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An Unconventional Income Statement + What’s New in 2015

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve written a new blog post – perhaps the longest I’ve ever gone without a new blog post in the 5+ years since I started blogging.

No doubt there’s been a lot going on, as mentioned in some of my previous income statements, but it’s been awhile since I’ve given a full update on the status of my online business. In general, things have remained inactive.  I’ve continuously earned around $500/month, completely passive income, from some of the sites I created more than a year ago as well as from one of my favorite investing sites, Lending Club.

I’m not going to bore you right now with the same stuff that you’ve read in my last 5 or 6 income reports.  Everything has been pretty consistent, and I’m still genuinely pleased that work I did a long time ago continues to pay off today.

But more importantly, where is this all heading?  I don’t know exactly, but I have some ideas.

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Where Are Your Priorities At? It May Be Time to Pivot (Again)

As I mentioned in my last income report, it was very likely that there were going to be some changes both in my life and the way I’m approaching my online business/projects.

It’s all good things, fortunately.  Just not exactly what I had planned.

Sometimes, you want to keep pushing forward with something even when it’s not going as well as you expected.  And a lot of times, that is the right instinct to have.  So many people give up way too soon.  The challenge is is figuring out exactly where to draw the line and pivot to a new project or new approach.

In my case, there are a few things going on in my life that are basically forcing me to pivot, but it’s a direction I’m perfectly OK with.  I’ll explain.

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How to Make Money Online by Losing Weight (Not as Crazy as it Sounds)

It may seem a little unusual for me to write a blog post about losing weight.  It’s a bit outside the scope of what I usually write about.

But…I came across a way where you can make a little bit of money by losing weight, so why not, right?

This certainly isn’t for everyone, because not everyone needs to lose weight.  I don’t need to lose weight (I’m not obese or anything), but I’m probably close to being overweight, so I can definitely stand to lose 10-20 pounds. Add that to the fact that I’m having a beach wedding in about 8 months, so it couldn’t hurt to shed a few pounds for the pictures that I may look at once and never again. :D

Allow me to explain exactly what I’m referring to…

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Why I’m Done Making New Year’s Resolutions (And What I’m Doing Instead)

New Year’s resolutions are fun.  The new year is one of the only times of the year that people come up with massive goals – and who doesn’t like dreaming big?

That’s part of the problem.

A new year’s resolution is a great way to set yourself up for failure, I’ve found.  It’s not to say that people can’t live up to the lofty resolution that they’ve set, but let’s face it:

Most people don’t.

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How to Save Lots of Time and Money: Hacking Your Everyday Necessities

This is a post I’ve been meaning to write for awhile, because it’s something that has really changed a lot of the recurring purchases I make.

One of my primary criticisms against coupons was that there is a continuous time investment that can put you into a mindset of “saving mode” instead of “earning mode.”

What I’m going to discuss today is very different – it’s something I’ve implemented in my life that actually saves me both time and money. It’s not for everyone, so you need to decide if this is something you want to implement for yourself.

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Why I Hate Coupons

Don’t get me wrong.  Buying something at a discount is almost always a good thing, and that’s basically what a coupon accomplishes.  Coupons on their own really aren’t so bad, but that’s not why I hate them.

For a brief moment, I did think that coupons could play a major role in my life’s overall financial strategy, but I quickly found that I was wrong.

Allow me to explain…

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