Why a Side Hustle is Essential

Why a Side Hustle is Essential [Guest Post]

This week I’m sharing a guest post from Perry at Stupid Is The Norm. We talk a lot about side hustle ideas on this blog, but we don’t often talk about why. What difference could that extra cash make to your life?

If you haven’t got in on the side hustle act yet, this motivational post from Perry will inspire you to take the leap! Why not set aside some time this weekend to plan out how you’re going to make more money?


When I got married over 30 years ago, it was possible to pay a mortgage and raise a child on one salary. That’s because we …

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Take Action Now to Beat the Gender Money Gap

Take Action Now to Beat the Gender Money Gap

Advertorial post with Aviva.

A few months ago I achieved one of my long-term dreams, and became self-employed.

Self-employment has so many benefits! I love setting my own work hours. I love being my own boss. I love how much less stressed I am without a commute or office politics.

But it also has its downsides.

It can be difficult to switch off when you work from home. I don’t get sick pay or holiday pay any more, so I have to be conscientious about putting money aside. And I no longer have a pension plan through my employer.

I especially miss the employer contributions to my pension, which was …

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free budget printables - take control of your cash

11 Free Budget Printables: Take Control of Your Cash!

Budgeting changed my life.

It helped me learn how to save money, understand money, and stop wasting so much of the precious money that I work so hard for!

I know budget can seem like a scary word if you don’t know much about finance. But really, it doesn’t have to be. Think of ‘budgeting‘ as another way to say ‘being in control of your money‘. Who doesn’t want that, right?

Luckily, there are loads of free resources out there on the web to help you manage your money better, in an easy and fun way.

I’ve put together this list of free budget printables that …

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How to Make Dealing with Your Finances Easier

This is a contributed post. 

Once upon a time, there were classes dedicated to teaching young people how to manage their finances. Students would learn things like how to balance a checkbook, how to manage a savings account, and how to create a spending budget.

Knowing how to deal with your finances will make a huge difference in your life—since very few schools actually teach this now, you shouldn’t feel ashamed if you don’t know some of these important life skills.

Thankfully, we are here to help! Here are some fairly simple ways that you can begin utilizing to help you deal with your finances.

Spend Less Cash Than

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