What I Learned, and Plan to Use From FinCon16

November of last year (just before starting this site) I got an email from Melanie of Dear Debt that I had won a contest and was getting a free ticket to FinCon16.

I was thrilled, never winning anything in my life, and at the same time terrified. Terrified that I wouldn’t be able to accept, because of the financial burden it would put on me to get to California. Continue reading “What I Learned, and Plan to Use From FinCon16”

Where To Find Merchandise, And How To Know If It Will Sell

Last week we started talking about selling on Amazon with FBA (Fulfilled by Amazon). Why people would buy from you rather than purchase themselves and the basics of how it all works. This article will go in to detail on how to find items to sell, how to tell if they will sell, and how much should you buy before you ship everything to Amazon. Continue reading “Where To Find Merchandise, And How To Know If It Will Sell”

I Cancelled My Gym Membership, Started Eating Pizza, and Lost 20 Pounds.

As far back as I can remember I have been overweight. I have attempted to lose weight many times in the past but have always failed.

I started going to the gym about a year ago, paid for a membership and even got a trainer to help me get in shape. I met with the trainer once a week for 6 months and didn’t lose any weight. I changed my diet and ate what I felt was right (as explained by my trainer). I lost no weight, in fact I kept gaining weight. Continue reading “I Cancelled My Gym Membership, Started Eating Pizza, and Lost 20 Pounds.”

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”

Week In Review #8

Hello, and welcome to this weeks review. This is a truly enjoyable article to write each week because I think it’s important to follow as many personal finance blogs as possible in order to make informed decisions about your finances. Though personal finance bloggers are further down the road financially then others this doesn’t mean that you should follow every word they say, instead you should listen to many advisers, take in all the information and then make the best personal decision for you. Continue reading “Week In Review #8”