Why Everyone Needs a Side Hustle

Why You Should Get a Side HustleMost people would consider my day job as an aerospace engineer as a very solid, money-making career.  But I don’t.  It only took a short time for me to realize that no matter how much money you make or how comfortable you get, there are some  HUGE benefits to diversifying your income and getting a few side hustles going.  Today, PF Pro contributor Kali Hawlk explains why everyone needs a side hustle.  Developing your side hustle while you have a day job and when you don’t need it will provide extra money, security and may even launch a whole new career that you actually enjoy!

While a few years ago you might have heard the term side hustle and thought, “what the heck,” it’s a fairly common term today and  you’ve likely heard it enough to be just about sick of it.

If that’s the case, I’ve got some bad news — the side hustle isn’t going anywhere soon.

It perfectly captures the idea in a phrase and doesn’t really need an explanation. A side hustle is any work you do for a little extra cash (or sometimes experience) on the side of your full time day job.

Perhaps more importantly, the side hustle is only going to become more common because it’s something everyone should have.

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Free 1 Hour Portfolio Review With Personal Capital (Phone Call)

As some of you may be aware, one of my married life resolutions has been to work on streamlining my finances.  In the past, I kept a separate Mint account for me and my wife but going forward we’re going to be using just one joint Personal Capital account.  It was painful adding her student loans in there but sometimes these things have to be done.

Initial Impressions

I’m now a few weeks in to my Personal Capital experiment and I have to say that I’m really liking the service so far.  I think it has a lot to do with the fact that they bring that start-up mentality and disruption factor to an industry that badly needs it.  There are still a lot of bad investment advisors out there (the majority actually) but PC is doing some pretty cool things when it comes to offering unbiased low cost advice targeted towards millennials.  And it seems like the general trend in the industry is also moving towards low cost index investing which is a good thing for everyone.

Related Article: Getting Your Account Setup With Personal Capital [Continue reading]

How Much Does It Cost To Go To FinCon? (And My Biggest Takeaway From The Conference)

One of the coolest parts about being a personal finance blogger is the community that I get to engage with on a daily basis.  I started blogging three years ago as a way to really just jot down all my thoughts on personal finance.  A lot of times … [Continue reading]

140,000 Points From The Ritz-Carlton Rewards Card From Chase & Unboxing Video

As someone who’s applied and been approved for over 30 cards over the past five years, I’ve seen some pretty great offers come and go.  In fact, I still remember the first offer that got me started on this miles, points and credit card journey that … [Continue reading]

Reader Question: How To Use Points & Miles To Get To North Carolina

American Airlines LAX to Raleigh Durham Cash Cost

Today I'm featuring a question I received via e-mail a few weeks ago.  Reader RB would love to go visit her boyfriend in North Carolina but she's a starving student.  So how can she use miles and points to make it all the way from Cali to North … [Continue reading]