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.
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).