9 Side Hustles That Have Made Me Money

Best side hustles for extra cash

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As the things around us become more and more expensive, many people rely on side hustle income to make ends meet. Real estate has gone up more than 20% in my area in the last few years. In that time, wages rose maybe 1-2%. And don’t get me started on the price of gas…

The thing is, ‘Side Hustle’ has reached buzz word status and there’s a metric crap-ton of information out there right now about how to make extra money. For those just getting started, trying to figure out how to make some legit extra cash can be more confusing than foreign rap music.

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How To Automate Your Finances To Help You Save Money

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For most people, the hardest part of achieving any goal is staying committed to it. Whether you’re trying to pay down debt, save money, lose weight, learn a new skill or something else, you can only succeed if stick with it over the long-term.

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Why I Finally Bought A New (To Me) Car

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Over the last ten years, I have driven pieces of crap almost exclusively. I’ve had a few Geo Metros, a Ford Festiva, a scooter and a 30 year old motorcycle to name a few. Naturally, we’ve always made sure that we have one good vehicle for my wife to drive but couldn’t ever justify buying myself something decent for just a brief commute to work.

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How I Went From Truck Driver To Digital Marketer In Six Months

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I was 21 years old when I first got my commercial license and started driving trucks. Over the next decade I progressed through a few different companies and by the end was making an awesome hourly wage. I had an 11 year career and really did enjoy it for the most part. Most of that decade was spent operating crane trucks and driving a tractor and lowboy moving heavy equipment. The picture at the top of this post is my old truck loaded up in 2016.

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26 Budget Hacks To Keep Your Finances On Track

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Getting your family on a budget can be really hard. Keeping your family on a budget is even harder! Over the years I’ve learned lots of budget hacks to help my family stay on track.

This blog is all about helping parents win with their money by getting out of debt and saving their cash. Below are some of the best budget hacks that I know of. Some of these tips are things that we do in our household and some are things that our friends to to stay on budget.

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Where I Found An Extra $718.05 This Week

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As a personal finance nerd, I get pretty excited when I have a big money win. This week I had a major win, I found $718.05 that I didn’t know I had!

My first thought – I need to tell my wife about this.

My second thought – I need to write a post about this.

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The One Thing You Should Start Saving For Today…

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Effective personal finance is all about being prepared right?

We need to be prepared for a layoff, prepared for a major home expense that pops up out of nowhere. If I bail while snowboarding (trying to keep up with friends who are way better than me), I need to be prepared if I’m off work for a month healing.

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How I Made $10,000 Selling Appliances On Craigslist

 

how to make cash on craigslist

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Anybody can make money on Craigslist in 2017. Whether you’re an expert in antiques, know how to refinish furniture, or you’re into flipping cars, there’s money to be made. Even if you’re not into buying and selling items, Craigslist always has a few labor gigs that you can pick up to make some extra cash.

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Why I Don’t Care About My Credit Score

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I wanted a credit card SOOO bad.

At 18 years old, I was flat broke and living in a friend’s basement. For the life of me, I can’t recall how I justified applying for a credit card when I had no money. I’m sure that I just thought this is what responsible adults do. I remember sitting in the living room and filling out my first credit application. It was a Mastercard of some sort.

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5 Common Pieces Of Crappy Financial Advice

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Everybody receives financial advice.

Most of us don’t ask for it, but well-intentioned people offer it up anyways. Some of it is helpful. Maybe a wise parent or grandparent taught you to start investing for retirement from your first paycheck or keep an emergency fund. Much of the financial advice that has come my way however, has been less than useful.

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