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My $77,000 Student Loans Are Fully Paid Off After Defaulting!

I fully paid off $77,000 ($76,524.22 to be exact) in student loans! If you want to skip to how I paid it off, scroll to the bottom =) What a weight off my shoulders. One of my many money moron mistakes I made in my 20s can finally be put in the past. I went to an out of state college and I never worked part time. I used my leftover student loans on….stuff. After…

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5 Dumb Excuses I Made For Not Saving Money

I made some dumb financial mistakes in my 20s such as defaulting on my student loans, but it all started with not saving money. This was the catalyst for all my eventual money mistakes. I want to share the excuses I made for not saving money in hopes of encouraging you to start saving money no matter what age you are. It is never too late. 5 excuses I made for not saving money 1….

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Getting Closer to Paying off My $77,000 Student Loan Debt Payoff December Progress Update

Thanks to a variety of personal finance and side hustle podcasts, I have been motivated more than ever to pay off my student loan debt. In my 20s I defaulted on my student loans and I have been paying the price on that mistake ever since. I am now on pace to pay off my student loans a month ahead of my personal goal and pay it off entirely in February 2019. I have been…

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7 Reasons You Should Have a Side Hustle to Make Extra Money

Having a side hustle to make more money is a great way to achieve your financial goal. Aside from tightening your belt a bit more and squeezing every single dollar out of your income, budgeting will only take you so far. Here are 7 reasons to have a side hustle to increase income 1. Pay off debt quicker One major reason I started to take my side hustle more seriously this year is to pay…

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8 Best Quick and Easy Ebay Optimization Tips For Your Listings

One of my side hustles is buying and selling and naturally, eBay plays a part. eBay is not always my first choice for certain items/categories, but in many cases, it is. In those cases I use eBay, I am OK with the high eBay fees and eventual PayPal transaction fee because I know I am getting a lot of eyeballs (impressions) on my item compared to other sites.  I want to share some of my…

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November 2018 Monthly Side Hustle Extra Income Report

I originally intended for this side hustle extra money report to be monthly but clearly I failed. My only one so far is from September 2018 when I made almost $1,000 in extra income. I started this blog as a personal journal because I went through some of the dumbest financial mistakes possible most notably defaulting on my $77,000 student loan debt. Along the way my hope is that this blog will encourage and inspire…

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Pros and Cons of Working for A Rideshare Company As a Side Hustle

I am “uber” excited to have this guest post from Lexi Carr. Lexi is a freelance writer with a passion for finance, research, and helping others. Feel free to drop her a line on her blog. Contact me if you are interested in contributing or advertising (on the cheap!). Lyft offer – click here to get a $5 credit for your 1st ride Uber offer – click here to get a $5 credit for your 1st ride Rideshare…

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My $77,000 Student Loan Debt Payoff November Progress Update

Ever since I set my student loan debt payoff goal of March 2019, I have been motivated more than ever to continue seeing my student loan debt shrink and eventually paid off. I have been paying a bit more on top of the $2,300 a month I currently pay thanks to my side hustles. Although my payoff month goal is March 2019, I am aggressively pursuing a payoff goal by the end of February 2019….

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September 2018 My First Side Hustle Monthly Income Report

I started this blog as a personal journal because I went through some of the dumbest financial mistakes possible most notably defaulting on my $77,000 student loan debt. Along the way my hope is that this blog will allow me to learn from others, share knowledge, embarrass myself by sharing my personal finance journey, encourage others, and hold myself accountable. I enjoy my full time job and have absolutely no plans to leave. I make…

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8 Negotiating and Bargaining Tips I Learned Through My Side Hustles

Through my buying and selling experience, I realized later on that I was naturally improving my negotiation and bargaining skills. My 8 best negotiating and bargaining tips Learn to actively listen – I have learned to ask questions and then stop talking to let the other person talk. For example, it can get very silent and awkward when I am going through someone’s sports cards collection and I am trying to calculate the collection’s value,…

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OMG My Favorite Personal Finance Blog Posts of the Week

For this week I rounded up the following blog posts that I enjoyed reading. OMG My Money’s favorite personal finance posts of the week How to automate your money by Let’s Automate Your Money  – click here My take – I am a big believer in automating your money. It is one or 10 less things to worry about. Why spend those brain cells remembering to pay yourself first or pay those bills when you can…

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August 2018 Post Recap

Last month (August 2018) I posted 15 total blog posts, slightly lower than the 21 blog posts in July 2018. With so many posts, I thought I would start a monthly post recap to share the most viewed. I do not think I can do a weekly recap so baby steps for now. Most viewed August 2018 posts The lamest excuses I made for not saving money – I share the 9 dumb excuses I…

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How I Planned My Biggest Side Hustle Expense in 2018

I started planning for a major expense planned earlier this month (August 2018) to support my side hustle of buying and selling sports cards. Every year an annual sports card show takes place called The National Sports Collector Convention. 2017 was the first year I had gone to “The National” in more than 8 years so it was more about gaining the experience of attending a huge show and interacting with the big dogs who…

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5 Lessons I Learned While Buying and Selling Sports Cards

In a previous post, I shared my passion hobby. Buying and selling sports cards serves as my primary money making side hustle. I started collecting sports cards back in the 90s thanks to my dad. I then went in and out of the hobby until I went to college. I took out student loans to fund my entire Big 10 education. What do you get when you take out student loans and you are a…

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Sports Cards Buying and Selling Is My Passion Hobby and Side Hustle

I am always fascinated and interested to learn more about other people’s passion hobbies whether that hobby makes money or not as well as side hustles. For example, a colleague of mine has a hobby of taking improv classes, which I found so interesting. It is a creative outlet with no intention of turning this hobby into a side hustle. Totally fine and open minded about that. Share your passion hobby or money making side…

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My Favorite 5 Side Hustles to Make Extra Income

What side hustles do you do currently to make extra income? Please share. I have been looking into a few other side hustles to make extra income. Despite making a 6 figure income and having no family to support, I feel like I should be using my idle time more wisely. Here are 5 side hustles I am taking more seriously for extra income Buy and resell – currently my hobby passion is buying and…

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One of the Best Ways to Get An Extra Income

What are your favorite side hustling gigs? I would love to explore new side hustle ideas outside of ebay or similar resell ideas. I have a side gig of buying and selling sports trading cards. Well, it is not so much a gig as it is a hobby. Here too is another money moron mistake I am making to this day. I get attached to my sports cards because it reminds me of the 90’s…

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