A year ago, I took the plunge and quit my job to be a full-time freelancer. It was a bold, scary move considering I was and still am in debt. Of the many reasons I chose self-employment, flexibility and increasing my income were paramount in my decision. I believed I could make more money on […]
Yard sale season is gearing up and before all you minimalists cringe, keep in mind that yard sales aren’t just for hoarders. Garage sales hold tremendous savings potential for anyone who’s willing to take the time and effort to shop for items properly. With that in mind, here are a few tips I’ve learned and picked up […]
In recent years, there’s been a trend toward following our passions and doing work we love. At least, we hear a lot about finding ways to get paid to do work that we like. However, that trend might be on the verge of a chance, if a recent survey is any indication.
For most of my life, my mother has been the sole breadwinner in our household. My dad has health issues and stopped working when I was a teenager. Seeing my mom work hard and pay for everything on her own was simultaneously inspiring and frustrating. I admired her hard work and her ability to bring […]
I grew up in the 80s, and I can count on one hand the number of mothers I knew who stayed home with their kids, even part time. Now that I’m a mother myself, it seems as though the majority of the families I know have at least one parent who stays home at least part […]
This is my 10th year as a freelancer. I love what I do, and am fortunate to be able to set my own hours and work from anywhere. My situation is a little unprecedented in that I didn’t move from a “real” job into self-employment. Instead, I went straight from grad school into freelancing. However, I […]