Is Getting Too Comfortable Holding You Back?

Is Getting Too Comfortable Holding You Back?

The following is a guest post from Kirsten, founder of Indebted and In Debt. Please welcome her to the blog today! A young coworker recently laid some pretty major career problems at my feet. He’d been having some issues with his position and confided that he’d like to find a new job. Having only been […]

Ways To Make Extra Money that Aren’t Always Worth It

Ways to Make Extra Money That Aren't Worth It

I’m all about the side hustle. For me, it started out as a survival mechanism – hustling to afford basic life expenses in between acting gigs. Later, it became an escape mechanism – a tool to leverage my skill set, grow my earning potential and break free of broke for good. Whether it’s just to […]

Leveraging The Latte Factor

Leveraging the Latte Factor

I really love lattes. I know these deliciously decadent infusions of caffeine have come to represent everything that’s wrong with our personal finances- overindulging, spending on wants over needs, unnecessary outsourcing, convenience, etc. – but I love them anyway. And while I’m able to restrain myself from unnecessary five-dollar gourmet coffee treats most of the […]

How Much Is Your Time Worth?

How Much Is Your Time Worth

How much is your time worth? I asked my boyfriend that over drinks a few weeks ago while discussing a freelance project he was considering. As a full-time freelancer with a growing business of my own, it’s a question I contemplate often – and an answer I find ever evolving. Even so, my boyfriends’ response […]

Is Increased Income a Threat to My Financial Goals?

Is Increased income Threatening My Financial Goals?

Now that my career has finally reached a critical point of launch (at the ripe age of 28), I’m considering myself unofficially broken free of broke (or at least feeling like it). Since the move in with the boyfriend this spring and the surprise success of my freelance career, I’ve been very much enjoying my […]

How Grief Has Shattered My Budget

How Grief Has Busted My Budget

Actor/Writer Jamey Hood, founder of “I’m Sorry About Your Mom”, joins us today to talk two unfortunate taboos – grief and money – and the universal reality of coping with both. It’s been a little over a year since my Mom died and almost six years since my Dad’s passing. Being unmarried, childless by choice […]

How to be Successful When You Suck at Selling

How to Be Successful When You Suck at Selling

Blogging is not my first venture into entrepreneurship. From the occasional lemonade stand set up as a kid to a brief stint as a personal trainer as a young adult I’ve had a slew of entrepreneurial endeavors that failed due to one common weakness… I suck at selling. I can’t decide which is worse- the […]

Is Financial Wellness a Choice?

Is Financial Wellness a Choice?

One of my favorite TED talks of all time was delivered by positive psychologist, Shawn Anchor. (If you haven’t seen it, it’s highly entertaining and certainly worth 12 minutes of your time.) Based on his years researching happiness at Harvard, Anchor suggests that the conventional wisdom of pursuing success as a means to achieve happiness may […]

Budgeting from Nothing

budgeting from nothing

You know when you see a child throwing a tantrum after having their iPad privileges revoked or dessert prospects threatened with an ominous, “no ice cream for you”? I remember one such occasion while babysitting a shockingly tech savvy four year old. He was so glued to the computer, I had to physically remove his […]

How I Turned My Side Job Into A Career

How to Turn a Side Job Into a Career

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fiverr in partnership with Kasai Media. All opinions are 100% mine- as is the story. Two years goes by pretty quickly. It’s funny how you can run into people with the feeling of just having seen them before realizing some 24 plus months have […]

Should You Go to College for Acting?

Should You Go to College for Acting

The following is a reader guest post from Kym and Eric Meyer.  Our daughter has wanted to be a musical theater performer since she was five. We’ve done all we know how to help her reach her dream and send her to college for acting. We’ve paid for voice and dance lessons. We found a […]

5 Easy Discounts You Might Be Missing

Easy Discounts You May Be Missin

I know you. You’re financially savvy. You work hard for your money and you do what you can to stretch it as far as it will go. You always want more for less and rarely go shopping without doing your research first. You use coupons and promotional codes and you would rather go without at […]

4 Myths About Freelance Writers That Aren’t True

Myths About Freelance Writers

This post is a part of the Get Paid to Write for Blogs Course Launch! Get Paid to Write for Blogs is a brand new course created by Cat Alford of Budget Blonde. Cat makes a full time income from writing for blogs and this course will teach you how to do the same. If […]

Top Job Search Lessons From My 20s

Top Job Search Lessons From My 20s

True to the millennial stereotype, I spent much of my 20s job-hopping. Through my radical career evolution and eventual (albeit delayed) rise up the professional ladder, some valuable lessons emerged. Some, I had previously heard or read about in articles on job hunting and career advancement, others I wound up finding out for myself. And those […]

The Cost of Earning a Living as an Athlete

Earning a Living as a Professional Athlete

The struggle to “live the dream” isn’t exclusive to artists. Today’s guest, Amber Bennett, is a professional beach volleyball player navigating the realities of her own dream – earning a living as an athlete…without a multi-million dollar contract. Please welcome Amber to the blog today… When people ask what I’ve done since graduating in 2014 […]