Today I want to introduce you to my new friend Stocky Squirrel who is passionate about bringing FI/RE to mainstream London. He has paid off his student loans early and now debt free. He is currently saving towards his first home purchase. We met on Instagram and I enjoy his story to FI/RE and how he wants to help others. In this post, you will learn: Great ways to save money in London Transportation Housing Recreation How to reach Dinesh to network in London   Becoming Financially Independent in London Hello from across the pond! My name is Dinesh, I’m a 20-something year oldRead More →

The Internet has completely changed the way many people are doing things. Just look at how many people are currently shopping online. At the very least, consumers are consulting the Internet and reading reviews before buying certain products. When you look at the number of people that are shopping online these days, you probably automatically think, “Is it possible to make money online?” Yes, it is entirely possible to grow your wealth online. In fact, there are a number of ways that you can grow your wealth online, you just need to know how. Besides taking advantage of wealth management (wealth management by Astra WealthRead More →

Niyaz_Tavkaev/Getty Images Fortune 500 company UnitedHealth Group has a host of sales positions up for grabs. The Minnesota-based health-care behemoth is holding a virtual job fair June 6 to find talented sales representatives. The fully online event will run noon to 3 p.m. Eastern. Advanced registration is required to attend. The event can be accessed by a smartphone, tablet or computer with a reliable internet connection from anywhere in the U.S., though the open positions related to the hiring event are located in the following areas: Colorado Springs, Colorado Green Bay, Wisconsin Miami, Florida Phoenix, Arizona Roanoke, Virginia Attendees will learn about the day-to-day ofRead More →

Are your craft supplies in desperate need of a makeover? Follow this step-by-step plan to declutter the mess and recreate the ultimate craft closet organization of your dreams.   As I brought down the last of the cardboard boxes, a friend who was helping us move from NY to FL read the label written in black Sharpie. “More craft supplies?!” she said. “You have more hobbies than anyone I’ve ever seen!” She’s not wrong.  We had already packed up my cake decorating supplies, knitting needles and yarn, flower arranging tools, and multiple scrapbook and card-making paraphernalia, and now I was holding a small box ofRead More →

Today, I have a fun interview to share with you that will show you how to make extra money running Facebook ads for local businesses. I recently had the chance to interview Bobby Hoyt. Bobby is a former high school teacher who paid off $40,000 of student loan debt in a year and a half. He now runs the personal finance blog Millennial Money Man full-time, as well as a digital marketing agency for local businesses that he started in 2015. Yes, this is a skill you can learn! Last year, business owners spent over $88,000,000 per day on Facebook ads. If you are lookingRead More →

May 20, 2019By Paula Pant Fear shows up in our lives in countless ways. Sometimes, fear takes the form of procrastination. We’re afraid of botching something, or we don’t like the feeling of anxiety that a project gives us, so we avoid it, dodge it, and indefinitely put it off. Other times, fear takes the form of perfectionism through endless iterating and tweaking. We want to keep tinkering with a project, to get it “just right.” We applaud ourselves for our attention to detail. Fear takes the form of making excuses and rationalizations for why we can’t pursue a goal or dream. We tell ourselvesRead More →

“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than those you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the wind in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr. Wow, it’s crazy to think that we’ve been living on a boat for over a year now! Just a year ago, I was pretty much a complete newbie to sailing. I had no idea what I was doing, and at times, I was wondering what the heck I had gotten myself into. You can read all about our start in Welcome ToRead More →

No matter where you are on your financial journey, you need to know that it’s possible for anyone to turn their financial life around. Sometimes all it takes is that first step in the right direction to get things moving in your favor. But, as with most things, sometimes that very first step is the hardest part. That’s why we created this list of 100 ways to start saving money today. None of these tactics will be life-changing on their own, but they can make quite a difference over time if you’re able to implement more than one. Some of these suggestions take just aRead More →

Welcome to April 2019’s business report where I show you how I made money online and traveled full-time last month. It’s time to look at this month’s update and see how I did. If you’re new to Making Sense of Cents, you may be wondering why I would want to publish my business report each month. This all started out as my extra income report because, in the beginning, it was all about the money I was earning from my side jobs. In my side income reports from the beginning, I included all of the income I made except for what I made at my day job. However, I left my day job as aRead More →

No matter where you are on your financial journey, you need to know that it’s possible for anyone to turn their financial life around. Sometimes all it takes is that first step in the right direction to get things moving in your favor. But, as with most things, sometimes that very first step is the hardest part. That’s why we created this list of 100 ways to start saving money today. None of these tactics will be life-changing on their own, but they can make quite a difference over time if you’re able to implement more than one. Some of these suggestions take just aRead More →