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The Daily Blogging Challenge

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For the past few weeks, I’ve been blogging every day.

Sometimes I catch a quick early thirty with my laptop first thing in the morning (before my cows are even up); other times, I try to hammer out some quick thoughts before bed (after the cows are fed).

Not everything I write ends up on the blog. Sometimes, my daily scribbles become more of a journal entry than a structure blog post. I’m becoming more and more okay with that.

Throughout the majority of 2017, I’ve been wanting to make The Motivated Millennial blog and social following more of a priority as 1) I absolutely LOVE connecting with y’all and 2) did I mention that I absolutely LOVE connecting with y’all?

My adulthood journey to-date has been rather isolating – war,  living out of military and VA hospitals, followed by a move to the middle-of-nowhere (courtesy of Uncle Sam) has a way of making one feel, well, cut-off from the rest of the world. While there’s no networking group or yoga class I can routinely take advantage of from way out here, I am able to chat and share with members of my digital communities on a regular basis. Isn’t technology awesome?

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Caregiving/Family

40 Must Read Family Caregiver Blogs

You’re a family caregiver, providing must-have supportive care for an aged, chronically-ill, and/or disabled loved one.

You’re lonely, stressed, and tired.

The long-term nature of caregiving that so often accompanies today’s current healthcare system leaves you wondering if you have what it takes to keep all the plates spinning.

It wouldn’t take much – one more unexpected hospitalization, one more secondary infection, one more medical procedure denied by insurance – for all the plates to come crashing down on the floor.  

If you’re like millions of other family caregivers, you worry about your loved one, you feel ill-equipped to provide 24/7 caregiving services, and you feel really, really alone. Continue Reading…

Technology/ Travel Notes

#NoPlaceLikeKS Kansas City Instameet

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Kansas City is a unique city, in more than one ways than one.

The barbeque is fabulous, the museums are awesome, and there’s a lot of history for your inner nerd. Oh, and there’s the KC Royals, and the Chiefs (can’t forget those!).

Another Kansas City distinction is that it’s a city spanning two states – Kansas and Missouri.

Although I’m a Kansas resident, I haven’t spent much time on the Kansas side of Kansas City. The majority of the metro’s population, along with a lot of historical development, is on the Missouri side. So, as a KC local, most of my day to day happenings end up being hosted across the state line, on the Show Me State’s side.

Like many residents, I’d heard a lot about must-see attractions in Kansas City, Missouri; however, I was pretty oblivious to the unique art and culture offered over in Kansas City, Kansas (KCKS). Thus, I was just tickled pink when Kansas Tourism announced the June #NoPlaceLikeKS Instameet hosted in Kansas City, Kansas (KCKS), as I was finally going to get to explore the often underrated KC gems of the Sunflower State!

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Millennial Spotlights

Millennial Spotlight: Rachel Ritlop

Meet Rachel of The Confused Millennial!

​Rachel Ritlop is the founder of The Confused Millennial, a lifestyle blog for confused millennials trying to figure out this whole “adulting” thing and a contributing writer to Forbes’ Under 30 section.Rachel helps millennial bloggers and coaches looking to build an engaged audience on-line and turn their side hustle into their full time income as a business coach.​She has been seen in Fast Company, Dailyworth, Levo, and Brit + Co.

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Millennial Spotlights/ Millennials/ Money Matters

Millennial Spotlight: Jen Hayes

I’m Jen.  By day, I am an HR professional and by night, I am a frugal lifestyle blogger and freelance writer.

​I am passionate about helping fellow millennials to make smarter financial choices.  After I finished grad school in 2013, I found myself underemployed and buried in $75,000 of student loan debt.

A friend recommended Dave Ramsey’s book The Total Money Makeover and I was hooked.  My husband and I are now hustling to pay off our combined $117,000 of student loans in just three years.  I write about getting out of debt, living frugally, and earning extra income on my blog Frugal Millennial. Continue Reading…

Career Advice/ Millennial Spotlights/ Millennials/ Money Matters

Millennial Spotlight: Kali Hawlk

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Kali Hawlk is a content marketer who helps business owners find their focus and share their unique value through compelling content.

​She teaches entrepreneurs how to tell their story in a way that resonates with the right people. She’s also writer who shares ideas and stories on business, finance, entrepreneurship, and living mindfully and with intention.

​She’s been featured as a financial expert for Millennials in many online publications including Forbes, Fast Company, US News, and Mashable. Continue Reading…

Career Advice/ Entrepreneurship/ Freelancing/ Technology

9 Tips for Writing Your First eBook

eBooks are all the rage.

Nifty little self-published jewels of personalized expertise – amazing!

Perhaps you’ve downloaded a few noteworthy eBooks; maybe you’re new to the whole eBook scene.

That’s cool. 

Regardless of your company’s stage of development, industry, or market, creating an eBook can be a great way to provide value to your customers and establish your expertise.

Here are 9 tips for writing your very first eBook: Continue Reading…

Entrepreneurship/ Millennial Spotlights/ Millennials/ Money Matters

Millennial Spotlight: David Carlson

Meet David of Young Adult Money!

I’m David Carlson, a millennial personal finance blogger and author.

​I currently act as the editor of the blog Young Adult Money, which I started four and a half years ago.

I published a book in May 2016 called Hustle Away Debt which is focused on helping people pay off debt faster through side hustles.

I also speak on personal finance topics and help companies market to millennials.

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Freelancing

How to Monetize Your Writing

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Guest Contributor: Kayleigh Toyra

Always dreamt of earning money with the power of your pen?

Making money online through your writing skills is very rewarding, but you need to be committed to the hustle in order to succeed.

​It isn’t as easy as just sitting down with a coffee one fine morning and writing a best-selling ebook. In order to succeed as an online writer, you need to come up with sticky sales strategies, build up a credible brand, and constantly improve on your own expertise.

Here are some clever strategies and tips to help you (literally) make the most of your words.

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Career Advice/ Entrepreneurship/ Millennials/ Money Matters

15 Must Follow Millennial Bloggers

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Blogging is one of the top media platforms in today’s digital world.

​It’s replaced many traditional forms of media, such as magazine subscriptions and industry journals. Instead of relying on media conglomerates to provide us with informative and inspirational content, millennials are turning to blogs – and their favorite bloggers.

While there are thousands of “top” bloggers on the ol’ interweb, here are my 15 all-time favorite millennial bloggers: Continue Reading…