Making money online isn’t easy but it can pay off big if you apply the right strategy and stick with it -- much like anything else in life. As someone who recently quit my day job to freelance full-time, I understand how to get started freelancing for extra money. This type of work -- creating a lifestyle business through freelancing -- is becoming increasingly popular because of the massive freedom and flexibility it offers. In fact, in a recent study by Intuit, it’s predicted that by 2020 over 40 percent of the U.S. workforce will be freelancers and contracted workers. Guess you’d better start building your business now! In this quick start guide, I share five steps that will help you know how to get started freelancing and … [Read More...]
The intimidation factor of choosing an investment vehicle can be one of the reasons why potential investors might feel more comfortable keeping their nest egg in their mattress. Not only does it seem as though the financial world speaks an entirely different language from the rest of us, but we also know that making a [...]
This is an article from Sam Lustgarten, pictured to the right. Sam also blogs at frugaling.org. Winter has finally abated and a powerful sun means summer fun. I’m dusting off my old running shoes for some healthy exercise. But contrary to popular belief, running hasn’t always been affordable for me. I started in middle school. [...]
Who will take care of you when you can’t take care of yourself? Whether it’s due to an early onset of Alzheimer’s or you’re simply too old, if you can’t take care of yourself, you’ll need help. Your loved ones can only do so much. You may be too wealthy for government assistance, and you [...]
Hope you’re having a dog-gone good time! Here’s your financial life, explained by our four legged friends… You’re creative about how you stay cool when summers get hot. Image by: TheChanel You always make a second meal out of leftovers. Image by: rmatei You do a little dance on payday… Image by: carterse Then spend it all [...]
Kickstarter projects are funded on a simple premise: Create a product idea and reward backers for pledging money. Funding is all or nothing. If you don’t hit your goal, you don’t get any of the money pledged. While many Kickstarters seem destined to succeed, like an Amanda Palmer album or Veronica Mars movie, other wacky ideas have [...]
Even if you’re a cheapskate today, it probably doesn’t compare to the crazy ways you used to save money in college. Here’s a reminder of just how far you went back then to save a few bucks. 1. You “cooked” cheap meals you’d never eat today. Image by: inazakira 2. You maximized roommates to bring down rent… [...]
Gallup recently released their annual State of the American Workplace report which informs us that 70% of the American workforce is at least “not engaged” at work. Making up that 70% number are 52% who are “not engaged” and 18% who are “actively disengaged”. Maybe these less than engaged employees should have asked these 5 [...]
The United States has finally started exporting more oil to other countries than it imports. The U.S. hasn’t crested this oil trade threshold since January 1997. There are entire generations of Americans who have grown up not knowing anything other than the dominance of foreign oil imports typically from the Middle East. U.S. crude oil [...]
Recently, the financial planning community got into a Twitter back-and-forth with Dave Ramsey. Dave, who likely has helped more people with their finances than any other person, tweets this: @ScottTruhlar @BasonAsset @behaviorgap @CarolynMcC// I help more people in 10 min. than all of you combined in your ENTIRE lives #stophating — Dave Ramsey (@DaveRamsey) June [...]
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