When it comes to student loans, a little bit of money here and there isn’t going to cut it if you want to pay them off fast. The job market is tough, especially for recent graduates. Many side gigs pay very little, and will be time consuming for very little pay. Instead, you need to […]
This is an old category I no longer use for publishings posts. I don't write about financial independence much these days because I'm busy focusing on building wealth through affiliate marketing, so I focus on that for my own wealth, and I focus on teaching that.
Passive income is kind of a buzzword these days. People throw it around and say things like, “I’d like to get some passive income”…as if it was hanging out somewhere online and you just had to find it. Passive income is a strange concept. It’s income you don’t have to work for, but at the same time, you have to work really hard to create systems which can deliver it.
I read Rendezvous With Retirement by James C. Molet a few weeks back. It’s a great read, and definitely worth your time and money if retirement is a topic of interest or worry of yours. Here’s my full review.
Not so long ago if you are skilled and a dedicated worker, you knew you would be able to get a stable job without too much effort. The current economic environment has made finding a job much harder. There are many skilled people who simply cannot get work no matter how hard they try. I know, because I was one of them. My decision to do something with my time led me to freelancing, and this is where I found my own financial independence.
I saw a video on Yahoo! Finance today while watching my stock in Apple rise almost 6% this morning. The title caught my eye because it was called “How I Retired at 30”. Of course, Yahoo put a spin on the title as they usually do, so although slightly misleading (He retired at 38, which is basically almost 40 in my books), the story still served as inspiration during a time of lack-of-inspiration for me.
I’ve known a couple of people that worked in retail, and every single one of them had nothing nice to say about it. I don’t know anyone who’s been in retail for any period of time that has recommended it. The pay is bad, the customers are horrible, managers are idiots, and it’s basically a dead end job. No wonder it ranked as one of the worst jobs in America
Though not an option for everyone, teaching English abroad can be a good way to pay off student loans. I lived overseas for 10 years teaching, and was able to save quite a bit of money in the last 2 years of my stay abroad. Here are some tips from my experiences on both saving and making money in a foreign country.
Nobody likes the idea of a boring cubicle job for typing monkeys. Unfortunately, there are lots of naturally creative people that are stuck in that position. I’m lucky that I never had to deal with that but I was my own type of monkey. Here are some non-monkey jobs for creative people that you can find online. Most of them involve working for yourself.
Online business is a legitimate way to make honest money online. Though you may not have previous experience with websites or marketing, following your passion can lead to profit. Even in retirement, with time and patience anyone can start making money.
You can pay your own way through college. It’s not impossible. People have done it before. Though I didn’t actually go to college, I saved enough over the course of a year to pay for it. Here are some serious tactics for saving more money and making more money.