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Monthly Income Report
Every month I’ll detail how much money I made hustlin.
How To Start A Blog
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Feed The Pig Series
Week by week I will show you how I can add (even a few dollars) to my savings.
Side Hustle Series
Check out how people from around the country find ways to earn extra money outside of their 9-5.
Passive Income Series
Check out my monthly series on how to make money while you sleep (kinda…sorta…just read it)
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Why Hello There Good Looking!
I’m Elise and I’m a finance-aholic. I love anything having to do with money. I love saving money, investing money, earning money…you name it, I love it. I also love blogging and telling the world about my secret love affair with finance (don’t worry Justin Timberlake…you’ll always be my number two).
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What would you do if you suddenly came into a bunch of money? Many of us dream of winning the lottery, finding a million dollars in a bag on the sidewalk, or
Harry Styles ask you to be his wife marrying for money and love. Whatever your dream of riches is, I’m sure you’ve also imagined what you would do with the money.
Today is Ash Wednesday (no that isn’t a holiday similar to 4/20). Ash Wednesday marks the 46 days before Easter. For some people, they like to use those days to either sacrifice something in their lives (to bring them closer to God), or do something good for 46 days. I, personally, am planning on not buying myself anything for lent. No fast food, no dinners out, no movies, no museum admissions, not even a pack of gum. The only thing I am allowed to buy is food (and it has to be unprepared food from the grocery store).
Side hustles are a super important step to early retirement. Saving and investing can only take you so far, but bringing in extra cash is one of the best ways to boost those numbers and reach financial independence. This month I’ll detail how I used to hustle being a wedding photographer.
Who doesn’t love to look into the deep dark recesses of someone’s finances? I do. I love seeing how much money people make, where their money comes from, etc. It’s pretty awesome (and not nearly as creepy as peeking through their windows…not that I do that). Because I love peeking into other people’s finances I thought I would share a little bit of mine.
When the Mr and I were first married we had no budget. I take that back. We had a budget…in an excel page…that we never looked at or followed. We knew when we got paid, we knew when we had bills to pay and any money between those two times was a free for all. I was terrible with our grocery budget, we ate out and went out for drinks all the time, and we pretty much just bought whatever we wanted. Then, about a year after we got married, we wanted to buy a house and realized we had put zero money in savings for the entire year. Zero. It was eye opening.