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. She 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, make money, and understand money.

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Everything You Need to Know to Rent an RV + 5 Places to Rent One

Traveling and even living in a recreational vehicle (RV) has exploded in popularity over the past few years. While RVing has been popular for a while, the pandemic kicked RVing into high gear. A survey by the RV Industry Association in 2020 reported that 20% of respondents became more interested in RVing due to the …

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How Many Credit Cards Should I Have? 5 Things to Consider

Credit cards are a staple of American life and finances. More than 191 million Americans have at least one credit card, and the average cardholder has 3 credit cards and 2.3 retail store cards. Plastic is king and quickly replacing cash in most daily transactions. This shift in the mode through which Americans transact begs …

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5 Simple Credit Repair Tips to Help You Fix Your Finances

One of the most powerful numbers in personal finance is your credit score. Your credit score is a number representing your creditworthiness and ability to handle credit responsibly. It is the number used by lenders, businesses, and a host of other agencies when evaluating whether or not to do business with you. In short, your …

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McMenamins Passport: Earn Stamps and Prizes Exploring Locations

For many of us, filling up our passports with evidence of our international adventures is a significant life goal. But, unfortunately, fulfilling that goal can be easier said than done. While your travel passport may have been collecting dust the past few years, if you live in the Pacific Northwest, you have the opportunity to …

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Angel’s Rest Trail: Everything You Need to Know to Hike This Gorge Beauty

Angel’s Rest Trail Quick Facts Length: 4.8 miles roundtrip Type: Out and back Elevation Gain: 1,475 feet Difficulty: Moderate Seasons: All but best April through October Family Friendly: Yes Restrooms: No Pass Needed: No Dogs: Leashed Busy: Yes Angel’s Rest Trail The Angel’s Rest Trail is a heavily trafficked out and back trail in the …

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myVEGAS Slots: Earn Free Travel Playing Your Favorite Casino Games

Everyone likes to save money on travel, and luckily, there are plenty of great ways to get away without breaking the bank. Travel hacking is an industry in and of itself, with rewards, credit cards, loyalty programs, and a slew of travel deals to peruse and snatch up. What if you could earn free travel …

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