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
Side hustles are all the rage these days. People are looking to earn more money without having to work a traditional job role for “the man”, so to speak. But does side hustling really work? Or a better question might be why does side hustling work for some people rather than others?
Ever since I started staying home with the kids, I’ve been looking for side hustles to help supplement our income. Most have failed. One has succeeded. Read more
I once read that in order to have what someone else has, you need to do what they’ve done. In other words, success in a certain area is often achievable by copying others who have already obtained success in a certain area. Ever since I read that, I’ve been spending some time on and off studying the traits of millionaires. Read more
So, I haven’t been talking much on the blog about my blogging income, but since it’s increasing at a pretty decent rate I don’t feel I can keep this secret gem to earning extra income a secret anymore.
When I started this blog in January of 2013, I had not one clue about blogging or technical stuff like how to set up a blog. In fact, I hadn’t even read a blog until the end of 2012. I really was in the dark ages.
I always hoped to start making money online; after all, I’d heard these great stories about people doing so. Read more