Hey everyone! I’m out in NYC this weekend, staying in one of the most expensive hotels in NYC that I booked for free using credit card signup bonuses! Score! Anyway, since I’m busy enjoying my trip here, I thought it’d be a perfect time to share this great guest post from Jacob over at Dollar Diligence. He […]
It’s time for another side hustle report. For new readers, every month, I like to document what I earned from side hustling using sharing economy websites. I hope that these reports can help show you the type of money you can make using some of the skills and assets you already own. Use the money you earn from side hustling to pay off debt, super charge your savings, or buy yourself something you want.
The key to these sides hustles are basically three-fold: (1) I find them fun to do, (2) these side hustles generally incorporate tasks that I’m already doing; and (3) I find that I derive a benefit from them beyond just making money.
Earlier this year, I left my high paying, big law firm job and took an attorney job with the state. I did so for a variety of reasons. The hours weren’t great, the work was stressful, and the atmosphere was overall pretty unpleasant. It just wasn’t a great fit for me. I pretty much knew this would be the case going in, but I still needed the job in order to make a big dent in my student loans. As a young lawyer, there really isn’t any other way to make a ton of money except by working at a big law firm.
I ended up paying back my student loans in 2.5 years. With my debt gone, I no longer needed the big paycheck. Since I was free of the student loan burden, money was no longer the primary motivating factor for a job. I could instead look at jobs that I thought would be a better fit for me.
I’m a big fintech geek and there are some really awesome apps out there. You’ve probably already read reviews about some of the big players in the fintech world such as Mint and Personal Capital. I thought it’d be helpful to share reviews about some of the lesser known fintech apps that I personally use and that I think might be useful to you. One such app is Prism.
While I’m a big fan of automating your finances, I still like being able to look at my bills before I pay them. There’s just something comforting to me about being able to make sure that my bill looks right before I pay it. It’s something I’ve done my entire life and I guess I’m just stubborn…
Simplicity, it’s what we all want to achieve in every area of our life. That’s why we have Netflix instead of cable (plus it’s cheaper), endless two day Amazon Prime deliveries, or Postmates making your favorite restaurant deliverable….This post will show you how simple it is to do even in your financial life!
Hopefully by now you understand how important it is to invest in the stock market to grow your money over time. As the saying goes, “No one ever got rich from a savings account”, especially nowadays with less than one percent interest. But the next question many people ask is where do I invest? Should you buy stocks, bonds, mutual funds, gold or tons of other options? This question alone shows why a lot of people avoid the market entirely, it’s complicated!
This is a story about our unorthodox adventures in side hustling by selling trash finds. It all started when Ms. Panther and I moved into a luxury apartment building in early 2015. We’d received a deal from a guy who wanted us to take over his lease, and as a result, we were able to move into a luxury building paying less rent compared to what we had previously been paying in our “normal” apartment. It was a deal too good for us to pass up.
After getting our keys from the leasing office, we walked out of the building through the garage. And there I saw it – a perfectly good coffee table sitting right by the dumpster. On a whim, I grabbed it and listed it up for sale on Craigslist. It sold just a day later to young couple for $25. In my mind, it felt as if I had just found $25 in the trash.
Anyone who owns a dog knows that dogs cost money. Food, vet bills, random accidents – these little things all add up. Dogs also cost you time. You have to feed them, take them for walks, and all the other tasks that come along with dog ownership. It’s pretty crazy how much a dog can change your schedule. About a year ago, I started up a side hustle petsitting business on two sharing economy platforms: DogVacay and Rover. I thought I’d share some thoughts on how dog owners, like myself, can use their dog to actually help them make money.
I’m a firm believer in finding side hustles that incorporate tasks that I’m already doing, and one thing Ms. Panther and I had definitely been doing for the past five years was taking care of our dog. Surely there was…