Consumerism Commentary was a site originally created and run up Plutus Founder, Harlan Landes. Consumerism Commentary was one of the very first personal finance websites to be founded and turned into a business. Throughout its lifetime, the blog’s mission has been to develop financially literate, capable, and successful human beings by sharing educational, entertaining, and engaging articles. The blog did just that and allowed Harlan to sell the blog for a nice sum of cash. Since then he has gone from writer, the non-profit founder, volunteer, and Adulting.TV.
Now Harlan as a retired blogger and doing things for the pure enjoyment of them can design his life in the way he wants.
So what is Consumerism? Why does it matter? How can someone achieve everything Harlan has? In this podcast, we dive into the concepts surrounding Consumerism, how to start a successful blog like Consumerism Commentary and the benefits of pushing yourself to retire as early as possible.
Born and brought up in the wild dance of life that is South East Asia, the daily chaos of creativity has allowed Nora to be a multi-passionate female entrepreneur. She is a a visual designer, a dancer, a yogi, a creative problem solver, a photographer and global gypsy.
Nora loves sharing biz tips + life hacks to inspire other women to live the life they love by showing them how easy it can be to start living the lives they always wanted to.
Nora currently is just launching her newest thriving (and third) online business – The Photo Forest – the first community driven stock photography membership site where members can request the type of photos they need. Her favorite motto and what drives her forward into creating the life she loves is…”if not now, then when?”
3 things that make her happy – creating large mandalas with flower petals, sitting in morning meditation and doing anything that involves having beauty, creativity and a bit of adventure!
Ashley was 8 months pregnant when her ex-husband left her. She planned to be a stay at home mom and freelance as a hobby. But with a divorce and baby on it’s way and needing to bring home the bacon, she turned her hobby into a career.
Like me, she has a young son, and it took her three years to rise above the poverty line and be the mom she really wanted to be. What’s more – she did it debt free.
Since then, she’s remarried, has added another baby, and continues to scale her business so she can do more while working fewer hours. Listen in as we talk about the dark time in her life, lessons learned, and the entire scope of mindset, freelancing, being a work-at-home mom, and even personal finance.
Uncover what happened and how she became the accomplished woman she is today.