Tawnya Redding

Tawnya is an elementary special education teacher by day and co-blogger at Money Saved is Money Earned by night. She holds an Honors BS in Psychology from Oregon State University and an MS in Special Education from Portland State University and has had a pretty successful writing career, first as a writing tutor at the Oregon State University Writing Center, and in recent years, as a freelance writer. Tawnya and co-blogger Sebastian have a wealth of knowledge and information about personal finance, retirement, student loans, credit cards, and many other financial topics. They teach people how to save money money, save money, and understand money.

LendingTree vs. LendingClub

LendingTree vs. LendingClub: Which is the Best to Borrow From?

Both LendingTree and LendingClub are popular online-based lending platforms that offer some great loan opportunities. They can serve both businesses and individuals with different credit rating and other considerations. But while these two lenders offer some very similar services, they have many differences as well. Therefore, the question is which of these two insanely successful …

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Credit Builder Loan: What They Are and How They Work

Credit is one of the key elements of personal finance. Being able to secure and leverage credit is a major component to most major financial acts, and thus being able to establish yourself as a reliable user of credit will be especially important to your finances. Despite the importance of credit, building credit if you …

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5 Years in and I’ve Already Saved Time and Money off My Mortgage

It’s hard for me to believe, but this month marks the 5-year anniversary of my first home purchase. These 5 years have gone incredibly fast, and a lot has happened in the meantime, but one constant is my dedication to making extra payments in order to pay off my mortgage early. Yes, a good argument …

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5 Impact Investing Startups You Should Consider for Your Portfolio

Investing is a key component to building wealth and saving for retirement. While it can be tough to know where or how to invest, there are a plethora of options available for you to consider. Whether you index and chill, are an active trader, or prefer real-estate, there are options for everyone to build a …

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Living in a Van: Everything You Need to Know

Housing is one of the biggest expenses for the average person or family. While the standard measure for determining your housing affordability is 30% of your pretax income, the average American spends closer to 37% of their income on housing, and many spend even more. With a shortage of affordable housing throughout the country, many …

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Scott's Cheap Flights

Scott’s Cheap Flights: Get Cheap Flights Without Even Trying

Today’s world is more connected than ever before, and almost everyone would like to be able to travel more. Although the world has become more connected, the luxury of travel still isn’t necessarily accessible to everyone. Especially when flights are involved, travel can be downright expensive. Luckily, travel hacking has become quite popular over the …

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