When it comes to saving money, there are so many different ways to do it that it can make your head spin. Since it is a New Year, we wanted to take a look at how we were saving and see if we could reconfigure things to save us more. Enter our financial trainer with the brilliant idea to switch our savings to high yield savings accounts instead. So, how does this ultimately work out better for us and should you consider switching to a high yield savings account also? Read more
Earning your living as a full-time freelancer has its upsides, and it’s downsides. On the one hand, your freelancer lifestyle means that you’ll be able to achieve a better work/life balance and set your own schedule. You can even avoid the annoying commute to work each morning if you’re happy to work from home. However, as a freelancer, you’re also in a position where your income is never completely guaranteed.
The good news is that just because your money is often unpredictable as a freelancer, that doesn’t mean that you can’t do things to improve your income management strategy. As a full-time and self-employed freelancer, there are various strategies you can put in place to give yourself financial peace of mind.
We are always looking for new ways to bring in some extra cash around here. After all, having 5 kids can really test our budgeting and frugality skills!
When some friends mentioned they had been putting their houses up on AirBnB, our ears perked up. Could putting up our extra rooms on AirBnB be a good way for us to bring in some extra money? Read more
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.