Robert Taylor Smith

Robert's motto is to start "with the end in mind." He married the love of his life in December 2016. Together with his wife Tanya, they're putting the building blocks in place for their eventual retirement. He's taken over the mantle at retirementsavvy.net and hopes to share his experiences with our readers.

Who buys used appliances? Sell broken washer, dryers, etc., for cash

Are you planning to replace your old refrigerator, washing machine, dishwasher, or stove? Did you know that you can make extra money by selling your old appliances? Many people are interested in buying old and even broken appliances. So, we’ve scoured the web to gather the most effective ways and the best places to sell …

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How to Get Free Products to Review: Companies That Send Free Samples

You’ve considered free product testing at home to make extra money. However, the lack of reliable resources explaining how to get free products to review on YouTube, Facebook, or Instagram, among other social media platforms, creates uncertainties. Although most free product testers work part-time, some earn around $38,500 to $51,000 per year assessing products and …

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How much is 925 sterling silver worth? (And how to sell it)

Looking to buy or sell 925 silver? Don’t rush into the process. Because real silver is worth a lot of money, there’s no shortage of fakes, scammers, and low-ballers out there. To help you understand how much 925 silver is worth, we’ve put together this comprehensive guide on how to determine its value and authenticity. …

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Pet assistance for low-income families: X free or cheap vet services

When your pets start to act strange and uneasy, worrying becomes inevitable. Your urge to bring them to the nearest veterinary clinic becomes uncontrollable. Unfortunately, looking for cheap animal hospitals can be difficult. What can you do if you can’t afford a vet? Especially in emergency cases, you might not be financially prepared for the …

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How many hours do you spend working full-time in a year?

Although you make relatively more than your peers, your job demands your undivided attention seven days a week. It seems like you spend most of your week at the office. You might even find yourself wasting most of your salary on fuel, takeout meals, and coffee at work. For this reason, you’ve decided to check …

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Best manufactured home communities: Mobile home parks for seniors

With your retirement years fast approaching, you’ve already started wondering where you should buy a mobile home for retirement or whether luxury mobile home parks exist. After all, retiring in senior-focused communities sounds like a peaceful life. Several factors come into play when choosing where to retire. However, if you’re like most people, you’ll probably …

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Free fun things to do with friends: places, activities, and more

Many of our happiest life moments are the times we spend with friends. It’s not surprising then that we often wish we could just enjoy their company more.  But sometimes, even just meeting up to have coffee or a few drinks can break our budget. We then resort to cutting down on hang-out times.  Hang-out …

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