I am a firm believer that you don’t have to kill your fun in the process of trying to be financially responsible. I’ll be perfectly honest with you, I think that’s why I stayed so financially irresponsible for the majority of my 20’s (hindsight is 20 20 right?). Well, after going back to the drawing board after my failed financial game plan of “play now, suffer later” I discovered the novel concept of financial balance! Eureeka! Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it too is completely wrong! All you have to do is take a bite of cake (fun) and then the rest is in your hand (financial responsibility and balance). There you have your cake and you’re eating it too! Here are my top five favorite epiphanies!
One of the main reasons why I started this blog was to try and supplement my income. For months, I have read several blog income reports. I was determined that I was going to be one of them! Now, I have a blog income report for myself, it feels weird and I honestly don’t really believe it! I made money blogging! I initially thought to myself, this can’t be right. This only happens to other people. This is for the random fluke on the cover of Forbes magazine and now they are millionaires. Well, I’m here to tell you, this is not a fluke and I didn’t just happen to stumble upon this. Blogging is hard work!!! If you keep at it I promise you will see results! With all of that being said, start your blog today and take a look at my blog income below!!
It’s that time of year again! The eternal optimist in me loves this time of year. A fresh new start that we’ve all been needing! Want to lose those annoying 5 (or for me 30) pounds, now is the perfect time to do it. However, as we all know these new year resolutions can fall through the cracks, life gets in the way and those potato chips on the cozy couch with a good rerun of Friends look like such a good idea after a long hard day. Good news though, we can win at this! Let’s take a look at a couple of actionable steps that have really worked in the past.
Blogging. What a novel concept (well to me at least)! We are in a digital world with a wealth of information right at our fingertips that is just waiting to be explored! This information can range from personal finance, weight loss, political issues, etc. If you have information that can be shared, someone in the world is in need of your personal experience, niche expertise or even a big fat failure. There are so many benefits of blogging that I never have even realized up until this year. Let’s take a look below:
So, I’m not going to blow smoke up your dress or try to overcompensate for my own current singleness to tell you that being single amazing and never date, get married, etc. Because let’s face it, life can be ruff and it’s nice to have that special someone to lean on at the end of the. However, being single has it’s definite advantages to your finances. So, while your waiting for that special someone let’s look at a couple of things that are a definite plus to being single.
I know what your thinking, “it’s been a long hard day at work, fighting traffic, dealing with the kids, etc. Now I have to do even more work?” Believe me, I COMPLETELY get it! However, doing this one thing even if it’s just a couple times week is incredibly beneficial, not only to make you feel and look good but gives you more money in your pocket. How you might ask? I’m glad you asked. Just hear me out for a few minutes.
It’s a fresh new start people, Happy almost 2017! I love this time of year. Everyone is evaluating and making goals for everything! The eternal optimist in me just flourishes at this time of year. Want to lose those annoying 5 pounds? Make a plan! Want to find the person you are destined to be with? Make a plan and go for it! Want to get rid of that crippling debt? Well, this one is no different. Make a plan! The only problem with that is those plans turn to dust within a couple of months. How can you not be one of those people?
In my own personal financial situation, I have struggled with this for years! It wasn’t until I turned 30 (Yikes! I’m old, lol.) this past year that I finally woke up and decided to start taking action (better late than never right?). Below, are 4 things that I have learned from people that have successfully managed to either get out of or never got into the debt train. Let’s take a look at what they did, shall we?
Debt. It is the ugliest word I have ever heard in my life. It’s even uglier when you are wearing it. When you are in debt, it’s like a major weight that is on your shoulder. You go to sleep thinking about it, wake up thinking about it. As mentioned in a previous post, there are so many people in debt. Actually the average family is roughly $90k in debt! Yikes! So what do we need to do about it? Well, get rid of it of course! I know, I know it’s easier than it sounds. But it’s completely doable. Check out these awesome PROVEN (I really hate it when people tell me these crazy, unproven pyramid schemes so that’s why I’m putting so much emphasis on it) ways that you can get this out of your life once and for all!
That chocolate eclair goodness sounds really good at the end of a long hard day. I know this because I’ve struggled with this my entire
adult (I still had the actions as a child, it just finally caught up with me as an adult) life. It’s so hard to get rid of that comfort (believe me) but really you are just masking an issue. Here are a couple of tips that have helped me curb my emotional eating:
Ever had that sinking feeling at the bottom of your stomach that something isn’t quite right in your relationship? Has his behavior towards you done a complete 180? Is he less available now? Having gone through a horrible breakup myself recently, these are some things that have happened to me that I wish I would have acted on or at least emotionally prepared myself for. If your going through these things, I’m so sorry and I know how gut wrenching it can be.
However, if it is true the sooner you spot it, the sooner you can grief it and then find someone that is going to appreciate you for who you are! Now, I don’t recommend breaking it off or immediately thinking your relationship is doomed (I’m definitely guilty of that) just because one of these things happened. For the most part, this is a gradual process that happens but definitely worth keeping in the back of your mind. So, here we go: