A few weeks ago, I ran into a colleague of mine from my old law firm. After exchanging the normal pleasantries, we got to talking about who from our class was still working there. It wasn’t many. I graduated law school back in 2013 and started my first biglaw gig soon after. Just four years […]
Archives for July 2017
One of the things that motivated me to start this blog was a desire to share the tools I use to optimize my finances. Over the past several years, I’ve gotten heavily into the FinTech world and I haven’t been shy about trying out new FinTech apps. Since I was sharing this stuff with my […]
A lot of people ask me why I waste my time with all of these silly side hustles. To most people, it doesn’t make much sense that someone like me – a lawyer with a perfectly good job – would spend my free time doing things like delivering food to people, renting out a room on […]
There’s a lot of great content out there that can help you improve your finances – way more than anyone can discover by themselves. For the past few years, almost all of the content I’ve consumed has come in the form of blogs and podcasts. I recapped 9 of my favorite podcasts in a post I wrote a few months ago.
For some reason, the idea of consuming content by video didn’t really seem to appeal to me. Video, after all, is like TV. It’s for vegging out – not for learning.
I’ve since changed my tune as I’ve discovered the power of YouTube. I think YouTube is an interesting medium for sharing information. For some reason, I’d always just thought of it as a source for stupid stuff – cat videos, dumb pranks, music videos. Things like that.
One of the things that I think holds a lot of people back financially is this total aversion to even a moment of discomfort. Sure, being successful with money requires an ability to handle money well – that’s probably a prerequisite. But I think there’s more to it than that. When it comes to success with money, you’ve got to be comfortable with being uncomfortable.
The price of comfort is pretty high. Living in a luxury apartment, getting food delivered to you, or running that air conditioner throughout the summer is going to cost you. If you opt for 24/7 comfort, you’re basically doing two things that are bad for you financially:
Welcome to this month’s side hustle report! It’s been a busy summer for me, and unfortunately, it’s led to me not posting as often as I’d like. My bad. But, there are some big changes going on with my professional life that I’m hoping will help me get back on track. Can’t wait to share it with you when I get the chance! For now, though, let’s get right to it with this month’s side hustle report.
For those of you that are new to this, each month, I document exactly what I made side hustling using the sharing economy. The nice thing about sharing economy side hustles is that they’re low risk and easy to do. You can start making money immediately and most of the time, you don’t even have to spend any money upfront in order to get started. You can’t say that with pretty much any other business.