Should I close my unused credit card accounts?

Somehow I’ve ended up with eight different credit cards. EIGHT! How did this happen? Well, I know exactly how it happened. Ten years ago my dream was to be a world traveler, and I decided having a travel rewards credit card was a good way to do it. And I was right. I racked upContinue reading “Should I close my unused credit card accounts?”

How I paid off $4,500 of debt in just two months

You’re not going to like the answer. As a person who has been pursuing passive income and side jobs for the last couple of years, I’ve found a lot of unrealistic information out there. There are plenty of tutorials on how to make a 6 figure salary through blogging or how to get rich withContinue reading “How I paid off $4,500 of debt in just two months”

Have you considered freelancing?

If you’re looking to make a little extra money on the side, you might consider which skills you have that you can offer through websites like Fiverr and Upwork. For instance, with my degree in English, I can offer editing, proofreading, writing, and tutoring jobs. I decided to set up an account on both websitesContinue reading “Have you considered freelancing?”

How should we deal with bigots at Pride events?

It’s Pride month, and you know what that means. Alongside the festivities, family, and friends of the LGBTQ community, there will be a slew of unwanted guests – from sign-holding religious bigots to potentially violent hate groups. How should we deal with these unwanted guests? And what should we do to stay safe at PrideContinue reading “How should we deal with bigots at Pride events?”

My Favorite Online Side Gig

I’ve tried a lot of different ways to make money on the side, and to be honest, not many of them are worth the effort. The best one I’ve seen so far is website testing through companies like UserTesting. I make on average about $30 – $50 dollars a week. That’s pretty good for aContinue reading “My Favorite Online Side Gig”

Total Home Remodel Part 11: The Living Room

I have been dreaming about remodeling the living room since I first bought the house two years ago. It wasn’t a priority because most of the problems are cosmetic and not structural. However, after securing a great deal with my contractors and selling a lot of my temporary furniture, I decided it was time toContinue reading “Total Home Remodel Part 11: The Living Room”

Can you really make money filling out surveys?

The short answer is yes. The long answer is it’s not worth the time. I’ve been exploring various ways to make money on the side, and I decided to give the surveys another chance. I had tried them in the past, but quickly gave up because the task was so tedious and not worth theContinue reading “Can you really make money filling out surveys?”

My Biggest Blogging Mistakes

If you’re like me, a person pursuing side gigs and passive income, you’ve probably considered blogging. There is a plethora of videos and tutorials on how to have a successful blog and make a six figure salary doing it. Well, I am not one of those success stories, and there are a number of reasonsContinue reading “My Biggest Blogging Mistakes”

Is it tacky to talk about money?

I’ve been told all my life that it’s tacky and impolite to talk about money, but if I don’t how am I supposed to know if I’m getting ripped off on bills or taken advantage of by credit card companies? Seeing as how everything’s on fire anyways, I’m going to throw etiquette out the windowContinue reading “Is it tacky to talk about money?”

Clothing Swap Party 2.0

Every year I host a clothing swap party. This year’s party was a huge success thanks to the wonderful ladies who contributed. I do this every year with the hopes of raising awareness to textile waste and the dangers of fast fashion and consumerism. Clothing swap parties are a great way to not only purgeContinue reading “Clothing Swap Party 2.0”