|Sprint #1 and My Victory Pose|
Everyday many of the personal finance blogs preach cutting back and living frugal. I agree with and do my best to practice many of the principals talked about on a daily basis. I however lean more towards the Big Wins and most importantly Earning More is the best.
I tend to look at it with examples, I can cut back on my groceries for $40 less a month, I can research on buying my next TV and save a $200 for the big win, or even better I can start a side gig and make an extra $500 month. All are great, but as I prefer I'd rather go out and kill something and drag it back, you know earn the extra money.
I can't stress this enough, the best way to pay off debt, live comfortably, and be happier overall is to earn more, simple right. (I'm a work in progress and always remember you can't outearn your spending). This can mean so many things. I turned to eBay to buy and sell items which earns me an income. This just happens to be something I'm comfortable with, that I know a good amount about or have learned over time. I work at a bank so it really has nothing to deal with my current job, just something I enjoy. I started doing this for fun, little extra money for going to a Daniel Tosh stand up, nice dinner for the wife and I, since it felt like what my Dad like to call his "beer money" fund, it is great.