Posts tagged with: self-reliance

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • four tips for seekers of freedom and fulfillment
Freedom and fulfillment. Two words that define success for Hal Elrod, me and quite possibly many of you, too. Freedom is the external hallmark of success for me. Freedom to choose how I spend my time, my money and my...
  • reasons you need an emergency fund
Got a secure job and don’t think you need an emergency fund? Here are 13 reasons why you might want to rethink that position. According to Pew Charitable Trust’s The Precarious State of Family Balance Sheets (Jan, 2015) “The typical household at...
  • 5 risks to your financial well-being
Assessing your vulnerability to risk is a relatively quick and simple process. Determining how to build resilience into your lifestyle so you can either reduce the risk or lessen its impact, is a little trickier. The topsy-turvy economy has got me...
  • simplicity - what is a simple life
What is a simple life? Is a cabin in the woods (like Thoreau in Walden) necessary for you to live simply? Do you need to turn your back on all modern conveniences, worse yet, technology? Luckily, there are no hard and fast...
  • weekend reading smart money simple life
This weekend I’ll be sneaking some time for myself with a book I just picked up from the library, How to Retire in 12 Months: Turning Passion into Profit. There’s a bit of a theme in the reading this weekend...
  • 30 day challenge - try something new
30 day challenges are becoming very popular. There’s everything from decluttering to eating paleo being wrapped up in a 30 day challenge. And, it makes sense. 30 days is short enough to get a real taste of the change you’d like...