I can’t have a blog called TERRIfic Words without having a few words about some TERRIfic Things that I use in everyday life. Here you’ll find links, suggestions, and resources that have proven to be heaven sent for several aspects of life. So have a click and feel free to let me know if and how my suggestions have helped make your life just a little easier.


Media Bistro  Get information about job openings, pitching publications, editor email address, and industry trends

Help A Reporter In a bind because you can’t find a source for a story? Create a free account on Help A Reporter and have queries sent to thousands of potential sources via email. 

Six Figure Freelancing Learn how to start a writing business from the ground up and make money doing it. 

Writer’s Market  The bible for all things writing. Get advice on making it as a professional poet, magazine writer, newspaper reporter and author. And learn where and how to sell your work

Make a Living Writing  The name speaks for itself. A blog full of advice on how to make a living writing. 


Earth Clinic Thanks to my mom who is a natural cures freak, I’ve been using this website for years. Get tons of natural remedy suggestions for everything from colds, to hair loss and rosacea.

Headspace – Meditation has made a world of difference in my life. Headspace offers 5-minute guided meditations targeting various problem areas such as loneliness, parent guilt, work stress, sleep issues, and more. They also offer a variety of white and brown noise. I’ve used Headspace for the last two years and highly recommend it.

Non-Profit/Charity Work

Jersey Cares Make a difference in the Garden State by volunteering.

Big Brothers Big Sisters I can’t even begin to tell you how rewarding my experience as a Big Sister has been. Nothing compares to bonding with a child and knowing that you are truly making a difference in his/her life. I highly recommend signing up


Shop It To Me Consider this site your own personal shopper. Create an account specifying your favorite brands, sizes, and price ranges and wait for your fashion selections to be sent directly to your inbox. It’s a big help for those who wear hard-to-find sizes


Entertainment Book Confession: I used to think spending 30 bucks for a coupon book was just a waste of money. That was until I got my hands on one. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I’ve saved using this book. I highly recommend it!

ThredUp  – For the last few years, I’ve used ThredUp to update my wardrobe on a budget with second-hand clothes in good condition. I’ve even purchased name-brand apparel like BCBG and Express, that were new with tags at a cheaper price. Use my link to get a discount on your first purchase. You can also earn money but selling your good condition clothes but I haven’t done that yet. 


My Own Business This is the go-to site for those, looking for help with their start-up. Take the free 15-class course to learn the basics of business plans, franchising, and home-based businesses. 

BeeHiiv –  Creating campaigns and getting into email marketing is a breeze.  I’m fairly new to BeeHiiv, but I began using it several months ago and have no complaints. They make it easy to monetize your newsletter with ads, sponsorships, or paid subscribers.  I appreciate how accessible the BeeHiiv creator is on Linkedin. Note: Even if you don’t send email campaigns, start collecting email addresses now so you are super prepared for the day you start. – A lesson I learned the hard way


Top Wedding Sites  Check out this site and get advice on vendors, etiquette, deals and more. 

NJ Wedding My fellow Jersey brides can find out about all things weddings Jersey style including bridal showcases, vendors, destination weddings, and local contests

100 Things You Should Never SayOf course, I had to put something of my own on this list! My ebook, discusses those innocent and not so innocent things you should never say to an engaged couple. Check it out for a few laughs and some advice!


My Points Earn points from shopping online. Points can be redeemed for gift cards for Target, JC Penney, Sally Beauty Supply and more. I can’t even begin to tell you how many gift cards I’ve gotten from this site. It’s truly awesome!

Ibotta – Earn cold hard cash from grocery shopping. And you’re not just limited to food items. You can earn money from alcohol, medicinal and home items.

Shopkick – Got no money to spend? No problem! Earn points that can be redeemed for gift cards just from going to stores and window shopping.

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