A Breakdown of 15 Tax Deductions For The Normal Guy Running A Home Business or Side Hustle

#smallbusiness #directsales #sidehustle #driving #taxes #deductions

It’s tax season, so if you were working last year, and as boring as it is, you need to file taxes. So let’s talk the most common deductions and how to simplify your tax preparation…

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8 More Side Jobs To Give You Financial Freedom… (and all of them include working with kids!)

Quote to live by Magic JOhnson

It’s Christmas evening, and we have ended our festivities for another year. It was another beautiful and memory making Christmas, we got wonderful presents and spent time with the ones we love the most. But it is evening now, so my husband is out working his ride-share gig job while I work writing gig from the computer.

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More Ways To Make Extra Income For The Holidays, part 2

 

Change your mindset on money, let's talk side incomes

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.

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40 Ways to Make Extra Income For the Holidays, part 1 

It’s the time of year where we all spend a little (or a lot) extra on gifts, events, parties and who knows what else. Are you the discount gifter, the planned gifter or the unplanned, rushed gifter?

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What I Wish I Knew About Finances When I Was In College

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…

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4 Tips to Make The Money Talks As Easy As Getting Fast Food For Dinner!

Budgeting communication relationships easier

Money… the lack of it, the way it is spent, stressing over, working 40+ hours a week for it. And if you are trying to do life with a spouse, well, then it is double the trouble as you try to do this whole money thing together. Seriously, you know that money is the #1 reason for divorce in America, no wonder it feels like you are trying to pull a lion’s teeth every time you try to talk about it. So let’s find a better way to do this, let’s pretend budget conversations are like eating dinner.

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Shaping Your Reputation

Attitude matters, don't be a victim

Everyone has something they want to be known by or to known for. It can be a personality trait, a health goal, how popular they are, the atmosphere they give off, or a career objective. If your objective, your deepest, truest goal, is your focus, you will began to aspire, to grow it to the point where people around you will see it and help you move toward your goal and your reputation will began to change too.

However…

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Let’s Talk Boundaries

Let's Talk Boundaries
Let’s Talk Boundaries – 3 ways to help you focus on your priorities!

As you may have noticed, I haven’t written a new blog post lately, I’m not sure, but it seems to be something to do with being pregnant. See, baby is convinced that writing is boring and being a world-class baby gymnast is better. Baby’s energy (and prego hormones!) is making this mommy tired and unable to write as fluently as before. So, let’s see if I (and baby!) can get some juices flowing and write about something that has been on my mind lately…

Sooooo… let’s talk about…

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Finding Balance

Balanced and stress free
Let me explain my thoughts on balance

Somedays, I work long hours for extra money, and then the very next day, I get off work right on time, because I know my husband and I need a 2 hour car drive, so we can talk and reconnect. That’s called balance.

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A Minimalist Fridge… Stress-Free Living in the Kitchen.

A clean fridge means less stress
Simple, stress-free tips to help you find balance and enjoyment in cooking.

I always felt I should make elaborate meals. And then… I would get so stressed and upset when Henry wouldn’t eat them. I grew up eating 3 sit-down meals a day, 3 complete meals with protein, starch/carbohydrates and vegetables. Sometimes a dessert and fruit too. So, this is how I tried to handle food in our house for 2 years. HOWEVER, I stressed so much over how I ‘should’ be cooking that I HATED cooking. HATED the kitchen. HATED shopping for us. HATED planning meals. HATED anything to do with food. I was wasting time and energy AND money trying to keep up with the cooking and planning. Who is with me on this?

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