You know, I have written a lot of posts trying to help people improve their finances, pay off debt and build savings. One thing I haven’t talked about is how to tell your friends. So often, these little areas are over-looked and they shouldn’t be. When we were in the middle of debt payoff, I hated telling my friends I was on a budget. Turning down a night out to stay home and eat leftovers was not awesome. Side note: being debt free is awesome. So how do you survive the social
So one of the questions I get asked the most is how in the world do you manage a budget with your spouse? Of course I mostly get asked this question from women, but there is no doubt in my mind that there are men out there who struggle as well. It can be so hard to talk to our spouses about money especially when they are not interested. Never fear, I have the proven method that works to manage money as a married couple. It might not be easy, but I promise it works.
When I first started my blog, it was actually a health and fitness blog. I quickly realized that those two topics often lead to people messaging you ’round the clock about how to lose weight and burn fat. That was the exact opposite of what I was going for. I wanted a place to encourage others to live a life that fit their needs and boosted their health naturally. I kind of gave up on the fitness side and just started writing about our lives. Downsizing and debt payoff and you know what? The blog took off! I started blogging in hopes of making money from home, but I had no idea how I would do that when I was encouraging people to buy less, live simpler and spend less time in front of screens!? So how did I start making money with a minimalist blog while still staying true to the minimalist in me? Keep reading and I’ll tell ya all about it.
I about died when I heard one of my favorite entrepreneurs, Jenna Kutcher talk about Why You Need a Blog on her podcast. Why was it so surprising? Because I have been thinking this a lot lately. When people ask me how I make money blogging or I talk to people who are side hustling so hard, I can’t help but think how everyone could benefit from a blog. Like, everyone. Haha. Maybe that’s a little bit dramatic, but I’m being totally serious. Whether you have a small business already, are side hustling with MLMs or you want to start a business or write a book…seriously look into the world of blogging! I broke it down today into 10 steps that can help turn your blog into a business
Guys, I am all about living that budget life and if you have seen my Instagram posts, you know I’ve realized the sweet taste of saving over $90 per month on coffee by making it at home. Yes, it’s definitely fun to treat yourself every now and then but it’s also great to pay rent and have a retirement fund. Unfortunately, too many people don’t take advantage of making coffee at home because they think it’s just not possible. But, I’m about to drop some truth bombs. Here is a list of 5 things you don’t need to make gourmet coffee at home.