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How to Make Your First Dollar as a Freelance Photographer

Today, I’m hitting you with a video. Can I get a hand clap? In an effort to bring you more side hustle and business inspiration, I sat down with freelance photographer Leslie Mairs of Make My Colors Melt. She’s a stay-at-home mom who launched a photography business from scratch, and her hustle has grown from small projects to full-on corporate accounts and festivals! Leslie dishes on her first paying gig and how she made the


107 Productive Things to Do Instead of Watching TV

Bigger, better, and badder than ever before. Okay, let me not get ahead of myself. A few years ago, I put together a monster list of things you can do instead of watching TV. Since this site is all about getting our money + lives together, I updated the list to include things you can do to make more money, save more money, and be all around productive. Booyahhhhh! Before we get started, download the printable


How to Lose 20 Pounds in Four Months on a Budget

Updated May 3, 2017 After gaining 20 pounds, I decided it was time to make a change. Not going to lie. Writing about money and being creative can consume so much of my energy that I forget to do anything else. This is something I’m always working on because my goal in life isn’t to be sitting on a pot of gold or being the cheapest person alive. My goal is to put myself in a situation


Why It Makes Sense To Refinance Student Loans

This is a guest post from Drew of the Student Loan Report. Enjoy! Many college students need to borrow money to pay for college from both the government and private lenders.  If you have borrowed from multiple lenders, the due dates for each loan repayment can become blurry or the payments might be too much for your current salary.  If you can relate to this scene or simply want to lower your monthly payments, refinancing


Digit Review: A Simple Way to Automate Your Savings

Do you want to start saving more money today? Ok, silly question alert. We all want to save more money. Well, I’m itching to tell you about the Digit app peeps because it’s a tool that even big spenders can use to save a lil’ more. The best part is that saving with this app takes no effort. Digit links to your checking account. Then it works it’s magic to find money in your account that

How to Repay Massive Amounts of Debt With a Zero Sum Budget

Updated May 3, 2017 A few years ago, I was successful at zero sum budgeting for the first time, and it helped me pay off my student loan. I was inspired to pay off my student loan because I wanted to pursue a dream of running my own business full-time. Doing that with student debt wasn’t something I wanted to do. I had tried budgeting before but was never able to stick to the process.