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Side Hustle #80: Pet Waste Removal (aka Pooper Scooper! $60-$80/hr)

April 28, 2020
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[Morning! Welcome to another edition of our Side Hustle Series! :) Phil from CleanYards.co stops by the blog today to share his lucrative side business of cleaning out poop from peoples’ yards for money! Something I didn’t even know existed five minutes ago, haha… But with little overhead and no advanced degree required, it might just be the perfect little gig for anyone needing some […]

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How I got scammed by p2b fraudsters – and how we’re fighting back

April 7, 2020
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[Hey guys! Got a note from a reader of the blog living out in Italy and dealing with an investment mess right now (amongst other things, eek!), and after some back and forth I asked if he’d be willing to share his story as a warning that even the best of us can be scammed. Though there are always red flags looking back, of course! […]

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Budgets are Sexy? Budgets are NECESSARY!

March 30, 2020
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[Morning! My man 5 AM Joel stops by the blog again today to share his recent thoughts on budgeting through these wild times we’re living in… Maybe it’s a good time for you to touch base with your long lost budget too?!] ******* I’ll be the first to admit… I’ve been slacking off on my budgeting the past few years. J. Money would be very […]

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A Christian’s Perspective on Debt-Free Living

March 25, 2020
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[Morning! Please welcome to the site today, Larry Thomas, who shares his financial recovery going through Dave Ramsey’s baby steps program. If you can believe it this was actually a *comment* left in response to our post on 6 things Dave Ramsey is Wrong About, but had to share it here in the form of a blog post as I thought it made for an […]

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Let’s play a game…

March 5, 2020
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[From 5 AM Joel…] This is a simulation game to test whether you can predict the timing of the stock market. Try it: Market Timing Game All you do is click the [Start/Pause] button, and the graph will start moving. Then, use the [SELL] and [BUY] buttons to move your money in and out of the stock market. Goal is obviously to SELL when stocks are […]

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Side Hustle #79: Flipping Guitars! ($10,000/year)

February 10, 2020
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[Welcome to another installment of our Side Hustle Series!! Daniella from ILikeToDabble.com stops by the blog today to share her and her wife’s experience (and profits!) selling guitars over the past few years… Which matches up nicely with our previous hustles of flipping vintage watches, classic video games, high-fashion clothing, and even collectible sneakers! But today it’s all about the *music gear* and how it […]

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Side Hustle #78: Being a TV / Film Extra! [$200+/day]

January 15, 2020
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[Welcome to another edition of our Side Hustle Series! This time around one of my FAVORITE gigs I’ve always wanted to try but still haven’t – yet ;) Peggy Bree stops by the blog today to share her experience being in over 200 shows/films over the past 6 years, and what you can expect to be paid from it all… Seems like the perfect gig […]

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Hidden Investment Opportunities in Mobile Homes

December 12, 2019
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[Hi guys! I’m SOOO excited to share this piece by a long time internet friend of mine – Rachel Hernandez, aka Mobile Home Gurl – who I’ve been fascinated by for years. She’s made a great income off investing in overlooked properties – specifically mobile homes! – and today stops by the blog to share the ins and outs of the industry, as well as […]

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Side Hustle #77: Online Proofreading/Editing ($1,600/mo)

November 21, 2019
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[What up what up! Got another side hustle to share with you today, this time from a personal friend of mine, Lenny Bron, who has helped me on MANY occasions with my own blog here… Which would basically bankrupt me if I hired him full-time for, lol ;) Such a great avenue though for those who love words!! Congrats on all your success, man!] ****** […]

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Our “No Spend” Year

November 19, 2019
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[Morning! Here’s a fantastic journey from Allysgrandma who took on a No Spend Year this year and is now going on indefinitely… Amazing how well we can adapt (and save!!!) when we actually focus and get a little creative! Congrats, Allysgrandma! It totally changed my life years ago too :) (Though I was much less brave and only shot for a month, haha…] ******* We […]

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Side Hustle #76: Selling “Printables” for Passive Income!

November 12, 2019
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[Welcome to another installment of our Side Hustle Series! Featuring blogger and podcaster, Julie “J” from Millennial Boss, who stops by the blog today to share her experience selling printables on Etsy… I’ll let her tell you just how much she’s made over the years (hint: it’s in the thousands!), but I love that it took her some experimenting to finally land on the perfect […]

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Ben Franklin: The OG of FIRE?

October 28, 2019
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[Morning! Please welcome to the site today, B.C. Kowalski from FrugalWheels.com! Who challenges my notion that Warren Buffett was the original Early Retiree from our country, haha… But nope! Apparently ol’ Benny Franklin was ;) Take it away, B.C.!] ******* Did Ben Franklin invent FIRE? When Ben Franklin was 42, he worked out a deal with his partner in the print shop he built from […]

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How Getting Sober Changed My Life — and My Money

October 15, 2019
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[Good morning!!! I want to share a powerful story by a friend of mine, and new(ish) blogger on the scene, Deanna from Recovering Women Wealth, who’s not only found her path towards financial freedom, but freedom from the devil’s work too. A beautiful, and positive!, person putting herself out there in hopes of inspiring others! Thank you Deanna!!! And huge congratulations on it all!!!] ******* […]

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My Ex-Fiancé Spent our Rent Money on Weed

September 6, 2019
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[Morning! I’m still chillin’ at FinCon this week (if you’re around – come find me!), so here’s another great post in my absence today, this time courtesy of The Financial Lifeguard, Christine Luken. Hope you find it as fascinating as I do! You can’t make some of this stuff up!! Haha…] ******* My Ex-Fiancé Spent our Rent Money on Weed So, yeah, that really happened […]

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