Troubleshooting a Slump on Poshmark

Posh SalesSlumps happen. In life, in sports, even on Poshmark. If you find yourself in a selling slump, you can recover. The trick is to find ways to spend as a little of your time as possible doing so. And when it comes to being lazy knowledgeable about Poshmark, I’m your girl.

To recap, I’ve already made over $1,000 selling items from my closet this year. In fact, August pushed me past the $1,300 mark. Summer was a bit slow, and things are finally starting to pick up again. For some, back-to-school stress equals shopping. For others, wine and chocolate. Not that I would know. While I’m still all for using my original Poshmark strategy, I’m also not willing to undervalue my time…again. Whether you’ve been on Poshmark for a while or new to selling, here are some of my favorite low-commitment tricks to make money. Continue reading “Troubleshooting a Slump on Poshmark”

Troubleshooting a Slump on Poshmark

How Would You Handle an Extra Expense?

Extra ExpenseIf an extra expense cropped up, how would your budget fare? Would you cut back? Would you hustle harder? There are challenges to both. If your budget is already fairly bare bones, there may not be any remaining notches to tighten the belt. If your work week is already jam packed, carving out extra hours to hustle can be daunting, especially if you’re already side hustling. If your salary is fixed on a schedule, a raise is out of the question. So what would be your plan of attack to deal with an extra monthly expense? Continue reading “How Would You Handle an Extra Expense?”

How Would You Handle an Extra Expense?

Frugally Awesome…Or Awkward: Part 4

Awkward 4There’s something about money: It brings out the best, the worst, and the most awkward side of people. Since I’ve dedicated a fair amount of time this summer to side hustling, I’ve had to do some explaining for how I’m spending my time. I get it. A lot of people think teachers have summers off and spend time eating bonbons ice cream straight out of the carton. But even fellow educators have had some really interesting things to say when they hear about my hustling. As usual, my interactions lean more towards awkward rather than awesome. Continue reading “Frugally Awesome…Or Awkward: Part 4”

Frugally Awesome…Or Awkward: Part 4

4 Tips to Earn Four Figures a Month Tutoring

TutoringLooking to get started as a tutor? Tutoring is a terrific side hustle that can net you anywhere from $20 an hour to over $90 an hour, depending on the areas of your expertise and the going rate in your town or city. In fact, at one point, I was earning over $1000 a month from my side hustle. I’ve scaled back considerably since then, but it is still one of my favorite side income streams.  If you’re looking to establish yourself as a tutor, keep these four tips in mind: Continue reading “4 Tips to Earn Four Figures a Month Tutoring”

4 Tips to Earn Four Figures a Month Tutoring

Nothing But Net: Putting One-Third of Our Net Income Towards Debt

NetAt the start of the year, I wrote two different posts about debt repayment. First, I talked about how we paid $18,000 towards our mortgage. Then, I copped to the fact that we actually paid $24k towards debt, because Mr. P still had a car loan until one final click paid it off in full.

In both posts, the tone is not entirely celebratory. Part of me is proud that we were able to put some extra money towards our mortgage and towards paying off his car ahead of time. But most of me thought it wasn’t really worth celebrating because so many people put so much extra money towards their debts. That fact, coupled with my feelings that a mortgage isn’t actually good debt at all, kind of soured my celebration.  Continue reading “Nothing But Net: Putting One-Third of Our Net Income Towards Debt”

Nothing But Net: Putting One-Third of Our Net Income Towards Debt

The Wrong Kind of Dough

The Wrong Kind of DoughFor the past few years, I’ve been tutoring as one of my side hustles. It can be quite lucrative. It can be very fulfilling. It can also be a colossal pain in the patootie.

Whenever I think I’ve tightened all the loopholes in terms of cancellations and payments and covered all my bases in terms of materials and additional assignments, something unexpected comes up. This past week, I was planning on attending my regular tutoring session before dashing off to make cookie dough with my family. Midway through my morning, the parent of my student emailed me saying that his daughter had to meet with a teacher after school and couldn’t make the session. He closed the email by typing, “Reschedule. K, thx.” I was livid. Continue reading “The Wrong Kind of Dough”

The Wrong Kind of Dough

We Paid Off $18,000 Worth of Debt This Year

793LQ3PKGMIt’s official. By the year’s end, we will have paid off $18,000 worth of debt. Instead of ordering ourselves a bunch of pink plastic flamingos for the yard or sending ourselves a delicious Edible Arrangement, though, we aren’t celebrating this milestone. The reason? We paid off a lot of debt. But we had no other choice.

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We Paid Off $18,000 Worth of Debt This Year