Author Archives: Eileen Davis (Guest Blogger)

Renting Property

house for rent

Renting property can be an extra income, or debt, or just cover the mortgage on the property you can’t sell.

My husband and I rent a single home residence, so we’ve learned a few things about renting property. First, follow the golden rule. Tenants are real people and need to be treated as such. Now to answer some basic questions.

Sleep Makes You More Productive

sleep

I went to bed after 11:00 pm again last night and my head aches and I’m struggling to keep my eyes open. I want to make cherry jam, write articles, and spend more quality time with my kids, but my body won’t cooperate. So was it worth it to read a novel last night? Of course it was!

My productivity decreased today and it has cost me money. I could’ve made cherry jam, which is more expensive than grape jelly. I could have written more and earned a few extra dollars. I wouldn’t have spent money on painkillers. I could have read my novel during daylight without turning on lights. The list could go on.

School Loans: Invest in Education

college savings

My husband and I partially invested in our education with student loans. We only took out loans for necessary items. Because of this, we have doubled our earning potential. Here are some things we did or wished we would have done:

Hosting a Yard Sale

yard sale

One way to earn a little money is to host a yard sale. You can look through your own things and also ask others if they want to join you or donate their things. Follow these steps and you will have a successful yard sale.

Find Free Stuff

Free Stuff

Sometimes we think that finding free stuff is dumpster diving. You don’t have to sneak around and dig through dumpsters. There are other less smelly resources available. There are websites, community resources, and other ways to find free stuff.

Need vs Want

Want vs Need Apple

I walk into the grocery store and I really want Red Vines. I know I don’t need it, but I want it. My mouth waters at the thought of biting into the corn syrup delight. I pause by the Red Vines. Surely, I need this to calm my nerves. I debate whether or not to grab a bag. My conscience pricks me: I don’t need it. I can do without the calories, so I walk away. I feel disappointed, but I just saved myself a few dollars. If I save enough, I can get something I want even more.