I Spent $11,000 On A Pilot License While In Debt (And I’d Do It Again)

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is it worth getting a pilot licenseI can hear the anti-debt crusaders charging in my direction already.

How dare you!

Everybody knows that spending money on anything other than the bare essentials of utter foolishness until you’re completely out of debt right? Extreme frugality is the only way to financial independence right?

Easy guys – I’m still with you. Just hear me out.

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What 2019 Has Taught Me So Far

what 2019 has taught me so far

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Well we’re a good way into 2019 now so I thought it might be a good time to write a post on what 2019 has taught me so far.

It’s been a great year and even though we’re only three months in, I’ve grown a lot and am definitely prioritizing differently than I did in 2018. Keep reading to learn what 2019 has taught me so far

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The $1000 Challenge – How I’m Going To Make 1K By The End Of The Year

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So if you’re one of the 154 people on my email list (I know right…only 154?), you got the email I sent out the other day that eluded to something big that will be happening around here soon.

If you’re new to NinjaBudgeter, I started this site in late-2016 as a way to share my unique ideas about budgeting, side-hustling and financial management with the world. Oh, and hopefully make some money. That’s right, you are literally inside my side-hustle right now…awkward?

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June 2018 Site Traffic Report (It Was An Awesome Month!)

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june traffic reportWhat’s goin’ on everybody! Thanks for checking out my June 2018 traffic + other stuff report.

Even though I don’t do this type of post every month – I like to put them out there when I’ve had a particularly good month to help keep myself motivated and encourage others. My main goal with this site from day one has been to help parents earn extra cash. If a website is part of your cash plan, I want to help you succeed.

And that’s why I take the time to let you know when I have a good month so hopefully you can try some of the tactics I used and see some growth as well.

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A Look Back On My Failed Businesses

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failed businessI used to work as a truck driver for a large excavating company. The job offer came my way shortly before our wedding in 2009 and since the pay and benefits were good – I jumped on it.

For the first few months I was there, things were pretty good. I was excited about making more money than I ever had in my life, had lots of responsibility and was generally happy.

After about two years at the company, my job changed from Crane/Lowbed operator, to dump truck driver.

Now if you’ve never had the pleasure of driving a dump truck, here’s what it’s like. Get up and walk to your mailbox, turn around and come back into your house. Do that for eight straight hours and that’s more or less what it’s like driving a dump truck.

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Blog Report – The $100 Challenge Is Complete!

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Some of you will remember that back in October I started a ‘$100 Blogging Challenge’.

Basically, I challenged myself to earn $100 from this blog.

Well a whole lot has happened since then. My traffic has gone up and then back down, I’ve been interviewed on two podcasts and I’m more committed to the success of this site than ever.

But to the point, you came here to find out if I made the $100 I was after and the short answer is yes, I did it in February…sort of.

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11 Lessons I’ve Learned From A Year Of Blogging

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one year of bloggingI passed a major milestone in November – NinjaBudgeter has officially been live for a year! WOOOOOOO

This is a great opportunity to reflect on how my first year has gone and the lessons that I’ve learned.

Honestly, this has been a difficult year for our family. Right now, we’re in the thick of parenthood, with 3 kids under 7. Just finding time to write between picking peas out of a toddler’s meal and stepping Lego bricks is pretty tough.

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$100 Blogging Challenge – November 13th Update

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$100 blogging challengeThis is the second post in my $100 challenge series, if you haven’t read the first post yet, it can be found here.

This is going to be WAY harder than I thought it would be.

Here are a few things I’ve learned.

10 hours per week is a metric crap-ton of time to put into a business. There’s a lot going on right now including:

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

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How To Become A Digital MarketerI 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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