3. GET SMART ABOUT MONEY
You’ll find a myriad of financial literacy resources online and at your local library, assuming it is open and safe to visit during the pandemic.
I struggled to save money on a lower salary. Credit cards became my emergency fund. I don’t recommend this approach, but times were tough. Had I learned about financial hardship programs, student loan repayment options or balance transfer credit cards, I would have saved heaps on interest and ditched debt faster.
4. ESTABLISH MULTIPLE STREAMS OF INCOME
I still wanted journalism experience and extra income, so on top of my new full-time job, I learned to shoot and edit video. I began freelancing in 2010. A year later, I also launched a small social media consulting business.
Grossman, too, had other goals. “I’ve always wanted to be a writer and I love, love, love talking about money,” she said.