From Total Desperation to A Little Hope…

I just saw a blog titled “I paid off $50,000 of debt in 2 months and here is how I did it.”  I think I gagged a little at how out of this world their claims are as I rolled my eyes. Yeah, we aren’t there yet either, so let’s celebrate the little steps of victory instead…

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Learning to Stay Calm and Focused In The Moment

I was supposed to write this blog about chore time management, but the night was so lovely, I just couldn’t. I began to feel a pressure between my to-do list and the chance to enjoy the wind in my hair.

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A 6-Step Guide To Move Out Of Stress-Paralysis…

Trauma? Medical challenges? A move? A relationship loss? A career shift? A new baby? Yes, we just had our first born baby by C-section, and we are incredibly happy and blessed. However, parenting is also creating stress for both of us as we try to figure this all out. Really, any change will create stress on the brain. No matter what the situation is that is creating the stressors, we always need a plan to keep moving forward.

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day With These 9 Unique Ideas (PLUS 8 kid-friendly activities to include the whole family!)

Valentine’s Day might be my favorite holiday. I love the cheesy hearts and forced signs of affection. I love that the stores are overflowing with flowers and one of those $20 bunches may end up on my dining room table. I have also learned to be very comfortable with buying my own flowers (since I am the one who loves them so much), besides what I REALLY LOVE from my husband on Valentine’s Day (or for any date) is creativity, a date made just for me because he knows it is a unique idea or activity that we will love. So, if you like creativity or need last minute ideas, here are 9 date/gift options for your honey and you plus 8 kid-friendly activities to make the best memories for your family this Valentine’s Day!

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41 Everyday People Give Their Best Financial Advice!

I have been blogging for weeks about our financial trials/triumphs and awesome experiences with side hustling and learning to budget, so I thought I would gather the input of friends and fellow bloggers (39 to be exact!) on what their favorite and best 1-sentence financial advice would be…. Here are their favorite 1-liners to turn your money around…

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Here Is How NOT To Cut Corners On A Budget

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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…

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“But I had NO choices!” #sidehustlin’ when it feels forced on you…

But I had NO choices, #sidehustling when it feels forced on you by health, money and kidsWhat do you do when your situation forces you to take up a side income job? What if you don’t have the time to plan it like you wanted or have the means to dream big? This is where we found ourselves at for the last few weeks…

See, the doctors call it uncontrolled, brittle, difficult, unpredictable, confusing and they feel sorry for me because I am trying so hard. I tell my husband it is tiring, exhausting, makes me feel lost, depressed and exhausted, it seems like a full time job. You can call it Type 1 Diabetes with super high risk pregnancy. The pregnancy has gone pretty well, up until 3 weeks ago. Now, at 7 months pregnant, I have had 2 hospital visits in the last 3 weeks, daily struggles to control my diabetes and am now only able to work about 2 days a week, if that much! And it is all due to having a chronic disease that doesn’t play by the rules. 

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18 Money Mistakes I Made During The Holidays

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It’s time for a little confession. Okay, here it goes – my budgeting (and especially my spending) was sorta off-balance during the holidays.

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15 Reasons You Should Join The #SideHustle Game

15 Reasons You Need To Start A Side Hustle 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).

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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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