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Side Hustle:

»Posted by on Jan 21, 2020 in Budgetnista | 0 comments

Streams of income, we know that is a wave. Not only can it support your guilty pleasures, but it gives you a cushion because life happens. Being a new homeowner, having a side hustle gives me some additional financial flexibility especially in a big city like Chicago. Side Hustles also are an amazing way to save money either for retirement, that handbag you’ve been eyeing, or that vacation with your boo thang. Instead of charging these items to your credit card and drowning yourself in debt, you can pay for these items upfront.

Speaking of debt, side hustles are amazing ways of digging yourself out of debt whether it’s student loans or a mortgage you cannot go wrong with a side hustle. My side hustles included becoming a brand ambassador, landing PR consultant contracts, working on political campaigns, and freelance writing. Thanks to my financial accountability partner (dear friend) Aja who helped me strategize on how to monetize my skills, how to budget, how to separate my money, and introduced me to financial resources and experts like Dave Ramsey. Aja is a highly sought after financial speaker and popular financial blogger whose claim to fame was paying off $100K of debt, check out her blog Principles of Increase.

After working with Aja for nearly a year and following her training, I was able to save up, pay off my car, create two saving accounts, increase my credit score, and buy my first home at 35 years young!

Homeownership was the hardest decision and process yet the best investment in myself.
Me at the closing table and I’m happy to be a new homeowner as well as stunned!
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