Sometimes, you're in financial muck so deep you're not quite sure where you are. If you haven't kept tabs on your own financial health, you may think you're alright without actually realizing that you're not in a healthy spot. In the end, we all want to get financially healthy - it's important for your future … Continue reading 7 Signs You’re Living Above Your Means and 5 Ways to Fix It
First of all, I want to give a shout out to the people who have started following me on this blog! Both on WordPress and Twitter, I have seen a growing following of people interested in my writings, even though I may sound like a maniac sometimes! I appreciate the support and I'd love if … Continue reading The 10 Best Ways to Start Making Money as a Beginning Writer
In an earlier post, I asked you How Do You Make Money? If you read it, you'll remember that I talked about three different types of income - salaries, side hustles, and passive income streams. That may leave you confused when I offer up another type of income: scaleable. Scaleable income is a subset, and … Continue reading Scaleable Income: What Is It?
On our first ever edition of Finance Fridays, we're going to tackle investing. You've probably heard over and over that you should start getting into the stock market. Most of you have some sort of 401k or mutual fund, and you let others do the stock picking for you. But what if you want to … Continue reading Financial Fridays: Five Stocks for Beginners
Everyone wants to save more money. I don't think I've ever met a person who says "I'd love to burn through my savings as quickly as possible," or "Man, I'm just not spending enough on unnecessary items." Some people certainly live like that, but in reality, we all have a goal of saving more money. … Continue reading What’s Your Motivation?
If you read my post on Making Money you'll have learned a bit about different types of income streams. I'm a big advocate of having multiple different sources of income as an individual, and I don't just mean you and your spouse both work. I think every person should begin developing additional sources of revenue. The … Continue reading Five Side Hustles to Start Today
Everyone could use a little extra change in their pocket. If you look back at my posts on building a better budget or striking out on your own, you'll know you need to trim down your expenses so you can fit them into the big buckets. The first thing you should look at doing whenever … Continue reading Trim Your Budget With These 20 Actions
This seems like a silly question from a finance blog. Aren't I supposed to tell you how to make money? But let me make this point clear up front - your answer to this question determines a lot about your financial future. I hope that I can convince you to change your answer through this … Continue reading How Do You Make Money?
Every month, we receive payments that are hopefully enough to take care of our families and to live a joyful, fruitful life. Unfortunately, that's not what typically happens. People end up in bankruptcy or with heavy debt that is very difficult to manage, and the vast majority of people do not have anywhere near the … Continue reading Where Does Our Money Go?
Everyone's seen the headlines about Millennials living in their parents' houses after college. So many people move back in and try to save money, but they end up taking so much longer getting established than they need to, leading to the frequent joke of parents having to have them forcibly removed. Why are so many … Continue reading How to Strike Out On Your Own