Creating a Financial Lifestyle ft. Sarah Li-Cain of Beyond the Dollar – PB154

“Together we can turn words into Cold Hard Cash.” Finance, business, and travel writer, Sarah Li Cain joins the podcast in this episode. Sarah is the host of the “Beyond The Dollar” Podcast and founder of “Sarah Li Cain Writes.”

Sarah understands how to create compelling content in the form of Articles, Blog posts, and Web Copy. She’s unique in that she understands how to connect with readers and turn them into fans, which turns them into customers.

Sarah can help you achieve your goals by using the correct voicing for your brand, regardless of what vibe you’re looking to portray.

Sarah prides herself on being easy to work with, telling great jokes, and being fun to be around. Her client list is huge. She’s worked with some top companies in the online space, including; Bankrate, Lending Tree, Word Press, Quicken Loans, and other finance giants.

Sarah’s journey into Entrepreneurship started shortly after moving to the U.S from Canada and having a baby. While working too many hours at her full-time job, and raising a child, she realized there had to be a way to work fewer hours and still maximize income.

She began using her self-taught financial education and writing skills to find freelance work. After building up her experience and client list, she was eventually able to triple her income in one year, all while writing from home.

In this episode you’ll hear Sarah’s experience immigrating to the U.S, building credit without being able to get a credit card, why millennial’s need to stop basing their self-worth on their credit score, the do’s and don’t’s of starting a side hustle, and the importance of batching tasks and time blocking.

Key Takeaway: If you can afford it, you need to invest a little bit of money in your side hustle. In the beginning, it shows that you’re taking your gig seriously and trusting that you’re willing to see your idea through.


  • Self-teaching Financial Literacy
  • Building credit from scratch by becoming an authorized user on her husband’s card
  • What are secured credit cards?
  • Breaking down the Taboo’s around money conversations
  • The danger of “I should”
  • Millennial’s putting their credit score on their Tinder profiles
  • Tying your self worth to something external
  • The emotional connection between buying and renting
  • Cold calling to get leads
  • Using tools like Fiverr to outsource some of your side hustle tasks
  • Batching and time blocking
  • Reasons for and against freelancing
  • Investing money in your idea

Sarah Li Cain

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