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3. A Side Job…

Are you looking for a way to make a little extra money on the side a part from your day job? No, I’m not pitching a pyramid scheme or suggesting you start working as an assassin. I am suggesting giving lessons or classes in something you already know quite a bit about or are good at. Did you play a sport in college? Do you speak another language? Did you study finance or investing? Do you play a musical instrument? Do you like to paint?

It’s a really great way to help someone else develop skills you already possess and probably enjoy quite a lot. It’s likely to be something you wish you did more of as well. You don’t have to be Roger Federer to be able to give tennis lessons.

I recently returned to the U.S. after living abroad for a year and a half in Santiago, Chile learning Spanish and started teaching private lessons. It’s a really useful skill that a lot of people have interest in so I posted on craigslist and a few other language learning sites and have received several responses.  It’s an opportunity to keep up my skills and help someone else wanting to learn.

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1. The Dreaded B Word

I’ve spent a lot of time avoiding setting a budget. If I don’t know how much I should be allotted to new shoes each month I’m not breaking any rules right? But my savings account isn’t getting me any closer to a tropical getaway next winter either. It’s not rocket science, you have to spend less than you make. So figuring out how to do that starts with setting a budget. I really like Mint.com.

It’s a great site to create an online budget for free. It connects you with your bank accounts, investments, and credit cards and help you set goals and save for them. It’s also really easy to navigateand does all the math for you so if your not a numbers or a computer person you should still be able to figure it out.

Is ignorance really Bliss? Or is another five letter B word that comes back to bite you in the tush after the shoes have been worn in?

He pasado mucho tiempo evitando hacer un presupuesto. Si no sé cuánto se debe asignar a unos zapatos nuevos cada mes, ¿no estoy rompiendo ninguna regla, cierto? Pero mi cuenta de ahorros no está cercana a llevarme a un paraíso tropical el próximo invierno. No es física cuántica: debes gastar menos de lo que ganas. Así que encontrar la manera de hacerlo se inicia con la buena administración de un presupuesto. Me gusta mucho Mint.com, es un gran sitio para hacer un presupuesto en línea de forma gratuita. Te conecta con tus cuentas bancarias, inversiones y tarjetas de crédito y te ayuda a establecer metas y ahorrar para ellas. También es muy fácil de navegar y hace todo los cálculos por ti, por lo que si no eres matemático o informático, igual puedes entenderlo.

¿Es realmente la ignorancia la dicha? ¿O es una palabra de cuatro letras que comienza con P que viene a morderte el trasero después de que los zapatos han sido usados?

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