• Blog income and traffic report. Making extra money with a self-hosted blog.

Blog Income Report – May & June 2016

Welcome to the latest blog income and traffic report for Smart Money, Simple Life; where you’ll learn about my efforts making extra money via a self hosted blog. Unfortunately, this blog as been in a bit of a holding pattern for the last...
  • Get your Etsy store off to a great with this step by step guide from the owner of a top of category Esty store.

How To Get Your Etsy Shop Off To A Great Start

When I started my Etsy shop, way back in December 2013, I had no idea what I was doing. I’d been selling on eBay for over 10 years and was used to their format, the slightly warped logic of their best...
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How to Make the Most of Your Grocery Dollar

Making the most of your grocery dollar is not just about buying as much as you can, but buying the most nutritious food that you can. Depending on your location that can be a tough ask. Too often the foods...
  • Minimalist Living Tips: 10 things to ditch immediately. Minimalist living is about finding the sweet spot between possessions and freedom.

10 Things You’ll Be Happy To Ditch From Your Life Immediately

10 things to ditch. Minimalist living tips to get you started on your less is more journey. Minimalist living is about finding the sweet spot between possessions and freedom. The more possessions you own, the more your possessions own you....
  • How to stay sweet with the tax man. If you're creating an income with a side hustle, here are some general rules you should follow.

Side Hustle Income: How to stay sweet with the tax man

It’s tax time in my neck of the woods and that means keeping sweet with the tax man. That’s easy enough to do if you’re getting a pay cheque from your employer because they handle all your tax payments. Generally...
  • Rainy Day Fund | $1000 can seem like a lot of money. Break it down and it's a lot less daunting. $3 a day = $1000+ per year. Grab a jar and start saving!

10 Easy Ways to Save $1000 For Your Rainy Day Fund

Everyone needs a rainy day fund. A rainy day fund isn’t an planning-for-the-apocalypse type emergency fund. Although, we all need to be working on one of those, too. A rainy day fund is for less catastrophic circumstances. For instance, an...
  • Smart money secrets from the great depression. Skills and knowledge that will help you save money and be more self-reliant today.

Smart Money Secrets from the Great Depression

Smart Money Secrets from the Great Depression It’s easy to be lulled into believing we live in a time of great (and increasing) prosperity. And, on the surface we do appear to be living easier, more comfortable lives than our...
  • Your side hustle success starts here. 21 painless ways to make extra money.

21 Painless Ways to Make Extra Money

Frugal living is a great way to cut your cost of living but lowering your expenses is just one aspect of a healthy balance sheet and budget. Sometimes, you also need to make extra money. The other column on your...
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Save Money: How to make the power Pinterest work for you

Pinterest. Once you discover its delights, it quickly becomes a big part of your online world. I spend a lot of my time on Pinterest. Partly for my blog but also to learn about the topics that interest me both professionally...
  • 5 quick tips to eat healthy, plus save time and money

5 Quick Tips to Eat Healthy plus Save Time and Money

Eating healthy on a budget doesn’t have to be complicated. There are five basic steps that will ensure you avoid the drive through and keep more dollars in your pocket. Each and every week. And the best bit is, they...