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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

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 »

Filed under: side income

What Would You Do If You Really Needed Money?

What Would You Do If You Really Needed Money?

I asked myself and Kyle this question last week when I was thinking of contingency plans in case Kyle is unemployed for a while between graduation and starting a postdoc.  I’m not about earning the maximum possible amount of money all the time – if I was, I wouldn’t be pursuing a PhD! – so there are plenty of money-making activities that I could do but am not at the moment because I’m satisfied with … Read entire article »

Filed under: income

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 »

Filed under: blogging, side income

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

Strategies for Paying for Vacations

Strategies for Paying for Vacations

Kyle and I committed to attend the black tie wedding in Chicago that I’ve mentioned a few times.  In addition to attending the wedding itself, we are going to make it a long weekend to see some of our good friends who live there as well as sight-see as we have never been to Chicago before.  We are excited to make some amazing memories!   Financially, though, the trip is going to be a stretch.  We haven’t … Read entire article »

Filed under: found money, luxuries, travel