How Military Spouses Can Make Money Freelance Writing (with Lizann Lightfoot)

A challenge that many military spouses face is finding a job that can fit their lifestyles. Between the PCS moves across country or overseas, to the difficulty of locating childcare at each new duty station, a flexible job is not easy to come by. Freelance writing provides a unique opportunity to be your own boss. You get to make your own schedule and focus on writing topics based on your own experiences and interests. The question is how to get started and make money freelance writing. In this show, my guest Lizann shares her story and tips about becoming a successful freelance writer. Lizann Lightfoot is a Marine Corps wife and mother of 5 children. She has been writing professionally on topics related to the military community for over four years and has self-published two books. Her blog, The Seasoned Spouse, receives thousands of visits each month, and Lizann’s writing has been published by major outlets such as Military Spouse Magazine and Military Families. She is sharing her story behind becoming a freelance writer and best practices for those interested in getting their start.

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Military Spouses Make Money Freelance Writing Episode Details

  • The important money conversions you should have while dating
  • How to build a solid foundation prior to marriage through conversations
  • Why you should understand each other’s relationship with money
  • Money stress will not be resolved under you understand how/why your spouse uses money the way they d
  • Importance of goals and agreeing on them together to avoid conflict
  • Understanding each other’s values and how it impacts spending
  • Why debt and your goals need to be understood and agreed on
  • Household budget and debt reduction plan and why stay-at-home spouses need to be in the loop
  • How and why spouses should be building credit
  • Empowering money conversation to have
  • How to start a Moneywise Marriage with planning
  • Having open and honest communication (your ways, not your parent’s)
  • Creating and following a blueprint that includes your children
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