Retire from money worries!

@iwrite (5042)
Singapore
March 28, 2012 7:47am CST
I would like to be free from money worries, I am sure there quite a few here that share the same views as me. I have learn that "no one ever got rich by working 9-5" and this statement is very true today. You have to learn to make your money else where, like investing or start a business. You have to find your way. I found a way to trade forex for free. But why forex. It is an investment where your earnings can be scaled up which means your income could increase by increase the size of investment. You can trade from home and you are able to trade 24 hours a day. So what your ways of earning extra income.
9 people like this
26 responses
@camalich (1118)
• Spain
28 Mar 12
I work over 10 hours a day in a taxi and I'm fed up with it. I've been trying to find other ways of making mone (Internet) for over 7 years now but I've had no luck so far; I've earned money online but maybe just enough to pay for my gas and electricity, which is not bad anyway. I would like to earn enough online so I would be able to quit my job and just live my life with my family without having to worry about waking up at 3 am to go to work and hope that I don't fall asleep or things like that. I don't expect to get rich, just enough to live without worries would be great :) Last month I started working with Just Been Paid and it was something new for me as I have not seen this concept o busines before. I really hope I can achieve something with this one ;) If possible, I would also like to be able to help my family and friends ;)
2 people like this
@iwrite (5042)
• Singapore
28 Mar 12
I have seen that concept before but I doubt it is able to last too long, the continuous payout with not structured investment, once you lost the number the investor entering the system, it would start to break down.
1 person likes this
@camalich (1118)
• Spain
28 Mar 12
Well, it's been working for over a year now so I hope it to last a few more ;) Only time will tell...
1 person likes this
@babyanna (1217)
• China
29 Mar 12
Well,wish you good luck and safe on the road~
• Philippines
29 Mar 12
I am sure that no one makes so much money each day, an i think just to provide something needs in their life.. I work extra online,and my earning is very little and i wish i can earn more but i can make it so much..
2 people like this
@iwrite (5042)
• Singapore
30 Mar 12
Yes I am earning little like you but I have a plan, but it would take planing learn but I would be able to earn, some people find that too much hard work.
1 person likes this
• Philippines
31 Mar 12
Agree,more effort,and time to plan about you plan to achieve.When i was trying to earn here 1 usd a day, i was motivated,and do work and work ittle time to rest. And yes it is almost that 1 usd when i try and try to earn more ,but now it is less because i work less,and more time free.
@celticeagle (118210)
• Boise, Idaho
28 Mar 12
I have had several savings from working. I cashed in my AT&T stock and lived off of that for a couple years. I left my last job when offered an early retirement. Got a modest pension from working there only five years which I think is pretty good. Now I live off of my SSD and pension.
@iwrite (5042)
• Singapore
29 Mar 12
I guess you got it all figured out, I think you would do well in your later years.
1 person likes this
@celticeagle (118210)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Mar 12
I wish that were the case.
• Indonesia
28 Mar 12
My ways of earning extra income is become a freelance translator. I like this job..
2 people like this
@iwrite (5042)
• Singapore
28 Mar 12
I am glad you are able to find something you like. I hope you would prosper with your endevours.
@babyanna (1217)
• China
29 Mar 12
@eagle: Where do you usually get the translating jobs? Are there any online methods? I major in language too.So... Could you share more infos? Thank you~
@maezee (32236)
• United States
28 Mar 12
Wouldn't we all want that? My goal isn't necessarily to get rich but at least to be financially stable. Maybe own a home one day. Be out of debt. Have a good well-paying career. I don't need to be a millionaire or anything, just as long as I can live a few steps up from how I'm living right now. . Right now I have a full-time job at one company, definitely not what I want to be doing FOREVER though as it's pretty menial. I have a very very part-time job that I do seasonally, which is nice for some extra money when they need the extra help. I also come online, although I have to admit I don't do this very often at all... My main site is MyLot, pretty much, just because I Dont' have the patience at this point in my life to do anything else (and it's the most interesting for me). A few other sites sporadically though, including ChaCha & Swagbucks.. Offline-wise, I do a lot of selling on eBay (as of lately), such as with my old clothes etc. I have made a good amount on eBay that way. All I have sold is clothes & shoes though, never anything else (yet). If you have things laying around the house, you could consider selling them on eBay or Craigslist. If you don't use them anyway, you might as well down-size AND get paid for doing so. . I also do some consigning of clothes as well. See, I love buying clothes, I usually buy them on super-sale or clearance or second-hand for really cheap. So it doesn't hurt me that I go through them like nobody's business. I usually get an extra $40 a month from consigning at consignment shops, which is almost enough to pay for my car insurance. . Happy earning!
2 people like this
@iwrite (5042)
• Singapore
30 Mar 12
I did see you have some views about getting a blog and earn money, as you see I did have some comments for you, but I guess you are looking in the right direction in order to be financially stable. I am thinking of a even better live just to do a few hours a day, then would be able to have enough to support myself and my family. It would be a skill that I would develop well beyond my retirement.
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
28 Mar 12
Well I work part time at a grocery store, and it hasn't made me rich. Sometimes it doesn't even make me happy. When I am not there, I am here. I work here before and after work and on days I have off. I do want to have my own income streaming in so that I do not have to worry so much about if I get tired of this job, or another. I want to invest in a CD and I plan to do that. This way I have money coming in from interest and I will also be adding more money monthly to the CD.
2 people like this
@iwrite (5042)
• Singapore
29 Mar 12
If you are not happy, then you need to have a plan and a goal, finds what motivates you and take steps to move towards it. Sorry I am not sure what is CD? how many percent are you make from it?
@derek_a (10902)
29 Mar 12
I have always worked from home for the last 30 years or so, but I would say that getting "rich" is very much to do with what a person regards as being rich. A billionaire, down to his last million considers himself poor.. Yet if I was to become a millionaire, I would consider my extremely rich.. Well for a while, until I got used to the idea, then perhaps I wouldn't think I was so rich. People do get rich working in a 9-5 job, if they feel they are rich. I know quite a few people who consider themselves quite wealthy, have nice homes and new cars each year and have never done anything else other than work a 9-5.. Things are not always how they seem. It isn't until you can bet a balance of mind between materialism and who you really are, that you can feel a richness that money could never by. As a therapist and Zen practitioner, if a person is feeling discontent about what he/she has in life today, he/she will feel it tomorrow, because the mind will be trained into the ways of discontenment. Be content with what we have, work hard and focus to our best ability, and we will feel a richness of mind, body and spiritu. _Derek
2 people like this
• India
28 Mar 12
I am working 15hrs/day & earning extra income .01$/day...any new ideas share with me.
1 person likes this
@iwrite (5042)
• Singapore
28 Mar 12
Just share an idea, forex trading. there so many brokers online you are able to get bonus and you are able to trade for free. I know this broker that sponsor forum and you are able to get more $300 to trade each month.
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
28 Mar 12
@sd : you must learn so much, so you can get much money from internet as long as you had belief and did not easily give up, maybe you can get much money from here
@varier (5699)
• Indonesia
28 Mar 12
Just a simple thought, if you are being active enough here in myLot, perhaps creating 10 quality posts in a day, you should be able to earn extra money more than 0.01$/day..
• United States
28 Mar 12
I wish I could retire when I'm older without having to worry about money, but I get the feeling like that isn't going to happen.
1 person likes this
@iwrite (5042)
• Singapore
29 Mar 12
Set a goal and make a plan, that is what you need to do, if you want something you have to go get it yourself. if you rely on someone to do it for you, then they would mix it up for you.
• United States
29 Mar 12
Ever heard of the term, "Things happen." I can try to make a plan, and I can try to plan and plan as much as possible, but "things happen".
1 person likes this
@iwrite (5042)
• Singapore
29 Mar 12
I am not sure what things happen, do not just plan you have to take steps to realize that plan. It you don't do it, it ain't going to work.
@free_man (7337)
• United States
28 Mar 12
What is this forex? How did you find out about it and how much does it cost to invest in it? My husband and I are on disability we live on a fixed income so investing isn't going to be that easy for us. We are carpenters and do a little work here and there to try and keep us going. So tell me more about this investing thing and how do you chose what is the right thing to invest in?
1 person likes this
@iwrite (5042)
• Singapore
28 Mar 12
Hello free man, I suggest you look into investment to supplement your income then, but the way I am looking at it, you do not need to come up with a single cent to help you invest. You are able to can $300 each month credits to help you get started. But from the $300 you would be able to turn it to $1000 and more.
1 person likes this
@free_man (7337)
• United States
29 Mar 12
Send me a pm and tell me what sites you are talking about. Have you made money from these sites? Do you have proof of what you have made on those sites? Give me more info so I can make a decision on what to do. These kinds of discussions usually get deleted soon after they are up. That is why I said send me a pm.
1 person likes this
@iwrite (5042)
• Singapore
29 Mar 12
Free man I hope I am not confusing you, forex is unlike those HYIP where you put some money and you can expect money in return you need to trade and there is a risk of losing money, what I am saying is there forum where you can get credits to invest so you do not have to put your own money on the line.
1 person likes this
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
29 Mar 12
I knew this and i want to know more. I have read about forex, care to teach me more of it? i tried stocks and i have an account for stocks but have not started investing in it as i am afraid to gamble in it...
1 person likes this
@iwrite (5042)
• Singapore
30 Mar 12
Jazel, First of all you must get rid of the notion that trading is gamble, you need to get certain attributes in order to become successful in trading. Do you know that there are professional gamblers that making gambling for a living and yet what they do would not be gambling when you look at their system. First they are discipline, they would have a plan to bring a sum of money to the table, and have a fix target. If they reach the target the leave, if the lost the amount they leave. They do not leave emotions greed or fear take over, that is when you would be the weakest. I am new so I cannot say I am good at it but I can guide you along to get funds for your trading account.and we can learn trading together
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
30 Mar 12
oh yes i also want to be a professional poker player. really? how do i start that trading account? sure i want to learn, i just do not know where and how to start.
1 person likes this
@iwrite (5042)
• Singapore
30 Mar 12
I have sent you some of the relevant information. However when you join the forum, try to give "quality" post of at least 3 lines. If you have any questions, do let me know again. As for trading, I suggest you take this month to figure out more and we can start trading in may or when you are ready. What do you think?
@MissPiggy (1751)
• Indonesia
29 Mar 12
My extra income comes from private tutoring at home. Lol. It's a normal thing to do for teachers in my country to give this kind of private tutoring at home. And when I have settled with my future, I think I can open a small course at home. :D
1 person likes this
@iwrite (5042)
• Singapore
31 Mar 12
I guess you are able to use your skill to your best of your ability, If you enjoy your life like that then I guess it is ok but what is this small course you are talking about.
@MissPiggy (1751)
• Indonesia
1 Apr 12
An English course. :)
@babyanna (1217)
• China
29 Mar 12
Hi,iwrite~ Well,right now,I'm still working on some survey sites and Mylot.It doesn't take up much of my time. But pretty obvious the income is low. I'm trying to gather some materials and start a blog. And also trying to perfect my translation skills so I can translate from English to Chinese and maybe make some money. Have a nice day~
@iwrite (5042)
• Singapore
31 Mar 12
babyanna Great this is the skill which you need to help you along in your life. you can do this at the comfort at your own home and if you are really good at it you would be able earn a decent amount of income
@babyanna (1217)
• China
1 Apr 12
Thank you~ I really hope so~
@bhonti (1247)
• Philippines
29 Mar 12
Forex is a nice idea. But its a bit complicated for people like me, I am not really good with finances and interest, and rates etc. But I do want to make more money, like any of us here. I am working 8-5, 5 days a week. It's okay for me, and I also do earn on my online jobs here, but this money is just for fun only. But I am thinking of getting serious on my online jobs as well.
1 person likes this
@iwrite (5042)
• Singapore
30 Mar 12
To be fair have you tried to learn about forex? you should at least learn about before you say it is too complicated. If you know that is the only way for you to earn online, then would you learn?
@bhonti (1247)
• Philippines
30 Mar 12
Its like wanting to built a spaceship, but you do not want to, because you know its complicated. Haha! I know my analogy is bad. Anyway, I think its not really my interest that is why I'm already thinking it to be complicated.
@PurnaSharma (2098)
• India
28 Mar 12
i go through different forex site and was free member for several days.initially the sites looked very interesting for me as because when i purchased 1 currency or share,its immediately started to generating profit on the particular purchased.Considering that profit i purchased more and started to getting lost,in every another day i hang on the internet with the hopes of that i would earn more but the result i just loosing.And in this way that sites kept me member as an active for several days,this is only the tricks of a particular site to get more and more traffic by keeping you as an active member.This is the truth though its bitter.
1 person likes this
@babyanna (1217)
• China
29 Mar 12
Awww,that sucks. Seems like gambling or something. Sorry for your time and money wasted.
1 person likes this
@iwrite (5042)
• Singapore
29 Mar 12
PurnaSharma I am not sure what you brought but it is not but forex is a currency pair, where one expect to go up. I think you are not trading but trying your luck, however if you want to trade forex, you need a plan and a strategy. I know this site where you where they sponsor two forums and you can more than $300 credits each month. But if you are just there to gamble I think it is a waste of time. I am not able to teach you but if you want we I point to you the direction where you can learn. babyanna They are people who trade and others who gamble. Those who gamble does not have a plan or a clue, A trader must have knowledge and discipline.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
1 Apr 12
Just like you, I would like to be able to retire from the financial worries that I've had in my life. However, I don't really think that is something that is ever going to be possible for my family because of the burden that we are facing due to medical issues. However, I am at least happy that our family has been able to stay afloat because of the money that I'm able to make from home. Believe it or not, my staying at home with the children while they've been young has saved us more money than I would have made working outside the house with two small children at home.
1 person likes this
@iwrite (5042)
• Singapore
2 Apr 12
There is a possibility for you to earn a passive income from home, and the good thing here with the system is you do not have to use your own money but you need to spend time working to get some credits.
@WakeUpKitty (8707)
• Netherlands
28 Mar 12
You need money to invest (which is not safe with those bad economic) and if you want to start a business you need money too to invest first. And it's also normal you won't make a great income for the first years plus you need to work day and night. So what you say is not making sense at all, it's just an illusion. If you really were such a great businessman you already been rich by now. You can work more hours a day, ask for a higher income, take a second job. A way to retire from your money worries is to end everything you spend money on and what you don't really need to stay alive. Start saving on an extra acount every month, find a good goal to safe for and stick to it. Saving/not spending money is a way to retire from money worries.
1 person likes this
@iwrite (5042)
• Singapore
29 Mar 12
Well it is your opinion, an I should not argue with that, however have you seen old folk still working hard in their twilight year just to make ends meet, time is a limit resource, money is not. So which would you sacrifice?
• United States
28 Mar 12
I am not working right now because of my husband Randy's foot condition and I need to stay at home to help him out. We are both attending an online university and are getting financial aid. Randy gets a small VA pension as well and we are struggling. I am hoping that once Randy gets better or we have a better idea of what is going on with his health that I will be able to work. For now I make money online, I am going for a second Master's Degree and am learning a couple of crafts so I can sell my crafts on esty. I am not so sure about invetsing because I am sure it costs money to invest and I really do not have much in the way of money.
1 person likes this
@iwrite (5042)
• Singapore
29 Mar 12
I hear you and I think you can get of your situation, what I am telling is investing, so you do need to know something about trading, but given your education (studying for master) this should not be too difficult. I know of a broker that sponsor two forums and you would be able to get trading credits from them, more than $300 each month. In fact both you and your husband could try. Maybe the first two month you take time to learn the something from the forum and then trade on the third month, that way you would be able to have about $400-$500 of trading credits and you should do fairly well in trading. Just a suggestion but I think if you really want I could help you out a little.
@Simon1223 (902)
• China
28 Mar 12
Yeah, I agree that the money we earn by working from 9 to 5 is not enough for our need. So it's quite necessary for us to find some new ways to make extra money. But the problem I face is the lack of related experience. If I invest my money in a field which I'm not familiar with, I will worry that I'm more likely to lose the principal, which will be a worse consequence. So currently my only investment is to buy some financial products, whose rates of return are higher than the interest rates of time deposits. Maybe you could recommend some ways which combine the return and the risk.
1 person likes this
@iwrite (5042)
• Singapore
29 Mar 12
I would not advice that you go into investing without three things, knowledge, discipline and money management, all of which you can acquire.
@sukumar794 (5047)
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
28 Mar 12
How could anyone hope to retire from financial worries when one is neck deep in monetary commitments. Only i money comes pouring could, one could hope for possible redemption from these financial hazards which take the breath out of you in slow but quick pace!!!!!!!
1 person likes this
@iwrite (5042)
• Singapore
29 Mar 12
Well the first step to do that would be a financial planning, you need to manage your money, you cannot expect to be spending more than you earn and still expect to retire from money worries.