Yesterday, we talked about how to practice a skill that could earn you more money. Today, we’re going to talk about saving money — specifically, how to save money by breaking those pesky expensive spending habits.
After college, I had a daily habit of eating out. I worked evenings, so my “lunch” hour was really dinner, and the library I worked for was within walking distance of several fast food places. My apartment was just as close — I could have easily walked home and picked up something to eat. But instead, I went out to eat. I did it at least 5 nights a week, sometimes more.
That habit was costing me about $1300 a year. At the time, I wasn’t making very much money. I made enough to meet my bills, but I was blowing a substantial chunk of my income just on eating out. That’s money I could have been saving for emergencies or investing for long-term growth.
So I decided to change my habit. Read more ›
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Today’s task for 31 Days To Your Financial Future is all about practicing those marketable skills. It could be a skill you need for your current job, or a skill you need to develop for a job you want to move into. It could be something you need to learn before you can quit your day job and launch that business idea that’s been burning in the back of your mind.
In every industry, the range of salaries paid to workers can be surprisingly wide. Take graphic design, for example. There are graphic designers who do work for $5 a pop on Fiverr. There are other graphic designers who command thousands of dollars for a single logo.
It happens in law, too. Some attorneys barely make enough to pay the rent on their office; others earn six figure salaries representing large corporations. This same spread happens in every industry — waiting tables, manufacturing, web design, programming, counseling, auto mechanics.
So…why do some people earn more than others? Read more ›
Hey! We’re almost done with the first week of 31 Days To Your Financial Future! How is your month going? Did you miss the earlier posts in this series? Here’s a quick recap:
Today’s topic is a special one, because today’s topic is really the heart of this entire month-long project. Today’s task: Do 1% Better. Read more ›