I am always trying to find ways to pay off my debt faster! One of my favorite ways is to participate in the gig economy, particularly ride sharing (driving for Uber & Lyft). Now, I try to drive every other weekend when I don't have my kids. Last year, I made about $2,500 just from this gig and I didn't even drive that much! Here are some things I do to maximize my time and earnings:
I wanted to share my Top 6 favorite financial podcasts so far this year! There were so many to choose from so making this list was hard. I am one of those people that listens to podcasts whenever I get the chance whether it's in the car, sitting at my desk, or just cleaning the house, I'm always listening. These podcasts give such good information that they inspired me to start my own. Without further ado, here is the list:
It's heating up outside! That means you will start seeing more and more yard sales popping up. I decided to try my hand at yard sales for 3 weekends in the month of June. I opened it up to family and friends to see what would happen. I will preface this by saying that this was my first yard sale EVER. I would always donate everything but being that I am not working, I wanted to see how much I could make. Over the 3 weekends, I made about $400 just from my sales. This is what I learned:
If you haven’t read my posts Retirement 101 and Retirement 102, I highly recommend starting there first. It will give you a decent foundation on retirement accounts and all of the different options available. Now, I want to focus on the potential pitfalls you could encounter if you are not actively involved in managing your accounts.
'Tis the season of spending! The National Retail Federation expects retail sales during November and December to be about $682 billion! (I think we are in the wrong business) They expect each consumer to spend an average of $967.13. This is massive spending! Most Americans get into a ton of debt during this time and spend the better part of the new year trying to pay it down. Don't let this happen to you! In this article, I'll offer six of my top tips to ensure you are prepared for next year and keep your spending in check.
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