I spend a lot of time thinking about financial advice.But even though my days right now are focused on things like my house emergency fund, I still often think about financial advice for new grads—specifically, the financial advice I wish I had received back then.
This summer, I did something that according to a poll by CIBC is pretty odd for someone who runs a business.
I took a vacation.
Over the past four years, I’ve written a lot about it, but even that only scratches the surface, because investing is one of those really complex topics you could study for a decade and still learn something new every day. That’s why it can feel so intimidating—but it doesn’t have to.
Whether your side hustle is a few bucks here and there, or a more structured, consistent source of income, you need to manage it (and you definitely need to track it for tax time!). Here’s a system I use to do exactly that.