Lucky Number 7

Happy Friday! Hope you had a great week. Here are the links that got me through the week.

1. Four financial things newlyweds should do.

2. Nude nail polish for every skin tone.

3. I love how happy this desk organizer is! I want one so much.

4. I can’t wait for warmer weather to get here so I can do this!

5. Some of the things in Lauren Conrads makeup bag I need.

6. I am always trying to be a better friend.

7. I love cats, and this video made me cry because I was laughing so hard!

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Side Hustling

I do a couple things outside of my day job to make some extra money. One of the things I do is pet/house sit for people. This is by far the easiest thing I do. I love animals and enjoy being around them, so it just made sense to start offering to take care of other peoples animals while they are away. I have taken care of a variety of animals; diabetic cats, cats and dogs, horses, donkeys, goats, one pot belly pig, and chickens. I work 9 hours a day at my day job, so that can be a challenge with letting animals out in time before there are any accidents on the floor. Figuring out how much to charge a day was a little tricky for me because I didn’t know what the going rate was, so I asked around and did some googling, to finally come up with $25 a day fee. That price is mostly for people who live close to where I live and work. Now, I have charged more for people who live farther away to help cover my gas, and/or if the animals require anything special, like receiving insulin shots. I don’t pet/house sit as much as I would like to, so I am working on growing my network by asking for referrals from my current clients. So far, I have gotten two new jobs from those referrals. So awesome! Can’t wait to be pet/house sitting more regularly!

What do you do to make some extra money?

Million Bucks by 30

Million Bucks by 30” by Alan Corey.

I can’t wait to read this book again! Yes, again. I just got done reading it for the first time. The book was published back in 2008. It is a self help finance book, but it isn’t boring or dry. Alan Corey is quite funny and tells a great story of how he made his first million before  his 30th birthday. He actually made his fist million a month before his 29th birthday. Corey didn’t do anything that hasn’t been done before, or something other people cant do. He is a “cheapskate” in his own words. He penny pinched and saved everything he could. Worked a day job he hated (shocker! Most people work jobs they don’t like), and saved enough for a down payment on an apartment. That apartment was his first investment into real-estate. Through out the book Corey adds in little blurbs of tips on investing, like where to start researching and learning about all things investing.

I learned some of the concept/terms he describes through out the book from my own previous research into personal financial. His story is inspiring. That is what I love most about this book. Corey’s approach to making a million before he was 30 is simple, drastic yes, but simple. Easily duplicated if someone is willing to be as dedicated as Corey was in his pursuit of a million bucks by 30.

I strongly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for some inspiration in the personal finance department. This book is super easy to read and it even has a glossary of terms in the back of the book.

Let me know what you think! :) Happy reading!