It’s been almost a week since we found out the winners of the historic 1.5 million dollar Powerball jackpot. That means we’ve had time to let it sink in that we didn’t wake up rich. We’ve accepted that returning to work is inevitable. It also means we’ve been busy plotting ways to make ourselves richer some other ways via investments, get rich quick schemes or pure ingenuity.
I’d be the first to admit that I’ve had my fair share of failed attempts at getting richer over the years. I’ve tried selling T-shirts on Teespring. I’ve sold items that I no longer used or simply forgot about. I’ve signed up for as many cash back sites and apps I could think of. I’ve subscribed to the coupon lifestyle. I’ve even made some money on this blog.
Though, I did make some decent income, I wasn’t rich. I was far from it considering I was swimming in student loan debt and barely making all of my payments on time. Plus, I was still struggling to figure out how I would save up enough money to move out, plus purchase a new car. And even with all the struggle, my dream of ending 2015 richer was still alive and well in my mind despite having to drain my emergency savings account on more than one occasion.