I know, I know. I shouldn’t be proud. But the thing is, I don’t want to change at all. In fact, I believe my Type A personality is actually an asset- one that allows me to make quick decisions and manage our day-to-day lives without much effort or stress. [Read more...]
As most people know, I left my 9-5 job in April of 2013 to work as a web-based writer. I was already writing quite a bit up to that point, but it was always a “side hustle” or a regular ol’ part-time job. It was only last year when my part-time income finally surpassed what I was making at my full-time job. Once that happened, I was finally able to break free from the chains of regular employment. #SeeYouBye
Since then I’ve always met or exceeded my monthly income goal of $4,000, with most months earnings coming in somewhere between $5,000 and $6,000. As someone who never dreamed I could work out of the comfort of my own home, I’m pretty happy with the way things have gone. Being self-employed isn’t perfect, but it sure beats wearing a monkey suit and staring at the clock all day. No thank you. [Read more...]
I am currently on my way home from visiting my in-laws in Minnesota, so please enjoy this post from Kali Hawlk. Kali blogs about personal finance over at CommonSenseMillennial.com.
Fundamentally, personal finance is pretty simple. Spend less than you earn and try to save more than you spend. Easy, right?
But of course, it always seems to be more complicated than that with retirement to think about, debt to deal with, bills to pay, and goals to reach. Not many of us have just one financial priority to think about; instead, we’re forced to try and make our income stretch as far as possible to take care of multiple things. [Read more...]
I’m probably a libertarian, but I don’t really want to commit to that either. I just want to think what I think, you know? I don’t need anyone spoon-feeding me and I don’t feel the need to belong or be on the “winning side” or the “losing side.” I’ve always hated team sports. [Read more...]