Over 120 Real Ways To Make Extra Money!

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Who among us couldn’t use some extra money? After the monthly bills are paid, there never seems to be much left over for savings, unexpected expenses, or even for a little fun. And while the easy answer seems to be to take on a second job, that isn’t realistic for most people.

However, there are lots of little things you can do to bring in extra cash! In my book Real Ways To Make Extra Money, I offer over 120 REAL ways to earn cash. These are not get-rich-quick schemes, but tasks that you actually have to work for in order to earn money. And rather than being locked into a set number of hours, most of these are things you can do on your own schedule. The more money you need and want, the more effort you can put in. Many of these jobs can even be expanded into consistent part-time or full-time work. It’s completely up to you!

Not only do I describe each task, but I also tell you how to drum up business and how much money you can expect to make. Whether you are looking to supplement a full-time income or are a stay-at-home mom wanting to make some extra money, Real Ways To Make Extra Money is the book is for you!

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RECIPE: Modified “Deceptively Delicious” Banana Bread!

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Several years ago, Jerry Seinfeld’s wife, Jessica, released a cookbook called “Deceptively Delicious”, which was filled with kid-friendly recipes featuring hidden vegetables. Basically the recipes required the addition of vegetable purees (broccoli, cauliflower, sweet potato, etc). For instance, chicken nuggets were dipped into pureed broccoli befor being coated with breading so that kids wouldn’t know they were eating a vegetable.

I actually bought “Deceptively Delicious” thinking I could use if myself as I cannot stand most vegetables. However, I found the process of cooking and pureeing all of the vegetables (which you do in advance and then freeze) too time-consuming. The only recipe I even attempted was the banana bread, and I cheated on that one by not even including the pureed cauliflower!

Following is my modified version of the cookbook’s recipe for Banana Bread. It really IS amazing bread, even without the cauliflower!



  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cooking oil
  • 2 egg whites
  • 5 ripe bananas, pureed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray a 9×5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
  3. Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon together in a bowl and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, mix the sugar and oil until well combined. Mix in egg whites and then the banana and finally the vanilla.
  5. Add the dry mixture to the wet and blend until just combined.
  6. Pour batter into pan and back until a toothpick comes out clean, 45-60 minutes.


Sunday Newspaper Coupon Insert for 4/9/17!

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There will be up to THREE coupon inserts in the Sunday, April 9th newspapers: 1 Red Plum and 1 Smart Source! Remember that coupon inserts, as well as the coupons themselves, can vary by region. Also, the largest newspaper in the state tends to have the most coupons. For instance, here in Iowa, the Des Moines Register has the best inserts.

Here are the coupons you may find in Sunday’s papers:


$1 off Advil 40-ct+, or PM 20-ct+ (exp 5/9)
$3 off Advil PM item, 40-ct.+ (exp 4/23)
$3 off Advil product, 80-ct.+ (exp 4/23)
$1 off Aquafresh Multi Action or Extreme Clean Toothpaste, 5.6 oz+ (exp 5/7)
.75/1 Aquafresh Toothpaste, 4.6 oz+ (exp 5/7)
B2G1 Arrowhead Bottles 1L, up to $1.30 (exp 5/20)
.50/1 Arrowhead Multipack, 12-ct.+ (exp 5/20)
$1 off Best Foods Mayonnaise Product Jar 30 oz, Squeeze 20 oz, Organic 15-24 oz or Vegan 24 oz (exp 5/6)
.25/1 Best Foods Mayonnaise Small Squeeze 5.5oz or To-Go Packets (exp 5/6)
$1 off Caress Body Wash Product 12 oz+ or Beauty Bar 6-pk+, excl trial size (exp 4/23)
$3/3 Clairol Aussie Shampoo, Conditioner or Styling Products, excl trial size (exp 4/22)
$2/2 Clairol Aussie Shampoo, Conditioner or Styling Products, excl trial size (exp 4/22)
$4/2 Clairol Herbal Essences Shampoo, Conditioner or Styling Products, excl Color, Body Wash and trial/travel size (exp 4/22)
$2 off CoverGirl Clean Product, excl Accessories and trial size (exp 4/22)
$1 off CoverGirl Katy Kat Product, excl Accessories and trial size) (exp 4/22)
.50/1 Crest Kids Toothpaste 4.2 oz+, or Pro-Health Jr. Mouthwash 458 ml +, excl trial size (exp 4/22)
.55/1 DairyPure Heavy Whipping Cream or Half & Half, (1) Quart or (2) Pints (exp 5/31)
.55/1 DairyPure Milk, (1) Gallon or (2) Half Gallons (exp 5/31)
.50/1 Deer Park Brand 100% Natural Spring Water , 12-pk.+ (exp 5/20)
B2G1 Deer Park brand 100% Natural Spring Water 1 L bottles, up to $1.30 (exp 5/20)
$1/2 Dial Complete Foaming Hand Wash 7.5 oz+, Liquid Hand Soap Refills 32 oz+, Bar Soap 3-pk.+ or Advanced Bar 2-pk+ (exp 4/30)
$1 off Dial or Tone Body Wash 12 oz+, Bar Soap 6-pk+, excl trial size (exp 4/30)
Free Febreze ONE Refill, WYB (1) Febreze ONE Sprayer, up to $4.29 (exp 4/22)
$3 off Flonase Product, 60-ct. (exp 5/7)
$5 off Flonase Product, 120-ct.+ (exp 5/7)
$10 off Flonase Product, 120-ct.+ (exp 4/16)
$3/3 Gain detergents – Flings, liquid or Powder, or Fabric Enhancers – Fireworks, dryer sheets or liquid fabric enhancer. Must include detergent AND fabric enhancer, excl dryer sheets 40-ct or less, Fireworks 6.4 oz, and trial size (exp 4/22)
$2 off Garnier Fructis Shampoo, Conditioner or Treatment, excl 2.9-3 oz trial size (exp 4/22)
$1 off Garnier Fructis Style Product, excl 2 oztrial size (exp 4/22)
$2 off Got2b Styling Product, excl trial size (exp 5/6)
$1 off Hefty Large Black Trash Bags (exp 5/31)
$1/2 Hefty Slider Bags, 10-ct.+ (exp 6/30)
$1 off Hefty Tall Kitchen trash bags (exp 5/31)
$1 off Hellmann’s Mayonnaise jar 30 oz, squeeze 20 oz, Organic 15-24 oz, or Vegan 24 oz (exp 5/6)
.25/1 Hellmann’s Mayonnaise Small Squeeze 5.5oz or To-Go Packets (exp 5/6)
.50/2 I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! spreads (exp 5/7)
.75/2 Jimmy Dean refrigerated items (exp 5/7)
$2 off L’Oreal Advanced Hairstyle Product, excl 3 oz trial size (exp 4/22)
$2 off L’Oreal Butterfly Mascara (exp 5/6)
$2 off L’Oreal Cosmetic Face Product , excl Magic Perfecting Base 0.17 oz Mini Size (exp 5/6)
$1 off L’Oreal Eyebrow Product (exp 5/6)
$4/2 L’Oreal Hair Expert Shampoo, Conditioner or Treatment Products, excl 3 oz trial size (exp 4/22)
$3 off L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Last 2-Step Lipcolor (exp 5/6)
$1 off L’Oreal Lip Product, excl Infallible 2-Step Lipcolor (exp 5/6)
$2 off L’Oreal RevitaLift Bright Reveal Product, excl trial size (exp 5/6)
$1 off L’Oreal Root Cover Up Spray (exp 5/6)
$2 off L’Oreal Skincare Product, excl RevitaLift Bright Reveal Products (exp 5/6)
$2 off L’Oreal Sublime Bronze Product, excl trial size (exp 5/6)
$2 off L’Oreal Superior Preference or Excellence Haircolor Product (exp 5/6)
$6/2 L’Oreal Superior Preference or Excellence Haircolor Product (exp 4/22)
$2 off Luvs Diapers, excl trial size (exp 4/22)
$1 off Mayfield Creamery ice cream, 48 oz (exp 5/31)
$3 off Mederma Quick Dry Oil (exp 5/31)
$5 off Mederma PM Intensive Overnight Scar Cream, Advanced Scar Gel, Scar Cream Plus SPF30, Kids or Stretch Marks Therapy (exp 5/31)
$1 off Milk-Bone Farmer’s Medley Dog Treats (exp 6/4)
$3 off Nasacort Allergy 24HR, 60 Sprays (exp 4/29)
$5 off Nasacort Allergy 24HR, 120-spray+ (exp 4/29)
$1 off Nexium 24HR Product (exp 6/4)
$10/2 Nexium 24HR Product, 42-ct. (exp 4/16)
$2 off Old Spice or Olay or Ivory Duo Dual Sided Body Cleanser, excl all other Olay, Ivory or Old Spice Cleansers and trial size (exp 4/22)
$1/2 Old Spice or Secret deodorant 2.6-5.2 oz, excl Secret pH balance, Old Spice Classic and High Endurance varieties (Publix coupon) (exp 4/22)
$2 off Oral-B Adult Battery Toothbrush, excl trial size (exp 4/22)
$1 off Oral-B Kids Battery Toothbrush, excl trial size (exp 4/22)
.50/1 Oral-B Pro-Health Stages, Pro-Health Jr. or Kids Manual Toothbrush, excl trial size (exp 4/22)
$1.50 off Pampers Diapers or Easy Ups Training Underwear, (2) Bags or (1) Box, excl trial size (exp 4/22)
$3/3 Pantene Products, excl 6.7 oz and trial size (exp 4/22)
$1 off Persil ProClean Laundry Detergent, excl trial size (exp 5/7)
$2 off Persil ProClean Laundry Detergent Power Liquid 75 oz+, Power Pearls 3 lb 11 oz, or Power Caps 38-ct+ (exp 5/7)
$2/2 Purex Liquid 128 oz+ or Powder 50 oz+ (exp 4/23)
$1/2 Purex Liquid 43.5 oz+, or Powder 50 oz+ (exp 4/23)
$1.50 off Purina Dog Chow Natural Dog Food or Puppy Chow Natural Puppy Food Bag, 15.5 lb (exp 5/6)
$1 off Purina Dog Chow or Puppy Chow Bag, 15.5 lb.+ (exp 5/6)
$1 off Quilted Northern Bath Tissue, Mega Rolls 6-pk+ (exp 5/9)
.50/1 Quilted Northern Bath Tissue Double Rolls, 6-pk.+ (exp 5/9)
B4G2 Renuzit Adjustables Air Freshener Cones, up to $2.20 (exp 4/23)
$2/2 Renuzit Pearl Scents (exp 4/23)
B1G1 Right Guard Xtreme Deodorant, up to $4.99, excl Sport (exp 4/23)
$2 off Right Guard Xtreme Precision Dry Spray, excl Sport (exp 4/23)
$1.50 off Rimmel Eye, Lip or Face Product (exp 5/15)
$3 off Rimmel Face Product (exp 5/15)
$3 off Schwarzkopf Color Ultime or Keratin Color Hair Color Product (exp 4/30)
$7/2 Schwarzkopf Color Ultime or Keratin Color Hair Color Products (exp 4/30)
B1G1 Schwarzkopf Gliss Hair Repair (exp 4/30)
.50/2 Skittles regular or Wild Berry, Starburst 4.2 oz or less, Juicy Fruit Gum or Starburst Strawberry (exp 7/2)
$1/2 Skittles regular or Wild Berry, Starburst 4.2 oz+, Juicy Fruit Gum or Starburst Strawberry Multipack 3-pk (exp 7/2)
B1G1 Soft Scrub 4-in-1 Product 2-pk., up to $3.39, 2-pk. (exp 4/29)
B1G1 Soft Scrub 4-in-1 Product, up to $2.05, 1-pk. (exp 4/29)
$1 off Soft Scrub Product, 20 oz+ (exp 4/29)
.50/1 Sparkle Hint of Color Paper Towels , Giant Rolls 2-pk.+ (exp 5/24)
.50/1 Sparkle Paper Towels , 6-roll + (exp 5/24)
.75/1 Suave Body Wash, 12 oz+, excl trial size (exp 5/7)
$1/2 Suave body wash – Essentials, Men and Kids items, 12 oz +, excl trial size (exp 5/7)
.75/1 Suave Kids Hair Care Product, excl trial size (exp 4/22)
$3/3 Tide Detergents or PODS, Downy, Downy Fresh Protect, Unstopables Fabric Care, Bounce sheets 70-ct.+, Bounce Bursts, Gain Fireworks or Dreft Blissfuls in wash scent boosters, excl Tide Simply, Downy Libre Enjuague, Downy Liquid 12 load, and trial size (exp 4/22)
.50/1 Tide Simply detergent or Era detergent, excl Tide detergent, Tide PODS, Era detergent 32 load or less, and trial size (exp 4/22)
$1.50 off Whole Earth Sweetener Company Product (exp 5/31)
$4 off Xenadrine Ultimate Weight Loss (exp 7/7)
$5 off Xyzal Allergy 24HR, 35 or 55 ct. (exp 4/29)
$7.50 off Xyzal Allergy 24HR, 80-ct. (exp 4/22)
$3 off Xyzal Allergy 24HR 10-ct, or Children’s 5 oz (exp 4/29)


$10 off Advantage II product, 4 or 6-pk. (exp 5/31)
$10 off Advantix product, 4 or 6-pk. (exp 5/31)
$3 off Alka-Seltzer Heartburn ReliefChews or Heartburn Relief Gummies, 32-ct.+ (exp 5/16)
$2 off Amope Inserts (exp 5/7)
$3 off Amope Insoles (exp 5/7)
$1 off Ban Roll-On Deodorant, excl 1.5oz Roll-On (exp 5/7)
$1 off Ban Solid Deodorant (exp 5/7)
.50/1 Betty Crocker Fruit Shapes or Snacks (exp 6/3)
.50/1 Carefree Product, 18 or 20 or 22 ct. (exp 5/9)
$4 off ClariSpray product (exp 5/7)
$10 off ClariSpray product, 120 spray (exp 4/16)
$6 off Claritin Non-Drowsy, 30-ct.+ (exp 4/16)
$10 off Claritin Non-Drowsy, 70-ct. (exp 4/16)
$4 off Claritin Non-Drowsy Children’s, 8 oz or 20-ct. (exp 4/16)
$2 off Claritin Non-Drowsy Children’s Syrup 4 oz+, Chewables 20-ct+ or RediTabs 10-ct+ (exp 5/7)
$4 off Claritin Non-Drowsy or Claritin-D Non-Drowsy, 15-ct.+ (exp 5/7)
$6 off Claritin-D Non-Drowsy, 15-ct.+ (exp 4/16)
.50/1 Colgate Adult or Kids Manual Toothbrush, excl Plus, Extra Clean or Classic Clean (exp 4/15)
.50/1 Colgate Kids Mouthwash (exp 4/22)
.50/1 Colgate Kids Toothbrush (exp 4/22)
.50/1 Colgate Kids Toothpaste Including My First, 4.6 oz+ (exp 4/22)
.50/1 Colgate Total, Colgate Optic White, Colgate Enamel Health or Colgate Sensitive Toothpaste, 3 oz+ (exp 4/22)
$1 off Cottonelle Flushable Cleansing Cloths, 42-ct.+ (exp 5/13)
$1 off Cottonelle Toilet Paper Rolls, 6-pk.+ (exp 5/13)
$2 off Dove DermaCare Product, excl Non Dove DermaCare, Men+Care and trial size (exp 5/9)
$3/2 Dove Men+Care Hair Care Products (exp 5/9)
$3/2 Dove Hair Care Products excl DermaCare, Men+Care and trial size (exp 5/9)
$1 off Edge or Skintimate Shave Gel, excl 2.75 oz (exp 4/30)
.75/1 Edwards Pie, 22.4 oz+ (exp 6/4)
.75/1 Energizer Batteries or Energizer Flashlight (exp 5/20)
.75/1 Energizer Hearing Aid Batteries (exp 5/20)
$1.50 off Excedrin product, 100-ct. (exp 5/14)
$2 off Excedrin product, 20-ct.+ (exp 5/14)
.50/2 Fiber One Chewy Bars, 90 Calorie Products, Protein Chewy Bars, Streusel Bars, Cheesecake Bars or Cookies (exp 6/3)
$1 off Florida Crystals Raw Cane, Organic or Demerara Sugar Product (exp 6/30)
.50/1 French’s Crispy Jalapenos or Fried Onions, 5 oz+ (exp 6/9)
.75/1 French’s Dijon Mustard, 12 oz (exp 6/9)
$1/3 French’s Yellow Mustard, 8 oz+ (exp 6/9)
$1/3 General Mills Assorted Cereals (exp 5/20)
B3G1 Glade Aero or Solid Air Freshener, up to $1.00 (exp 5/21)
$2/3 Glade Products, excl Solid Air Freshener and 8oz Room Spray (exp 5/21)
$1/2 Glade Products, excl Solid Air Freshener and 8oz Room Spray (exp 5/21)
$2 off Jergens Natural Glow Product, excl trial size (exp 5/6)
$3 off Jergens Natural Glow Wet Skin Moisturizer, 7.5 oz+ (exp 5/6)
.75/1 Le Petit Marseillais Product (exp 5/7)
$1.50 off Le Petit Marseillais Product (exp 4/16)
$1.75 pff Mr. Sketch Markers, Crayons or Colored Pencils (Target coupon) (exp 5/31)
.75/2 Nabisco Ritz Crackers Boxes, 8.8 oz+ (exp 5/20)
.55/1 Nexcare First Aid Tape (exp 6/4)
.55/1 Nexcare Product (exp 6/4)
.50/1 OxiClean Pre-Treater (exp 5/10)
$1 off OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover (exp 5/10)
$1 off OxiClean Washing Machine Cleaner (exp 5/10)
$1.50 off OxiClean White Revive Laundry Stain Remover (exp 5/10)
.25/1 Palmolive Dish Liquid (exp 4/22)
.50/1 Palmolive Dish Liquid, 32.5 oz+ (exp 4/22)
$1.50 off Paper Mate ClearPoint Color Leads or Lead Refills (Target coupon) (exp 5/31)
$1.50 off Paper Mate InkJoy Gel Pens or Flair Pens 6-ct+ (Target coupon) (exp 5/31)
$1/2 Planters Products, 5 oz+ (exp 5/31)
$1 off Playtex Sport Compact, Playtex Sport or Gentle Glide Tampons, 16-ct.+ (exp 5/9)
$1 off Playtex Sport Pads, Liners or Combo Packs (exp 5/9)
$2 off RoC Anti-Aging Product, excl trial size (exp 7/15)
.55/2 S&W Beans Cans (exp 8/31)
$4 off Schick Disposable Razor Pack, excl 1-ct. (exp 4/30)
$1 off Scott Bath Tissue Rolls, 8-pk.+ (exp 5/7)
$1/2 Scott Naturals Flushable Cleansing Cloths (exp 5/7)
$1 off Scott Tube-Free Bath Tissue Rolls, 9-pk.+ (exp 5/7)
$2/2 Scrubbing Bubbles Bath Cleaning Products (exp 5/6)
$2/2 Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Cleaning Products (exp 5/6)
$1 off Sharpie Markers, Highlighters or Pens 4-ct.+ (Target Coupon) (exp 5/31)
$1 off Splenda Naturals Stevia Sweetener Product (exp 5/7)
$1 off Splenda Sweetener Product (exp 5/7)
$2/2 Stayfree Products, excl 10-ct (exp 5/9)
$2/2 Suave Professionals Gold Shampoo and Conditioner, excl 2 oz and trial size (exp 4/22)
$1 off Suave Professionals Hair Styling Product, excl 2 oz and trial size (exp 4/22)
$2/2 Suave Professionals Silver or Green Hair Care 28 oz or Treatment Products, excl 2 oz and trial size (exp 4/22)
$3 off Ultimate Flora Probiotic, 30-ct.+ (exp 5/7)



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