Get Your Partner On The Same Financial Page

Getting your finances together can be challenging. It’s all about realizing what mistakes you made, figuring out what to do about them, and never making the mistakes again. It’s a time of growth and renewal, but once you are there, you’re in it for the long haul. That makes it even more important that you find someone with the same financial mind that you have. However, that’s not always the case. But what can you do to get your partner on the same financial page if they are not quite there? Read more [...]

Feeling The Pinch of Price Hikes?

It seems like the cost of everything is going up lately. I can’t tell you how many times I look at something and think about how much cheaper it was a few years ago. It seems like overnight, things have just gotten more and more costly, but is there anything we can do about it? Are you guys feeling the pinch of price hikes? Find out how I’ve been affected and how I combat the hikes below. My Thoughts Right now, I’m seeing things go up. I’m Read more [...]

Should You Only Have One Source Of Income?

This week a lot of things have been swirling in my mind. When thinking about all the crazy at work, I always have to reflect on my plan for the future. In that time, I plan contingencies and think about my backup should something happen and I do not want to stick around. While I have things in place that will see me through such decisions, not everyone does. That begs multiple questions, but the main one is should you only have one source of income? It Depends This question and the answer Read more [...]

Mushroom Side Hustle

If you know me, you know I love to talk about side hustles on occasion. I have a profitable one and am always looking to expand. Upon researching garden-related side hustles, I found some of interest. The one I found the most intriguing dealt with mushrooms. If you're looking into starting a rather simple to set up and profitable business, learn about this mushroom side hustle I want to try out. Growing Mushrooms You can grow mushrooms many different Read more [...]

Housing Market: Is It Too Late To Buy?

The housing market has been hot. Over the last two years, people have been purchasing homes for the low interest and cashing out to secure high equity. While I did not do either, I am loving the equity I have in my home. I did refinance to take advantage of those 2% rates. Just recently the rates have been rising. If you are in this changing market, how are you coping? Those of you who lost out on the low rates, is it too late to buy? High Rates Looking Read more [...]

Should Everyone Have A Side Gig?

Side gigs are a blessing for some people. At the height of the pandemic, many people turned those side hustles into the main hustle and are making bank right now. I love a good side hustle, but should everyone have a side gig? Who should have a side gig and why? Are They For Everyone? Side gigs are not for everyone. I have had several people tell me that it’s not for them, and I respect it. Some people just want to work 9 to 5 without the hassle Read more [...]

Should You Support Adult Children?

Let me preface this by saying I am not a parent. But I know a lot of them, and I have parents myself. From what I see and know about being an adult child, I feel like I can give a good answer to this question. I believe it is natural as a parent to want to help your children, and it’s ok if you do. But at what point do you say enough is enough, or do you never stop offering to support adult children? Should You Support Adult Children? The answer Read more [...]

Live For Yourself

It’s easy to get caught up in the competition of life. But does there need to be a competition? Should you be doing things to impress other people, or should you be doing it for yourself? When it comes to where you live, what you do, and how you do it, it shouldn’t be to show off to the masses. Sometimes we get caught up in trying to portray a perfect image to others. Instead, we need to be worried about ourselves. If you often find yourself comparing lives, beating yourself up about not meeting Read more [...]

Why I Hired A Tax Professional

Tax time is here. The last day to submit those returns is coming up in the next couple of weeks. If you are like me, taxes are frustrating, and the result always ends up with me owing to the IRS, which I think is too much money. I used to do my taxes using Turbo Tax for free, but here are the reasons I hired a tax professional to do my taxes now! Time For one, I don’t have the time. I am a busy person and work from sunrise to sunset. When I get Read more [...]