10 Things I’ve Done To Make Extra Money

10 Things I've Done To Make Extra MoneyJust a little over one year ago, my life revolved around making extra money so that I could pay down my student loans quickly and so that I could stop living paycheck to paycheck.

Eventually, I paid off my student loans which allowed me to have more financial freedom. I eventually left my day job and transformed my side hustles into my full-time career.

Without my side hustle income, I really don’t know what life would be like. Side income allowed me to drastically change and improve my life more quickly than if I only had income from one source.

I’ve done a lot over the years to make extra income, and it helped me improve my life as I described above.

Due to this, I thought it would be fun to talk about the different ways I’ve side hustled in the past. Below are some of the things I’ve done to make extra money:

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6 Ways Being Cheap Can Cost You Money

6 Ways Being Cheap Can Cost You MoneyBack in August, I spent $160 on a hotel that was significantly cheaper than the ones surrounding it. I was hoping that I found a deal. Of course, it backfired on me.

In that post, I mentioned the reasons for why we left the hotel just minutes after we checked in (including there being blood splatters in the hotel room) yet they still would not give us a refund. We have since disputed the charge on our credit card, but I’m still not sure how it’s going to turn out.

Many people each and every single day make the mistake of trying to save money, yet end up wasting money in the end.

I’m guilty of doing this. Many times I go the cheap route because I hope it will work out in my favor in the end. Well, I have been wrong on many occasions! [Read more…]

7 Things I Won’t Cut From Our Budget To Save For a Down Payment

7 Things I Won't Cut From Our Budget To Save For a Down PaymentAs most of you know, we are in the very beginning stages of buying a house and possibly moving to Colorado. However, that’s not planned to happen for at least 1.5 years from now.

Some of you have asked why we’re waiting to buy a house and why we’re not moving right away.

Well, we still have to save for our down payment.

We would like to put around $100,000 on our next home (GAH that is scary to even think about), and that means we really need to buckle down and start saving since we still need to save for retirement as well.

We need to save money so that we can go to Colorado a decent amount and find our dream home. I don’t want to buy a home or live in a brand new town that I haven’t researched or visited at least a few times.  [Read more…]