Having our kids do chores is one way for them to make some of their own money. But, we always want to get their creative juices flowing thinking about other ways to make money also.
After all, part of our job as their parents it to teach them to problem-solve and how to survive in the world without us. So, when my 10 year old daughter came to me with an entrepreneurial idea to make some money, my ears perked up.
Caption: Working from home is a dream shared by many.
Being able to make money from home, doing something we are passionate about is a dream that many of us share. It doesn’t have to be a dream any longer, however! Whether your hobby is writing, creating art, cooking, building websites or even playing computer games, today’s economic climate means it is easier than you think to transform something you enjoy doing into a potentially lucrative side business. Read more
Everyone’s got a talent. Whether it’s playing an instrument, painting portraits, or designing clothes, every person is good at something.
The American Trucking Association recently released its annual report on trucking trends, and it confirms what we all knew already: trucking is an absolutely vital part of this nation’s economy. Among other things, ATA American Trucking Trends 2018 reveals that over 70% of all freight tonnage in America was moved via trucking. That means that over 10 billion tons of freight was trucked across the country. The ATA report also found that there are over 7.5 million people employed in jobs related to the trucking industry, including 3.5 million drivers. And the total revenue for all that hauling? In 2017, the industry generated more than 700 billion dollars.
As our two oldest boys are 13 now, it seems like a great time to really help them figure out the world of money. Since we have 5 children, at all different ages, teaching them about money can get tricky because they are all at different stages. That being said, we are working diligently to teach our kids about the value of a dollar. Read on if you want to hear more about our most recent adventure with kids and phones! Read more
Sometimes, getting financing to start an auto repair shop is difficult. It’s never fun to look for business financing, and you can get roped into paying more in interest than you need to. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Starting up a business can be really scary, especially when this is the first time you have had a brilliant idea that you want to get into to make money. But let’s say that, unfortunately, you don’t have enough funds. What do you do? Simple: do everything you can do. From simple e-begging to reading fundbox reviews. If you think it really is a good idea and would definitely turn a profit, then go for it.
Like most people, one of your on-going goals in life is to save money. There’s only one issue: it’s harder than it sounds. When all your cash is tied up with bills and other necessities, it can feel like you’ll never achieve your goal. In reality, the day you start saving is closer than you realize. If you’re looking for extra money to pad out your budget, you might just find it in the following areas:
Ever wondered how you ended up in your profession? Did you choose it when you weren’t sure what else was out there or did you just fall into it by chance? Many of us work in jobs we’re not particularly interested in just because they pay well, or they provide us with the stability we crave. While these might be great ways to justify staying in your job, if you don’t love what you do, it can make the path to fulfillment tricky.
Ever thought about picking up a side hustle? I’m guessing that if you’re reading this you probably have. Side hustling has literally saved us financially. When we first started our “get out of debt” journey, we had a 65% – 70% debt-to-income ratio.
That means that more than 65% of Rick’s gross pay was taken up for required minimum debt payments each month. As you can imagine, that left us with quite a huge monthly deficit. Read more