Australia's fitness guru, ashy bines net worth, story of ashy bines

There is more to Ashy Bines, the Australian fitness queen, than her clean-eating diets and mass exercise events. Although the World Booty Tour host charges big bucks for her workout programs, her finances might not be reflective of her lavish Instagram posts. Bines has a massive fan base that participates in her regular exercise and health programs. Her success would indicate a massive fortune, but her tax problems, court battles, and mass complaints point to financial struggles. So what is Bines’s net worth?

Bines’ 12-week Bikini Body Challenge is priced at $6.95 a week. She also has a lengthy list of other products including clothing, superfood concoctions, teas, and desserts. She’s also a social media megastar, with nearly 900,000 followers on Instagram and over 2.2 million Facebook followers. Her YouTube channel, which features her reality TV show, tutorials on weight loss, and recipes touts almost 90,000 subscribers. She also regularly goes on tour with her workout programs — hosting hundreds of women in major cities around the world. These endeavors inevitably earn her big bucks in advertising, and routine plays and ‘likes’ on her social media pages would maintain regular cash flow for the fitness guru.

However, Bines’ net worth is estimated to be around $150,000. In 2015, Bines was chased by the Australian tax office for owing $300,00 in tax debt and $295,955 in unpaid interest. That same year, fellow fitness evangelist, Emily Anderson sued Bines’ husband, Steven Evans, who allegedly promised to help launch Anderson’s fitness career, for $501,619 claiming that he spent authorized funds and inadequate social media marketing. In Anderson’s case, one of the payments was for $2,500 to Ashy Bines Bikini Body Challenge.

Another personal trainer, Allie Dodds called out Bines for stealing recipes for her $100 e-book “Ashy Bines Clean Eating Recipe Book”. Initially, Bines approached Dodds about using her recipes for her Facebook fans. Dodds agreed under the premise that the recipes would be credited to her. However, according to the Daily Mail, she later found out that her salmon and sushi recipes were published in Bines’ book. Bines apologized in a video, claiming that she had “outsourced” the recipe duties to an unnamed nutritionist. It seems that claims of plagiarism and fraud have subsided in the last couple of years.

Bines’ net worth should be around $1,100,000. However, her financial situation has been on a downward spiral since shutting down her restaurant Ashy’s Clean Eating Kitchen and splurging on an extravagant Bali wedding and a decadent honeymoon in the Maldives. She also dropped $1.4 million on the Ashy Bines Transformational Centre, a gym with only 2.8-star rating on Google.

The demise of the Ashy Bines empire is facilitated with Facebook groups and forums like the “Ashy Bines & Co – Review and Expose” where former fans discuss long-awaited refunds and Bines’ controversial business practices. After giving birth to her son, her body suspiciously went back to its toned physique in a matter of weeks, and her fans and critics alike questioned her healthcare practices. She has also been accused of photoshopping her social media posts, getting plastic surgery, and breast implants.

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sell used books online, selling used books, secondhand booksAny book lover has a growing collection of fiction books they’ve already read and probably won’t ever read again. Piles of unwanted novels and memoirs only take up space and gather dust. De-cluttering your home of neglected books is not only a way to organize your living space, but it’s also a creative alternative to making easy cash. Ebay is no longer the only venue for selling fiction books online. Now, there are several online marketplaces that make book selling fast and easy. Here’s our guide:

Powell’s Books. Portland’s most beloved and famous bookstore, Powell’s takes used books with open arms. Even if you’re not near the hipster capital of the Pacific Northwest, you can sell your fiction books to Powell’s online. Just punch in the book’s ISBN (International Standard Book Number, usually found on the back cover near the bar code) and get an immediate quote. Powell’s pays for the shipping and gives you store credit or a PayPal deposit.

Sell Back Your Book. Powered by Ez Book Recycle, Sellbackyourbook.com are veterans in the book selling business. They buy virtually any kind of book — except encyclopedia sets, books without ISBNs, teacher’s editions, and instructor edition textbooks. They also only buy one copy per title policy. They also offer free shipping and guarantee payment in three days of arrival.

Cash4books. For those who are looking to get cash for their old textbooks, fiction, and non-fiction, Cash4books is a one-stop-shop. Specifically geared towards readers of modern classics, they only purchase books that were published in the last three years. Books with any severe wear and tear won’t be accepted along with books that feature your personal highlighting or any other kind of writing. Just like any respectable book buyer, Cash4books pays for shipping and pays via check or PayPal.

Facebook Marketplace. If you’re not satisfied with the bids that online book buyers are offering, you can always post your own rate on Facebook. More than 450 million Facebook users use the social media platform to buy and exchange furniture, clothing, cars, and books. It was only a matter of time that Facebook decided to roll out its own marketplace. Just like Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace regional feature only lets people in your area view what you have to sell. Currently, Facebook Marketplace is only available on your iPhone or Android. But, it’s easy to just snap a photo and upload it to the store.

Book Scouter. You want to get the most amount of money for your used books. It can be time consuming and frustrating to check out each individual vendor’s rates for your books. That’s why there’s Book Scouter. This platform queries your book’s ISBN to nearly 50 book buyers — including the major players like Half.com and Amazon — to find you best offer. They have a curated list of preferred merchants that are considered dependable and trustworthy. Sellers are also invited to leave ratings and reviews about their experience with a vendor. For people who have no time to waste, Book Scouter can also be found in the Apple App Store, so you can sell your book while on the go.

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Today we have a guest post for you from Anum Yoon.

It’s a scenario that plays out on roads across the country every single day.

A couple of cars are involved in a minor fender bender, and no one is injured, so the drivers exchange insurance information and go about their days.  According to the National Highway Traffic Administration, car accidents happen once every 60 seconds or so around the globe. With so many accidents happening every single day, how much do these minor accidents really cost?

Injuries

Injuries from minor car accidents aren’t always obvious. You might feel a bit shaken up, but perfectly fine otherwise. So you trade insurance information with the other driver and go about your day, only to find that as the day goes on, your neck starts to hurt. In other cases, you might not feel the impact of the injury for a few days or even a few weeks.  Studies have found that low-speed impacts have the highest chance of causing whiplash and similar injuries.

If you report your injuries early, your insurance might pay for part of your medical costs.  Otherwise, you’re looking at paying your health insurance deductible and other costs out of pocket.

Cost: Health Insurance Deductible + Out-of-Pocket Medical Costs.

Insurance

Even a minor car accident can send your monthly insurance costs soaring. One study found that you could see your rates climb by 41% or more after just one minor accident if the accident is determined to be your fault.

This jump in insurance rates varies considerably from state to state — if you live in Massachusetts, your rates might shoot up by more than 75%, while Maryland drivers might only see a 22% increase in their premiums after the same accident.

Although it may raise your insurance rates, it’s essential to report the accident to your insurance company, especially if there’s another driver involved. The only time you might not need to report an accident to your insurance company is if it’s a single-driver accident that doesn’t involve a lot of damage — i.e. you backed your car into a pole, but it didn’t do too much damage to the bumper.

Cost: Increased Insurance Premiums

Repairs

Other than medical bills, car repairs can be the most costly part of having a car accident, especially when you consider the lightweight materials that are being used to make modern vehicles.  Gone are the days of solid steel beasts that could take a beating and keep on driving — plastic and aluminum cars are designed to react like an accordion when hit.  It’s a good design strategy when it comes to keeping drivers and passengers safe, but it also means that repairs that used to cost a couple of hundred dollars now cost thousands.

If you’re lucky, your insurance company will cover the damages to your car. However, you’ll find that if the car is totaled (meaning that the cost of the repairs is more than the value of the car), insurance companies will usually only pay you the value of your car. As a result, you’re stuck with a hefty repair bill that you’ll have to pay for out of pocket.

Cost: If you’re lucky — Insurance Deductible.  Otherwise — Out-of-Pocket Repair Costs.

Rentals

If your car is in the shop after a minor accident, you’ll need to rent a car to use for your daily commute.  Depending on your policy, your insurance company might either pay for a rental car for a length of time during the repairs, or reimburse you for the cost of the rental.  This depends entirely on your insurance plan and whether or not you paid for rental reimbursement as part of your premium.

If you’re not sure, check your policy to see what the company’s position is on post-accident rental cars.

Cost: Rental Car Fees + Fuel and Mileage.

Payments

So you’ve been in an accident, and the insurance company decides that your car is totaled — now what?   If you leased your car, you still have payments to make even though you may no longer have the car.

If the car is totaled, your insurance company may pay part or all of the remainder of your loan. However, if the insurance payout isn’t enough to cover the full amount of your loan, you will still be responsible for your monthly payments until you’ve paid the loan in full.

Cost: Depends on your insurance company payout.

Minor accidents can end up costing a lot more than you think. Take the time to work with your insurance company to get the most out of your policy.

Anum Yoon is a personal finance blogger and freelance writer. She shares her insights on money management on her blog, Current on Currency. You can sign up for her weekly money newsletter here.

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