The blog at VitalDollar.com is written for anyone who wants to improve their financial situation. If you’re looking for ways to manage your money better, save more money, or increase your income, you’ll feel right at home here.

My name is Marc and when I was in my 20’s (I’m 40 now) I was desperately looking for a way to improve my financial situation. I made less money than I wanted to make, I wasn’t saving or investing as much as I should have, and I needed to find a solution.

In 2007, when I was 28 years old, I started a side hustle designing websites and blogging about design. At the time, I was really just looking for some extra money, but that side hustle quickly CHANGED EVERYTHING. After a year and a half of hard work, in 2008 I left my job as an auditor to pursue self-employment full-time.

I’ve now been self-employed as an internet marketer and blogger for more than 10 years, and I’ve been blessed to work from home and have more time with my wife and our two kids. During that time I’ve learned not only how to make more money, but also how to manage what I have and invest with the goal of early retirement.

When I left my job in 2008, my wife and I had a net worth of less than $100,000. Seven years later, we crossed the $1 million mark, and my wife also left her job in the middle of that stretch. My story has been featured on websites like Business Insider and MSN.

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My opinion is that improving your own financial situation usually involves managing your existing income better, and making more money. Both are important. I started Vital Dollar because I want to cover both of these topics and how they can relate to each other.

I’m not a financial expert, but through this blog, I hope to be able to help others who are in the same situation I was in several years ago. If you’re looking to improve your own financial situation, I hope that you will find the information on this site to be just what you need.

On a personal level, I live in south central Pennsylvania with my wife and our two kids (a daughter and a son). Working from home has become increasingly challenging with kids, but it’s also a lot of fun to be able to see them and my wife throughout the day. When I have spare time, I enjoy hiking, photography, and travel. The picture above is me on one of my favorite work days. I used to run some photography blogs (I’ve sold them) and that day I was photographing waterfalls and exploring some locations that I wrote about on my blog.

If you’d like to get in touch with me please feel free to use my contact page.

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