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“Being rich is having money. Being wealthy is having time.” – Margaret Bonnano

Welcome to the hub of making more money!

 

One half of the financial freedom equation is to save, but you can only save so much. The other half of the equation is to make more money. And that’s what we are here to do: earn more money to fuel your goals and your life adventures (whatever those may be). 

Here we’ll make investing easy, earn more money for the work that you already do, and create multiple income streams.

And if you really want to go all-in, you can binge all make more money articles here.

 

Making sense of investing

 

I know, I know. Investing can feel intimidating. All that jargon, options, fees, and the risk (ugh). But here’s the great news: investing has gotten incredibly easy.

It doesn’t need to be difficult, it’s not just for the super-wealthy, but it does need to be a part of your money plan. Let’s get started investing with our Pocket Guide to Investing. Read more.

Then dive into our 4 part series on investing:

  1. Why should I invest?
  2. WTF: what’s the fee? And why should you care?
  3. Two easy ways to start investing
  4. Should I hire a financial advisor?

Other investing must-reads:

Should you pay off debt, save, or invest?

Investing for beginners: a stupid mistake cost us $16k

The best way to invest for the short and medium-term

 

Creating multiple income streams

 

One of the best things you can do for your money is to create multiple income streams.

Creating multiple income streams (aka, extra money, a side job, a side hustle, fun money, passive income) can give you a safety net in case you lose your job. Or, in our case, it’s giving us the security we need to sell everything we own, move around the world, and pursue different careers. In 2015, I had a miserable job so I started my side hustle and then put it into a step-by-step guide. Read how.

 

Other multiple income stream ideas and guides you won’t want to miss:

10 passive income ideas

Create a Plan B with multiple streams of income (methods includes)

How I landed my first freelance clients

The Worth Project Podcast: the streams of income that enabled us to start our Worth Project

Our favorite real estate investing websites to help you get started: Afford Anything and BiggerPockets

 

Negotiate your salary

 

What if you could get paid more for the job you already do?

I spent a year interviewing over 100 women who successfully negotiated their salaries, and compiled it into a guide to walk you step-by-step through the negotiation process. If a 15-minute conversation could earn you thousands more, doesn’t that sound like time well spent? Read the guide.

 

Other negotiation tips and methods you won’t want to miss:

How to negotiate pretty much anything (including how I got a $1,700 flight…for free)

5 negotiating mistakes I’ve made

How I negotiated our rent (yes, our rent)

4 ways to research your salary

When should you ask for a raise?

 

research. prep. ask.

Did you know that negotiating your salary one time can add over a million dollars to your earnings over your career?

 

Favorite make more money resources

Everything we use and love

Personal Capital

Personal Capital’s free tools were created for the person who wants to GSD. They offer investment tools, including a top-notch retirement calculator and college savings calculator. My favorite part about using it for investing is that I can log into one place and see exactly what I own: stocks, bonds, and others. Plus, there is a fee analyzer that will tell me exactly how much I’m paying in fees. This makes keeping track of my investments a breeze.

Vanguard

Vanguard is one of the low-fee leaders in the world of investing. We use them for pretty much everything: retirement accounts, taxable investment accounts, and Henry’s college savings. While they are a DIY option, you can find some easy to use options, like their target date retirement funds.

Not Your Father's Negotiation Course

For my Forbes column, I spent two years interviewing women about their experiences negotiating their salary. My biggest takeaway? There was no one resource where they could get the information they needed to help them confidently articulate what they wanted. So, I made it.

Earn More Writing

One of the best things that helped me climb out of six figures of student loan debt was refinancing. When I refinanced, Sofi was new on the scene and I didn’t know what to expect. My experience with them was fantastic. From responsive customer service to other perks (like career counseling), Sofi has you covered. And, once you are a member you be eligible for discounted rates for your other lending needs.

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How to Negotiate Non-Financial Rewards

How to Negotiate Non-Financial Rewards

How to negotiate non-financial rewards starts with building a relationship and being open to ideas. In this interview, we learn how cultivating a relationship with her boss and having patience enabled her to negotiate for an overseas assignment that she craved. The...

Working from Home with a Toddler: 10 Must-Do Tips

Working from Home with a Toddler: 10 Must-Do Tips

Erica and Jordan at the The Worth Project have the goal of sharing their personal finance experience to help readers improve their financial lives. We regularly partner with companies that share that same vision. Some of the links in this post may be from our...

Budgeting for the Self-Employed: A 5 Step Guide

Budgeting for the Self-Employed: A 5 Step Guide

Creating a monthly spending plan or budget is great, but not everyone’s personal situation is so black and white. As a freelancer, budgeting for the self-employed can be tricky. Some people get paid weekly, others bi-weekly, and others (like me) have income that...

Why We Chose the Vanguard Nevada 529 Plan

Why We Chose the Vanguard Nevada 529 Plan

Erica and Jordan at the The Worth Project have the goal of sharing their personal finance experience to help readers improve their financial lives. We regularly partner with companies that share that same vision. Some of the links in this post may be from our...

10 Passive Income Ideas

10 Passive Income Ideas

One of the best things you can do for your money is to create multiple income streams. Creating multiple income streams can give you a safety net in case you lose your job. Or, in our case, it’s giving us the security we need to sell everything we own, move around the...

Episode 19: Creating your plan B with multiple streams of income

Episode 19: Creating your plan B with multiple streams of income

You can download this episode from Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, and Spotify – or listen to it below! Welcome to the Show Notes! Check out this page for any links, notes, or photos we referenced in the podcast. Guys, we are in the home stretch of our life in...

Creating Your Plan B with Multiple Streams of Income

Creating Your Plan B with Multiple Streams of Income

Here’s the story I had been told from childhood: go to college, get a good job, work hard, save money, retire and live off saved money. Simple enough, right? Jordan and I both climbed the corporate ladder and saved our pennies, assuming that this story would hold true...

Earn More Writing: My Honest Course Review

Earn More Writing: My Honest Course Review

  Join the Project! Everything you need to be smarter with your money, delivered weekly.  When I had Henry in March 2018, I was under the impression that I would get back to my normal working self within a matter of weeks. Partly because I wanted to spend at least a...

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