Elizabeth Riley

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How To Create A Budget When You Are Horrible With Money

If you were anything like me a couple years ago, the sound of the words ‘Finances’, ‘Budgets’, and ‘Taxes’ scare the heck out of you. Your finances …

4 Interesting Ways To Make Side Income Including Sleeping and Selling Your Poop

There are many different ways to make a side income out there. You can make money at a part-time job, a full-time job, online, offline, and any other …

8 Financial New Year's Resolutions To Make For 2018

If you're not personally in debt, you likely know someone who is. So, it's no surprise that Forum Mantra noted the ninth most popular New Year's …

Monthly expenses: 60 minutes to better budgeting in 2018

A new year means a new approach to staying on top of your finances. Here's how to put a budget together in a mere hour or less.<p>If you don't currently follow a monthly budget, you're not alone. Nearly 60% of U.S. adults make the mistake of not having a budget in place. But without one, you're likely …

Budgeting

21 Money Moves For A Wealthier Life In 2018

It’s that time of year when we all have good intentions. Whether it’s eating less or exercising more, we set out to make improvements in the New Year only to struggle to keep our resolve as the year progresses. When it comes to personal finances, it’s no different. With that in mind, here is a menu …

Retirement

I'm 29 and Manage $100 Million — Here Are the 7 Best Pieces of Advice I Can Give You About Investing

No. 6: Do not fall in love with your investments.<p>At 29 years old, I manage $100 million in assets.<p>Some may think I’m on the young side to be managing …

3 Reasons Why You Absolutely Need a Side Hustle

You always need to be investing in other opportunities outside of your main money source. Here's why.<p>Entrepreneur Chris Guillebeau, on tour supporting his new book, <i>Born For This</i>, recently talked with leadership expert Susan Cain about the art of the side hustle. Here's his definition from the …

5 Benefits of Starting a Small Side Business

If you’re going to spend 1/3 of our life at work, you should enjoy it, right?<p>Trust me, I know that’s easier said than done. Difficult coworkers, …

Work-life Balance

27 Businesses You Can Start for Less Than $1,000

This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>Laura Cattano went from working in a restaurant to managing her own business in less than a year and spent "next to nothing" to get started.<p>Her biggest initial startup costs? Replacing an old computer and spending about $400 to create an LLC. Since then, …

14 websites to bookmark if you want to get rich

Rich people appreciate the power of learning long after college is over.<p>"The world class knows that college is just the beginning of lifelong learning," writes self-made millionaire Steve Siebold in his book, "How Rich People Think." "That's why you'll see the great ones attending seminars, …

Stress-Free Preferred REIT Portfolio

Investors should remember that preferred equity is a way for companies to access permanent financing without diluting shareholders. Preferred equity has characteristics of both debt and equity . Similar to debt, preferred stock makes payments at a stated rate.<p>Like equity, the dividend has to be …

Debt Facts Millennials Need To Know

1 of 15<p>Gettyimages.com/credit card(focus on eyes)<p>Millennials may be the generation that thinks about debt the least, but has the most of it. Colleges …

Personal Finance

I left college with $30,000 in student loans and an itch to travel the world — 5 years later, here's how I've done both

<i>We all have dreams: buying a home, driving off the lot in a new car, taking a trip around the world. For every major life milestone, there are real people out there who've made it happen. In "How I Paid For It," these financial rock stars share how they accomplished their most challenging money</i> …

How a natural born spender paid off $24k in debt in 15 months

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>Anna Newell Jones considers herself a “born spender” whose desire for the latest fashions and …

6 Steps You Can Take Now to Get Your 2018 Budget Started Right

The new year is just around the corner, and there’s no better time to get your money in order by taking a fresh look at your budget. Taking these six …

4 money-saving strategies from spouses who bank 85% of their income

In 2013, after paying off her student loans, Michelle Schroeder-Gardner and her husband Wes quit their day jobs to blog and travel full-time.<p>At the time, their site was generating about $10,000 a month. Today, it regularly earns them over $100,000 a month.<p>Despite their financial success, the two …

How to Create a Budget

If you're a budgeting newbie, fear not: Here's your step-by-step guide to getting your finances in order.<p>If you've never followed a budget before, …

Here’s How to Have Amazing Holiday Meals on a Budget

You don’t want to miss out on a holiday tradition just to save a little money, but between all the gifts, parties, and meals, this time of the year …

5 simple ways to cut corners so you can retire young

Saving money for retirement doesn't need to be hard. Learn these 5 simple ways to cut corners so that you can retire young.<p>The idea of retiring young …

Personal Finance

3 Reasons to Have a Budget

Think you don't need to follow a budget? Here's why you're wrong.<p>If you're not following a budget, you're not managing your money correctly. Without …

3 Retirement Accounts That May Be Better Than a 401k

If you don't have a 401k, don't fret -- these other retirement accounts can actually be a better deal.<p>The 401(k) is often considered the pinnacle of …

You Won't Believe What an Extra $1,000 in Your 401(k) Can Do

You'd be amazed at how much of an impact $38 per paycheck can have.<p>In 2018, you'll be able to contribute up to $18,500 to a 401(k). However, chances …

Sensible Blogging Checklist [Infographic]

Looking for a sensible blogging checklist? Something that you can follow that doesn’t have 5,328 steps on it, but covers all the key bases?<p>Check out …

When Will You Start Making Money With Your Blog?

I just read this post by Mike Allton and had to point you in his direction.<p>Go ahead. Click the link and enjoy:<p>How Long Before You Start Making Good Money Blogging?<p>Mike does an excellent job breaking it down and then in the end, he explains that this question cannot be answered.<p>Nobody knows your: …

Five Hacks To Be A Better Researcher For Blogging

Blogging must be your passion and you might love to write. But no one is ever perfect on every topic so we too need some help. What to write, in …

Using Tailwind Pinterest scheduler (a review)

I’ll start my <b>Tailwind</b> Pinterest scheduler review by letting you know that it is one of my most used blogging tools of all time. A quick look back …

The Ideal Number of Characters, Hashtags & Emojis for Each Social Network [Infographic]

Are you looking for ways to optimize your social media posts? Want to know the ideal number of characters, hashtags and emojis to use on each network?<p>…