December 4: Side Hustle & Budgeting Secrets

As we get closer to the end of the year and the holidays demand a bit more space in our
budgets, it is important to put away our savings when we can and take advantage of bargain sales that will keep us on top of our finances at all times. While maintaining exactly where your money goes, you can also find new streams of passive income that will cost you nothing but your time with these three lifestyle & finance apps!

1. Etsy

This marketplace website and application connects you to merchants all around the globe. As a virtual hub, this platform is widely popular for selling and trading crafty, vintage items, handmade artwork, and quality, secondhand clothing. Recycling items & reselling clothing is beneficial for the earth and your pocketbook, using this app, you can easily and conveniently free up space around the house or in your closet while making money online. With the secondhand market, you can give yourself more freedom in your budget and make extra cash that can be put towards your holiday gift fund or investment portfolio!

2. Receiptjar

Using only the camera of your cell phone and paper receipts, accepted from most major
convenience & department stores, restaurants, and suppliers, you can earn rewards that can then be traded in for pocket money or redeemed as gift cards through this application! By collecting your receipt for market research, ReceiptJar pays forward a percentage towards your next purchase. For the frugal and wary shoppers, points are redeemable at Woolworths, Coles, Aldi, and Bunnings, to name a few, allowing you to save money on essentials without clipping coupons or filling out surveys. Don’t toss your receipts!

3. Truebill

If you have an endless supply of monthly subscriptions eating away at your bank account, you can set a budget and track exactly where your paycheck goes using Truebill. You can navigate and maintain your recurring expenses through the application since it connects directly to your account. It also conveniently provides the necessary contact information to cancel any unnecessary subscriptions so you can stay on top of your budget and in control of your finances! This application allows you to prioritise what you truly need in your life, and repurpose your money into a savings account or loan repayment.

It is important as we go throughout our lives that we pay close attention to where our
money is going at all times, as this is our precious time and energy that is going to waste if we are not attentive. But life isn’t just about saving money, it’s also about continuously researching avenues to build additional wealth through side hustles and passive income. 

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