Are you caught in the busyness cycle?

"Beware the barrenness of a busy life." Socrates Something very interesting happened to me after I left my job right at the beginning of this blog. I got busy. Not just filling my time busy but more like I gave myself more than I could possibly do in a day and then rushed to fit …

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Reselling Anonymous: The big clear out part 1

Its been a long time since I've listed anything on Ebay.  At one time I was really committed to selling stuff on it. Then the move happened and the driving happened. Lucky for me (and maybe you?) now we have moved, we have a tonne of things to sell. I've found a lot of old …

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Can you earn extra income from dog walking?

Once Mr Fire and I had set the wheels in motion for purchasing our countryside home, I set about daydreaming planning all the possible income streams I could create. We've been in our new home a few months now and things are hopefully starting to settle down. This means its now time for me to …

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Do you have the ShopFloor money Mentality?

"You can't break poor people mentality. Once you grow up poor, you don't take anything for granted. It can have the negative side also because you can never truly be relaxed" Will Smith. Mr Fire and myself had one of our "normal not normal" conversations about our childhoods and how they differed. Neither one of …

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Can you really make money from online surveys?

"Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort". --Franklin D. Roosevelt I've been obsessing this month over money. Mr Fire's job is not so stable at the moment and we are panicking motivated to find a new source of income before …

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How to Make Money: Making Money from Blogging

"A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore" --Yogi Berra After scaring myself silly last week with my Income and Expense report, I've decided to write out some Financial Independence Goals based on my many Powerpoints of how I will reach FIRE. Strangely making money from my old blog seemed to demotivate me. I used to …

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