Category Archives: Finance

Are You Ready For This Years Tax Season?

10th February 2017

This blog post is brought to you by 1040.com. All opinions are 100% mine like always.

It’s tax season again!

It’s already February, which means taxes are due very soon. It’s time to start thinking about where you’re going to go to file your taxes. Although most of us don’t look forward to the experience, there are plenty of ways to make it easier and more convenient for us.

Do you know how you’re going to do your taxes yet? If not, I highly encourage checking out 1040.com.Are you ready for this years tax season? 1040.com provides easy to use online services to file your federal and state taxes, as well as donates $2 to Healing Waters for every tax return filed through them.
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How To Start A Blog – Beginner Edition

6th February 2017

I’m excited to finally share with you all how I’ve been working full-time at home. I started a blog 4 years ago, and just a few months ago I decided to take the leap and go full-time. This job has to lead me to so much happiness, a flexible schedule where I get to work when I’m the most inspired and has allowed me to

This job has to lead me to so much happiness, a flexible schedule where I get to work when I’m the most inspired and has allowed me to travel the world.

I’ve managed to double, and almost triple my income the past several months, which is why blogging is so awesome. At a regular job, I would get a raise once a year, but with blogging, I get constant raises from my hard work. I’m currently in college and working full-time at a job that doesn’t even feel like a job. I always knew that I wanted to work for myself and help as many people as I could. A blog allows me to do all of this, which is why I often encourage my friends and readers to create their own blog.

A lot of people aren’t sure where to start when it comes to blogging. Creating a blog is much easier than you would think. I’m going to create a step by step tutorial in the easiest way possible. I’ll be covering points that I wish I would’ve known when I started blogging.

First off, I want to let you know that it is possible to make money blogging, even if you are just starting out on your blog. I have many online friends that have just started blogging and are already developing an audience and income.

Are you ready? Let’s get started! 

Find out how to create a blog and the basic logistics that go into it. Also find out how you can make money off of your blog. This is such a helpful list. Continue reading

30 Ways To Cut Your Spending And Save Thousands a Year

30th January 2017

Saving money is really easy once you get started. Once you figure out what expenses you can cut and how you’re going to pursue your financial goals, the hard part is over. After you’ve set a routine and have stuck with it for a few weeks, saving money will become incredibly easy and even addictive. Yay for a good kind of addiction!

If you’re able to implement many of these saving tips altogether, you’ll be able to save thousands every year. I’ve saved hundreds of dollars just from cutting coffee alone. All of the tips I’ve listed are easy to do and will become effortless over time, so let’s get started!

If you’re interested in seeing how I’ve saved almost $5,000, check out the article here.

I’m now a blogger and live a minimalistic lifestyle, so I put everything that doesn’t go into bills directly into my savings. You can read my post on how to start a blog here.

Below I’ll include what you can do to save, how much an average person will save yearly, and other options to choose from to replace the spending habit. I put $$$ when the savings would really vary, just to clarify. Enjoy!
30 ways to cut your spending and save thousands. If you implement these tricks and tips, you'll definitely be on the road to saving thousands! Continue reading

How I’ve Saved Almost $5,000 From Not Buying Stuff

26th January 2017

A couple months ago, I watched a documentary called The Minimalists. 

I wasn’t expecting it to inspire and motivate me as much as it did. Immediately after watching the film, I decided that I wanted to get out of consumerism and become more responsible for my purchasing decisions.

I got serious about saving money. The first step was to look at where my money was going. Then I set a goal. I had a goal to get to $5,000, and now that I’m almost there, my goal is to get to $10,000. Setting up goals makes this process a lot more fun. It ends up being somewhat of a game or a challenge, which I love.

I’m going to include what I did to cut spending and save money, how much it will save my yearly, and what you can do instead to replace the item.

Read further to find out how I’m stashing $5,000 into a savings account and moving toward $10,000 in savings.

Find out how I've saved over $5,000 as a 23 year old. Save money, budgeting, and setting up an emergency fund was very important to me. Continue reading

How My Sister Went From $0 Affiliate Income to $50,000+ A Month

23rd January 2017

Just 1 month ago, I started an online course on affiliate marketing. Since incorporating the tactics of the course, I’ve made over $800. While that may not seem like a lot compared to others, that $800 was passive income that only required me to talk about things I love, and includes a few links here and there. While just starting this post, I got a notification saying that I made $10 from someone signing up for an app that I use daily to save money.

I was making money on my blog, but never from affiliate marketing. I never knew how important affiliate marketing is until a few months ago when I noticed my sister was doubling her income each month by talking about products she loved.

Though my blog doesn’t have quite the audience size of my sisters, I am still able to make a comfortable income to work full-time at home, while simultaneously talking about products I love using.

If you haven’t started a blog yet, learn how to below.

You can read my post on how to start a blog here.
Find out how my sister went from $0 in affiliate income to over $50,000. She's gotten over $300,000 from one single blog post. If you're a full-time blogger or want to become full-time, I highly encourage this course.

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