• Business Talk,  FIRE Financial Independence, Retire Early,  working from home

    Side Hustles-They’re Here to Stay

    Side hustles, side gigs, earning extra income… Whatever you call trying to earn extra money, it’s a trend that continues to grow. I don’t think we’re going to see a slow down of people trying to supplement their income by doing something like coaching, selling handmade items on places like Etsy, or becoming a virtual assistant. I found this interesting article on Ecommercebytes which by the way if you run or are thinking about selling on sites like eBay you definitely want to check it out or subscribe. Here’s the link and then I’ve included a link to another article on Zapier it referenced- https://zapier.com/blog/how-to-start-a-side-hustle/ Do you already have a…

  • budget talk,  Business Talk,  FIRE Financial Independence, Retire Early

    Money Mindset Makeover Challenge-Check In Time

    It’s check in time! Let’s think back to February and the Money Mindset Makeover Challenge. Did you take part? If you haven’t checked it out, you can find all the posts-28 days of ideas to challenge your money mindset. At the end of the challenge, I mentioned that we’d do a June check in as we enter the third quarter of the year. If you’ve been using the makeover as a blueprint to make and save money, how are things going? Did you give up after the first month? If so, why? What did you find the hardest thing to change with regards to prior money mindset? Was it on…

  • Business Talk,  FIRE Financial Independence, Retire Early

    Entrepreneurs=Opportunity

    Afraid you’re competing with too many entrepreneurs? There’s a silver lining… We’ve talked about possible future ideas for businesses. We’re going to see lots more people start businesses or at least look for side hustles. It’s easy to think, everyone’s doing that and I can’t compete but there’s a plus to so many people suddenly being self employed. I speak from experience when I say we can’t possibly do it all. We need help, even if it’s not on a daily basis, there are times when our time is short or our expertise doesn’t match up to the skill we need to get the job done. That’s where you come…

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  • budget talk,  Business Talk,  FIRE Financial Independence, Retire Early

    Put on Your Future Thinking Hat

    Getting ahead with both your money and business always comes down to thinking ahead. Let’s jump back just ten years and think about all the things that weren’t around then but are commonplace today. The people who made money from them put on their future thinking hat and now it’s your turn to do that too. Sit down, brainstorm for 15 minutes or more and think about where you think culture, society, and technology is heading in the next decade. What are people going to need? Maybe people have gotten used to spending more time at home and looking to upgrade their home and yard. Could be that they now…

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  • affiliate marketing,  Blogging,  FIRE Financial Independence, Retire Early

    The CCC Toolbox is Back!

    I’m excited to announce that you’re getting a second chance to grab a collaboration of 48 product creators to help you with your content – training, done-for-you products, tools, and resources. It includes my Self Publishing Toolkit Grab the Content Creation Collection for the low cost of $39.95 here’s the link, and yes, it’s my affiliate one and I will be compensated for your purchase- https://warriorplus.com/o2/a/zd9zt/0 Here are the other contributors and their products: Amanda Myers at Create Meow is offering the Sunflower Inspirational Quote Photos valued at $20.00 Angela Hobbs at Color My Agenda is offering the CMA Spring 2021 Special Bundle valued at $41.95 Lady Rayven Monique at…

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  • FIRE Financial Independence, Retire Early

    Money Mindset Makeover April Check In

    It’s almost the end of April. Two months since the February Money Mindset Makeover Challenge. Did you follow along? Did you set yourself some goals? In June, we’ll do a three month check in to gauge how well we’ve done but as we move into that third month after the conclusion of the challenge, let’s do a mini review. Did you work on figuring out your assets and liablities? Figure out what some of your budget downfalls are? Look at ways to shave costs off your monthly expenses? Explore ways to bring in extra income? Is there anything you’re struggling with? If so, what resources do you need to access…

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  • Business Talk,  FIRE Financial Independence, Retire Early,  working from home

    Time = Money

    Something money can’t buy is time. We all have the same 24 hours a day so spend it wisely because time equals money. Time is an investment. I’ve been going through my to do list. I often take on more than I know I can achieve but this week I’m taking a new approach. I’m assigning a dollar value to each thing on that list. I’ve also done the same thing for my long term goal list. I’ve realized that while there are some things that I love and enjoy doing they’re not netting me much in the way of a return on my investment of time. I’m spending hours…

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  • FIRE Financial Independence, Retire Early

    Buy Now to Protect Your Purchasing Power?

    Inflation, hyperinflation, deflation which one is going to be? I listen to lots of economic podcasts and the buzzwords are those three words above that all end in tion. No one economist or financial expert agrees which one is going to happen but all of them are in agreement, that it’s time to think about your financial future and if you’ll take a proactive stand against whichever one comes our way. Lots of people have been saying that food prices are going up, others say prices are the same but content is getting smaller. I’ve heard talk about building supplies going up by as much as 150%. Also think about…

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