Paletteful Packs Art Subscription Box – December 2016 Unboxing & Review

Paletteful Packs December Loot!

I just received my second art supply subscription box from Paletteful Packs. Last month’s box had a complete set of watercolor pencils, watercolor paper, a water brush, and a few art crayons. I’m excited to see what’s in this month’s box! Let’s pop this box open and look inside! This is what I got in the December 2016 box: 1… Read more »

Paletteful Packs Art Subscription Box – November 2016 Unboxing & Review

Paletteful Packs November 2016 Unboxing!

I signed up for Paletteful Packs, a brand new art supply subscription box service last month. They are a brand new subscription box service, so I’ve been eagerly awaiting the very first box they’d send out. Paletteful Packs boxes start at $34.95 per month for the Premier Pack. As with most subscription services, the cost is less per month if… Read more »

Health Insurance For The Self Employed and How To Cut Healthcare Costs

I recently got a question from a reader, Holly. She asked: “One thing many blogs and advice columns rarely approach- what if there is a need for medical insurance/medicine for a chronic illness? I worry that either will hold me back- or like finances is it more a safety blanket excuse? Thoughts?” For most people, quitting a job also means… Read more »

How To Quit Your Day Job Before You Have An Income To Replace Your Paycheck

How To Quit Your Day Job Without Income To Replace It

In January 2008, I quit my day job. I didn’t win the lottery. I didn’t get investors or any financial windfall. My fledgling freelance videography business had zero income. ZERO $$$! I had less than $4,000 in total assets, and no prospects for clients. In short, I quit my day job before I had an income to replace it. From… Read more »

A Midnight Snack For A Lake Monster

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This is one of a series of short stories and fictional field reports from a team of globe-trotting paranormal investigators that is the basis for a paranormal thriller novel. The protagonist is Allan Barnes, lead investigator. “It’s coming toward us.” The tone in Pol Visser’s voice was a combination of delight and agitation. At least he was in the protected… Read more »

A Haunting Experience At Emily’s Bridge – Stowe, Vermont

Emily's Bridge - Stowe, Vermont

This is one of a series of short stories and fictional field reports from a team of globe-trotting paranormal investigators that is the basis for a paranormal thriller novel. The protagonist is Allan Barnes, lead investigator. I couldn’t see anything in the pitch darkness. The rushing water of Gold Brook about ten feet below me echoed against the wooden walls… Read more »

Why Becoming An “Infopreneur” Is The Best Business Strategy For You

During my quest for self employment, I followed the traditional route of creating a business. I started up a website design company, tried to get a magazine published (the paper kind!), and I worked as a freelance cameraman. Each of these were expensive, difficult to get started and slow to grow. These businesses were basically self-created jobs with no chance… Read more »

Why You Will Never Make A Living With A Blog Using Affiliate Marketing

I’m calling bullshit on the whole “earn a six-figure income as an affiliate marketer” thing going around online. It is way, way, way, waaaaaaaayyyyyy over-hyped! “But wait,” you’re probably thinking. “Haven’t I been writing a bunch of articles about how to make a living with a blog?” Well, yes I have. But I’m more interested in helping you create an… Read more »