About Swift Salary
Curious about Swift Salary and it's purpose as one of the billions of websites on the internet? Well, first off, it's cool that out of the billions of websites (or millions of active websites), you ended up here. Thanks for sticking around and showing interest.
Below you'll learn why I (Dylan Houlihan) created Swift Salary, and how I hope it will help you.
Why Swift Salary Exists
The mission here is simple:
To help you enjoy your money and the way(s) you make it.
Unfortunately, present-day, many people feel negative emotions (anxiety, insecurity, fear, and stress) around their finances (source).
I want that to change.
I believe that money is a tool we should ALL be able to use to IMPROVE our lives. It shouldn’t be something that controls our lives or makes us feel depressed or stuck.
The Plan of Action
There are two ways to improve your financial situation:
- Make more – This could be through a pay raise, finding a new job, starting a side hustle, or starting a full-time business.
- Manage better – This involves optimizing the ways to spend, save, budget, and invest your money.
The goal at Swift Salary is to help you accomplish either one (or both) of these objectives in a way that suits your lifestyle.
By providing easily digestible, in-depth, and honest guides, reviews, and stories around:
- Business ideas
- Side hustles
It’s called personal finance for a reason, so whatever your goals may be, Swift Salary is here to help you craft the perfect plan for YOU, with as little friction as possible.
Where to Get Started
If you want to start working on improving bits of your finances right now, click HERE. On that page, you'll find all of my most popular content in their respective categories.
Keep in mind, I still have a lot more content on the way — Swift Salary is nowhere near being the ultimate resource I'd like it to one day be. If you want to keep up with new content on Swift Salary and from around the web, subscribe to my weekly newsletter.
Who Am I?
Hey. I'm Dylan Houlihan. I'm a taco lover, skateboarder, and founder of Swift Salary (among other things).
Here's what I’m not:
I’m not a CPA, financial analyst, or certified financial planner. In fact, other than a planning class in high school that tried — and failed — to teach me how to budget, I haven’t had a single drop of formal financial education.
Instead, I’m extremely grateful to have parents who taught me good financial habits from a young age. They taught me the value of saving and having goals for my money, and they always encouraged me to work hard to make my own.
As a kid, I was gathering bottles and cans to earn pocket change, I got my first paper route and Lacrosse shot-clock jobs at 12 years old, flipped Power Balance bracelets in high school with my friend for a quick couple $100, got a more consistent part-time job washing dishes at 15, and made my first dollars online (semi-passively) at the same age.
To this day, I still love finding, learning, testing, and writing about different ways to make money. We all need an income and working is something that consumes, on average, ⅓ (or 90,000 hours) of our lives, so it’s a pretty important subject.
Plus, as someone who had no clue what I was going to do with my life after high school (I still don't really know), I understand how difficult it can be to find a fulfilling way to make money. That's why it's my favorite subject to talk about.
Of course, making money isn’t everything:
Even though I started Swift Salary to document and review different money-making ideas, it quickly helped me discover the massive world of personal finance — and I'm so glad it did. Writing content here has helped me learn about budgeting (and all the ways to do it), emergency funds, investing, and so many other things I was clueless about back in the day.
I'm still learning new things every day, and hopefully, by sharing it here, we can all learn how to optimize our money for maximum happiness and freedom.