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On to the weekly update for the week of January 19!
The Week in Sunburnt Saver
This week was all about side hustles! On Tuesday, I asked you all why you were side hustling – did you do it to make extra income, start a business, pay off debt, or for other reasons? If you’re not side hustling yet, I laid out some fairly common reasons why a lot of people (me included!) side hustle.
On Thursday, I highlighted 3 side hustles you can start right now. If you’ve ever needed a kick in the butt to get started, these will do the trick – you need very little (other than interest and dedication) to start these side hustles! They’re not get-rich-quick ideas, but they can bring you in extra income (the side part of side hustle), and some (like Textbroker) can help you build a portfolio and potentially gain consistent clients to write for.
Best of the Web
My favorite posts from around the personal finance sphere this week!
1) Connie from Savvy with Saving alerts us to a smoking deal! Today only, Amazon Prime is on sale for $72. If you’ve already renewed your Amazon subscription for this year, I did read that some people are having some luck getting their subscription price reduced or partially refunded, but it depends. Worth a try if you’re already an Amazon subscriber – and if you’re not, Slate has a handy widget to determine if Prime will be worth it for you.
2) Canadian Budget Binder has an interesting post question: should you be forced to pay up if your kid is a no-show for a birthday party? Or, would you send a bill to parents who RSVP’ed to your child’s birthday and didn’t show? I don’t have kids, but I have seen birthday parties where parents are spending hundreds of dollars… I get that parents would be upset if some kids didn’t show after accepting the invite, but maybe the option is having a less expensive party, versus sending a bill? What do you think?
3) Michelle from Fit is the New Poor highlights her upcoming budget for the next few months. She’s expecting a little one in June, so she knows expenses are coming but wants to be prepared. New parents (and parents and non-parents), any advice for Michelle to de-stress and relax?
4) Tonya from Budget and the Beach is having an internal struggle: she wants to go somewhere, but she knows she has bills (and life!) to pay for. Anyone in a similar situation right now and want to share advice? I just got done paying for a roof, so I’m on the opposite end of the spectrum from Tonya right now – I just want a boring life for a few months! 🙂
5) Sarah is a new staff writer at The Broke and Beautiful Life, and she has an excellent post debunking bulk buying. Do you buy in a bulk? You might want to check out Sarah’s post about how, sometimes, not buying in bulk can be cheaper!
That’s it for today, everyone! Hope you’re having a wonderful Saturday, and enjoy your weekend! Don’t forget to side hustle 😉