10 Benefits Of Renting That May Change Your Perspective

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Today’s guest post is from Zumper, a one stop shop website for finding your next great apartment. Have you weighed up all the factors involved in renting vs buying? These top 10 benefits of renting that may change your perspective. Owning a home is still the American dream for many. But if house prices are […]

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The Side Hustle Summit 2018 is Almost Here!

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Are you not sure where to begin with a side hustle but know that you really need to make more money? Are you feeling stuck in a rut and want to try a new side hustle, or maybe branch out into a whole new entrepreneurial business venture? Want to see yours truly get interviewed about […]

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Mystery Shopping Company Review: MaritzCX

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MaritzCX is the largest custom research company in the United States and is among the top 15 largest in the world. They offer a ton of mystery shopping jobs for clients in banking, oil & gas, home improvement, cell phone, and other retail businesses. I have been mystery shopping for MaritzCX since 2014 and have […]

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Is it writer’s block if you aren’t sure where to begin again?

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Hi everybody! <insert The Simpson’s  “Hi Dr. Nick!” response> So, is it writer’s block if I don’t know where to begin after all this time. I have so many good ideas, great ideas even. I started outlining a book, twice actually. I have a notebook and countless sticky notes with jotted down ideas for articles. I […]

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What is an Emergency Fund Really For?


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We have all heard the phrase “save for a rainy day” but what does that really mean? How can we really be sure that we are planning appropriately for a rainy day and how can we appropriately define what “rainy day” really means for each of us? Well for starters, let’s define a “rainy day” […]

September 25, 2018

The Side Hustle Summit 2018 is Almost Here!


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Are you not sure where to begin with a side hustle but know that you really need to make more money? Are you feeling stuck in a rut and want to try a new side hustle, or maybe branch out into a whole new entrepreneurial business venture? Want to see yours truly get interviewed about […]

August 23, 2018

Mystery Shopping Company Review: Sentry Marketing


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Sentry Marketing is a reputable mystery shopping company headquartered in Plano, TX that is a member of the Mystery Shopping Providers Association (MSPA), Customer Experience Professionals Association (CXPA), and the International Association of Service Evaluators (IASE). Bet you didn’t know there were that many professional associations for mystery shoppers did you? 🙂 I have been […]

June 20, 2018

Is Mystery Shopping Right For You?


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  It seems like everyone these days is talking about having a side hustle. And if you are on this blog then you are probably interested in getting started with making some extra money from a side hustle too. There are loads of things that people do to make money. Driving for Uber, babysitting, dog […]

January 15, 2018

Planning Your Christmas Wishlist


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While everyone is out there  blogging about gift guides for someone else, let’s focus on the really important things about Christmas: the presents for you! Just kidding (well, kind of) I think it’s important to be thoughtful when asking for gifts for Christmas. My family sends out extensive emailed lists with Christmas wish lists that […]

December 14, 2017

Mystery Shopping Company Review: MaritzCX


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MaritzCX is the largest custom research company in the United States and is among the top 15 largest in the world. They offer a ton of mystery shopping jobs for clients in banking, oil & gas, home improvement, cell phone, and other retail businesses. I have been mystery shopping for MaritzCX since 2014 and have […]

October 16, 2017

How to Choose an Online Budgeting Tool


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Budgeting has come a long way since my first Excel spreadsheet budget that I used back in college. I had all the line items, the amount budgeted, and I could enter each item I bought and the macro would subtract it from the amount budgeted. And really, back in 2003 that was super fancy for […]

April 26, 2017