• 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...
  • 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 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...
  • Legitimate ways to make extra money! Your side hustle success starts here. 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...
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
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...
  • single parents smart money habits
Living on one income can be a challenge. Living on one income and being a single parent can turn that challenge into an ever present source of stress and anxiety. Sure, the basics are the same: Track your spending Create...
  • When disaster strikes - don't let grief sabotage your life
Disaster can strike in many ways; financial, health, relationships or a death in the family. Sometimes you know they’re on the horizon, like the recent death of my daughter’s dad from Melanoma (the nastiest form of skin cancer) but sometimes...
  • April blog traffic and income report why blogging is a great way to make money online
Welcome to April’s blog income and traffic report for Smart Money, Simple Life. Sharing this information still feels a little odd but I know the value I get from reading others’ blog income and traffic reports so I’m hoping my monthly...
  • simple rules for being more frugal and loving life
Frugal living should be simple. Right? Why then do we always insist on complicating things? Too often I think we do it to appear clever or to make it seem like some sort of weird initiation rite. Like you have...