said to be upward of 40 million, the second-largest credit card breach the U.S. has ever seen.

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