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With a background in musical theater and singing I have always found ways to make extra money through side hustles. 

By the time I started college at 18 years old, I was a creative individual with high hopes to make my dreams of becoming a singer come true.

While my future seems promising, I had one major setback.

I adapted to the old way of thinking from the environment I grew up in… 

Get debt to live and to pay off other debt…

By the end of my college career, not only did I have a degree, I also had a pile of debt in both credit cards and student loans


After graduating with my Master’s Degree, it hit me! A life of debt wasn’t the life that I wanted!

 While in college, I didn’t have the whole personal finance thing figured out. I knew that how I was living wouldn’t lead me to financial freedom.




The beginning wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be.

I spent years after graduation trying to figure out how to handle money the right way with a ton of trial and error. I spent long hours trying to figure out budgeting plans to help me get out of debt, but they never worked.

 I spent months trying to save money but always lived paycheck to paycheck.

 I spent many days trying to figure out how to make extra money and follow my dreams. 

 But. I failed! Every single time!

 I realized that in order to really have financial freedom, I needed to do something different. I needed to change my way of thinking about money.

By the time I hit my 30’s I finally started to map out a plan for my money issues. I began to change my way of thinking and shift my mindset about money.  


I began to understand how I could finally gain financial freedom while making my dreams a reality. 

Since changing my mindset about money, I have created 10 income streams from my blog side hustle and turned it into a profitable full-time business that earns over $10k every month. I have also paid off over $30k of debt!

The Process

  • I learned that if a person can change their mindset of how they handle money, they can change their whole financial future for the better.
  • I learned that there are a lot of different side hustles individuals can do while pursuing their dreams to increase income.
  • I learned that setting up a budget plan that was fun and effective it could help me see results quickly.

I learned that if a person learns how to save money each month effectively, they could not only pay off debt faster, but they can also increase their income and not be broke at the end of each month.


Because of the lack of resources for creatives to find the best side hustles to create multiple streams of income, I decided to create Arts and Budgets!


Hi, I am Latasha!

Since February 2016, I have helped thousands of go-getters find the best side hustles to create multiple streams of income…

And.. I want to help you…

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Fun Facts About Me!



  • I am a Wife and mama to three boys and one girl!
  • I am a lover of Jesus, tacos, and all things pink!
  • My favorite TV series is “New Girl,” and I have watched each season at least 3 times.
  • My favorite fruit is WATERMELON!
  • I love performing on stage in musicals and in music showcases.

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