4 Unique Ways to Make Money Online

Almost everyone wants to make more money. That’s pretty much a given right? More money means faster progress on your financial goals, like getting out of debt, building an emergency fund, and saving for a large purchase. Sometimes making extra money also means that you can allocate more money for the fun things in your […]

4 Reasons I Love Getting Paid to Write for Blogs

This post is a part of the Get Paid to Write for Blogs Course Launch. Get Paid to Write for Blogs is a brand new course created by Cat Alford of Budget Blonde. Cat makes a full-time income from writing for blogs and this course will teach you how to do the same. I started getting […]

When You’re Self-Employed Can You Take a Break?

This weekend was Memorial Day weekend and even though it was a 3-day weekend, I never seemed to find the time to get as much done for my online freelancing business as I had planned. In fact, I completely spaced about a deadline I had on Friday night which is something I’ve never ever done […]

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; […]