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Why I Still Side Hustle Even though I’m Self-Employed

Why I Still Side Hustle Even though I’m Self-Employed

I’m a solopreneur; I inspire and empower stipend-receiving grad students and postdocs to make the most of their money through speaking engagements at universities, online resources, and (coming soon!) coaching services. This is my passion business that grew out of my own experiences with person finance while I was in graduate school.   But I also have a side hustle: I’m a contractor for a scientific services company. I accept short assignments that have a fixed amount … Read entire article »

Filed under: income, self-employment, side income

Looking on the Bright Side of a Tough Financial Situation

Looking on the Bright Side of a Tough Financial Situation

After my Eeyore post from Wednesday on the reasons I’m experiencing financial ennui, I thought it would be nice to kind of give myself a kick in the butt to try to re-energize about our finances in a minor way while we’re still here in Durham. In this post, I’m going to list the positive things we have done in our finances since our defenses last summer, however small they may be, and some tiny goals.     Good … Read entire article »

Filed under: budgeting, frugality, goals, income, side income

My Speaking Website (with Video!)

I don’t have a real post for you today because Kyle and I have been working hard on the speaking side of things: My speaking website is now online! (Done with Goal 4b!) It’s super simple right now but includes outlines of my talks and a handful of video clips from my Duke presentation last November. Check it out and let me know what you think in the comments of this post!   I am writing a bunch of pitch emails to student groups and administrators at various universities, and it takes significant time to research exactly who I need to contact at each place (both student groups and administrators). If you want to help me with my research by putting me in contact with the right person/group at YOUR university, please email me (evolvingPF at … Read entire article »

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Side Hustle Story From A First-Time Freelancer

Side Hustle Story From A First-Time Freelancer

Today I am participating in a blog swap on lessons learned from side hustles.  The post below was written by Pilgrim, who writes stories and gives perspective on the road to financial independence at FI Journey.  You can find my post on the same topic over on his blog.  Thanks for this wonderful post today, Pilgrim!   As an IT Manager by day and father of 2 young children by night, I usually have plenty to keep me busy … Read entire article »

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Pulling Back the Veil on Our Daily Money Management

Pulling Back the Veil on Our Daily Money Management

I thought it would be helpful for some to get really into the nitty-gritty of how we manage our money on a daily (or at least monthly) basis.  It’s simple to say “we have joint accounts” or “we use Mint” but what does that really mean?  (You can reference a copy of our current budget if you like.)   Start with a Clean Slate   On the first of the month the only money in our checking accounts is … Read entire article »

Filed under: budgeting, credit cards, found money, side income, spending, targeted savings

Welcome, Budgets Are Sexy Readers!

Welcome, Budgets Are Sexy Readers!

Thanks for visiting our blog! For my regular readers, today J. Money from Budgets Are Sexy has a guest post from me on my previous “side hustle” of participating in clinical trials and psychological studies.   As it happens, I did another study this very week! It was a follow-up to one I participated in a couple years ago at my university. I took a survey and then had my memory, vision, and hearing tested for 1.5 … Read entire article »

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Diverted from the Slope

Diverted from the Slope

I swear, I wasn’t trying to test my husband.  I honestly was reconsidering our TOTALLY JOINT MONEY arrangement for Kyle’s sake.  My personality as drifted further toward “saver” since I became financially independent from my parents and I’ve imposed those tendencies on Kyle to a great extent since we got married.  Kyle is a saver as well but he enjoyed buying electronics and making some small impulse purchases before we were married and those purchases have slowed … Read entire article »

Filed under: marriage, side income

Obligations on Your Side Hustle Money

Obligations on Your Side Hustle Money

Kyle has been volunteering with the production team at our church for about a year, mostly running the slides and handling the video-playing.  One of the men who runs the sound board is taking a sabbatical and they are looking for someone to fill his weekends.  Kyle has wanted to learn how to run a sound board for a while so this is a perfect opportunity.  Plus, we found out that it is a paid … Read entire article »

Filed under: giving, retirement, side income, taxes, values

Side Income

I never heard of side income or multiple revenue streams until I got into the PF-blog literature.  When I was growing up my parents each had 0 or 1 jobs (never self-employed) any other work they did was volunteer.  Now it makes perfect sense to me that you have increased security with multiple incomes, but it’s definitely a challenge to fit in any additional ones if you have a full-time primary job.   Technically, as part of my contract … Read entire article »

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