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My Exhilarating First Steps to Developing a New Side-Hustle

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on March 11, 2020

OK, so that first step…it can feel like a doozy. But the first step is what it’s all about. If you like the idea of earning on the side, if you’re curious about whether you could make it happen—but, like most folks, you never quite get off the starting blocks…I’m here to say: You don’t […]

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Your 5-Step Roadmap to Earning as an Online English Teacher

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on March 7, 2020

I’ve been offering one-on-one English lessons online for about three years from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. This job allows me to work from home with nothing more than a headset, a stable internet connection, and a laptop with a webcam. Surprisingly, I’ve had only a handful of students that actually live in Mexico. Most are from […]

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Moving to Costa Rica With 7 Dogs…and a Pet Business Plan

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on March 6, 2020

Linda Lyon and her husband, Dinesh Badouraly, relocated from Dillon, Montana to Costa Rica’s Gold Coast on July 17, 2018, which Linda now refers to as “Landing Day.” Since making the move, she has established a business based on a lifelong passion: dog training and massage. But before she could launch this dream venture in […]

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Earning Money From Art in San Miguel, Mexico

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on March 5, 2020

Three and a half years ago, Matt and Nicole Williams were working as salespeople in the natural food industry in Los Angeles. Their roles involved lots of travel—a source of significant stress owing to the famously congested freeways of LA. “We spent most of our time sitting in traffic between appointments,” says Nicole. One night, […]

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I Earn Up to $3,000 a Month Teaching English Online

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on March 4, 2020

After the company he had been working for as an electrical engineer made him redundant, Lea Hook went on his first Asian vacation. “I met up with some people who had been teaching English as a foreign language and I was totally envious of their lifestyle. I thought, ‘This is where I want to be […]

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The Beginner’s Guide to Teaching English Online

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on February 29, 2020

Nearly 2 billion people around the world today are actively engaged in learning English, according to estimates from the British Council. That’s roughly one in every four people on the planet. Add to that the fact that the e-learning sector is one of the world’s fastest-growing industries, slated to become a $65 billion sector by […]

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Generate a Fatter Flow of Income From the Money You’ve Saved

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on February 27, 2020

I’ve been investing on my own since 1984, when I opened a Charles Schwab account and bought stock in Flying Tiger Lines, an airfreight company ultimately subsumed into FedEx. Now, looking back over 36 years of investing, I come away with two conclusions: Investing isn’t as difficult as Wall Street pretends it is, and the […]

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Forget the 3-Legged Stool—Here’s the New Model for Retirement Security

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on February 24, 2020

Recent years have been rich with stories chronicling the collapse of the three-legged stool—you know, that trite metaphor employed to define a secure retirement based on a pension, employee savings, and Social Security. Well, we all know Corporate America sawed off the pension leg years ago in cutting costs for the benefit of Wall Street. […]

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The Quick, Easy Way to Get Your Online Store Up and Running

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on February 9, 2020

If you regularly use the internet to shop online, you’ve likely browsed or bought something from a dropshipping store…and not even realized it. To the consumer, dropshipping sites look and feel exactly like any other online store. You can look through the products, order an item, and have it delivered to your home or business. […]

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The Best Earning Opportunity You’ve Never Heard Of

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on February 7, 2020

With modern retirements spanning 20-plus years, many baby boomers are struggling to see how they will maintain their standard of living beyond the end of their conventional careers. This is a problem I personally grappled with…until I found the ultimate online earning opportunity. For decades, I’ve been a career-driven banker. I’ve worked at Goldman Sachs, […]

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5 Ways to Earn Money From Your Blog

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on February 5, 2020

On the surface, blogging can seem like a dream job…and in many ways, it is. It allows you to create a portable income stream by sharing your interests and passions with like-minded people all over the world. However, to build your blog into a rewarding side-hustle, or even a full-time job, you need to know […]

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Dig Up Your Buried Ambitions…and Turn Them Into an Income

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on February 3, 2020

The stench of large-scale death. The New York Times. The catalyst that changed my path in life. Those are the three memories I always recall when my mind drifts to San Salvador, October 1986. I mentioned in a recent column that I enrolled at Louisiana State University (LSU) with the notion of becoming a photojournalist. That […]

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