No matter where you turn, you see people telling you to do what you're passionate about, have fun, make money, and live your dreams. All of those things are great in theory, but not everyone can earn money from something they are passionate about. That's why we have hobbies. Luckily for me, I did find something I'm passionate about and I do earn a full-time income from it. It's certainly not easy and I work way more than I ever have before. It … [Read more...] about Stop Making Money and Start Making Memories
Your credit score is more important than you might think. It's not just for getting loans anymore. Some service providers will check your credit before entering into a contract with you. You can be denied a place to rent because of bad credit. Even your employer can check your credit before they hire you. You see, credit is much more important than just for credit cards and loans. Unfortunately, when you have bad credit (or a low credit … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Increase Your Credit Score Quickly
I'll admit I'm not one to get into political discussions. There are only a few people with whom I'll jump down that rabbit hole. Too many are misinformed, angry, emotional, or can't carry a debate without throwing something. Having said that, I don't think I can be quiet any longer about Obamacare. You know, the ACA, PPACA, or whatever you want to call it. Yes, it is the same thing, no matter what someone else tells you. Obamacare is the ACA. The … [Read more...] about Why I Have a Love/Hate Relationship with Obamacare
If one of your goals this year is to live more frugally, you definitely need to get your personal finances organized. Why? Because living frugally means being in control of your finances and you can’t be in control of them if they are a big unorganized mess. Trust me! For years I lived without an organization system for my finances, and it really didn’t help me be in control of my money. When your finances are a mess it’s hard to do things … [Read more...] about How to Easily Organize Your Personal Finances
The week between Christmas and New Year’s Day is one of my favorite times of the year. The craziness of Christmas is finally over and the new year hasn’t yet started. This is the perfect time to pause and reflect on the past year and set new goals and resolutions for the year ahead. Related: If you need some tips for the new year, check out 39 of them here. I like to have my goals for the new year all figured out before the ball drops on … [Read more...] about 4 New Year’s Resolutions You Need to Have
This is a big day for me, my friends. A HUGE day!! I QUIT MY JOB! Today is the first day I'm running my business full-time. No longer am I hustling into all hours of the night on this blog and my business. I just left my full-time job and I feel excellent. The only problem is I just lost half my income (well, almost half)! That's a huge shock to the system for sure. Ever since I started this blog back in 2012, I wanted to not only help … [Read more...] about I Just Lost HALF of My Income and Never Felt Better!