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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12 Tips For A Budget Kitchen Remodel – (How We Saved Over $10k)

budget kitchen remodel

If you read my post from earlier this week, you know that my family did an ‘unwelcome’ budget kitchen remodel last month due to a leaking dishwasher.

In December, our daughter fell on our open dishwasher lid and broke the machine. I decided to save some cash and buy used – a mistake I will never make again. The used machine that I installed had a slow leak that went undetected for several months until it had completely soaked our subfloor, meaning that we had to completely gut our kitchen.

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Why I Drive a $500 Car

Driving a $500 Car

Sadly, I had to replace the Smurf Turd last year. 🙁

I am 32 years old, and I’ve owned more than 30 vehicles.

This includes cars, trucks motorcycles and scooters that have varied in quality from not-even-close-to-roadworthy, through to brand-new off the lot.

For the last year and a half, I’ve been riding a brand new motorcycle. I bought it off the lot and justified the expense as “worth it to have something reliable”. I also told myself that I work hard (which is true), and I deserve a new toy (which is not true).

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Blogging Income Reports From 21 Different Site Owners

blogging income reportsI’ve always enjoyed reading blogging income reports. Reading income and traffic reports from other site owners has helped keep me motivated through times when I’ve felt discouraged with my online business. 

There are entrepreneurs out there making big money from their blogs such as Pat Flynn from Smart Passive Income and Lindsay from Pinch of Yum. These bloggers have worked like rented mules to get where they are and I appreciate that they put their income out there for the world to see.

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