Welcome to Merry for Money
Hiya, thanks for checking out what Merry for Money is about.
To put a simply? Making money fun.
You would be surprised what’s out there. We live in the Information Age people! Let’s take advantage of it.
I sleuth out the best ways for my readers to make a little spending money with casual effort.
I will teach you how to make more money so you can spend and save more for the little ✨ (or big) things in life.
Game. Set. Go.🕹️
It started as a personal finance challenge to make an extra $100 dollar per month from just my phone.
Thanks to my 1-hour work commute at the time, I was able to make that extra Benjamin with my smartphone with just some free time.
I even won free movie tokens for date night.
Money = Fun Coupons. It’s a good thing I can pinch a penny out of anything 😉
From there I’ve started to test out new and better ways of making money online for fun, saving money, and even encountered a few scams.
I’ve learned to squeeze a dollar from nothing so I can teach anyone out there to save money, make extra money and live a better life.
Nice to Meet Ya 👧🏻
I was born and raised in rural China. 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 🙂
My parents and I struggled in the U.S. too. 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.
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 positive because every extra dollar I earned was a win.
“Hey, that’s one more buck I didn’t have before“
I took about a bazillion surveys online, mTurk, Fiverr (the list goes on and on) to supplement both of my day jobs. In less than a year, it helped me pay off the student loan monkey on my back.
Every single penny I earned HELPED me get out of debt a minute, day, a week quicker.
Three years later, I’m merrily married and together we are enjoying every life day.
We are saving money, building wealth, starting a family, and most importantly – we are living.