The Diplomats’ August Side Hustle Report

Our third installment of the Dividend Diplomats’ Side Hustle Report.  Each month, the two of us publish a report showing how much income we made from our various “side hustles.”  We talk all the time about how every dollar counts and can make a lasting impact on our journey towards financial freedom.  Producing these reports helps hold us accountable and motivates us to keep increasing the number.  Nothing excites us more than reading about another blogger that is pushing themselves to the limit, so hopefully our August Side Hustle Report can help us pay that motivation forward.

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The Diplomats’ July Side Hustle Report

Bring it on..Month 2 of our Dividend Diplomats Side Hustle Report!  In this article, we dive deeper into what side hustles, online sites or other various areas we focus on spending our time in order to bring in, you guessed it… more cash/income.  What is that cash usually used for?  Easy answer again… investing and/or paying off debt.  It’s that simple.  When others are enjoying a binge on Netflix (NFLX), drinking til the sun comes up, the Diplomats are out here trying to get one more dollar ahead, as Every Dollar Counts in this journey and we are going to make it happen.  Come check out how hard we hustled in our July Dividend Diplomat Side Hustle report. Continue reading

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The Diplomats’ June Side Hustle Report

Side Hustles, ah yes, the sides hustles.  A topic we, and so many others in the early retirement community, discuss constantly.  In our journey to retire early and spend the rest of our lives pursuing our dreams or living life ON OUR TERMS, we look to scrape together every dollar.  Why?  Every dollar, every hustle, puts us one step closer to the end of the journey.  For the first time ever, the two of us decided to hold ourselves accountable and publish our own “side hustle” report to provide some additional disclosure about the products, apps, and methods we use to earn an extra dollar or cut down our expenses.   Time to check out our June Side Hustle Report from the double D, Dividend Diplomats.

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Bert’s Final 2016 Goals Review

Final dividend income totals have been tallied.  Final purchases were made (or not made).  Now that the ball dropped and the calendar turned, the book on 2016 is finally closed.  A few weeks ago, I published my 2017 investing and life goals so I can hit the ground running in 2017.  However, I can’t ignore the fact that I had 2016 goals to complete.  I performed quarterly updates to monitor my progress; so for one final time, I will publish my 2016 goals review.  Let’s see if I was able to meet my goals in 2016!

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5 Easy Ways to Save During the Holiday Season

The holiday season is rapidly approach here! And you know what that means, a lot of gifts and a lot of swiping of your credit cards.  But just because the holiday season is here does not mean that you have to break the bank to enjoy it.  Heck, there are many ways to enjoy the holidays frugally and keep the expenses down as low as possible.  In this article, I wanted to share the five easy ways my wife and family keep our costs down and avoid unnecessary spending without sacrificing the spirit of the season.   Time to check them out!

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5 Reasons Why You Need to Side Hustle

Most of us have our “Main” hustle where we go in for approximately 33% of our day, do what we need to do and “clock out”, then go home.  In this day of uncertainty, passion provoking thoughts, technology advancement, ease of information access and freedom to expand your ability to gain wealth, one should establish the “Side” hustle.  The side hustle helps accomplish many goals in your life, and I want to talk about the 5 reasons why I think everyone should work on their side hustle game!  Why?  Because we all want to be financially free, and have the ability to pursue what we want in our lifetime.

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Bert’s 3rd Quarter Goals Review

We are rounding third and heading home here.  Considering the Cleveland Indians clinched the AL Central Division title this week, I figured a baseball reference to start the article off was pretty appropriate.  Let’s see if they can capture some of the same postseason magic the Cavs had during their run in May/June.   At the end of each quarter, Lanny and I review our annual goals to monitor our progress towards hitting these marks.  If we are on pace…great.  If we are off track, well there is still time to make some adjustments despite the fact there are only three months remaining.  Time to dig and perform my third quarter goals review.

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