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.

country songs about money

20 Country Songs About Money and the Lessons You Can Learn

Country music. Country music has evolved greatly throughout the years, but at the heart of it are themes about regular people trying to make it in an often-challenging world. Uniquely American, country music songs range from love and relationships, to life and death, to yes, money. Believe it or not, there are quite a few …

20 Country Songs About Money and the Lessons You Can Learn Read More »

how to get rid of a timeshare

How to Get Rid of a Timeshare: 6 Options to Consider

Do you need to know how to get rid of a timeshare? Timeshares are great, right? Well, they’re great until they’re not. Like many owners, your timeshare may be a financial burden. Or maybe you just don’t care to use it anymore. Either way, you’ve decided it’s time to get rid of your timeshare. But …

How to Get Rid of a Timeshare: 6 Options to Consider Read More »

mortgage payoff calculator

Need a Mortgage Payoff Calculator? Here are the Best Options

Whether you have just purchased your first home or are a homebuying pro, you should have a mortgage payoff calculator bookmarked for easy access. In fact, you should have a host of mortgage calculators at hand so that you can easily keep track of where you stand, where your money is going, the impact of …

Need a Mortgage Payoff Calculator? Here are the Best Options Read More »

worst financial advice from presidential candidates

The Worst Financial Advice From (Past and Present) Presidential Candidates

We recently had one of the worst, if not the worst, presidential debate in history. What is meant to be a chess-match discussion concerning past and future policy quickly deteriorated into name-calling, posturing shouting match more akin to a WWE special. While the childish nature of the first presidential debate was tough to watch, it …

The Worst Financial Advice From (Past and Present) Presidential Candidates Read More »

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 …

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

credit builder loan

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 …

Credit Builder Loan: What They Are and How They Work Read More »

saved time and money off my mortgage

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 …

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

impact investing

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 …

5 Impact Investing Startups You Should Consider for Your Portfolio Read More »

Scroll to Top