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Online Income: $8,240 in August 2016

September 12, 2016

After a lower month of income last month, it’s great to see that August was my highest earning month ever! My hard work in July finally paid off in August’s income. If that sounds confusing to you, the reason why is because I’m basically paid in arrears for much of my work. I do get … Continued

Sometimes Lifestyle Inflation is a Good Thing

September 9, 2016

Generally, when you hear about “lifestyle inflation” in the personal finance community, it’s got a negative connotation. I get it. When people think of lifestyle inflation, they think of wasted money. People waste their increased income by putting it toward new or more expensive things rather than their financial goals. This is why increasing your income … Continued

August 2016 Budget and Debt Results

September 1, 2016

A few weeks ago, I decided to change my budgeting strategy and how I share my information with all of you. There were a few reasons behind why I decided to change budgeting strategies: My old strategy was time intensive and took up two posts/month on my blog. I knew I could provide more valuable content … Continued

5 Tips for First Time Investors

August 31, 2016

Taking an active approach to investing as opposed to putting money away in a savings account means more work, but the rewards could be greater over the long term. With savings rates pitifully low, there’s a definite case for investing in the markets. Here are some pointers to bear in mind.

Why I Decided to Shell Out $170 Per Month for a Personal Trainer

August 25, 2016

It’s no secret that I’ve struggled with my body weight for the past few years. I’ve talked about the struggle of having to either buy bigger pants or change my eating habits to help my current pants fit. I’ve talked about how Crossfit used to be a part of my budget but that I decided … Continued

3 Must-See Sites to Experience by Motorcycle

August 23, 2016

There’s nothing quite as thrilling as riding your dream bike on the open road in the most scenic parts of the country. If you’re planning a motorcycle trip, be sure to check out the following three must-see sites that can only be truly appreciated while on a bike: The Blue Ridge Parkway Whether you like … Continued

Why You’re Having a Hard Time Simplifying Your Life

August 16, 2016

Today I have a guest post for you from Lorin. Lorin is a fairly new blogger who is sharing her real life stories about perseverance, character, and hope. Enjoy! You desire to live a life where you can wake up in the morning without worrying what is to come. You desire to have simplicity, yet … Continued

Online Income: $5,436 in July 2016

August 11, 2016

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Running your own business means dealing with a lot of ups and downs – both financially and emotionally. I’m a little sad to report that this is the lowest income month I’ve had this year. The worst part is that I felt like I worked more in … Continued

It's Ok to Change Budgeting Strategies (and How I'm Budgeting Now)

August 8, 2016

Should you ever change budgeting strategies or debt pay off strategies? These are things I’ve asked myself at different times over the past 2.5 years since I started this blog. My main focus when I started this blog was to get a handle on my money so I could finally sleep through the night again, … Continued

How to Jumpstart Your Online Business with a Microloan

August 8, 2016

Microloans are small loans designed specifically to support fledgling entrepreneurs and small business owners. While there are numerous organizations around the world who offer microloans, the Small Business Administration’s microloan program is one of the largest in the United States. Through this program, the SBA guarantees loans made by local intermediaries. The loans are worth … Continued

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