Entrepreneurship

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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A wild story on real estate investing, stock picking, and pushing through life’s occasional chaos

November 15, 2019
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Here’s a great tale of the trials and tribulations real estate investing can bring, particularly when you’re overly ambitious ;) Big ups to long time reader of the blog, Doug, here for spilling it all out for us today… You live a wild and exciting life, my man! I admire the boldness! Haha… ******* I bought my first house right after graduating from college. I […]

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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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Log Cabin Ruth & Her Fantastic Side Hustles 💪💪

October 23, 2019
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Morning! So the other day I randomly stumbled across this old email thread with a reader who was about to pay off her log cabin (that’s right – I said log cabin!!), and now years later I was curious to see if she ended up making it happen ;) I shot her a note, and below are pieces from our original convo back then (April, […]

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Favorite reads this month 🍂🍁☕

October 4, 2019
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Mornin’! Here are a bunch of my favorite reads I’ve starred from around the web this month… Everything from email hacks to travel tips to financial simulations, velcro discoveries, wisdom of life, Twitter hacks, and even vertical graveyards. If your life doesn’t get at least 1% better after reading these I quit :) Grab some coffee and enjoy!! ****** The Wisdom of Life by Arthur […]

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You don’t need to know exactly how you’re going to make a million dollars…

August 28, 2019
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Here’s a quick thought for you to marinate on today: “You don’t need to know exactly how you’re going to make a million dollars, you just need to figure out how you’re going to make more than you’re making today.” My blogger friend Stefanie O’Connell shared that recently, and thought it was a brilliant reminder to take it step by step and not get so […]

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Favorite articles from around the web this month 📚

June 28, 2019
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Morning!! I’m knee-deep in packing over here for our upcoming move (a few more days now – eek!!), but couldn’t leave you hanging on this fine day, so here’s a list of my favorite reads from across the web this month :) There were some REALLY GOOD ONES out there! Should be more than enough to inspire you over the weekend :) XOXO ****** 145 […]

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“Help! I’ve fallen for a hyper-dedicated FIRE enthusiast.”

June 27, 2019
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Morning! Got an interesting note from a reader of the blog, and thought I’d pass it along here in case it helps anyone else in a similar position :) FIRE is awesome, but it is not *everything*!! At least my personal opinion on it! Here’s her sitch, followed by my response and then hopefully some feedback from y’all since I’m not too sure I addressed […]

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*How* we grew our net worth to $900k

May 6, 2019
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It dawned on me the other day that unless you’ve been reading the blog for a while, you probably haven’t a clue *how* we’ve grown our net worth to where it is today. Outside of the boring incremental gains/saving at least ;) So today I thought I’d share a quick background on how we got to where we are now for anyone new to the […]

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Model Ts and Immoral Debts

February 13, 2019
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This is going to sound silly, but I spent the better half of two hours yesterday pouring over Ford Model T’s and debating whether it was worth buying one or not, haha… Of course I chose “not” (who needs a Model T these days???) but it came after reading an article in COINAge Magazine where I learned you could pick one up for only $15,000 […]

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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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Great Reads For Your Wallet’s Pleasure 💸💸

August 3, 2018
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Hey hey! Got another helping of financial knowledge to serve you today, this time from other great people doing great things online :) Below are my favorite articles/videos/sites I came across in July… If you find something you like, pass it along to your own communities afterwards! ******* Dollar Street [Interactive project] via GapMinder.org — “Imagine the world as a street. All houses are lined […]

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11 Money Lies To Watch Out For

March 14, 2018
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Mornin’, mornin’! Fellow blogger and $$$ personality, Ramit Sethi, tweeted out a request a few weeks ago, and now that my tiny brain has had time to think about it I’m ready to contribute to the conversation :) He challenged us to come up with some money lies we tell ourselves (or worse – others!), and today we debunk some of them and add in […]

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