Jon Dulin

About Jon Dulin

Hi, my name is Jon and I run Compounding Pennies. I've been interested in personal finance since high school and have both my undergraduate and masters degree's in finance. I also have a Certificate in Financial Planning and am licensed by FINRA. I've spent over 15 years in the financial services industry helping people with their finances. You can learn more about me in my About page.


  1. AvatarDerek at MoneyAhoy says

    These are great tips! I like the last one around selling yourself. I’ve found that if you take your natural skills and interest, you can put it to good use to make a lot of money! I’ve used my knowledge and experience in engineering to tutor students on the side for ~$40 per hour! Pretty cool!

  2. AvatarNo Nonsense Landlord says

    There are 100s to make money for someone who is motivated. Mow a neighbors lawn for $30, every week. It takes little time and you can do it in less than an hour. Soon enough, you will be mowing the entire neighborhood.

  3. AvatarAlexis says

    I love using Uber, but I’m not sure if I could ever be a driver. I recently took an Uber to the Denver airport and my driver gave me all the inside scoop on the business. He said he’s run into a lot of people freaking out because they were charged for Uberblack instead of UberX. He also told me some horror stories about people throwing up in his car. Too much risk involved Uber for my taste but I still love using Uber!

    • AvatarBristolboy says

      I must agree with you, whilst driving for Uber may seem like a good idea in practice there is a reason I am not a taxi driver!

      Fortunately around where I live in the UK there is very little unemployment at the moment and therefore there are many people and businesses after help who are willing to compete to get services.

  4. AvatarMcKayla Strauss says

    I actually really like the idea of selling scrap metal to a scrap yard as a way to earn some money on the side. It seems that my family has plenty of useless cords and electronic equipment that either isn’t used or is broken. I’ll have to see how much I can gather to sell over the next week or so!

  5. AvatarTaylor Collins says

    I think it’s awesome that you talked about selling scrap metal to make some extra money. My step-dad was a mechanic and he would always buy people’s broken down cars, that they didn’t want to fix, and then he would scrap them for money. I don’t know how much he made from that, but it definitely seems like a good method to follow to say the least.