One of the most frightening aspects of human existence is a lack of knowledge about what the future holds. Even if you’re swimming along nicely, there’s no guarantee that the picture will be as rosy in the days, months or years ahead. You never really know what’s around the corner, and bolts can appear out of the blue. If your finances have taken an unexpected knock, here are some of the best ways to handle life’s hardest problems.
Happiness is often the goal that many of us search for in life. As long as we’re smiling and having a good time, we often don’t think about anything else. This pursuit of happiness ultimately changes the way we approach life.
It’s not the past that defines us; what defines is how we strive to put the past behind us. If you are in a financially messy state (really, who isn’t?), then it’s tempting to lament the decisions that lead you to that position. But really, what does that get you? You’ll be in a looping guilt trip, and all the while, you will be doing nothing to ensure you’re able to move toward reaching your financial goals. Let’s look to creating change instead. It’s much better to adopt a can-do mindset, and tackle any issues head-on. Here’s how you do it.
Most of our blogs on budgeting is about savings and cutting costs. But SOMETIMES being frugal becomes a mindset that gets us stuck in a cycle money saving efforts that greatly increases our stress. Instead of focusing on budgeting, let’s take a breath and laugh at ourselves . Are you ready? Here are some of our “not best budgeting ideas” that we need to laugh about…
This week, I am reading a book called Debt-Free Living by Larry Burkett. I am also reading up on some of my favorite financial blogs, it is always good to review what you know you already know.
It’s time for a little confession. Okay, here it goes – my budgeting (and especially my spending) was sorta off-balance during the holidays.
This is the last in my series about side hustles and second incomes. My personal opinion is that everyone should have a side hustle, it’s kinda like a hobby… but you get paid for it! In this series, we have already given well over 50 options for side hustles and second incomes (check out part 1 here), but now let’s look for extra income jobs for people who Have the money and desire to invest in a side hustle turned career/business.
Okay, I get it – you don’t have time, it may not work out, it is hard to start out, and you don’t know what to do (fix THAT issue by reading my previous blogs part 1, part 2 and part 3 for 80+ suggestions on gigs/side hustles to get started with).
As mentioned in my previous post, it is the time of year where most of us are feeling stressed with money and needing an extra little bit of side income. Since my husband and I have worked 40+ freelancing and gig type jobs, I am listing the best of the best that we have worked with.
Here are my top picks for someone who: needs a job from home, but does not want something that requires a lot of time.
As we continue on our financial journey, I felt that I should share some things I wish I had been told when I was in college. College years is where most people start to pick up bad habits for their finances. If your parents didn’t set you up for success (aka – teach AND model good finances), you get out of high school and are plunged into the adult world, filled with bills, responsibility, college, stress and trying to stay afloat in all of it. And, so you try, kudos to you for trying! But, if you are reading this, you probably in need of some tips.
“I know I could have used the help 10 years ago when I struggling to keep my grades up and my bank account postive…”
so here is my post college financial wisdom…