Does it Pay to Drive Uber as a Side Hustle?

Spending time in the personal finance community, I read about side hustles all the time. I’m all about finding ways to earn some cash beyond the 9-5 grind. The problem I’ve always had with many of these ideas is that my time is limited. Many of these side hustles seemed to provide a small reward for small pay and don’t even seem fun.

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2018 Q2 Goals Check In: Crushing it or Nah?

Most of us set our 2018 goals or resolutions in December or January.

I did, too. You may have read mine back then.

Setting goals is the easy part. The real work comes in getting them done. It’s time for my second quarter check-in.

Here we go…

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My single greatest personal benefit since my wife left her job wasn’t what I expected.

I love knowing she no longer has to deal with “work stress.” I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the benefits of her growing from a very good cook to a fabulous one. It’s also great not having to drop the kids at daycare for 12 hours a day.

The best part for me, though, is that our weekends have been freed up. It’s amazing to have that time back to have fun instead of going shopping!!!

It turns out, in this respite from visiting stores myself, my shopping muscles have gotten soft. This post is my reminder. Shopping is hard – Don’t be a sucker.

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Streamline Your Finances And Reach Your Goals

The focus of Winning Personal Finance is to help others make effective financial decisions.

In order to explain why I’m so passionate about this goal, Scott, from Making Momentum asked for my interview and I was happy to oblige.

It covers a little bit of everything. My personal background that I had not shared before, life and blogging goals, money advice to youngsters and much more.

I think it’s really good and not just because I wrote it. Read the full post on Making Momentum.

Not convinced to click over yet?

Here are a few of my favorite quotes from the post:

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A Year of Winning Personal Finance: 40+ Incredible Success Stories

In June of 2017, my wife and I took a weekend “babymoon” to relax before the arrival of our second son.

At dinner, I casually mentioned that I was thinking of starting a blog. My wife practically spit out her drink. She asked, “do you even know what a blog is?”

Her surprise to my new idea wasn’t surprising to me. I’ve always been more of a spreadsheet person – not a writer. Before starting this site, I’d made a grand total of two social media posts in my life.

There were a few things that she didn’t know that led me to start Winning Personal Finance.

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I’m Teaching My Preschooler to Play Poker – Here’s Why

During my junior year of college, a friend taught me the rules of Texas Hold’em poker and I caught the bug – hard.

When I told my mom about my new hobby, she freaked out. She didn’t want her son to become a “gambler” and wanted me to stop playing this game immediately.

After spending some time in casinos with true gamblers, I understood her sentiment. Gamblers are losers. Nobody wants their kid to be a loser.

I’m teaching my preschooler to play poker anyway!

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An Easy Hack To Save More Money and Become A Millionaire

I strongly believe in saving and investing.

That’s probably not a surprise to most of you. I don’t think you need me to write a post about why you should save money. You already know that.

You have 7813512060 and dreams and an eventual plan for your savings. Unfortunately, most of us are not saving as much as we want. Today, I’m going to share an easy hack to help you save more money and become a millionaire.

The best part is, you won’t even feel the pinch!

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After last week’s monster post on choosing between a Roth or Traditional 401(k), I’m a bit tired of the writing. Thankfully, my fellow New Jerseyan, Mike, from Budget Kitty offered to share a personal story with us.

It’s important to remember that outward appearances are not always what they seem. Keeping up with the Joneses can be a dangerous approach to life.

Take it away Mike…

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