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The Top Side Jobs for Making the Most Money

walkingThe American Dream is no longer synonymous with a 9-to-5 job and a white picket fence. It’s apparently achieved through a series of side gigs. Here are the top side jobs, according to Business Insider. Would you consider doing any of these for some extra cash? Continue reading


5 Ways to Make Extra Money When Your Budget is Already Stretched

tippingLiving paycheck to paycheck is the unfortunate reality for so many Americans. Regardless of how frequently you are paid or your level of income, the last few days of the month can bring you to the point of pinching pennies. Here are some helpful, creative ways to make some extra money when you need it the most! Continue reading


20 Best Business Quotes of All Time

businessWe all love to give great advice, but how about taking some from business’ most accomplished moguls? In my research, I’ve found the best business quotes from business magnates, entrepreneurs, economic gurus and inspirational speakers. Here are the top 20. Continue reading


Pros and Cons of a Second Job

second jobThere was a time when moonlighting – taking on a second, part-time job in addition to your full-time employment – was meant to be for underemployed workers and seriously cash-strapped individuals.

Today, people in all fields and tiers of income are supplementing their primary income by moonlighting. But before you make the decision to take on a second job, consider these pros and cons. Continue reading


3 Strategies for Creating a Budget-Friendly Emergency Kit

hurricane.jpgFollowing the disastrous impacts of Hurricane’s Harvey and Irma, the possibility of an emergency situation is at the forefront of the minds of many Americans. Should New York State experience a similar, unexpected disaster, how would you prepare? We might not directly experience the effects of a hurricane in our region, but the winter season is approaching, and it’s important to remain prepared for the unforeseen. Continue reading for 3 budget-friendly strategies for creating an emergency kit. Continue reading


The Costs of Being a Pet Parent

1.jpgCats and dogs are irresistibly adorable. Especially the ones we see in the Sarah McLachlan ASPCA commercials.

But before you jump on the pet parent train, do you know how much it costs to adopt a pet? Sure, a bag of food every now and then and a few toys…but there’s so much more to consider.

As a cat dad, myself, I couldn’t imagine not being able to provide Salem and Binx (my two cats) with these pet necessities. Continue reading


5 Easy School Lunch Ideas Under $5

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Now that it’s already back-to-school week, it’s a good time to rid yourself of all your old lunch-making habits. Contrary to popular belief, it is possible to make a delicious, fairly nutritious lunch for just a few dollars a day! Continue reading


My First Experience with Airbnb

airbnb11.jpgAs I mentioned in the beginning of August, I was planning a trip throughout New England, while staying at Airbnb’s along the way. As an advocate for saving money whenever I can, I knew this was a great travel option for my wallet. Continue reading to hear about my first Airbnb experience, if I would recommend Airbnb, and the total amount I ended up spending on accommodations! Continue reading