Side hustles are important. We’re often limited with the income from a full-time job and if you’re working towards a goal, thinking outside of that financial limit is often necessary.
For most of my career, I’ve always managed multiple streams of income. Mainly because I enjoy being busy yet productive. I have very minimal responsibilities, so being too busy to work has never been an excuse.
It wasn’t until recently that I understood the importance of dumping more money into your debt. Because of the limitations of my full-time position and my drive to get out of debt much sooner than later, I’ve been very fortunate to have found a number of decent paying side jobs. [I’ll go into exactly what those side jobs in a separate post].
As a result of my side hustles, I’m making more money now than I’ve ever made. The irony is that EVERY bit of that extra money is going towards debt, which has been absolutely thrilling to be able to do. Paying debt OFF is one the most exhilarating things I’ve done. This experience I’ll remember for the rest of my life, but what got me into debt in the first place are fleeting memories.
I couldn’t have picked a better way to spend my summer because I know these sacrifices are opening the door to many future summers of doing whatever I want;-)