5 Reasons Self-Employment Rocks!

I’m almost a month into full-time self-employment already as I quit my job effective July 31. It’s been a period of transition as I try to figure out a schedule for my day that allows me to balance the workload of my freelance writing business and my life away from the computer. Even though I’m […]

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 […]

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 […]

Financial Implications of Working Outside the Home

We all know there are pros and cons of working outside the home when compared to working from home or being self-employed. Things that often come to mind are issues with flexibility of your work schedule, and creating a work-life balance. Ever since I started freelancing online, I’ve had a goal of quitting my full-time […]

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 […]

I’m Going to #FinCon13 (and the obligatory Plutus plea!)

Hi guys! So remember how I was on vacation for like a million years? Well now I’m going to St. Louis in October for #FinCon13. Pause for excitement, judgement, or indifference. Why am I going? A combination of the following: 1) I’m kinda a personal finance blogger 2) I’m definitely a personal finance freelance writer […]

I’M BACK! and More Good News

Hello, bestest friends! For the 2 of you that actually noticed I haven’t been blogging, I’m back! My cross-country road trip/move is over and I’m glad to have the chance to talk with all you fabulous people again. If you are true Erin fans, you know I actually have been writing — just not here. […]

July 2013 Recap & August 2013 Goals

July 2013 Recap & August 2013 Goals Is it really August? Really? LIFE Life. Is. Insane. In July, I moved out of my apartment in Cleveland and into a suitcase. We took a six day trip to Niagara Falls and Toronto, spent a few nights at Dad’s, went on the annual family cabin trip, and […]