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Hey Everyone!

Happy Friday! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Today is the last day that the 401K people will be here, which means we will get back into the regular swing of things again come Monday. Today I have been sharing my office with my boss haha, he was displaced to make room for one of the retirement guys. I think he is over it because he just sent out an e-mail saying that he was leaving at 1pm. I have him temporarily set up with a partly finished replacement PC and that has been good enough.

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It is St. Patrick’s Day, as most of you know. I won’t be drinking any green beer, mainly because I don’t know o any places here that offer it. The extent of my celebration will be the green shirt I currently have on at work. I haven’t ever been super big on this holiday, and I’m not Irish. I don’t know the history of it at all, and to me it is just another day. Like most holidays it is good for getting people together and having a good time and if those are your plans, have fun and be safe.

On a very unrelated note, a friend of mine needed to get some extra cash on the side to help with her and her boyfriend’s finances. He had a surgery on his shoulder and it was getting pricey. They are both in the medical profession and have money but they weren’t where they wanted to be. She picked up a facial cream, skin health consulting gig. That got me thinking about consulting. I don’t know much about it. I know I don’t have the time to start doing it on my own, which is OK.

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I came across the site: clarity.fm, and set up a profile. I think it is pretty legit, but it only works if people pick you to help them out. I have my profile set up to help with simple computer technology. To my knowledge there is no set up fee or anything you have to buy into. The client would select you and set up a time to have a conference call. We would both call in and chat about their situation, and they would be billed my set rate. Every 15 days the money is allocated to my account and I can transfer it to my PayPal account. I get nervous with things like this because, I don’t want to lead people down the wrong path, or not have the answers they are looking for. I always underestimate my own knowledge and think that I’m not good enough to give advice, which really sucks. The other thing is that I am looking to do this along side my full time job. I wouldn’t be able to answer calls or be in calls during work hours. I don’t know if it would ever take off enough to give me some extra ‘fix the house’ money. Worth a shot I guess!

Tonight my wife and I are going to see Beauty and the Beast in theaters. I think the show time is 6:40 pm. It will probably be packed since it is opening weekend. She has been looking forward to seeing it since she heard about it, and so have I. I will, for sure, let you know what I think of it. The rest of the weekend will be kind of chill and relaxing, fingers crossed.

That is about all for me today! I hope you have a great Friday, and weekend.

What, if any, experience have you had with making money on the side? Have you done consulting work? Let me know! I am very interested, in making some side money, preferably online and from my desk. I’ll see you all back Monday! 😀 😀

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