Money Matters: More Green, Closer to Black

Yesterday was a good money day for me. Correction: yesterday, was a good financial day for me.

About 4pm I confirmed a notary client that initially wanted to meet in Silver Lake, then later in Glendale. That allowed me to negotiate a higher travel fee, and upon arrival, what turned out to be two signatures, doubled to four. 13 miles from home and seven minutes of my time turned into a $95 service I was paid for.

On the way home from said notary client, I noticed Navient sent me an email regarding my next student loan repayment invoice. And I didn’t want to hear, especially since I had just got finished paying this month’s bill. But as I was reading the email notice – then later confirmed when I logged online to the website – my payment fee had dropped roughly $66.

Okay. I can get on board that. That doesn’t mean more money for me to spend, just that I gotta get wiser how I use the money I’m “saving”.

And to add the cherry on my pie, I learned through my credit card app and banking app that my credit score had jumped 28 points.

I feel as if I’m on a very good financial high. Like, if I continue to curtail my unnecessary spending, monitor my credit, pay down/off debt and save for my future, I really might get to that lovely I often see in my head and call my “future life”.

How’s your financial week looking?

Inside the Hustle: Notarizing a Seller’s Agreement

I was in the Mid-City area about an hour ago to meet a notary client who needed to have a seller’s agreement notarized for his car he was transfering to someone else. He also happened to be moving out at the same time, so I notarized his document outside his building on the sidewalk.

A little unusual, but all in all, it took about 4 minutes for the whole process, minus the commute. And the strange thing was he was a client that reached out to me weeks ago and because I didn’t hear back from him, I thought he found another solution. Glad he didn’t.

Same weekend notary jobs require me to be up and at it at a client’s notice. I hadn’t even showered yet when this client asked me for notary services. And sometimes it bes like that.

Inside the Hustle: Multiply Work

It’s Sunday morning and I am on the phone with a website client who is asking for more services. The friend who recommended me this client initially told him I could do more for him, so he’s explaining what those needs are. And it just so happens to be accompanied with a life story, an ex-wife and an attorney. Yeesh.

Typically, I try to steer from clients with this many personal problems they vocalize because they end up being more work than they’re worth, my but my friend Carlos said the client really needs me. Well, duh! But, this may have to be the last referral I take like this. I already feel drained and we haven’t begun on anything.

What does that tell you?

We’ll see. I would like to stay home today and take of care of “me” stuff. Fingers crossed.

If anyone is curious to see the website I completed for this client, you can visit www.serraocabinets.com. Tell me what you think. Be honest!

Inside the Hustle: Notary Client (Deja Vu)

Remember that notary client I saw yesterday near the Beverly Hills area? Well, I am servicing them again! Repeat clients are my favorite clients!

I left my website client in North Hollywood after spending nearly 4 and a half hours with him and now I’m headed to South LA where the client has his business to meet him for his additional notary needs.

I’m in the backseat of this Uber, nauseous as hell because I haven’t eaten all day and I haven’t had a break in between clients. And I get motion sick when I read in a moving vehicle. But would you believe, I still love doing this?