Make Extra Cash with Direct Sales and Boost 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.

Direct selling allows you to be your own boss.

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!

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How to Travel Hack Without Using Credit Card Points.

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 your way to Machu Picchu. Woman overlooking Machu Picchu.
I’d rather be in Machu Picchu!

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.

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Stuff Your Retirement Account with Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme!

Are you passionate about herbs?  Ever thought about turning your love of herbs into a little side business to help you save more money in your retirement account?

Sell herb soap to add money to your retirement savings.
Making and selling herbal soap can be a fun, easy way to help you catch up your retirement savings.

I started down the herbal path years ago, when I surprised my husband by signing us both up for a local herb class.

He had commented that our meals tasted so much more flavorful  and looked more vibrant when we used fresh herbs from our garden.

The class we took was a lot of fun as it included a little about the folklore and history of herbs, gardening tips, recipes, and lots of great herbal treats to eat!

The classroom smelled amazing, and I was hooked!

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What Is F-You Money, and What Does It Have To Do With Herbs?

If you can grow a garden, learn how to forage for wild food, become your own chef, and get to know just 10 herbs to spice up your meals and keep you out of restaurants, then you may be able to save even more F-You money!

I learned about F-You money from a talented group of people at UK Chautauqua, where we met five amazing speakers/bloggers who shared their ideas about financial independence (FI), side hustles, and early retirement.

One of the best parts of Chautauqua was being with a group of people who get it, who understand there is more to life than working at a job (when you’d rather just spend your time puttering in the garden or playing with herbs).

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