We’re Selling Our Home And Moving Into A Rental House

We're Selling Our Home And Moving Into A Rental HouseToday, I am posting an update on our decision to move and our plans for the next several months. 

I know I have been all over the place lately when it comes to what 2015 will hold for us. I think we finally have our plan down though!

We have decided that we will be putting our home on the market in the next few months and moving into a rental house somewhere in Colorado.

We have also decided that we are going to put our home buying process on hold so that we don’t feel as rushed trying to determine where we want to buy our next house (since the towns in Colorado that we like are between 14 and 20 hours away). This will be better for us because we can hopefully then move around in case we do not like the town that we originally move to.

Our plan is to find and move into a rental house in Colorado before we put our house on the market. That way we can be completely out of our current home so that it can be clean and dog free for when potential home buyers come and look at it.

This means that we need to find a rental soon. [Read more…]

10 Ways To Make Money Online From The Comfort of Your Home

10 Ways To Make Money At Home Online - Make Side MoneyAre you interested in learning how to make money online? In this post I will show you 10 different ways to make money online that YOU may be able to do.

There are many legitimate online careers out there where you can earn a full-time living or at least some side income.

Like I say in every one of my monthly online income reports, I love being able to earn a living online. In addition to the fact that you can actually make money online, other positives include that you can be location independent, your business expenses most likely are going to be low, and you can work from home!

Today I am going to show you how to make side money or a full-time income with the 10 different ways to make money online below. [Read more…]

10 Ways I Plan On Saving Money In 2015

10 Ways To Save Money - How You Can Save Money In 2015[This post is part of the TaxACT How I Save blog tour which teaches you ways to keep more money in your pocket. Last year, TaxACT saved America over $240 million on tax preparation. How much can you save? To learn more about tips and strategies on saving, click here.]

We have decided that 2015 will finally be the year that we gain control of our spending problem. It’s not something that I’ve discussed much recently, as it’s not exactly something to be proud of.

Last year, our spending was completely out of control. Yes, we saved money in some areas, but in other areas we did not do so well. Increasing your income is no good if your spending is increasing as well.

As I always say, I believe that a person can save money and still lead a great life. Too many people think that saving money means that you are making hard sacrifices, but I disagree. The ways that we plan on saving money this year are all realistic, attainable, and they don’t hurt our quality of life. In fact, most of them improve our quality of life.

We are trying to do the things below so that can can head towards a more minimalism and eco-friendly lifestyle. We are not only wasting money, we are wasting other things as well that we shouldn’t be and that is something we would like to change.

Below are the 10 ways to save money that we plan on taking part in this year. [Read more…]

4 Life and Financial Hurdles To Tackle This Year

4 Financial and Life Goals To Tackle - 2015 GoalsWhile I realize we are already two weeks into the new year and that you may have already set your New Year’s resolutions, I don’t think that should stop anyone from evaluating their life goals and possibly setting new ones already.

I want this year to be the very best year of your life. No one is perfect, but I think with the goals below, everyone can feel happy, successful, and motivated in life.

Below are four financial and life goals you may want to think about tackling in 2015.

 

1. Tackle your money problem(s).

Whether your money problem is related to a lack of a budget, spending issues, debt, keeping up with the Joneses, or something else, you need to tackle your money problems NOW.

First, you need to figure out why you have a money problem. If you don’t figure out what the root of the problem is, then it’s probably just going to keep coming back and biting you.

After that, you need to come up with a plan to stop your money problem. You might need to avoid the mall, create a better budget, increase your income, pay off your debt, and so on.

Tackling your money problem now will help you lead a less stressful and most likely a more meaningful life. [Read more…]

The Many Positives Of Using Airbnb Plus a Coupon Code For Your Next Vacation!

Airbnb Review Plus a Valuable Airbnb Coupon CodeWhenever we go on a trip, we almost always stay in a short-term rental.

We stayed in them around ten times in 2014, and plan on staying in them many more times this year as well.

I always look at Airbnb’s website (this is an affiliate link that will give you a $25 off Airbnb coupon code for your next stay) first when planning our trips.

Even though I use Airbnb often, there are still many people out there who have never heard of Airbnb before, so I thought it would be a great service to review.

With this Airbnb review, I hope to help you see why you should be using Airbnb as well. Below are some of the many positives of using this vacation rental website:

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December Goals Update and New January Goals

December Goals Update and New January GoalsHello! December was a great month for us.

We were active, we ate more healthy than usual, spent time with family, and we had another good business month (read my December monthly income report).

In December, we traveled to Memphis for Christmas to spend time with Wes’s parents and his siblings. It was a fun time and I always love spending time with his wonderful family. We ate delicious food, played Cards Against Humanity with his family (that was interesting!), and had a lot of fun.

I think we also somewhat narrowed down where we want to move to. We are still going back and forth with different cities and areas, but right now we are really liking the Durango area in Colorado. Anyone ever been? What did you think of it? We plan on visiting again soon. And, of course, we plan on renting before we buy to make sure wherever we move to is the spot for us.

The only bad thing that happened in December was that two of my credit cards were stolen, but thankfully Chase noticed both of them quickly and cancelled my credit cards for me before anything too bad happened.

Also, both of our credit scores went up this past month. Wes has a credit score of 797 and mine is at 801. WOOHOO! I was almost positive that with all of the recent credit card reward signups that our credit scores would suffer at least a little bit. Not at all though! [Read more…]