Are you thinking of quitting your full time job to start freelancing? Then you MUST read my 5 Essential Tips for Freelancing before you take the leap. This is information you WANT to know! #freelancing

5 Essential Tips For Freelancing

I recently got interviewed by Jessica from Mo' Money Mo' Houses for an upcoming podcast on her site. One of the questions she asked me was, "what advice would you give someone who wants to become a freelancer?" Jessica is not the first person to ask me this question, and probably won't be the last. I realized that I had been repeating the same five pieces of advice over and over on other podcasts, mainly because I think they are essential tips for freelancing. So I'm now finally sharing them … Read More...

In today's networked economy, it's important to "gift small goods" as part of your plan for a successful business, or to be a successful entrepreneur. Find out why Kindness is Good Business.

Why Kindness is Good Business

You might be reading this on Mother's Day, or just past Mother's Day. It was nice to go on Facebook and Twitter and see all the lovely and kind messages people had to say about their own moms, and women who have been motherly figures in their life (I have many of those myself!)! Overall, it was a day of kindness, which I think we could use more of in this world. This brings me to today's topic: Kindness is Good Business. I was once again listening to the School of Greatness podcast, … Read More...

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How a Master’s Degree in Accounting Can Open Doors

Mention the word "accounting" to people and the words "roller coaster ride" don’t exactly spring to mind. However, there’s a lot more diversity in the trade than you’d imagine when it comes to the choice of roles and industries. If you have an aptitude for numbers, or are drawn towards the fields of business, law or finance, then a Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) will open up a lot of doors. A higher than average salary, promising career prospects, and potential long-term job security are … Read More...

What is stopping you from getting life insurance? Here are some reminders why it's so important to protect yourself, and your family.

The Meaning of Life…and Life Insurance

by Laurie Kaufman Douglas Adams (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) wrote that the ultimate answer to life, the universe, and everything is: 42. Edgar Allan Poe once said, “The best things in life make you sweaty”. Regardless of how you interpret the meaning of life, one thing is certain, no one lives forever. So, until cryogenic freezing is perfected, it’s wise to think about how one will care for your loved ones when you’re gone. The answer to that is… life insurance.Don’t believe that … Read More...

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Getting to Know You…

It's only Tuesday afternoon as I write this, and already I'm off to a crazy busy week. No rest for the weary. So instead of a deep PF post, I'm keeping it light today. Jana had a post on Monday answering questions from Ali's blog, so now I'm answering questions from Jana's, then passing the baton to you to answer mine if you like. No nominations necessary…99% of you are all winners in my book. Maybe 98% :) 1. What websites or blogs do you read every single day? I don't have a single one I … Read More...

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Building a Path: Careers in Construction

Build it and they’ll come. If this phrase perks your interest and you’re practical and hands-on, then a career in the construction or engineering industry could be for you. It’s much more than hard hats and JCBs too; the construction industry is a vast, varied sector with a wide range of career options, spanning everything from structural engineers and global project managers, to supply chain analysts and power sales specialists. Structural engineers This is a key role within any … Read More...

Heather is a single mom from LA to son Luke, & has been on her own raising him since he was born. At the same time, she is living on a freelancer's un-steady income. Find how Heather's spending & savings habits have changed since the birth of her son, and how her perspective on life has changed as well.

Real Money Stories: Heather

In all the million things I have going on, and projects I'm working on right now, I failed to mention in my post on Friday that Budget & the Beach just turned 3 (cue applause!)! See how it all began here! In my never-ending quest to constantly bring you new topics, ideas, etc., I am debuting a fresh new documentary series on my blog called, Real Money Stories. It's a one-woman show currently, meaning I do all the producing, editing, and shooting, which is one of the reasons why I … Read More...