These 13 Side Hustle Apps Will Help You Work More Efficiently

Jimmy Chan prefers to go mobile when running his side business. On weekends, the 36-year-old computer engineer from Montreal runs a wedding photography business called Pixelicious. As a wedding photographer, he has to bring...

Our Readers Have Tips for the Best Online Survey Sites

Online survey sites sometimes get a bad rap. And sure, some of them are scammy. Some are shady. Some are iffy. What about the sites that are legit, though? How can you maximize your earnings...

These 11 Tips Will Help You Get Financing to Start a Small Business

For entrepreneurs, obtaining the right amount of funding can mean the difference between success and failure when launching a small business. But for newbies, knowing how and where to find working capital can be...

How to Start a Business in 10 Steps

At one point or another, you may have had a stroke of genius: a business idea that stopped you in your tracks. We all get them from time to time. We think about them for...

Sell Stuff Online With These 15 Websites and Apps

Selling your stuff online is a great way to make a quick $20 to tide you over until your next paycheck. It’s also a low-cost way to start a small business venture that brings...

Follow These 7 Tips to Avoid Side-Gig Burnout

When Ericka Eller, a certified health coach and nutritionist, works with clients facing stress from overloaded work schedules, she shares her personal experience of burning out. Eller hit the wall in 2016. Back then, she...

My Wife Spends Too Much Money, but I Prefer to Save

Dear Penny, I don’t know the best way to get my wife and me on the same page about our finances. I come from a conservative background where we mostly saved and would only spend...

5 Easy Ways to Set Up Your Own Bullet Journal Budget Tracker

Instead of choosing from the dizzying array of online budgeting tools, here’s a novel thought: The best solution to keeping track of your money may be writing everything down with pen and paper.   The...

5 Simple Ways to Use a Bullet Journal to Manage Your Money

Instead of choosing from the dizzying array of online budgeting tools, here’s a novel thought: The best solution to keeping track of your money may be writing everything down with pen and paper.   The...

13 Small Business Marketing Tips That Lead to Success

So you’re in the early stages of launching a small business. You’ve got a great product or service and obtained funding to get the company off the ground, but what about marketing? Do people...

Expecting? Prepare With These Money Tips From Parents Who’ve Been There

For many, raising a child is an invaluable experience, one they wouldn’t trade. But there is a price tag — a hefty one — that comes with being responsible for caring for a tiny human. Whether...

An Ultimate Guide for New Parents

Having a baby is exciting. And overwhelming. And expensive. Your life will change, and so will your bank account. But while your precious little one won’t come with an instruction manual, there’s plenty you can do...

How to Pay Off Student Loans Fast, No Matter What Your Income

Whether you’re a recent college grad or you attended college years ago, there’s a good chance student loans have impacted you. The current American student loan debt burden is $1.46 trillion — and over $166...

How to Negotiate Your Salary in 7 Steps and Get the Best Offer

After all the hard work you’ve put into designing your resume, crafting your cover letter and acing your job interview, you might be tempted to cash in on the first job offer a company...

Learn How to Sell T-Shirts Online With Print-on-Demand Services

Josh Waldron is usually skeptical when he hears stories about people making colossal amounts of money working side hustles. While killing time at an airport in February 2017, he read an article about how a...

Got an Idea for a T-Shirt? Here’s How to Earn Money From It on...

Josh Waldron is usually skeptical when he hears stories about people making colossal amounts of money working side hustles. While killing time at an airport in February 2017, he read an article about how a...

Is It Dumb to Pay Debt With Emergency Savings?

wojciech_gajda/Getty Images Dear Penny, My husband, our 1-year-old and I are currently living with my parents so we can pay off our student loans and start saving to purchase a home more quickly. Our only...

Upwork Fees Too Much? Here Are Some Alternatives for Freelancers

Want to find freelance gigs on Upwork? It’s going to cost you. In an April 2 email, Upwork CEO Stephane Kasriel announced plans to charge the platform’s 14 million freelance users to bid on...

How a Money Buddy Can Help You Reach Your Financial Goals

Sha'Kreshia Terrell and Sau-Sha Hill decided to become accountability partners in 2014 to encourage one another to pay off their debt. Chelsea Purgahn for The Penny Hoarder The temptation of chocolate cake is real,...

Here Are 31 Resume Tips That Will Impress Any Recruiter

When you’re on the job hunt, you only have six seconds to hook a recruiter or future employer with your resume. Six. Seconds. And with the rise of applicant tracking systems (those doohickeys that scan...

Should I Buy a Scooter to Save on Transportation?

Neustockimages/Getty Images Dear Penny, After our car broke down, friends advised us to get an electric scooter as a cheap, fuel-efficient alternative. I know we’ll be moving in a year, and we’ll sell the scooter...

Need to Pay Freelance Taxes? This Guide Will Help You Do It Right

Dave DiVerniero admits that when he started freelancing about 10 years ago, he didn’t use trial and error to figure what qualifies as a business expense when he did his taxes — it was...

Need Extra Income? One of These 10 Best Side Hustles Can Help You Out

Is your financial situation making you think about starting a side hustle? Side hustles, also known as side gigs, are jobs you do outside your primary day job. These gigs can be a great...

12 Simple Ways to Calm Your Financial Anxiety

Honestly, who doesn’t have anxiety these days? Even if you haven’t been officially diagnosed with an anxiety disorder (ahem, me), you probably still experience tinges of That Dreaded Feeling. That swelling of panic in your...

2019 Tax Season: Best Tax Software Reviewed

It’s everyone’s least favorite time of year: tax season. Between frantically searching for your tax forms, organizing your receipts and trying to figure out how much it’s going to cost you to file, tax season...

I’m Living Paycheck to Paycheck. How Do I Save?

Dear Penny, I would like to retire someday, but it’s not going to be any time soon. What is your advice for someone who already cut back spending, but whose outgoing monthly debt payments are...

Tidying up? Here Are the Best Apps for Selling Stuff That Doesn’t Bring You...

The first thing I learned from Marie Kondo, a Japanese organizing consultant, was this: If you walk into your home and feel some discomfort in your life, it’s time to tidy up. I’m pretty...

Should You Refinance Student Loans? This Woman Saved Thousands

When she started college, Sarah Ann Stanley didn’t know much about student loans. She was the first person in her family to get one. “You need the money,” she recalls, “so you take the loan.” It...

What Is a Luchador? This Man Explains His Wrestling Side Gig SEO Keywords

LUCHADORWRESTLER110818 wrestling-luchador-luche libre-mask-man behind the mask Motros Jungle makes an extra a week being a luchador, known as a Mexican wrestler. He often practices on a makeshift ring inside a barn on a farm in San...

The 9 Best Savings Accounts of 2019

Storing your cash in a duffel bag under the bed has its perks — immediate access when you need it and the feeling of completely controlling your own finances. But hoarding your hard-earned money...

How to Get the Best Mortgage Interest Rate (Without Negotiating)

The difference between having a 739 and a 740 credit score translates into money lost. If you take out a $180,000 mortgage, that one-point difference has you paying $222 more each year. Tina Russell/The...

9 Simple Money Tips for Single Moms on a Budget

As far as I’m concerned, all you single parents are heroes without capes. Well, you’ll swoosh on a cape when your kids want to play dress-up. But that’s beside the point. Single parents have to...

There’s a Gender Credit Score Gap. Here’s How to Close It

We talk about the gender wage gap, but what about the gender credit-score gap? The median credit score for men is 22 points higher than for women, according to a Federal Reserve analysis. In an ideal...

These 10 Tips Can Give You a Leg Up in Your Next Job Interview

Just the words “job interview” can strike fear into the hearts of the average job seeker. What should you wear? How can you research the company? What should you say — and avoid saying? But if...
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