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How to Prepare for the Upcoming Holidays in Advance

This is a guest post written by one of our Bees, Stephanie Modkins The holiday season is only a couple of months away. Engaging with family, spending extra money, and heavy workloads create more internal chaos. The best way to enjoy the last few months of the year more is to prepare early. Here are a few things that you …

Mobee Secret Shopper Insights: August Back-to-School Mission

Back-to-school 2021 was an interesting time. For many students, it has been over a year since they returned to the classroom in person. Some students are enrolled in a hybrid model or are still fully remote. And for others, they will remain homeschooled.   We decided to launch an Anywhere Mission to help understand the state of back-to-school. Here is a breakdown of our August Back-to-School Mission, with 140 results from y’all!  When You Started Back-to-School Shopping   Most of you started …

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11 Tips to Pay Off Student Loans Faster

People with a bachelor’s degree earn $24,000 more per year on average than those with only a high school diploma, according to Northeastern University. However, that higher earning potential comes with a higher cost. Smart Asset reported that the average student loan debt is $28,400 with an average payment of $297 for 10 years. Here are 11 tips to help pay off …

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5 Ways to Save Money Even If You Are a Poor Saver

This is a guest post written by one of our Bees, Stephanie Modkins Western culture urges people to buy the latest ‘stuff’ to achieve happiness. There’s never a caveat in a fancy television ad indicating that the product shown is outside the viewer’s budget. And by the time most people mature and understand that the Jones’ don’t exist, they’re deep …

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10 Tips to Help Your Child Pay for College

A college degree can be a huge step towards a better future for your children. However, the average cost of college tuition is $25,362 per academic year, making it an expensive proposition for many families. Here are 10 tips to help your child pay for college. No. 1: Start a College Savings Account A few plans to help you and your child …

How to Make Money on the Go with Secret Shopping

This is a guest post by one of our Bees, Braeden Morgan. Do you wish that you could make money outside of your day job? If so, a side hustle might be the right thing for you.  Secret shopping is one of the best side gigs that take up little time and pay well at the same time. And it’s …

Mobee Secret Shopper Insights: Amazon Prime Day 2021

Amazon has been in the news a lot lately. Prime Day 2021 just passed a little over a month ago. CEO Jeff Bezos recently stepped down and he also joined his brother and a few others on a trip into space.  With everything going on, we wanted to learn more about your experience with Amazon, as well as your opinion on online shopping in general. Here are the insights from 501 of your responses to our Amazon …

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12 Steps to Prepare Yourself Financially For a Baby

Parents say that having kids is one of the most rewarding experiences but they also say that preparing for a baby can be stressful. Numbers vary, but the cost of raising a child from birth through college is about $250,000. This includes things like housing, food, transportation, healthcare, education, childcare, clothing, personal care items, and entertainment.  We put together 12 steps …