Here are the top (somewhat terrible) 10 ways to make dollar bills right now

  1. Sell your junk online – Figure out what you don’t really need (your SO?) and just sell it on Craigslist
  2. Teach English online – Become a virtual teacher on VIPKid and teach some random Chinese kid English ($20/hour x 5 = cha-ching)
  3. Donate your sperm – I said enough
  4. Cut your neighbours grass – You really hit two bird with this one. First, you make cash and second you improve the looks of the neighbourhood’s drug den
  5. Use Ebates – Earn cashback and go on a shopping spree? Count me in!
  6. Rent out your parent’s bedroom – Go onto Airbnb and rent it out while your parents are out of town. Trust me they will be surprised when they come back
  7. Car-sharing – Unless your in a hick town known as Vancouver you can join Uber or Lyft and drive around to make some extra bucks. Just don’t get accused of sexual assault while you are at it
  8. Start a business – And then close it because you do not know the first thing about running a business
  9. Become a freelancer – Go onto Fiverr and pick up some work that will actually pay you. Love to draw then Fiverr is there for you. Love to do makeup then Fiverr has your back. Love to become a fairy princess…. sorry Fiverr cannot help your there
  10. Take photos and sell them on the internet for a fee – Take a picture of your toilet and put it on Shutterstock. You would be surprised to see that there are people willing to pay cash to use that specific image of your toilet

Quote of the Day

“Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery it is. In the boredom and pain of it, no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it, because in the last analysis all moments are key moments, and life itself is grace.” Frederick Buechner,

How to Just Say No!

Whether it is a request from my tenants, work colleagues, or even my barber being able to say No has always been tough. However in my journey to financial independence being able to say No is a barrier that I must overcome. Here are 5 strategies that I am employing to become more effective at saying “No”

  1. Be Confident and firm when saying “NO”. If you are emotional then it is easier for the other person to take advantage of the situation and convince you that saying yes is the better option
  2. Run through each possible argument when saying “NO. That way you are ready to counter argue and explain why you said no in the first place
  3. Remember it is about what you want, not what the other person wants. I have had issues about saying No to tenant requests even though it would an inconvenience to me. In certain situations, it is better for your physical and emotional well being to say No
  4. Say No and walk away. Do not give them the chance to change your mind. If you just walk away after saying No it will make it harder for the other person to better argue you their case.
  5. If the other person gets aggressive and starts to threaten you keep your cool and be level-headed. They want you to react so do not give them that pleasure.

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