I’ve made $9,114 from side jobs so far this year…

The post I’ve made $9,114 from side jobs so far this year… appeared first on Budgets Are Sexy. Hey guys! I just added it up and realized I’ve earned $9,114 in extra money this year, on top of my regular salary. Woohoo, gig economy! This isn’t a huge amount of extra cash, but it’s pretty dang good considering I haven’t been “hustling” that much this year. It’s been more of a collection of […] The post I’ve made $9,114 from side jobs so far this year… appeared first on Budgets Are Sexy. Powered by WPeMatico

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Could Inflation Actually Be a Good Thing for Retail?

Inflation, which is the decrease in the purchasing power of money, has been one of the main stock market headlines this summer, instigating bouts of volatility amidst the economic recovery. In functioning free market economies, periods of inflation are normal. The cost of day-to-day economic goods and services gradually rise over time, but things get concerning when prices rise too quickly. Economists use a variety of methods to track inflation, but the Consumer Price Index is the most commonly used in the U.S. The CPI charts fluctuations in the prices paid by consumers for food, housing, education, clothing, and other[…]

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How Your Neighbors Spend Their Money (aka the Average Household Budget)

The post How Your Neighbors Spend Their Money (aka the Average Household Budget) appeared first on Budgets Are Sexy. Happy Fry-day! 🍳 Do you ever lay awake at night and wonder how much your neighbors spend on canned ham each year? What about their video game budget or annual snack food spending? Well I have good news for you… Today’s guest post from MoneyLemma reveals these very important statistics — and more — while […] The post How Your Neighbors Spend Their Money (aka the Average Household Budget) appeared first on Budgets Are Sexy. Powered by WPeMatico

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Invest Early With This Elite CEO for More Gains Ahead

Today’s Take: The right CEO makes all the difference. Warren Buffett says that CEOs aren’t selected like Olympic teams. There’s no uniformity in top quality. Yet investors treat them as if they’re all the same, like lightbulbs. If Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Microsoft’s Bill Gates or Google’s Larry Page were starting a new venture … all you’d need to do is tell me where to send the check to. You wouldn’t even have to tell me what business they were going into. It really wouldn’t matter to me. I know they’d be successful based on their track records. That’s because I’ve[…]

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What’s Behind the Recent Ethereum Rally

One of the first principles they teach in any Economics 101 course is that price is a function of supply and demand. Put simply… When supply is decreasing and demand stays constant, prices go up. When supply is increasing and demand stays constant, prices go down. The price of any good or service arrives at the intersection of supply and demand. This simple economic concept explains Ethereum’s recent price rise and why it could be setting up for a big rally into the end of the year… Ethereum’s Huge Upgrade Ethereum’s price is rising because there’s increasing demand and diminishing[…]

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I found 3 cents on the ground. Woohoo!

The post I found 3 cents on the ground. Woohoo! appeared first on Budgets Are Sexy. I ran into the store the other day to grab some propane for camping … sadly, they were all sold out.  BUT … on the way out of the store I noticed 3 shiny new pennies on the ground! Woohoo! I love finding free money!! It’s not every day that you leave the store with […] The post I found 3 cents on the ground. Woohoo! appeared first on Budgets Are Sexy. Powered by WPeMatico

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Net Worth Report #11 “Legs Eleven”

The post Net Worth Report #11 “Legs Eleven” appeared first on Budgets Are Sexy. Holy schmoley! My wife and I spent $537 on gas last month.  At an average price of $4 per gallon, that works out to about 134 gallons of fuel… And since our Prius averages ~44 miles per gallon, we must have driven about 5,907 miles in the month of July. Hot dang! (Hang on a […] The post Net Worth Report #11 “Legs Eleven” appeared first on Budgets Are Sexy. Powered by WPeMatico

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What’s Next For Stocks: 10% Pullback or Rolling Correction?

The market has become increasingly rational as this 16-month bull market matures, and index-based upside potential dwindles every additional percentage they rally. This is a stock picker’s market. Quality stocks in well-positioned sectors will have much higher upside potential than most index-tracking ETFs for the remainder of 2021. The S&P 500 hasn’t seen a pullback of more than 5% so far this year and hasn’t seen an actual correction (a pullback of 10% or more) since last September, which was quickly bought back up once that down 10% mark was reached. Despite this blue-chip benchmark not exhibiting any material sell-off,[…]

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Why Are We Making Early Retirement So Controversial?

The post Why Are We Making Early Retirement So Controversial? appeared first on Budgets Are Sexy. [Mornin’ money lovers!  I’m excited to share this guest post written by Steve Cummings a.k.a The Frugal Expat. Steve talks about why so many people get their knickers in a knot arguing about FIRE, particularly, the RE part of things. My favorite bit is at the very end where he notes “3 steps to change” […] The post Why Are We Making Early Retirement So Controversial? appeared first on Budgets Are Sexy. Powered by WPeMatico

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Selling our rental properties… 2 down, 2 to go!

The post Selling our rental properties… 2 down, 2 to go! appeared first on Budgets Are Sexy. Happy Friday, happy people! About 6 months ago, I wrote a blog post about plans to downsize my real estate assets. Specifically, the plan was to sell some physical rental properties and move that cash into more passive investments. Well, the mission is now half complete! We’ve sold 2 rental properties so far and have […] The post Selling our rental properties… 2 down, 2 to go! appeared first on Budgets Are Sexy. Powered by WPeMatico

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