How I Learned to Blog Anonymously, and Why I Stopped

 What I Learned From One Year of Anonymous Blogging Originally Published: August 4, 2018 It’s been one year since I started this journey of blogging anonymously. When I researched and purchased my domain name, set up a pretty basic and free WordPress theme. Signed up for a few free online courses. And dove headfirst into the glamorous world of beginner blogging. Along the way, I’ve learned a few things. Things like: Your website doesn’t need to be that fancy, since most people will be reading your blog over mobile anyway. Pinterest is a quick way to start getting traffic, but …

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RENT vs. Mortgage — Are You What You Own? (Ode to a 90’s Hit Musical)

RENT vs. Mortgage — Are You What You Own? A question for you: Where would you go if you had the entire world at your feet? A lyric from one of my favorite shows, Rent — Jonathan Larson’s hit rock musical from the late 90’s. Loosely based on the Puccini opera “La Boheme”, Rent won multiple awards, including the Tony Award for Best Musical (1996) and flourished on Broadway for 12 years. It then expanded into multiple national tours, a hit movie in 2005, and also a live TV presentation starring A-list celebrities in 2019. via GIPHY But sadly, Jonathan Larson …

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Why Starting a Side Hustle Is a Perfect Distraction

Hey everyone — The following is a guest post written by my friend Chris Panteli, who blogs at LifeUpswing.com. Chris shares his personal story of a major life change, and how he revised his mindset to have more control over his future successes. And he also shares some great information on how you can do the same —  Need the Perfect Distraction? Start a Side Hustle I’ve always dabbled with side hustles in one way or another, even before I knew that is what I was doing. From selling candy and fizzy drinks at school for ludicrous amounts of profit …

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7 Financial Goals You *Should* Be Setting for the New Year

7 Financial Goals You Should Be Setting for the New Year The New Year is finally here! With all that has come about unexpectedly this past year, making sure your finances are in check is more important than ever. If you haven’t thought about creating some resolutions for 2021, here are some financially-focused goals you should be setting for this year. 1. Track Your Expenses Regularly First things first: Schedule time to take a look back at previous years to get a good idea of how much (generally) you’re spending per month. This will allow you to set a budget …

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Requiem for a New Year: Finding Inspiration in New Places

Requiem for a New Year

  Requiem for the New Year… * 2020 * We’ve seen all the memes, the parodies, and the tongue-in-cheek satire. Poking fun at what an overall sh*t show the entire year 2020 had been. For me, it was a little disappointing — Because I was *supposed* to kickstart a “new” life this past year. I was supposed to bounce back from a long-lasting, crappy situation. I was supposed to redefine myself. Come into my own. Lean into my discomfort & emerge from the other side as a whole new me. What happened? Well, 2020 happened. Covid. Global pandemic. Sheltering in …

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