Have you ever thought you are lacking money to do xyz in your business or pay off your debt. I am betting that you never really thought about how the affordable luxuries are draining a hole in your finances verses helping you. Trust, I get the purpose of them they bring joy in the moment but those moments don’t last.
Paying off debt can make you feel all types of ways about the life you live. Going through all the stages of emotions every time you either pay off a bill. Some bill comes out of nowhere or you feel like you’re still drowning with no way to get ahead. Today, I want to share seven common mistakes people make when paying off debt.
We are well into 2016 and one thing every small business is grow their business. Increasing your businesses earning potential this year takes a couple things working together. It’s not just some simple “omg I want to make $10,000 a month” but didnt make $10,000 in sales in 2015 magic. Today, want to share some insider information on how I focus on increasing my earnings each year from the previous.
I remember a time I use to get super excited I was getting a tax refund. I was fresh out of college with no business of my own and a manager for a clothing store. My best friend and I would go buy Juicy Couture tracksuits and bags. Yes, that was me the girl with the hot pink track suit and shades on but no money actually really in her purse. The horror it all.
Running a business is hard work and making money to support your dreams matters. What matters even more is saving money. I use to be that girl who had no savings. Depending on her dad or siblings to bail her out of a jam. Thats not cool at all at any age over 21. Today, I want to share how I learned how to save additional $3000 a year without even thinking about it. There are a couple ways you can save or earn this money to save.
I know every time you log onto social media specifically Pinterest you see are bombard with graphics saying how to make $100,000 a year or some other large sum of money. Honestly, I do not want to just post one article on the subject of how to make that sum of money. Instead, I have decided to do a series on the subject matter. First, I want to share how to make $35,000 a year in sales. Then share how to make $50,000, $75,000 and finally $100,000.
There is a lot of things entrepreneurship has taught me in the almost seven years of running businesses. One of those things I was not expecting at all. Entrepreneurship forced me to become better at math if I really wanted to succeed in life. There was a time I believed in the stereotype that guys with pocket protectors were good at math and I would be destine to be horrible at.
Around the last week of December I was tweeting with Candice about student loan debt and more. Sharing how that year I had paid off $30,000 worth of debt. Well, thats the same plan this year. Paying off $30,000 worth of student loan debt. The exact amount is $28,667.89 which comprises of 5 separate loans. As mention in this article on tackling debt while a small business owner, I have a amassed a stupid amount of debt before I was even 25 and I am fixing it now. If all goes to plan I will be debt free before 32.
In the last couple months, I have wrote more and more about my personal finances and being as transparent as possible with you my audience. Honestly, I never sent out to be some type of trailblazer for transparency when it comes to my business. I just decided that I would be an open book mainly so no one could throw my past mistakes in my finance. Owning up to where I was in my past and where I am now as a business owner.
Recently, I’ve noticed more people are holding off on their dreams or they’re putting them on the back burner. They will say it’s their dream to bring in $50,000 a year with their business or that they want to be able to pay themselves $2,000 a month. The most commonly used phrase regarding dreams is that “I want to quit my job to pursue my dreams but I can’t afford to do so”.
I have had a love hate relationship with my finances for a good percentage of my adult life. The other day I was out shopping with my sister, and I said she was so frugal when it came to purchasing something. She said that she got our dad’s frugal genes and I got our mother’s frivolous genes. In the last two years, I have improved my financial situation. My “it’s not cute being in debt” Aha moment really changed my life.