The Best Job for Single Moms

best job for a single momAs a single mom finding a good job is so hard.

There’s nobody to help you get by. You have to pay your own bills and take care of your kids. You have to work every day and then come home to a messy house that you just can’t seem to keep clean, help with homework, chase down little ones, make supper, and get everyone ready for bed.

Then you get the pleasure of waking up the next day and doing it all over again.

It’s hard.

Plus, if your family is like mine you have nobody who is able or willing to give you much needed mental breaks or watch your kids while you’re at work. On top of your other bills you have to pay a babysitter.

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How to Happily Live on a Poverty Budget

poverty budgetI’ll have an update on the 7 Day Side hustle later in the week for anyone who’s wondering. Instead of talking about earning more money today I want to talk about the other side of the equation: living on less.

Could you happily live on a poverty budget? I think you could.

The federal poverty guideline for a family of 3 is $19,970 a year or $1,664 per month. I calculated my bare bones budget the other day and it came out to $610. Yes, I could live on $600 per month. It wouldn’t be ideal, but it’s doable.

A comfortable budget for me runs in the $1,400 – $1,600 range. Although, I’m not going to lie, some months I do spend more than this. Like last month for instance, when I had to buy school clothes and supplies.

But the point is you don’t need to spend a ton of money to be happy. There are cheaper alternatives to almost everything you use and love.

If you could just tweak your expenses and live on a tight budget for a year think of the money you could save!

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Amazon FBA: Finding Products to Sell

I spent all day yesterday scanning products at my Dad’s store. Even with a whole store of stuff to go through I found it pretty hard to find really profitable products that Amazon themselves weren’t selling.

On the flip side, my Dad got super into sending in stuff he was sick of looking at, so I ended up with three carts and a total of 76 products that are waiting to be labeled and shipped.

See below.

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One Question to Ask Yourself for Side Hustle Success

side hustle success

When it comes to side hustles competition can be fierce.

I found this to be especially true when it came to freelancing.

I mean, at first I didn’t notice it. But after trying my hand at freelance writing all of a sudden it seemed like every blog I visited had a “hire me” page offering writing services. And honestly, many of the bloggers were better writers than I was.

But that didn’t stop me.

After getting into the groove of things I realized it didn’t matter how many people were doing what I was doing. There’s always a way to succeed.

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You Pick: Which Side Hustle Do You Wanna See Me Try?

everyday im hustlinOver the past month I’ve been thinking about how much work it takes for me to make money. What I do isn’t passive at all.

The hours I work, or the amount of posts I write, dictates how much money I earn. And while I’m happy with what I do and still very much prefer it over a traditional day job, I want to work on starting a business that is more scalable.

To me a scalable business is this: A business that doesn’t require trading hours for money. It can be run with either hard work upfront or with a few hours of maintenance each week. It has potential for growth.

I really, really want your input.

I’ve come up with three ideas for you to choose from. Majority rules :)

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7 Inexpensive Ways to Make Your Rental Feel Like Home

Today I’m happy to have a guest post by Jennifer Riner of Zillow.

Rentals, although temporary, should exude the same comforting vibes associated with owned homes. Even though property management regulations may forbid painting or renovating, tenants don’t have to sacrifice personal style or interior design dreams to feel content in their abodes.

To transform rental spaces from cold to cozy, consider the following seven, budget-friendly elements.

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