Thursday Rant, Sort of… – 1500 Days to Freedom1500 Days to Freedom

We periodically have a ladies’ night in our neighborhood. At a recent one, Ruby told us how she frequently misleads her husband about the amount of money she spent on a purchase. Or in other words, she told us how she outright lies to her husband about how much money she spends on things. I believe her exact words were, “I usually tell him something costs about 40% of what I actually spent.” Wait, what?!?

via Thursday Rant, Sort of… – 1500 Days to Freedom1500 Days to Freedom.

MintLife Blog | Personal Finance News & Advice | How to Be a Jedi with Your Finances

Though it may be difficult to imagine Obi-Wan Kenobi ever balancing a checkbook, there’s much to emulate from the Jedi Order when it comes to improving your finances. Self-discipline is a key tenet of Jedi life, as well as the foundation to keeping your money goals on track. Unfortunately, we all know human nature is sometimes at odds with fostering self-discipline. So, in honor of May the Fourth, consider these four Jedi-worthy “mind tricks” – inspired by Yoda himself – to help you stay focused on building a bright financial future. No light saber required.

via MintLife Blog | Personal Finance News & Advice | How to Be a Jedi with Your Finances.

Becoming a Millionaire Is a Letdown | Mr. Everyday Dollar

How to Track Your Spending, Income, and Investments

I know what you’re thinking, boring! Nobody wants to plug numbers into a spreadsheet. I’m a weirdo because it might just be my all-time favorite thing to do. The reason I want you to start, or try it for one month, is because I guarantee you’ll learn at least one thing about your finances you didn’t know.

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Case Study: Matt had no spare time — so how did he raise his rates by 50%?

Case Study: Matt had no spare time — so how did he raise his rates by 50%?.

Great article from IWillTeachYouToBeRich.com

“I don’t have time.” It’s the #1 reason people give for not earning money on the side. Today, you’ll learn the techniques grad student Matt T. used to overcome his time-management and motivation challenges and raise his rates by 50%.

 

Case Study: No more excuses. Turning a creative hobby into $12,000

Today, a story about how Franky Chung, a web designer, doubled his rates and earned $12,000.

Most creative people could earn thousands more every month if they adopted classic approaches to marketing their products and themselves. Interestingly, if the word “marketing” elicits an instant recoil in you, you likely have an invisible script of “marketing=sellout” in you.

Case Study: No more excuses. Turning a creative hobby into $12,000