The 2016 Financial Olympics

The following blog post is part of The Road to Financial Wellness blog tour. The Road to Financial Wellness is a three-month, grassroots campaign promoting financial empowerment on a national level and encourages people to pursue their dream lifestyle. Find out more about local events near you. Continue reading “The 2016 Financial Olympics”

Financial Independence, The Long Way

We often hear much about “financial independence”, what that means and how people reach it. Truth is that it means different things for different people and no two are exactly the same. My goal is to reach my personal idea of financial independence, but I have to go the “long way”. Continue reading “Financial Independence, The Long Way”

We Should Pay Off Our Student Loans, But Instead We’re Gonna Buy A Pool…..

I was talking to my manager the other day and she told me about how they were saving up money for a pool. Then she started talking about the huge amount of student loan debt that they have and how she wished she didn’t have it. I asked why not use the money they had saved up for that and she told me “well we should pay off our student loans, but instead we’re going to buy a pool”. Continue reading “We Should Pay Off Our Student Loans, But Instead We’re Gonna Buy A Pool…..”

How Side Hustles Can Snowball Into Income

In June 2015 I had never had any income other than my 9 to 5. I did get a second job for 6 months to buy my now wife’s engagement ring, but other than that I never knew there was a possibility of income.

I knew I could start a business, my family has always done that. But, to me that was something that you stop being an employee and you run, not something you do in addition too your 9 to 5.

Early 2015 I discovered personal finance blogs, and that people were even making money doing that. That sounded interesting, but not like something I would ever do. Continue reading “How Side Hustles Can Snowball Into Income”