is not your average personal finance blog.

That’s because we cater to the non-traditional worker like gig workers, freelancers, and other self-employed hustlers.

While most personal finance blogs give you information on things like frugality, getting out of debt, contributing to your 401k, and FIRE, we focus on helping you navigate your finances when you may have income that varies from month to month.

We also know a lot about being a freelancer and working from home.

Between us, we have more than two decades of personal finance experience while not working a traditional job.

We’ve started one-person businesses, we’ve been freelancers, we’ve had side hustles (that sometimes turned into main hustles), and we’ve been in the gig economy before that term was ever coined.

We also have MBAs in Finance, so we have the professional cred to back up our street cred.

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Shawna Newman, MBA


Shawna got her start with side hustles in 2005 but didn’t become self-employed full-time until 2008, after working in the Finance departments for corporations such as Nissan USA, Time Warner, and Warner Bros.

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Henley Griffin, MBA


Henley had a successful career in Corporate Finance before becoming an entrepreneur. He has been earning a six-figure income online since 2009, including as a bestselling author at Amazon.