Tips For Getting Started With Selling Your Stuff On eBay

Selling our unwanted stuff is one of the ways that we’re earning earn extra money to pay off our debt this year.  While I’m still a beginner at selling on eBay, I have learned a few things that will be helpful to anyone trying out this side hustle. 1.  Set Up Your Account – I was …

How To Be Productive And Get Ahead While Working From Home

My employer allowed me to start working from home one day per week last year. This relatively-minor change to start telecommuting or working remotely has been wonderful for my productivity. My friends continue to make comments about how they wouldn’t be able to work from home because nothing would get done. …

Shopkick: Make Money By Scanning Barcodes

Are you looking for another way to make money with an app on your phone, instead of wasting time crushing candy?  You should try out Shopkick.  I forgot to include this side hustle in in my 2014 summary, but I earned a total of $12 in giftcards for Target.  We used them to buy …

Making Money From Old Clothing

I save all of my clothing – it’s the worst manifestation of my pack-rat tendencies.  Somehow, I manage to develop a sentimental attachment to each item in my closet.  It’s hard to detach myself from these physical possessions, even if I haven’t worn them for years.  I see the black mini skirt …

New Ways That We’re Going to Make Money This Year

We have a lot of debt to kill this year.  In order to make significant progress towards our goals, we need to make more and save more.  I plan on continuing to work hard on my side hustles: stepping up my efforts on those rewards sites and taking on more tutoring students – but these …

Another Side Hustle: Clicking For Pennies on instaGC

  In 2014, I made a total of $34 on instaGC with extremely minimal effort.  The best thing about this site?  As the name implies, if you earn the points, you can redeem them INSTANTLY for gift card codes.  Sometimes, I will go and watch a couple more videos on …

Should I Sell Breast Milk To Afford A Longer Maternity Leave?

My third child’s debut will happen in a few months and we are considering the implications of taking an extended maternity leave.  I’m hoping to be able to take five months off from my job.  My maternity leave with the first two was approximately 3 months long.  Previously, I rushed back …

Why You Need A Side Hustle

Becoming stuck in the status quo seems to result from a number of factors.  Lifestyle inflation, or increased spending to match increased income, is often is often labelled the main culprit.  In addition, however, I believe that failing to utilize side income can be a problem.  In a recent conversation with Mr. …

2014 Financial Accomplishments and Plans for 2015

2014 Financial Accomplishments We paid off approximately $12,000 in credit card debt!  We finished payments on my car.  And, I launched this blog. How did we do it?  I attempted to go the entire year without purchasing any clothing and did pretty well.  I bought one pair of good sandals for …