Welcome to the latest blog traffic and income report for Smart Money, Simple Life; where you’ll learn about my efforts to create a semi-passive income via a self-hosted blog. Whether you’re old or young, blogging is a great way to build a side...
  • shopping around for savings on regular payments
All of us spend money every day. This doesn’t mean that you actually pull cash out of your wallet or swipe a card. We’re talking about purchases that ooze out of your bank account all the time. These are the...
  • What if money was no object? What would you do? What COULD you do? Can you live the life you want and still pay the bills? Yes!
Have you ever wondered what your life would be like if money was no object? What would you do? What could you do? When was the last time you asked yourself those questions? Sometimes, there’s an event or a sudden...
  • 7 simple ways to be more organised today than you were yesterday.
Organised. A label not normally thrown my way. In my mind, organised is synonymous with perfect. I know I’m not perfect. So, it follows I’ll never be organised. If you’re also struggling with this concept, create a new vision of what...
  • Blog income and traffic report. Making extra money with a self-hosted blog.
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.
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...
  • Save money on food by making 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 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....
  • Side Hustle Success | 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.
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!
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...