9 Ways To Make Money While Traveling

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Recently, I published the article 5 Tips For Managing a Job And Working On The Road. Today, we will be talking about the many different ways you can make money while traveling.

I love being able to travel and work. Being location independent is something that I never thought would be possible for me until just a few years ago. I can gladly say that it is just as great as I thought it would be.

If you are interested in earning a living while traveling, there are many ways to make this dream a reality.

Read more over at DiversifiedFinances.com.

10 Great Ways To Gain Control Of Your Finances and Reach Financial Freedom

10 Great Ways To Gain Control Of Your Finances and Reach Financial Freedom Family Picture With Dog

I’m sure many of you are wanting to achieve financial freedom in some form, and you probably have some money-related goals/resolutions for the future. I know I do!

If you want to get ahead, stop living paycheck to paycheck, and/or you want to gain control of your finances so that you can learn how to achieve financial freedom, I recommend you continue reading below.

I have packed some of my best money tips into this post, and I definitely think you can improve your finances by instilling at least some of the money advice below into your life. [Read more…]

Are You Considering Quitting Your Job To Freelance Full-Time?

Are You Considering Quitting Your Job To Freelance Full-TimeHello! Today I have a post from a freelancer friend. It’s a great post to get someone motivated and as prepared as possible to make the leap into freelancing. Enjoy!

I’ve got a plan in place to pull the trigger at the end of this year. It’s equally thrilling and scary.

See, I’m the breadwinner for our family of four – my husband is a SAHD and quit his job to stay at home in the summer of 2013 after our second child was born. That means earning income has been squarely on my shoulders and will for the most part still be going forward.

A Little Background

I only started looking into this crazy world of freelancing and webpreneurship in April of this year. In hindsight, that’s really not that long ago. Luckily, I’ve been able to make some decent progress in the last six months.

I’ve been in the financial services industry for the past eight plus years and after reevaluating my career path at the beginning of this year, I came to the conclusion that I was ready for a change. I just couldn’t see myself (happily) sitting at the same desk 10 or 20 years in the future. In fact, one of the questions that I kept coming back to was: [Read more…]

December Goals, Pictures From Joshua Tree and Red Rock Canyon, and Life Update

Joshua Tree National Park Sunset PictureHello everyone! November was a great month. It was a great month for business (see my latest monthly income report), a great month for goals, and it was a fun month too.

Even though November was a great month overall, it was VERY expensive. The traveling we did wasn’t too expensive mainly thanks to credit card rewards, but due to rock climbing and buying all the gear we wanted, everything added up quickly.

Thankfully I think we are done buying things for now, so rock climbing will be a fairly cheap sport for us until we need to replace what we need.

We also just received our annual property tax bill, and that’s not a pretty sight either. I won’t lie, I completely forgot about this until I received the bill. Personal finance blogger fail right here.

Also, one major thing we do need to do this month is decide on our health insurance. Our current health insurance plan expires soon. Instead of paying $191 for health insurance with a crazy high deductible ($12,700), we now get to pay around $350 a month for the exact same plan because of health insurance increases. How much do you pay for health insurance? I know it varies, but I would love to hear what others pay.

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What I Would Change About My College Experience

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Recently, I published the post How I Graduated From College In 2.5 Years With 2 Degrees and Saved $37,500. While I did graduate quickly and there are benefits related to that, there are things I missed out on by rushing my college experience.

Now I wouldn’t say I had the worst college experience, but I also wouldn’t say it was the best college experience in the world.

I understand that you can’t go back and change the past, but sometimes you can help others learn from your mistakes.

Below are some of the things I would change about my college experience:

 

I would have started paying off my student loans while I was in college.

While I did pay off my student loans quickly, I didn’t really put much towards them while I was actually in college.

Instead, I worked full-time and put most of my money towards things I shouldn’t have been spending on, such as for clothing and restaurants. It was a huge waste of money, and I can’t help but bang my head on a wall when I think about how much money I wasted.

Truth is, no one remembers your outfits and spending all your money on fast food is just stupid. [Read more…]