Finding Financial Contentment

One area of personal finance that trips many people up, is not being content with what you have.  Not enough people try to “live their life, versus the lives of others,” as Rachel Cruze points out in her similarly titled book.  Instead of obsessing over money, sometimes it can be a huge stress reducer to simply be happy with what you have already.  Who knows?  You might already be richer than you think.

If You Have To Spend, Spend It On Experiences

“We buy things to make us happy, and we succeed. But only for a while. New things are exciting to us at first, but then we adapt to them.”

Retiring Earlier Than You Might Have Planned

Lately I’ve been writing more about the concepts of financial freedom and independence. While there’s certainly nothing wrong, with going the “traditional path” of retiring in one’s 50’s/60’s, time is definitely finite, so exploring ways to achieve this, or perhaps use it to pay down debt have become inspiring. However, some may get faced with retiring earlier than expected for unforeseen reasons, and it can help to be prepared.

6 Simple Ways to Save Money During Halloween

Yes, yes, it’s not even the Fourth yet, so you might wonder why bring up Halloween now? Truth is, when it comes to budgeting, you shouldn’t wait until it’s time for the expense to arise. Just like how it can be good practice to budget for the next set of holidays in January. Today we have a guest post from Laura Gariepy of Hi Charlie, that examines six ways to save time and money on Halloween.

Financial Freedom and Credit Cards

With Independence Day next here in the United States, finance site WalletHub, decided to take a survey at the end of May, about how consumers feel when it comes to credit cards, and their impact on their financial freedom.  The results were definitely interesting to say the least.

Picking Up The Wrong Golf Ball

If you follow along on the Script Notes Instagram, you’ll see that I occasionally like to share quotes from BrainyQuote (which is a fantastic site, if you’ve never been).  Usually they’ll have a quote of the day, you can select a random quote, or just search for quotes related to a specific category.  Today I hit the random quote feature and the above appeared.  

Achieving Financial Security

One of the great things about personal finance is that it’s, well, personal, and with that come varying degrees of strategies employed to make sure everything is in order.  After recently reading Ramit Sethi’s I Will Teach You To Be Rich, and am now in the midst of Grant Sabatier’s Financial Freedom, I’ve become intrigued to learn more about the various strategies available to obtain financial security.  There are, however, some steps that remain tried and true.

Summer Side Hustle Idea: Garage Sale Flipping

One of my favorite reads when it comes to entrepreneurship and content creation tips has been Gary Vaynerchuk.  He has a great recent post with some tips about how you can make your way through summer garage sales and perhaps make a little side money on your own while you’re at it!

Summer Business Idea: Start Selling With Amazon FBA

If you’re looking to maybe make a little spare change this summer, but aren’t exactly sure where to start, selling items on Amazon can be a great way to get rolling, and perhaps expand it into something more.  However, the nuances of getting started can be a little overwhelming at first if you’re totally new to it.  Enter The Selling Family’s Amazon Boot Camp course.