It’s easy to overspend on hobbies. There was a time when my husband and I thought we “deserved” to reward ourselves with expensive hobbies. We worked hard, and played hard. It would have been great if we’d had a few money-making hobbies back then!
Those expensive hobbies contributed to our inability to save for retirement. Now that we’re older more mature, I’ve discovered that it’s possible to enjoy a hobby and make money for retirement at the same time.
You don’t have to choose between having fun and scrimping to find the extra money to add to your retirement nest egg!
In this post, I’ll share 10 fun hobbies that don’t cost very much to start. These are money-making hobbies that can bring in extra cash to help boost your retirement savings.
More people than ever are embracing direct sales, and that number is growing every year. Ever wonder why?
Participation in a direct sales or network marketing company allows you to purchase products you love at a discount, which is a great benefit all by itself. You may be more enticed, though, by the flexible hours, the opportunity to call your own shots, and the chance to make some extra money.
As a side hustle, direct sales might be just the ticket to help you generate the extra cash needed to boost your retirement savings. Like anything else though, making more money takes real work.
This article is your guide to the benefits of direct sales and network marketing. It will also help you recognize how to avoid pyramid schemes so that you can add to your retirement fund, not deplete it!
People in the FIRE community love to travel. For many who become Financially Independent and Retire Early, that’s the whole point. Give up the cubicle and explore the world! Learning to travel hack will get you started.
Travel Hack = Save Money on Travel Expenses and/or Travel for Free.
Whether independently wealthy, or still working towards Financial Independence, no one wants to pay more than they have to when traveling. In this post, I’m going to share some ways to travel hack your way to savings without playing the credit card points game.
A Flexible Spending Account? I’d been working hard at saving the world in my current social work position when I first heard of the Health Flexible Spending Account (FSA) benefit available through my job.
One whole year had gone by since I started this job, and using an FSA for saving money on health care wasn’t even on my radar.
But as my personal focus on financial independence and boosting my savings for retirement crystalized, I decided to find out more about this money-saving, tax optimization tool.