It’s a great feeling to own your own home, but every now and then, unexpected expenses—whether your AC goes out in the middle of the summer, or your plumbing needs to be upgraded—can be majorly stressful. We believe that a great way to prepare for unexpected financial setbacks is to establish an additional source of income. You don’t have to take on a second job, either. There are plenty of ways to make extra cash without disrupting your normal routine, and some of them don’t even involve leaving home!
It may well be an old investment chestnut that Mark Twain created when he stated that you should “buy land, they’re not making it anymore”, but he definitely has a point. The universe might well be expanding but down on planet earth, if you are a landowner, it is up to you to make the most of what you have got if you want to maximize the value of what you have.
Properties built on land are one way to add value, see this from Taylor Estate Agents as an example, so what are the best ways to grow money and get the most out of a piece of the planet that you can call your own.
This is the fifty-seventh in a series of interviews with fellow personal finance bloggers. Today’s guest is POF from Physician On FIRE.com
Physician on FIRE, is a 40-year old medical doctor who has been in practice for 10 years since graduating from residency in 2006.
Physicianonfire.com is a personal finance site with a focus on financial independence and retiring early. Most posts would apply to anyone with an interest in personal finance and FIRE concepts, but my target audience consists of physicians and other high-earning, and perhaps high-spending professionals. I’m trying to help them with the latter.
I publish two original posts most weeks, a Sunday Best post weekly, and I have recently started an interview series of Christopher Guest posts that is a lot of fun. 1500Days and the White Coat Investor were my first two guests, and both did a great job with it.
I have a unique side hustle to share with you today, one you have properly never a heard of. It’s so strange that it involves pencils, colored pencils, pastels, oils and acrylics. Yes, my friends you guessed it I’m talking about art and my good friend Mike Miller the artist.
Mike and I have been buddies since high school. He has always been a talented artist. I remember him airbrushing the heck out of tee shirts and jean jackets back in the 1980s. We were comic book fans in those days and he could draw Spiderman, Wolverine, and Batman with the best of them.
I think my favorite story of Mike, which is unrelated to art is when I went to visit him in Ohio and he introduced me to Jolt Cola. I had never had one before and I drank my first around 8PM one night, needless to say still awake at 4AM I was wondering if Mike was pulling a prank on me.