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At the same time, there are also a record high number of people who are unable to make a $400 payment in case of an emergency. If so many people are living paycheck to paycheck, but the average car payment is $523, then clearly there is a huge problem.
Unlike some families where money is a taboo subject, we hope to have many money conversations with our daughter as she matures, because financial responsibility is very important in our family.
Even though I was making a nice income at the time, I decided to start a photography-related side hustle to see if I could earn the $5,000. At that point, I had been blogging and running my own websites full time for about 4 years, so I was pretty confident that I could make some money, but I really didn’t know if it would be a lot or a little.
In episode 28 of the REtipster Podcast, we get to interview one of the leading experts on self-storage units.
This brings me to the fundamental question of: “Why are we killing ourselves for every last dollar, and accelerating our path to burnout, when some of us don’t even get to keep the majority of the earnings?”