You've been good, right? You're working. You're making money. And you're trying to save it. But between paying bills and paying off debt, you don't seem to be getting anywhere. One part of you says it's natural to want to have money left over for fun — and another part of you says it's important to put money into savings. Both are true.
Saving is not always the easiest, though, especially if you're new in the workforce and/or paying down student loans. Plus, it's easy to make money mistakes when you're just starting out, like living beyond your means (new sneakers, anyone?) or moving into an apartment you can't afford. But you can sidestep some of these blunders by budgeting for rent and other basics, and then looking at your disposable income.
Sometimes keeping any extra cash can feel impossible, which is a major reason why lots of people are looking for creative ways to boost their income. Full-time workers are finding side hustles that let them use their unique skill sets to make extra money in their spare time. To give you a better idea, here's a list of the fifteen best side hustles — completely legit ways to make ducats in your downtime.