Welcome to Merry for Money
We are a personal financial empowerment team dedicated to helping women in precarious situations. Our goal is to provide access to side hustle sources, job training, and financial support services so women can earn a living while working from home. We believe in promoting financial independence and creating a safe, non-judgemental financial environment for all women.”
To put a simply? We want to make your money life fun.
You would be surprised by what’s out there. We’re here to help you find a new career no matter what is standing in your way.
We sleuth out the best ways for our readers to make a little spending money with casual effort. We go after the best, most in-demand careers that also offer flexibility to women with little ones at home.
We will teach you how to make more money so you can spend and splurge more for the little ✨ (or big) things in life.
Meet The Team
|Sophie is the co-founder of Merry For Money and a highly skilled graphic designer and content writer based in Toronto, Canada. As an expert in Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Canvas, and Adobe Illustrator, Sophie can turn any idea into a visually stunning reality. She is known for her attention to detail and ability to create designs that are both beautiful and functional. Sophie also enjoys catching up on the latest episodes of the Kardashians.|
Jared is a tech industry veteran with over 15 years of experience in software development. He's a former Amazon employee and co-founder of Merry For Money. Jared holds a degree in IT and computer engineering from the University of California with a proven track record of delivering exceptional results on complex projects. Jared is a dedicated family man, who prioritizes spending time with his loved ones outside of work. He cherishes the precious moments spent with his daughter, who is the light of his life.
|A longtime computer nerd, I began improving my programming skills, and eventually started working as a freelance software engineer. As such, I have had the opportunity to work with music nonprofits, activist groups, businesses, and individual creators. With experience in Java, Python, Ruby on Rails, and React to name a few, I love exploring the needs of a project and creating meaningful deliverables.|
|Charisse is a content writer with a Master's degree in English Literature. Originally from the Philippines, she is known for consistently producing high-quality content with excellent research, writing, and time-management skills. She is currently saving up for a new laptop and has a passion for anime. In addition to her work with our company, she also writes for OkatuCart.
My parents and I immigrated to the United States when I was 9. My parents were factory workers. We were the first family to leave our fishing village and come to America. I improved my English by listening to Radio Disney from a boom box picked off the street.
We were always one incident away from being homeless. Only existing on the razor’s edge.
Naturally, I grew up with a very negative relationship with money. That was life.
I was not born into a good family or in a good place. Looking back at my mistakes, I firmly believe we women are even stronger than we think.
In 2012, I graduated from university (the first one in my family!) with 5-figures worth of student debt. It seemed like an impossible number for me at the time.
Graduating into the Big Recession without a job was a hopeless feeling I then internalized: Loser = Me.
After a while, people tend to get sick of feeling bad this way 🙂 yeah?
That’s when I started to HUSTLE hard, online, and offline. I started being proactive and practical. Every extra dollar I earned was a win.
I took about a bazillion surveys online, eBay, Amazon, modeling, mTurk, Fiverr, etc. all for the sake of supplementing my crappy millennial day job. But it worked. In less than a year, it helped me pay off the student loans on my back.
Every single penny I earned HELPED me get out of debt a minute, day, a week quicker.
How does your story end?
Short story: now I’m a new mother, happily married to my wonderful husband.
We are saving money, building wealth, starting a family, and most importantly – we are living.