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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12 Super Cool Free Things to do in Las Vegas

Sin City, aka Las Vegas, has been a bucket list destination for decades. Internationally known for the high-rolling lifestyle of gambling, shopping, fine dining, nightlife, and entertainment, Vegas is an experience everyone should have at least once in their life. And the great thing about Vegas is that you don’t need to be into drinking …

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25 Best Day Trips From Portland

With the pandemic still in full swing, most Americans choose to stay relatively close to home when traveling. Road trips and staycations, which have previously been staples of budget travelers, have become even more popular as people forego flights and long exposure to strangers. More than ever, people have turned their attention to their local …

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20 Best Receipt Scanner Options for Easy Organization

If you’re a small business owner or freelancer, then you’re well aware of the organizational nightmare that can befall businesses with many moving parts. Invoices, revenue, statements, payroll, and expenses are all a part of daily life that can be hard to track if you don’t have the right tools. Enter the receipt scanner. A …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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