Earn More Money

There are two ways to have more money for your financial decisions, the first is to cut costs, the second is to increase your income. You can only cut costs so much, but there is no limit on how much money you can earn. When you earn more money you give yourself more choices. The choice to pay down debt faster. The choice to move to a safer area. Money gives you the ability to meet up with a friend last minute when they are in town. Earning more money isn’t about working yourself to death it’s about working to give yourself more opportunities. So don’t let yourself get too bogged down in making more money, but recognize what earning more can do for you.

How I’ve Made All My Money

First things first, this is not a post about starting a business and growing it into amazing income, and it's definitely not a get rich quick story. In this post, I'm going to share with you all the ways I've made money. Every single job and gig, going back to when I was a kid. Sure some people get wealthy from one job or by inventing something or starting a wildly successful business. But most ...

Easy Things to Sell to Make Extra Money

After the holidays and receiving some wonderful gifts, I found myself looking to clear some of the clutter, I just had sitting around. But I'm a personal finance blogger so naturally, I looked for the best ways I could make some extra money by getting rid of easy things to sell. Now given my failure of selling stuff on eBay in the past, I decided to skip that entirely. (Though if you want to learn more about ...

30 Days or Less to Freelance Writing Success Review: From Novice to Full-Time Freelance Writer

As of January 1st, 2017 I became self-employed full-time. While I had been working to make the leap for a while, ultimately the start date of my self-employment was decided by my former employer. When I got laid off. Fortunately for me, I already had taken steps to make that leap possible. The first real step towards self-employment I took was signing up for 30 Days or Less to Freelance Writing Success. Less than a year ...

How to Side Hustle $1k in Six Weeks

Having an extra $1000 can make a world of difference for your finances. It could help you to start an emergency fund or pay down debt quickly. If you need an extra $1k but aren't looking to side hustle year round, you can make that amount easily in as little as six weeks. Here is how to side hustle $1k in six weeks. Have the Right Mindset to Side Hustle $1k Yes, you have to do the ...

How to Find and Actually Get Side Hustle Jobs

Side hustling and blogging go together like peanut butter and fluff (I hate jelly, fluffernutters all the way!). Many a blog would turn into a side hustle if it didn't actually start out that way. But blogging isn't for everyone, in which case you'll need to look for those side hustle jobs and therefore extra money doing something else. Finding Side Hustle Jobs Where you will find opportunities for side hustle jobs depends on the type of ...

Why Blog? Blogging Can Change Your Life

When I started blogging two years ago, I never could have imagined the world it would open up. Blogging opened up a desire to learn a whole new skill set, connected me to incredible and inspiring people, and frankly made me feel like my big crazy dreams weren't so big and crazy. I reached out to some fellow bloggers and asked them how blogging has had an impact on their lives, and while many shared my ...

Why Blog? Find Out What Made These Bloggers Share Their Stories

 Blogs are started by all kinds of people for all kinds of reasons and on all kinds of subjects. Even in the personal finance blogosphere, there are tons of reasons why personal finance bloggers got started. Every blogger's reason is a little different but many had some reasons in common. Personally, I started Less Debt More Wine (formerly Friday Night Shenanigans) back in 2014 to help me stay accountable and to try to help others in ...

Side Hustle Series: Becoming a Lyft Driver

Why I Chose to Become a Lyft Driver Over Uber I've really got nothing against Uber, but pink mustaches are just fun. It set the tone for a fun company culture. But I didn't just pick a ridesharing app based on looks (I'm not that shallow). I also picked Lyft over Uber because there are fewer Lyft Drivers where I live. The fewer drivers there are the more opportunities for rides. It's all about supply and demand. While I ...

5 Reasons to Keep Side Hustling & 3 Reasons to Stop

https://youtu.be/bXqTAJLg3v0 5 Reasons to Keep Side Hustling Here from my patio today, I'm going to give you 5 reasons to keep on side hustling and 3 instances where it may be time to stop side hustling so much. 1. Money in the Bank Saving money is always good. J$ at Budgets are Sexy has is Gigs for Goals, where perhaps you have the day job to pay all the bills and the second job to build an emergency fund, ...

How to Get the Most for Selling & Donating Your Stuff

With Spring Cleaning in full swing you probably have a huge pile of stuff you are looking to get rid of, but perhaps you're not sure the best way to ditch the stuff. Should you sell your stuff or donate your stuff? Actually, you’ve got three options to get rid of your stuff, you can sell your stuff, donate it, or throw it out. So how do you know what to sell and where to sell ...