My 5 Favorite Ideas to Make Extra Money

There are literally hundreds (if not thousands) of ways to make extra money to help solve your cash flow problems. It may seem silly, but no matter how many people post about XYZ number of ideas to make extra money, I still never tire of reading these types of posts. Why? Well it’s probably because […]

Tax Considerations for Multiple Jobs

Having multiple jobs and streams of income is a great way to speed up your progress and help you reach your financial goals, like paying off debt or reaching “financial independence“, a lot faster. But there are also some drawbacks to working multiple jobs. Aside from things like maintaining a good work-life balance, there are […]

I’m a Banker (Kind of)

I don’t know if you know this about me, but I’m a banker and yet I’ve still made some highly questionable financial decisions in the past. Truth be told, I didn’t grow up dreaming of becoming a banker someday, instead it just kind of happened. When I went to college I studied Animal Science, but […]

Passive Income Idea: Owning Rental Property

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how I can increase my income outside of my full-time desk job. The reason I want to build my income from other sources is so I can eventually quit my full-time job. I just don’t enjoy it and can’t imagine spending the next 30 years of my life […]

Finding a Job vs. Freelancing/Starting a Business

OMG! Have you tried to find a job lately? Because I have and it sure is one tough world out there! I haven’t really talked about it on here much, but I don’t really LOVE my FT job. In fact, I even went so far as to begin seeking alternative employment earlier this year. While […]

Should You Get a Seasonal Holiday Job to Pay Down Debt?

Hi guys! Cat here. I was just talking to my best friend who told me she wants to get a job at the mall for the holidays. She just wanted to make some extra cash since she recently moved out on her own (woo hoo!) I actually convinced her to start freelance writing online, and […]

Financial Implications of Workaholism

As evidenced by my non-existent work-life balance and as we’ve previously discussed, I’m a total workaholic. (And that post about my Typical Day was written before I started freelancing online!) According to good ‘ol Wikipedia: “A workaholic is a person who is addicted to work. While the term generally implies that the person enjoys their work; […]

You’re Rich! Never Mind — You’re Broke! The Ups and Downs of Freelancing

  According to Gallup, the number of Americans who feel disengaged at their jobs outnumbers happily employed people by a two-to-one margin. If you want to become a freelancer because you hate your current job, you could end up being really happy. However, if you’re assuming that becoming a freelancer will lead you to a four-hour […]

You Might be a Workaholic If…

As part of the PF community – no matter whether you are a fellow PF or debt blogger, or a blog stalker reader – we are all working toward one form or another of financial independence. Many of us are so dedicated to making our financial dreams come true that we are even willing to […]

I Got My Dream Job!

I’m going to keep this short and sweet, as I really need to watch the latest episode of The Mindy Project. According to my girl Erin, Schmidt’s on it. Like, New Girl’s Schmidt. He’s not playing Schmidt, but the actor Max Greenfield is on The Mindy Project and I’m pumped. Late last summer, I announced […]