Our good friend Shannon, over at Financially Blonde, wrote a post a month or so ago about choices. Shannon was dealing specifically with the...
Did you know creating wealth and maintaining it takes a lot of work? If you read a lot of articles around the web, then you might notice the droves of people who think those who are rich were just lucky. Sorry to tell you folks, but that just isn't true. While luck might play a very small role in how the rich got rich, it was more of their hard work. Some of them might not have had to work as hard as others, but work they still did. They had the determination to keep pushing hard when times got rough.
I know, I know. Half of you want to pelt something at me after reading the headline. The majority of the rest of you question my sanity, especially after climbing out of credit card debt years ago. A few of you know where I’m going with this and are already smiling. If you did not get a chance to read Grayson’s post from a few weeks back on Why Credit Cards are not Evil, then go ahead and check it out. I forgive you. ;-) That post spawned a few interesting comments, as I expected it would, as well as an email exchange between Grayson and a reader.
I am sure we all know the importance of saving our money. It is talked about over and over again. I showed an infographic last year about the savings drought in America. That infographic is a huge reason why I save my money. Though we talk about saving our money over and over again, people still don't do it. So, instead of trying to push the savings talk down your throat, I am going to give you some options to start saving your money. These are going to be how you can save money and where you can do it. To make it easy, I will only talk about simple savings products, along with some simple retirement savings. I think these are important factors in order to start building your wealth.
Having worked in the investment industry for more than a decade, I got to see my fair share of investors. Most had their own...
Did you know you can make money renting out your car? Yes, that is correct. You can earn extra cash on the side by renting out your car when it is not in use. What a way to make that money! I am sure there are some of you wondering why you would want to rent out your car. I actually can see a few reasons why. I will get to those soon, but first let's talk about what you need to do in order to make the money from you car. Remember, your car is an asset. While the value depreciates over time, it still is an asset. You can use it to travel and to make money. I consider my car a very important asset, so why not earn money from it?
A few months back, Grayson wrote a great post on the basics of affiliate marketing. If you haven’t read it yet, I’ll forgive you and...
John wrote a great post the other day about what investments you should have in your 401k. It was really informative and made me think about a big investing mistake I made when I was first starting out. I still consider myself a amateur investor, but I am slowly learning much more. I have a 401k, Roth IRA, and a Scottrade investment account. I like the idea of making money with the stock market, but I also understand the risk. My understanding of investing has really grown since I started blogging and I am glad for it. There is so much to know when you start out with investments that it can be overwhelming for many.
I get questioned from readers about the difference between side hustling and having a part-time job. Many people think this is the same thing. While there are differences between the two, I feel this subject comes up because there are so many who need to have a part-time job on top of their full job to survive. This is where we are with our economy and our outlook on jobs. It is what it is. While having a part-time job along with a full time job could be considered side hustling, I would say that it isn't. There are clear differences between working a side part-time job and running a side hustle. Here is the battle between side hustling and part-time work.
Who doesn't love YouTube? I for one love watching videos on the site. I get a lot of my DIY from YouTube. You can easily type in what you are looking for and then a huge amount of videos come up. I learn more when I watch something instead of read something. I am a visual learner. Either way, YouTube is one of my go-to sites for DIY videos. Not only that, but you can also make money on YouTube!