Sometimes we can often just bury our head in the sand when it comes to our finances. We can learn to feel like we only have it when it comes to our paycheck each month, and this can often mean that in other aspects of our lives we feel trapped. Money might not necessarily make you happy, but it makes life a little easier as you don’t have to worry from one paycheck to the next. However, you don’t have to be satisfied with your lot. I wanted to share with you some of the easy ways that you could boost your income.
However much money we have, we could always use a little more. The trouble is that no matter how hard we work, no matter how many extra shifts we put in or however many extra hours we may stay behind at work without complaint, we never quite seem to have enough. On paper, we should be golden. We work hard and our salaries (for the most part) reflect that. The trouble is that life has a habit of getting in the way.
I, like a lot of people, have had my share of money troubles over the years. Between jobs falling through to my ex-boyfriend draining my savings, I’ve had my fingers burnt a few times when it comes to handling my cash. But what do you do when ends don’t meet?
It would always be nice to make a bit more money, wouldn’t it? Even if you already make enough to make the ends meet – an income boost means more to spend on what you enjoy rather than just paying the same old bills every month. It is, however, easier said than done and you’re not going to make it happen unless you actually put in some effort.
At the beginning of the year, I set myself a challenge to be a millionaire by the end of the year. I was planning on sharing words of wisdom with you every week in order to keep you informed and motivated. But I hit a problem. I got involved with blogger outreach programmes and everything went a bit nutty and I had no time to update you all on this challenge and how I was getting on. Ah well, no time like the present.
You throw your arm out to tap the snooze button on your alarm once again. The 6 am start secretly kills you every time you hear the shrill tone of your phone alarm go off every weekday morning. You hazily drag yourself out of bed and turn on the shower with your eyes still half closed. When did you become a victim of the corporate-driven rat race?
There are many ways you can learn how to invest your money, and how the stock market works. Sometimes it is worth getting hands-on and stuck in to learn on the job – so to speak.
Let’s get one thing straight – blogging is a form of self-employment. Some people call it freelancing and others say it’s a flexible working pattern, but it’s not a concrete role. Yes, it’s a money-spinner and it’s an excellent job, but it can cease to exist at any point. As a blogger, this is the biggest concern – that the money stops rolling through the door. After all, the financial rewards are what keep the roof over your head and the taxman off your back.
There’s a big difference between just living life and actually living it. It sounds like a silly comparison, but let’s put it this way; do you feel like you have the financial freedom to be able to take a break whenever you felt like it? Or are you on the opposite end of the spectrum, being forced to work even if you’re ill because you’re paid by the hour and need to get your salary?
As I sit and write this I am a very angry bunny. Have you seen an angry bunny? It’s like a regular bunny, all cute and harmless looking until it bites your hand with such bloody fury that scares you to the bottom of your soul. That is the level of anger I am feeling right now. And there is nearly nothing I can do about it. Nearly nothing…..