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The Stay at Home Money Maker

The world is changing. Although there is still time before women can claim to have equal pay in the work environment, we are starting to move in the right direction. Moreover, lots more people are raising their voices, asking for what is rightfully theirs, resulting in significant changes across all industries, be it entertainment, business, or even freelancing. The last five years have seen a considerable shift in women across the globe, moving beyond the limitations of their homes to work and be financially stable. However, the majority are still at home for one reason or another. Luckily, there has been a shift in business practices that have made working from home not only the "in" thing to do but also a viable way to save money for organisations. This has led to plentiful opportunities opening up for women and men, who can now earn more than just pocket money from the comfort of their living rooms.


Freelancing

Graphic designers, travel journalists, tech content writers, and medical transcriptionists are but some of the many freelancing jobs that people are doing without stepping out of their houses. Using portals that help find employment or through social media, it is now possible to find clients from anywhere in the world. Since most of these jobs require knowledge in one field, a computer, and an internet connection, freelancing is now one of the most prolific business options, one that women can easily do while managing their homes, as part-time over weekends, or to supplement their work income further.

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Online Casinos

A somewhat fun and entertaining way to earn money and relax simultaneously is to play on online casinos. Thanks to most leading online casinos going mobile, one can indulge in classic games like slots, roulette, poker or even bingo from anywhere they like. Now, it is essential to stick with healthy habits of gambling and always be aware of how much you set aside for this money-making venture. Still, it would be a mistake to totally disregard it because it is more than just a way to make a profit. Games like bingo allow players to interact with each other, adding to the social factor that many homemakers miss out on otherwise.

Mutual Funds

A somewhat simple way to earn without overthinking is to invest in mutual funds. Unlike investing directly in the stock market, which can be a pain, mutual funds are bank schemes that pay a dividend over time. The best part is that bank executives handle all the management, so you need not worry about it on a day to day basis. However, mutual funds are long term investments, with good returns showing up after five years or more. While it is best not to invest all your money into it, you should keep aside a little for this, to diversify your financial portfolio.

Influencer

What initially started as blogging, has over time transformed into an entirely different subculture of influencer marketing. Organisations are now looking for everyday people with social media following to be their brand faces and promote their products. Whether it is publishing houses look at bookstagrammers or travel and food bloggers, influencers are making millions with their videos and content every year. Becoming an influencer does take some time, but with the right passion and original content, one can start earning from it within a few months.

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Help! My Friend Is a No Show

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Help! My Friend Is a No Show

Dear Armchair Psychologist,

I have a friend who doesn't reply to my messages about meeting for dinner, etc. Although, last week I ran into her at a local restaurant of mine, it has always been awkward to be friends with her. Should I continue our friendship or discontinue it? We've been friends for a total four years and nothing has changed. I don't feel as comfortable with her as my other close friends, and I don't think I'll ever be able to reach that comfort zone in pure friendship.

-Sadsies

Dear Sadsies,

I am sorry to hear you've been neglected by your friend. You may already have the answer to your question, since you're evaluating the non-existing bond between yourself and your friend. However, I'll gladly affirm to you that a friendship that isn't reciprocated is not a good friendship.



I have had a similar situation with a friend whom I'd grown up with but who was also consistently a very negative person, a true Debby Downer. One day, I just had enough of her criticism and vitriol. I stopped making excuses for her and dumped her. It was a great decision and I haven't looked back. With that in mind, it could be possible that something has changed in your friend's life, but it's insignificant if she isn't responding to you. It's time to dump her and spend your energy where it's appreciated. Don't dwell on this friend. History is not enough to create a lasting bond, it only means just that—you and your friend have history—so let her be history!



- The Armchair Psychologist

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