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Voluntourism: Tips for Volunteering While Vacationing

WSJ Journal Report

Wall Street Journal Contributor Glenn Ruffenach joins us from Atlanta with a list of tips for mixing vacation time and volunteer work, otherwise known as voluntourism.

8 Min

Apr 22, 2017

When Is Enough... Enough?

WSJ Journal Report

Our next guest says she spent too much of her life chasing more and more. Now, retired, she realizes that enough is often enough. There are lessons for all ages here. Wall Street Journal Contributor Robbie Shell joins us from Philadelphia.

10 Min

Apr 22, 2017

In Baltimore: How Does a Neurosurgeon Work?

Slate's Working

When Harry Mushlin operates on a brain, he feels his patient's selfhood in his hands.

40 Min

Apr 21, 2017

Organic Chemist Earns Six Figures Blogging for Pre-Med Students

Side Hustle School

After witnessing the struggles that many students have with one of college’s most challenging subjects, a chemist creates a blog to help bridge the gap in knowledge.

8 Min

Apr 21, 2017

Social Worker Turns De-stressing Hobby Into $2k/Month Hustle

Side Hustle School

A lifelong crafter who makes jewelry to cope with the stress of working in the mental health field launches an etsy store and gets her items featured on several major TV shows.

6 Min

Apr 20, 2017

Great Films About Retirement

WSJ Journal Report

Wall Street Journal Contributor Glenn Ruffenach brings us a list of great films for all ages to watch about retirement and aging.

11 Min

Apr 19, 2017

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8 min
Apr 19, 2017
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Healthy meal planning can be rough. One man is on a mission to help people be more health-conscious with his subscription-based website selling meal prep recipes.

5 min
Apr 15, 2017
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A fascination for why people think helps a performing artist shift from earning $2,000 for college shows to $20,000 for corporate events.

5 min
Apr 14, 2017
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In this buzzworthy episode, a Texas woman creates a $4,000/month side hustle as an advocate for sustainable honeybee habitats.

44 min
Apr 13, 2017
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Karida Collins names her yarn colors after Baltimore neighborhoods at her Neighborhood Fiber Company

7 min
Apr 13, 2017
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A Colorado scientist publishes a science fiction magazine and builds it to a sustainable income of $1,800/month, funded largely by his readers.

8 min
Apr 12, 2017
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As much as modern medicine has changed with technology one place you really don't see it is in that annual physical exam. Wall Street Journal Contributor Dr. Peter Pronovost joins us from Johns Hopkins in Baltimore.

6 min
Apr 12, 2017
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As phones, tablets and other digital devices become ever more integrated into our daily lives patients are using them to record their trips to the doctor. Wall Street Journal Contributor Dr. Gurpreet Dahliwal joins us from San Francisco.

6 min
Apr 12, 2017
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A 365-day photo project transitions to a hustle teaching small business owners how to create videos using their smartphones.

6 min
Apr 11, 2017
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An expat living in Japan packages candy and sends it around the world to hundreds of people who pay $29/month.

6 min
Apr 10, 2017
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A New York City man goes on a forgettable date, but falls in love with an idea to create his own museum tours.

6 min
Apr 8, 2017
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WSJ readers send us a variety of questions about financing college, including how best to use "529" plans, the tax-advantaged higher-education accounts that invest in mutual funds. Contributor Chana Schoenberger helps us go through the mailbag.

5 min
Apr 8, 2017
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How five minutes of internet research inspired one couple to start an in-home pilates studio in their unfinished basement.

6 min
Apr 7, 2017
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A stay-at-home mother starts a podcast about essential oils and pulls her family off government assistance.

7 min
Apr 6, 2017
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Male stock analysts tend to write more favorably about public companies headed by men than about companies led by women. White analysts favor firms run by white chief executives. Wall Street Journal Contributor Jeff Brown joins us with a closer look.

7 min
Apr 6, 2017
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A corporate employee in Texas enters the online world of calligraphy and hand-lettering, and changes it along the way to suit her strengths.

6 min
Apr 5, 2017
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A leather craftsman starts a successful, multiple six-figure side hustle after being inspired by the tannery he works at for his day job.

53 min
Apr 4, 2017
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Laura Lippman tells us about her writing and revision process, and why she's tired of arguing about the validity of genre novels.

6 min
Apr 4, 2017
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In Washington, DC, a stay-at-home mom and former teacher helps immigrants gain citizenship with YouTube tutorials.

7 min
Apr 3, 2017
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An innovative salesman creates a baby harness that benefits both parent and child, all the while creating a six-figure side income for himself.

14 min
Apr 2, 2017
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Bonus episode! In this month's special broadcast, you'll learn everything you need to get your first website online—without stressing out, wasting your time, or spending a lot of money.

10 min
Apr 2, 2017
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In our thirteenth weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: more listener Q&A!

8 min
Apr 1, 2017
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Nonverbal communication from executives can speak volumes to employees and others. For starters, don't tilt your head. Wall Street Journal Contributor Aili McConnon joins us in the studio.

6 min
Apr 1, 2017
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The very same things that can spark a midlife crisis can also cause a late-life crisis. Wall Street Journal Contributor Marc Agronin is a geriatric psychiatrist. He joins us from Miami with the details.

5 min
Apr 1, 2017
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A creative director and copywriter makes an April Fool’s joke that turns into a long-term income stream.

6 min
Mar 31, 2017
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A Washington, DC man uses his entrepreneurial skills and vocal chords to turn a profit and create entertainment and community.

7 min
Mar 30, 2017
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In the age before easy online shopping, a bartender discovers a way to supplement the tips she lost during the recession by purchasing clothing and reselling to her friends.

9 min
Mar 29, 2017
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Want to organize your financial life in a way that is consistent with your faith? A growing number of financial advisers and firms are helping clients do just that. The Wall Street Journal's Anne Tergesen joins us in the studio.

6 min
Mar 29, 2017
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Spending approximately five hours a month, one man is able to bring in 60k/year making the search for school tutors easier for busy parents.

7 min
Mar 28, 2017
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After recognizing some major issues within the cleaning industry, a D.C. student sets out to start a customer service driven cleaning company that fills the void that other cleaning agencies leave behind.

7 min
Mar 27, 2017
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Andrew Blackman and Genie Austin got rid of most of their belongings and now live and work full-time while traveling. It's a life many dream about. But does the reality match up to the dream?

6 min
Mar 27, 2017
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A car enthusiast follows up on his curiosity and creates a project that earns $5,000/month on average and has brought in over a million dollars after a decade.

10 min
Mar 26, 2017
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In our twelfth weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: more listener Q&A!

8 min
Mar 25, 2017
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After discovering that his passion for goaltending has little to no online presence, a hockey fan decides to create his own resource blog.

5 min
Mar 24, 2017
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A Craigslist ad goes viral and brings a new six-figure business to an in-demand bridesmaid.

1 min
Mar 23, 2017
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Side Hustle School is made for you! Let me know how it's going and how the show can best serve you as you build your hustle. Send your #1 question to podcast@sidehustleschool.com

6 min
Mar 23, 2017
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Colorado bartender sells 2,000 copies of a statewide marijuana guide in the boom of the budding cannabis economy.

5 min
Mar 22, 2017
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Grad school can be a lot cheaper outside the U.S. But before you take the plunge, ask yourself some hard questions. MarketWatch Reporter Jillian Berman joins us in the studio.

6 min
Mar 22, 2017
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Why do some people get bored in retirement and others don't? Wall Street Journal Contributor Glenn Ruffenach joins us with the answer to that question plus some tips.

7 min
Mar 22, 2017
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A successful illustrator creates a side business earning more than $25,000 a year by helping artists sell their work online.

8 min
Mar 21, 2017
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Inspiration strikes in an upscale men’s store when a man comes across a line of handmade scented candles.

6 min
Mar 20, 2017
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Agreeing to swap homes for vacation saves money, but adds complications. Wall Street Journal Contributor Glenn Ruffenach joins us with some advice on how to do this the right way.

6 min
Mar 20, 2017
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Texas man stumbles upon a worm composting method that turns into an interesting hobby and a fun side hustle. Don’t let your hustle idea wiggle away!

7 min
Mar 19, 2017
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Investors should build both a portfolio-based benchmark and goals-based benchmark to measure their progress, says Wall Street Journal Wealth Expert Peter Lazaroff. He joins us from his office in Saint Louis.

5 min
Mar 19, 2017
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An attorney for a professional baseball team co-founds a jewelry company that becomes a sustainable social enterprise.

8 min
Mar 18, 2017
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In our eleventh weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: more listener Q&A!

5 min
Mar 17, 2017
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An artist uses his love of whimsical drawing to create a side hustle selling everything from autographed prints to coffee mugs with his designs on them

6 min
Mar 16, 2017
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A British pub manager has a creative idea for new pub food that he initially uses to help his boss, but then realizes that it might be better for himself.

11 min
Mar 15, 2017
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Artificial intelligence is changing the way managers do their job-from who gets hired to how they're evaluated to who gets promoted. The Wall Street Journal's Ted Greenwald joins us with the latest details and a look to the future.

8 min
Mar 15, 2017
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Who works best with whom? Companies are crunching lots of data about their employees to answer that question. The Wall Street Journal's Stu Woo joins us from London with some of the surprising new ways companies are going about this task.

6 min
Mar 15, 2017
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After traveling to South America, an American woman falls in love with tango and creates a group experience to teach others.

6 min
Mar 14, 2017
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There’s more than one way to make a lot of money designing and selling t-shirts without actually keeping them on hand. In today’s store, an app designer earns six-figures with a print-on-demand service.

5 min
Mar 13, 2017
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A woman uses skills she learned in her day job to help other teachers be more successful in the classroom.

7 min
Mar 12, 2017
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An impromptu trip to a local farmer’s market leads one woman in California to a sustainable six-figure side hustle selling glass nail files online.

10 min
Mar 11, 2017
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In our tenth weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: more listener Q&A!

5 min
Mar 10, 2017
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New research suggests one way to get employees to accept robots in the workplace is to have them watch sci-fi movies before interacting with a robot worker. Wall Street Journal Contributor Alina Dizik has the details from Chicago.

7 min
Mar 10, 2017
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A musician finds financial freedom by growing a blog and starting an ecourse on learning jazz.

8 min
Mar 9, 2017
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Author and Wall Street Journal Contributor Alexandra Samuel says she deals with workplace dilemmas by going back to old "Star Trek" episodes, and that's made her better at her job.

47 min
Mar 9, 2017
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David Mott organizes health care workers with SEIU.

5 min
Mar 9, 2017
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Three friends come up with a winning idea to add huge pockets to the fronts of shirts… because everyone needs a way to carry puppies and beers around with them.

9 min
Mar 8, 2017
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A look at the so-called fiduciary rule, the confusion that helped lead to its creation, and one alternative our guest expert believes would be easier to implement. We're joined by Patrick Lach, founder of Lach Financial.

5 min
Mar 8, 2017
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A Pacific Northwest couple travels full-time but still brings in over $60,000/year designing “tiny” houses and alternative living spaces.

5 min
Mar 7, 2017
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An accountant finds a way to bridge the gap between financial advisers and tax professionals.

9 min
Mar 6, 2017
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When she can’t find anything good to read, a finance employee starts writing romance novels of her own. The books go on to sell hundreds of thousands of copies and pull her family out of debt.

7 min
Mar 6, 2017
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Researchers found that if the movie characters had eaten enough and were satisfied, so were people watching the movie. With Wall Street Journal contributor Heidi Mitchell.

6 min
Mar 5, 2017
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Two guys create a “Hair Ties for Guys” hustle based on the unique shared identity of men with long hair.

10 min
Mar 4, 2017
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In our ninth weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week of Side Hustle School. Also: listener Q&A!

7 min
Mar 3, 2017
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After changing continents multiple times, an elementary school teacher finds true love, settles down in NZ, goes panning for gold, and ends up making $40,000/year working mostly on the weekends.

8 min
Mar 3, 2017
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Chana Schoenberger answers questions about tax-advantaged 529 college savings accounts.

8 min
Mar 2, 2017
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Why do men find aging so difficult? Because it means letting go of their sense of masculinity. With Wall Street Journal contributor Dana Linden.

7 min
Mar 2, 2017
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Busy mom in Chicago uses a peer-to-peer sharing platform to earn extra money for her family and help visiting parents get all the baby gear they need for their trip.

20 min
Mar 1, 2017
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Bonus episode! If you’re just getting started in the world of side hustling, explore these different platforms and ideas, including Skillshare (teaching a class), Wyzant (tutoring), etsy (selling handcrafted items), and 6 more.

6 min
Mar 1, 2017
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In the foothills of Tennessee, a marketing consultant designs a quarterly, high-end retreat weekend to help attendees take stock of their lives and businesses.

47 min
Feb 28, 2017
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Alexandra Petri writes humorous spins on the news for the Washington Post

6 min
Feb 28, 2017
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A PE teacher starts a blog that makes more than $11,000 through a sustainable revenue model that will likely grow with each passing month.

10 min
Feb 27, 2017
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For years, people have been told they had to be more involved in their health-care decisions. Researchers are finally figuring out how to get them to actually do that.

7 min
Feb 27, 2017
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A chemical engineer capitalizes on the 50 Shades of Grey craze by creating a collection of adventurous products… all hidden in a series of ordinary-looking books.

5 min
Feb 26, 2017
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A Microsoft specialist turns a unique hobby into an $800/month side hustle.

10 min
Feb 25, 2017
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In our eighth weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week of Side Hustle School. Also: more listener Q&A!

7 min
Feb 24, 2017
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It isn't just about giving them better food. Studies have shown that there are small things schools can do that make a big difference.

8 min
Feb 24, 2017
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A former corporate employee in Ireland runs a merchandising hustle on Amazon.com that brings in as much as $17,000 in profit in a single month.

1 min
Feb 23, 2017
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Side Hustle School is made for you! Let me know what you're working on and what your #1 struggle is. Share your answers and opinions at SideHustleSchool.com/report.

6 min
Feb 23, 2017
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Scientists say that children's hospitals treat their patients the way ALL hospitals should treat their patients -- like not waking them up all night. With the Wall Street Journal's Lisa Ward.

6 min
Feb 23, 2017
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An investment marketer creates a poster portrait of America’s 16th president. Since debuting his design, it’s sold more than 4,000 units and made $40,000.

6 min
Feb 22, 2017
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A manager for a non-profit organization who describes herself as a queer punk artist creates a series of personal finance classes.

38 min
Feb 22, 2017
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Shane'a Thomas helps LGBTQ youth work through mental illness.

6 min
Feb 21, 2017
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An elementary school teacher is on a mission to introduce a non-toxic face paint for school rallies and sporting events.