I don’t think I have ever mentioned, but I do tutoring in the evenings for local high school families and I must say it pays quite nicely. I charge anywhere from $30 to $50 an hour for high school math and science subjects. I tutored for five hours today and walked away with 200 bones. I am kind of a tutoring whore because I wish I had more free time in the evenings to relax, but when someone offers me 40 bucks to teach one hour of algebra it’s pretty dang hard to say no. If you have some math knowledge get your name out there and make some dollars!!!
Day 2 of consecutive blogging for me. I’m giving myself a pat on the back right now. I checked my sitemeter stats again today and would like to note that the viewership has increased to THREE viewers today. That is a 300% gain over yesterday’s stats. I’m willing to bet the better known finance blogs didn’t triple their readership overnight….haha. Okay I know I’m pathetic, but it’s a start right? I’ve been watching a lot of news lately and I just get so frustrated with everything that is going on in the market…or at least the way the media preaches doom and gloom. Maybe I’m a freak, but I am not an emotional investor. Buy and hold is the name of my game. And when I have 40 years to hold on to that money, you’re darn right I’m going to be optimistic.
Are you an emotional investor? What does “emotional investor” even mean? Is it defined by an attachment to money? A susceptibility to stress when the market shifts? Anything outside of the ordinary? I hear everyone talk about how tough finances are, and I’m sure most have taken a 50% hit on their investments….but outside of my 401k and Roth IRA I haven’t felt strained at all. Actually, I haven’t even felt strained by my retirement losses because I was not planning on using that money any time soon. I don’t understand how people can complain about this current market (unless you have lost your job of course). I mean gas is cheaper, cars are cheaper, homes are cheaper, a lot of things are cheaper and this is a great time for me. I have been able to tighten up on my budget even more and save more today than my frugal behind already was this time last year. Call me crazy, but if the news and media was preaching the gospel of the end of the world, I would actually be pretty stoked on my current situation.
Well I took a little break from the blogging world for a little bit. I initially got in to this blog with dollar signs in my eyes, probably not unlike many bloggers. It’s too much work posting when you feel like you have to. I’m moving forward and am going to make a good faith effort at posting more frequently, not because I think its gonna make me independently wealthy, but because I just like the idea of blogging. I believe I am currently averaging approximately one viewer a day, which I don’t think is half bad considering I haven’t even visited my own page in over a six months. Essentially I’m saying I suck at life….my bad 🙂
Dear Lazy person,
Thank you for not caring. I use to get frustrated with your lack of motivation, but now I have come to realize you are an asset to my financial freedom. It is because of your nonchalant attitude that I am able to succeed in many aspects of my life. I love that you’re five minutes late to work everyday, thus making me that much more favorable in my bosses eyes. I appreciate the fact that you pay interest on your credit card balance every month, thus allowing the credit card companies to share their profits and give me cash back at the end of the year. I thank you for being complacent in your crappy 9 to 5 job, thus allowing me the flexibility to change jobs as I wish. Lazy person, you make my life easier and for that I say “Thank you.”