Book Review: Your Money or Your Life

Your Money or Your Life Book Review

“Our behavior is a concrete representation of our values. How we spend our time and money says volumes about who we are and what we stand for.”

Money plays a much deeper role in our lives than we’d expect. We don’t realize the sacrifices we make to our own existence in pursuit of more money and more things. And just because we make good money at our current jobs, doesn’t mean we are using that money to the full extent that can enrich our lives.

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Optimize Your Inbox in 20 Minutes

Optimize your inbox in 20 minutes

Dear side hustler, your time is precious, but your inbox is stealing hours from your day!

No doubt, email is the most important medium you can use to keep in touch with clients, read your favorite blog posts, and stay on top of that next subscription renewal.

But with so little time as a side hustle freelancer, what are you going to do?

My friend, I have a quick solution for you – optimize your inbox!

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Focus Booster Review – Boost Your Time Management as a Freelancer

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Focus Booster App Review for Freelancers

Multitasking is out and focus tasking is in.

Everyone knows concentration is essential for better productivity and if you haven’t heard about it yet, time blocking is a popular way to manage your focus and productivity.

But how do you manage time blocking and time tracking without clogging up your tabs with 3 or 4 different apps?

If you’re anything like me, you love all-in-one apps - or apps that come really close to having almost everything you need.

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6 helpful tools to help master your freelance business

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Let’s be honest.

You’re an app junkie, right?

I know this because you’re here.

And because I'm also an app junkie!

I love to see what other tools business owners use to manage their empires. And I love testing out every single one I come across.

I've tested apps that track money, help you invest, calendar apps that help you get organized, even social apps that help keep you connected to clients and customers; the list goes on.

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The Side Hustler’s Guide to Burnout Prevention

7 ways to prevent freelancer burnout

7 Ways to Beat Freelancer Burnout and Side Hustle Stress

According to Forbes, freelancers make up 34% of the workforce, and this percentage is expected to increase in the coming years.

If you’re one of those people, kudos to you! Freelancing and side hustles allow you to explore new skills, meet new people, and work with your natural skills. And while taking on a side hustle is exciting, it is time-consuming and makes you more susceptible to burnout.

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100-day Spending Ban 2017

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Bad habits die hard. Nothing like another spending ban to curb the ridiculous over spending

On January 1, 2017, I started a new year with a secret.

I decided to do another 100-day spending ban like the one I did last year.

This one started January 1 and will end April 11, 2017. 100 days of no spending.

I was not sure I'd be able to go through with it so I didn't set out to tell anyone. I waited a few days before coming out with it.

Here I am, writing to you. Telling you that I'm committing myself to another spending ban.

I'm happy and sad, excited and anxious.

This is a personal journey and, only after a week, I'm reminded of how much I've forgotten the lessons from my first spending ban in 2016.

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Digit Review

an updated digit review
an updated digit review

Truly Automatic Savings!

What would you think if I told you there is an app that could figure out the right amount of money to save for you each month without you having to do math or try to maneuver around a fluctuating income?

Would you be interested? Or, would you think I was crazy?

Well, I am crazy but the app is real.

Welcome to Digit. The first microsavings app that makes saving TRULY automatic.

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Why I Started a Spending Ban

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And the 3 things it taught me.

In 2016, I did my first spending ban that lasted 100 days. It started January 1st and ended on April 19, the day of my college graduation (happy coincidence).

I had never done a spending ban before, but after reading an article by Cait Flanders who was in the middle of a 2-year spending ban and getting rid of her extra stuff, the idea seemed like the answer to my financial prayers.

I wanted to do better with my money but I had debt and my spending was out of control.​

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Book Review: On Writing by Stephen King

book review by christine c renee On writing by stephen king

 “Writing is a lonely job. Having someone who believes in you makes a lot of difference. They don’t have to make speeches. Just believing is usually enough.” ~ Stephen King

Stephen King’s On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft always comes up in articles, forum conversations, and books written by other writers and creatives who talk about the art of writing.

Non-fiction and fiction writers, bloggers and indie writers all praise this book. So, in June of 2016, I purchased the paperback from Amazon.

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