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5 Unique Side Hustles for Those that Live in Rural Areas

5 Unique Side Hustles for Those that Live in Rural Areas

When you live in a small town, you may not be able to do all of the side hustles that people in larger, more populated cities have available to them. For instance, there is no Uber service available in my hometown in Kansas. It’s with good reason though. Even if I could sign up to drive with Uber, I wouldn’t want to as it wouldn’t be very profitable in a town with population 7,000. But rural living isn’t all bad. It comes with some perks of it’s own, and even some possibilities for side hustles that may not be available for city dwellers. Here are 5 unique side hustles for rural areas you could try if you live in a small town or in the country and need a little extra money for your monthly budget. Start a Farm Staycation Do you have a farm and need a little extra cash? With the right setup you could turn your farmstead into a way to earn extra money besides with the regular farm products you produce and sell. If your farm is well kept in appearance, you could advertise it as a day excursion. It might seem fun for city folks to ...

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Financial Pros and Cons of Small Town Living

Like Kim, I too live in a small town. A few years ago she discussed some of the reasons why she and her family live in a small town, as well as some of the downsides of small town living. Honestly, I think it’s my favorite post of all time from Eyes on the Dollar because I knew exactly what she was talking about in her post. You see, I live in a small town of 7,000 and although I’ve thought about moving at different times over the past few months since I quit my job to pursue self employment, there are a lot of reasons that I keep coming back to small town living as the best option for me. Of course not all of the aspects of small town living vs big city living have to do with finances, but many of them do. If you have ever found yourself contemplating moving to a small town to get away from the big city, or vice versa, check out these financial pros and cons of small town living. Financial Pros of Small Town Living Small town living saves time. One of my favorite things about small town living is ...

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Is Living in a Small Town Better?

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Every time we go to spend time in the city, it makes me wonder if living in a small town is better financially and otherwise. While it’s always fun to visit other places, would living somewhere else actually improve our quality of life? Why We Live in a Small Town When I say small town, I mean small. The town where we live has a population of about 10,000 people. We are not close to an interstate highway, major airport, or even a Target. What we do have is diversity in landscapes. From my house, you can drive an hour north and be in the mountains, or an hour south and be in the desert. Growing up in the southern US, we had lots of humidity and bugs. My parents philosophy was why go outside when you have a perfectly good air conditioned house to sit around in? I never really fit into the south because I always wanted to go somewhere or find another adventure that didn’t involve a mall or increasing the volume of my hair. My husband grew up in metropolitan Denver. He is an outdoor sports nut, and was tired of lift lines and too many ...

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