How This Mom Makes Over $100,000 Working Part-Time From Home – with Sarah Li Cain

When you’re a new parent, there a lot of financial hurdles to jump over.

What are we going to do for childcare? How does this affect our income? Can we afford this new life of ours?

Today we speak with a new parent who’s recently had to answer a lot of these questions. Sarah Li-Cain is our guest today. She is a young mother, a wife and a full-time writer. By pursuing her passion and growing her income, Sarah has been able to make over $100,000 per year working 25 hours per week and still be able to spend quality time her with 3-year old son.

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Why We’re Giving $100 Tips This Holiday Season (And Why We Want You to Join Us)

As we’re out and about enjoying the holidays this year, we will more than likely interact with someone in the service industry. We may be served by a waitress, greeted by a host or checked out by a cashier.

These folks are hustling to pay their bills and hopefully, they will make enough to have a happy holiday with their family. Unfortunately, these positions are some of the lowest paying jobs in the US. The average waiter or waitress in the US makes around $20,000 per year.

While we can’t easily change the landscape of the service industry, we sure can give back to our neighbors who are working hard during the holidays.

As a small gesture of thanks and paying it forward, my wife and I are planning on giving two random $100 tips to someone in the service industry this year. Rockstar Finance has already joined in on the fun by supplying us with $100 for the effort! We’re hoping you will join us too.

We’re calling it #BigTipTuesday! Here’s how it’ll go in 5 easy and fun steps:

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Why Date Night Is So Important in Marriage – with Martin Dasko and Kristen Manieri

The more I think about it, talk about it and research it, I feel like “date night” might be one of the most important investments we can make for our long-term family happiness.

I know it’s something that I’m personally working on. With two small kids and the responsibilities of life, date night sometimes takes a backseat.

That changes now!

On today’s show, we’re going to do three things:

  1. We’re going to hear from professional writer, podcaster and YouTuber, Martin Dasko. Since he focuses most of his content on personal finance and dating from a single guy’s perspective, he’s going to tell us married folks can spice up our marriages without going broke.
  2. After our chat with Martin, I’m going to interview Kristen Manieri, the founder of Do Good Date Night. Kristen started this organization to help couples have an opportunity to give back in their community while having fun with their spouses.
  3. After we get inspired by Kristen, I’m going to share my top 3 takeaways so you can start creating some epic date nights with your spouse.

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Becoming a Foster Parent and Achieving Financial Independence at 32 – with Jillian Johnsrud

On any given day, there are around 438,000 children in foster care in the USA. Almost a half million kids without a forever home…

That is a major issue in our country and some parents are taking action to help.

Today, we’re chatting with Jillian Johnsrud on why she and her husband decided to become foster parents to 4 children in addition to becoming parents to two biological kids. We’re also going to discuss how she and her husband embraced minimalism and achieved financial independence in their 30’s. 

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Be Awesome at your Job and Make More Money – with Pete Mockaitis

If we want to grow our income, get that awesome promotion and take our families to the next level, then we need to up our game at the office.

Sometimes though, we don’t know where to start. What are the best steps for me to get to truly win at work?

I’ve invited an expert to help us figure it all out!

We’re talking tips, tactics, and strategies with Pete Mockaitis, the host of the top-ranked podcast “How To Be Awesome at Your Job”.

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How to Make $10,000 Per Month Working From Home as a Writer – with Eric Rosenberg

Wouldn’t it be incredible to have a business you can call your own?

A business that allows you to pursue your passions, utilize your creative talents and work wherever you want.

A lot of people crave this location independent lifestyle, but few know how to achieve it while still making an income to support their family. Especially in a high cost of living city …

Well, I found someone who’s doing it all and he’s going to inspire us today.

Eric Rosenberg joins on the show today. Eric is a father of two, entrepreneur and full-time writer.  His business has done so well this year that he’s consistently exceeded $10,000 in income each month.

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Why The World is Better Off When Women Make More – with Farnoosh Torabi

The number of female breadwinning households has quadrupled since 1960. More women are growing their careers and getting higher levels of education than ever before.

How does the modern man fit into this changing picture?

How can women still have the family life they want while growing their careers and income?

On the show today I’ve invited a true Family Woman who is also an expert in careers and money. Farnoosh Torabi is one of America’s leading personal finance authorities — hooked on helping Americans live their richest, happiest lives.

Her latest book called “When She Makes More” explores 10 Rules for Breadwinning Women who are navigating this new financial landscape.

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Don’t Time the Market – with Rocky Lalvani

It is so important to evolve and to keep up with the ever-changing world. Because when we’re complacent and stuck in our ways, opportunities, excitement and potential wealth can pass us by.

I’ve invited someone on the show today who lives by this credo and his name is Rocky Lalvani.

Rocky is a life and money coach who has built a multi-million dollar fortune, not from his coaching biz, but from living a life focused on flexibility, frugality, and family.

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Track Your Net Worth and Become a Young Millionaire – with J. Money

Growing your income year after year is definitely something to be proud of. The increased pay can allow you to enjoy more and experience more.

But you know what’s a more important barometer for your financial health?

Net worth.

Through the many financial conversations I’ve had and even in my personal experience, a lot of people do not know what net worth is and why it’s important.

Today, we’re going to change all that.

I’ve invited a man who’s been tracking his net worth every month for the last 10 years! Yes, that’s more than 120 net worth charts. That’s dedication.

This mystery man goes by J. Money from the very popular Budgets Are Sexy blog. 

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Have I Committed to Too Many Kids’ Activities?

Our second question of the month comes in from Allison from Missouri:


Hi, Andy!

You’ve said that Nicole keeps you balanced with actually living life while still trying to reach your financial goals. How do you balance kids’ activities and optional expenses?

My kids are 4 and 1, and we have just started to branch out into formal activities like swimming lessons and gymnastics classes. I know that parents can go nuts with fun and enriching activities and kid events, easily spending hundreds of dollars a month. I’m not interested in being a tightly scheduled family or spending tons of money on activities, but I also don’t want to lean too far into “living in a cardboard box” territory. I’d love to hear your perspective on how your family balances kids’ activities and expenses.

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