I know most of you are here for frugal tips, and ways to improve your self discipline. But finance is as much about growing your income as much as about saving money. One good thing about the finance industry is that it constantly delivers new ways to make money. The latest you may not have heard of is: peer to peer bonds. Peer to peer
When I was younger, I dreamed of traveling the world as a digital nomad. I even considered living in a van to travel cheaply around the United States while I worked from my laptop. But after my first solo trips to Mexico and Las Vegas, I realized how quickly you can blow through money when you’re traveling, even if you’re trying to be frugal.
A vending machine business is a great side hustle for busy people. It only takes a few hours per week to restock and manage your machines, so you’ll earn a lot of money in a short amount of time. A profitable vending machine can generate $300 per month in revenue or more. So if you have several successful machines, you could take home an extra
Did you know that you can make money by sharpening knives? Knife sharpening is a great side hustle because there’s a lot of demand for it. Everyone has knives in their kitchen, but very few people know how to sharpen and maintain them properly. Many businesses also use knives and shears, including hair salons, restaurants, tailors, and print shops. If you land a few recurring
A lot of people get minimalism wrong – thinking that they have to get rid of everything they own. But that’s really not the truth. In a gist minimalism is eliminating things from your life that don’t serve a purpose or bring you happiness. These aren’t just material items either. They can be negative people in your life or something such as a soul-sucking job.
I mull over purchases for months before I make them and research most of the products I buy thoroughly. But I’ve still made some financial mistakes and have bought a few things over the past couple years that I regret. Here are the top 3 purchases that have given me the most buyer’s remorse and the lessons I’ve learned from wasting my money on them.
It’s common knowledge that competitiveness leads to success. Some of the most accomplished people of our time like Steve Jobs were known for being hyper-competitive perfectionists. Ambitious people go far in life because they’re always trying to be the best version of themselves. They don’t accept failure and have the level of motivation necessary to achieve their goals. To encourage you to embrace your competitive
Moving into your first apartment is an exciting time in your life. You’re striking out on your own and getting a space that’s all yours. But renting and budgeting for a first apartment is a big financial responsibility, and there are lots of hidden costs you may not think about. It’s important to plan and save for all of those expenses so you don’t end
One of the main reasons people say they can’t go vegan is because it’s too expensive, which I completely understand. My partner and I spend about $600 on groceries every month because of my special diet, which is far more than we’d like to pay. The staples of a vegan diet—rice, beans, pasta, veggies, and fruits—are some of the cheapest items at the grocery store.
My partner and I live on one of our incomes and save the other, which doesn’t leave tons of room in our budget for splurges. But by purchasing items secondhand and waiting patiently for sales, I’ve been able to treat myself to designer clothes and handbags without breaking the bank. Here are some of my best tips on how to buy nice things without going