Couple Money Podcast

Need a boost with your income? Learn how to find the best paying side hustles for you! 

Finding the Best Side Hustles That Pay Well

Sometimes to hit your goal faster, you just have to earn extra mone.

Of course that’s not the only thing you’re doing.

If you’ve taken my Free 5 Days to $5K course, then you know we look at three pillars when it comes to ‘finding’ money. 

First we optimize your budget, evaluating expenses to see if they are necessary or they bring you joy. 

Second, we uncover ways to save when you have to spend.

But finally we also look at the other side of the coin – earning more money. 

Now the easy advice to give is to get a second job, but that’s usually not the best solution, especially if you have kids or other limitations with time or location.

This is where side hustles can help. You can earn more with a bit more flexibility. However it can be tricky because the ones usually advertised are not that well paying. 

You have to be strategic when finding a side hustle that allows you to earn more without burning you out. 

Which is why I’m so glad Jen Smith is on today. 

Jen has done it all. Seriously. 

 

From T-shirts to writing to Airbnb, she’s tried out different avenues to earning more. 

On her site Modern Frugality and Frugal Friends Podcast, she’s all about helping others to pay down their debt through better money habits and building their income. 

In this episode we’ll get into:

  • The differences between side hustles vs side jobs
  • Explore options to earn more 
  • Building your income sustainably

Are you ready? Let’s get started! 

Resources to Build Up Your Income

If you’re looking to boost your income, here are some helpful resources to earn more money and manage it better! 

Thank You to Our Sponsor Coastal!

learn more about our podcast sponsor coastal credit union

Support for this podcast comes from Coastal Credit Union! If you’re living in the Raleigh Durham area and looking to bank better, come check out Coastal today.

Key Takeaways

We covered a lot of info today, so before we wrap up, I want to focus on a few key takeaways from preparing this episode.

  • Have a clear goal for your side hustle.
  • Be honest about your schedule and requirements.
  • Your health > Money

If you’d like to chat more, please join us in our free and private Facebook group, Thriving Families. 

We’re all about helping and encouraging one another with our family and financial goals. We swap stories, ideas, and tips. 

Just head over there now. We’d love to see you there!  

Support the Podcast!

Thank you so much for listening to the podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and found it helpful, here are some ways to support it.

  • Spread the word! If you enjoyed this episode and think it can help a buddy get on the path to dumping debt and become financially free, please share.
  • Leave a review. Honest feedback and reviews make a big difference and gets the word out about the podcast. Leave your rating and review on Apple Podcasts.
  • Grab a copy of Jumpstart Your Marriage and Your Money. My book is designed for a busy couple to set up their finances in 4 weeks. Get tips and tools that have worked for other couples on their journey of building their marriage and wealth together!

Music Credit

Our theme song is from Staircases. Additional music by various artists from Audiio.

Direct download: S3_E10_Boost_Income_with_Side_Hustles.mp3
Category:personal finance -- posted at: 6:23am EST

Getting ready to start house hunting? Get tips on how you find and buy a house you love that is still affordable! 

Are You Ready to Buy a House?

Right now with the national median listing price in December was $340,000, chances are buying a house – it’s typically the biggest purchase a family makes.

Depending on where you live it can be a hot seller’s market, making it even more difficult to find a place that you love.

That’s why it’s so important to go in prepared not financially, but with an understanding of what home ownership truly looks like. 

Certified Financial Planner and Accredited Financial Counselor® Adam Hagerman is here to help sort through things including the whole rent vs buy debate. 

Before you start house hunting, you want to make sure this is the best move for you and your family. 

In this episode, we’ll get into:

  • How the buying process work – qualifying for a mortgage, finding an agent, house hunting, and closing
  • Bad advice and myths people hear about buying a house
  • What you truly need to focus on when you’re buying so you’ll be happy and not house poor

Let’s get started!

Resources on Buying a House

If you’re looking to buy, here are some resources to help you find an affordable place you love!

Thank You to Our Sponsor Coastal!

learn more about our podcast sponsor coastal credit union

Support for this podcast comes from Coastal Credit Union! If you’re living in the Raleigh Durham area and looking to bank better, come check out Coastal today.

See how Coastal can help you with your mortgage needs!

Key Takeaways on Snagging a Great Deal When Buying a House

We covered a lot of information today so before we wrap up, I want to focus on a few key takeaways from preparing this episode.

The first one is please run your own numbers. I want you to own a home and for it to feel like a blessing and not a burden.

Finding an affordable place means that you’re able to be a homeowner and still hit your other financial and family goals.

 

The second is focus on what matters to you.

I don’t know how it happens, but when you announced that you’re buying a house, There’s a lot of advice that’s thrown at you.

Some of it is well-intentioned and good, but sometimes there are myths that keep getting passed on as a fact.

So you want to make sure that you’ve defined. What kind of house that you want, why you want this house and also again, that the numbers line up for you.

Don’t feel pressured to buy a house simply because you’re supposed to be doing it or it’s that time in your life that everyone else is buying a house and said make sure this is a milestone that you want to hit.

Finally, as you probably picked up based on what we’ve talked about, the more work that you put into it, the better the results.

A lot of this is preparation, getting the pieces in play. And then the house hunt becomes a lot easier and a lot less stressful.

Spending the time upfront, getting your finances in place. Defining your must haves and having your wishlist and knowing which neighborhoods you would love to get a house can make this home buying process a lot more fun.

There is so much to talk about when it comes to house hunting, so if you want to chat more, please join us in our free and private Facebook group, thriving families.

We’re all about helping and encouraging one another with our family and financial goals.

We love to swap stories, ideas, and tips. We can tell you what worked for us, what didn’t, and you can usually find someone in the vicinity or area you’re in which can be great for recommendations for things like real estate agents. Please head over to simplify and enjoy.com/fb.

We’d love to see you there!

Support the Podcast!

Thank you so much for listening to the podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and found it helpful, here are some ways to support it.

  • Spread the word! If you enjoyed this episode and think it can help a buddy get on the path to dumping debt and become financially free, please share.
  • Leave a review. Honest feedback and reviews make a big difference and gets the word out about the podcast. Leave your rating and review on Apple Podcasts.
  • Grab a copy of Jumpstart Your Marriage and Your Money. My book is designed for a busy couple to set up their finances in 4 weeks. Get tips and tools that have worked for other couples on their journey of building their marriage and wealth together!

Music Credit

Our theme song is from Staircases. Additional music by various artists from Audiio.

 
Direct download: S3_E9_Smart_Way_to_Buy_a_House.mp3
Category:personal finance -- posted at: 7:10am EST

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