Our Complete List of COVID-19 News & Resources for Entrepreneurs

In an effort to be the most helpful during this time, I've decided to gather all of our COVID-19 related guides, news, and general resources that seem to be most useful during times like this. CARES Act Changes & Updates The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) – What We Know & Where to Apply How to Get Unemployment Pay if You’re Self-Employed (Including Gig Workers and Freelancers) SBA Loans: Everything You Need to Know (Including Emergency EIDL $10k Grant … [Read more...]

Expecting a Stimulus Check? Here’s What You Need To Know

Fast FAQs About Stimulus Checks (i.e. Economic Impact Payments): Up to $1,200 for individuals or $2,400 for married couples and up to $500 for each qualifying child Based on 2019 or 2018 data, depending on when you file your 2019 return Deposit payments will begin to roll out on April 9th, with checks being issued April 24th Self-employed individuals should look beyond the stimulus payment at other CARES Act benefits [Read more...]

How to Get Unemployment Pay if You’re Self-Employed (Including Gig Workers and Freelancers)

Normally, there’s no unemployment for self-employed individuals. But with the unprecedented impact COVID-19 is having on the economy, the federal government has passed legislation to provide relief for small businesses and independent workers. With its passage, unemployment benefits are now expanded to cover the self-employed and gig workers like Uber drivers, freelancers, and Airbnb hosts. Under the CARES Act, unemployment … [Read more...]

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) – What We Know & Where to Apply

If you're like me and you run a small business, you could qualify for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). This looks to be a promising opportunity for small business owners and the self-employed to recoup some of the damages inflicted by the economic and social effects of COVID-19 and the subsequent government response. The PPP will allow you to continue to pay yourself, your employees, and possibly your independent … [Read more...]

Time Management Tips [And Free Online Tools] For Entrepreneurs

All of us are out there trying to make the most of our time. This is especially true for those of who have a side hustle. How can you balance the increasing demands on your time as a full-time employee with a side hustle? After you try to fit in all of the work tasks in addition to your personal responsibilities, it can feel like there just aren't enough hours in a day.  Luckily, you don't need to spend a dime to stay … [Read more...]

10 Side Hustle Tips to Help You Get More From Your Time

Side hustles are becoming more and more common in the U.S., particularly among millennials and other young people. And why wouldn't they be? A side hustle can truly be a game-changer. It certainly was for me. Both of my side hustles have become 6-figure businesses! That success didn't come from me wasting my time though. It was the focused time on my work that's had the biggest impact. Today I'm sharing some side hustle tips for … [Read more...]

18 Side Hustle Ideas for 2020: Find Your Perfect Side Hustle

It's 2020 and it seemed like the perfect time to create a fresh list of side hustle ideas to inspire you to get started. Myself and our writing staff have tried several of these side hustle ideas and we're here to share what we know. There is a lot to consider when starting a side hustle, but the biggest question is: "What are you going to do?" You need ideas! Something that isn't too demanding, something that fits your schedule, … [Read more...]

Find the Perfect Side Hustle From Your Phone [Steady App Review]

  When I see my man Shaq getting behind a new venture I have to check it out. I spent some time looking into the first app built for side hustlers, Steady. Today I'm back to share what I found. If you are looking to make extra money but are unsure where to start or what your options are, Steady may be a great place to get started. The Steady App brings available side hustles right to your phone. Their free app lists all … [Read more...]

How Anyone Can Invest in a “Hedge Fund” [Titan Invest Review]

  You've no doubt heard about hedge funds, but you might feel they are only for the wealthy investor. Hedge funds are known for their high fees and high minimum investment requirements. But nowadays anyone can take advantage of a hedge fund-like investment strategy without being a multi-millionaire. There is a new player in the fintech space that is trying to make hedge funds strategies accessible to the average investor, … [Read more...]

Things to Save Up For – Plus Our Savings Goals (2007-2020)

One of the best goals you can make for your financial life is to save more. More savings can do a lot for you: create more security and provide more opportunities. And more savings - if invested properly - can lead to the creation of income-producing assets, setting you and your family up for a lifetime of financial success. Each year I jot down a list of cool things to save up for - our personal savings goals - and share them here … [Read more...]

Participate in Research Studies for $100+ an Hour: Respondent.io Review

  Taking surveys is a popular side hustle. I recently came across a site that takes surveys to the next level. I decided to try it out and provide a quick review. Respondent is a website that matches companies looking to perform research studies with qualified participants. Respondent claims (and others have reported) you can earn $140 per hour. Note, the companies doing the studies are looking for a certain set of people. … [Read more...]

How to Get Started Freelancing Online Today

You want to earn money online. That is AWESOME! What I do today is earn money online. Actually, I’ve been doing it for years! What started as something I did for fun (and extra money) on the side has led to a career change that’s given me the freedom to earn more money and enjoy spending more time with my family. You can learn how to start freelancing today. This involves figuring out what type of freelancer you want to become, … [Read more...]

Our Vanguard Personal Advisor Services Review: Have a Human Advisor Review Your Plan

Since John Bogle founded Vanguard in 1975, they've become one of the most trusted companies in the investing industry. They have over 20 million clients and manage over $5 trillion in assets. Throughout their history, Vanguard has championed the idea that the average person can be a successful investor by implementing a buy and hold strategy and keeping their costs low. But even Vanguard realizes that not everyone wants to go it … [Read more...]

SBA Loans: Everything You Need to Know

Notice: For COVID-19 related SBA loan information, see our coverage of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Or for more coronavirus (COVID-19) SBA resources, skip to the bottom where we discuss the EIDL and SBA Debt Relief Programs. If you need funding for your small business, it's hard to beat SBA loans. They come with favorable terms and may be easier to qualify for than other business loans. But as with any … [Read more...]

Improve Your Credit Score with Our Ultimate Guide to Credit

  This post is brought to you by Experian. While this was a sponsored opportunity, all content and opinions expressed here are my own. Have you ever wondered exactly what it takes to build a good credit score? Maybe you've made some credit mistakes in your past and you're wondering how to fix them. Or perhaps you've wondered if your credit score even really matters. No matter what questions you have about credit, you're sure … [Read more...]