Category Archives: Finances

AdvoWire: Where Advertisers and Bloggers Can Make More Money

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Are you looking for more ways to increase online sales? Before the explosion of social media, it used to be hard to get the word out there, but there have been so many new innovations that allow you to easily promote products and services via your company blog or website. For instance, new apps and…

Do You Qualify For A Class Action Settlement?

Kodak EK4 Instant Camera

Years ago when I was in my teens, my parents and I happened to come across a yard sale in CT.  I was left free to roam and browse as I pleased and then it happened.  I spotted something that I just had to have.  It was a Kodak Instant Camera.  It looked like this,…

Earn Cash And Boxtops For Education Through Jingit

Earn Box tops and cash with Jingit

Have you heard of Jingit? I just discovered Jingit and I love it. Jingit is basically a program where you perform certain tasks and get paid for it. You earn real cash instantly for viewing ads online or via their smartphone app; “checking in” to your favorites stores; and providing feedback to major brands!  It…

How We Refinanced an Underwater Mortgage

Home underwater mortgage

When we bought our house eight years ago, we paid top dollar. Unfortunately, over the years, the value of our house declined tremendously due to the mortgage crisis. Our mortgage was underwater. We were hoping that the housing market would bounce back quickly and that the underwater mortgage would resolve itself. However, so much time…

Starting a Small Business

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Everyone is looking for ways to make extra money in this tough economy, so it’s no surprise that small businesses and self employment are on the rise. There are pros and cons to starting a small business, but overall if you have an entrepreneurial spirit, you will do just fine! Starting a small business Start by…

Top Must-Know Tax Deductions For Bloggers

income tax forms - tax deductions for bloggers

Have you done your taxes yet? That April 17 deadline is looming so you may want to start thinking about it. I had my taxes done 2 weeks ago and I’m happy to cross that off my massive to-do list. I used to do my taxes myself years ago, but since I got involved in…

Help Others Help Themselves With Kiva Microlending

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Have you heard of micro lending? This relatively new concept in financing allows people to loan small amounts of money to people wanting help with their business start-ups and improvements. In fact, Philip and I have been involved with microlending since 2008 by providing loans to people living in third world countries via Kiva Micro…

Why I am Re-Branding

time for change re-branding

When I first started this blog, I didn’t put much thought into the name.  As I mentioned in the about me section of this blog, I discovered the name “Oh Diane” back in the 80’s when it was featured in a commercial. I can never “own” this brand because (1) it is the title of…

How I Make Money on eBay

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For those of you who don’t know, I am an avid eBayer.  Yes, I am a hustler, and I make money on eBay.  I opened my eBay account back in the year 2000 and have been selling stuff on there ever since. When I first heard about eBay, I thought to myself, what can i…

Why Mommy Bloggers Are Great For Product Marketing

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Mommy bloggers have gone from being a small segment of the online population to one of the most influential members of new media. Done mostly by smart, active women and mothers, mommy blogging gives women and mothers an avenue for sharing their ideas, suggestions, and recommendations about raising kids and everyday living. Corporations were also…