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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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How Acne Made Me More Frugal

September 5, 2019
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[Hey guys!! I’m off galavanting at FinCon for the next handful of days, so please enjoy this fun little guest post while I’m away by Jess Chua over at the Optimal Living Daily podcast. I bet many of you can relate to this – I know I can at least!! ;)] ******** I managed to sail through my teenage years without much trouble regarding the […]

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You’re Hot, But Your Finances Are Not!

February 14, 2019
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[Happy Valentine’s Day!! Please welcome our friend Lance to the blog today who reminds us how important it is to stay away from STDs…  Sexually Transmitted Debt ® ;) We first ran this piece about two years ago, but had to bring it back for anyone who’s slipped into dangerous territory again… Always gotta stay vigilant, friends! Can’t be too careful out there!] ******* There […]

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How I Stopped Sabotaging My Own Financial Independence

February 8, 2019
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[Hi guys! Super excited to share this guest post with you today, as it comes from a personal friend and new blogger on the scene – Pie Lady FI. If you know anyone this could help, please pass it along as I’m sure we’ve all experienced one or two things from this list over the years!] ******* In any given day, it seems like there […]

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“You want HOW much for that stamp?!?”

January 25, 2019
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[Two days this week talking about STAMPS!! What a party this blog is! ;) But remember when I said it would be a rather great side hustle to take on? Well here’s a story of a guy who went for it, as told by a former member of the U.S. Navy’s submarine force, Doug “Nords” Nordman. But you gotta go way back in the time machine […]

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40 Money Lessons Learned After 40 Years on This Earth

November 23, 2018
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[Hey guys! Hope you’re having a great Thanksgiving holiday so far! For those not out and about shopping on this non-Holiday Black Friday right now, here are some solid tips for you as a reward ;) Courtesy of fellow blogger Marc from VitalDollar.com. My favorites are #31 and #37 and would certainly make it into my own list once I turn the big 4-0 myself […]

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Side Hustle #75: Picking Out Lice For Money!!

October 26, 2018
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[Now here’s a side hustle you don’t hear of every day – being a lice picker ;) But it’s apparently a thing, and one our guest hustler stops by the site today to share more about! Take it away Jessica, aka The Patient Picker! Haha… No one ever said this stuff had to be glamorous.] ****** One of the tasks on my financial independence checklist […]

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