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Money Management Made Simple
6 minutes | Jun 29, 2022
Independence! What does it mean to be financially independent?
Financial independence is the goal of many people. The idea of being able to do what you love, living stress-free of money concerns, is appealing. Why is this goal elusive for so many? It is often because people ignore the basic principles that are the foundation to achieve financial independence. There are some common points that can help you reach the goal of financial independence. Once you reach financial independence, you will be able to make more choices on how you want to live.
5 minutes | May 31, 2022
How to Stick to a budget on vacation
With the lockdowns over and the pandemic situation rapidly improving, many American families will hit the road this summer. Unfortunately, many of those same families are struggling with the financial fallout from the pandemic. You can still hit the road if the money’s tight. All you have to do is travel cheaply and stick to a budget.
11 minutes | Apr 26, 2022
9 Ways to Make Money
If you’ve been thinking of how to make some extra cash while living your best life in this new year, then you’re in the right place. Ready? Let’s dive in! We’ve brought you nine amazing ways to smash your money goals and earn some extra cash without having to sell your stuff or earn another degree–(of course, they are all legit way).
9 minutes | Apr 19, 2022
New Year's Financial Resolution to Improve Your Finances in 2022 - Part 2
In part one, we went through the basics of what you needed to put in place before 2022. We covered everything from creating a budget, to having an emergency fund, managing your debts, and even optimizing your portfolio. But it's one thing to plan, and it's another thing to execute; you must have the right tools and mindset in place to be able to carry out your plans.
10 minutes | Apr 12, 2022
5 Tips to Successfully Change Careers
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have had the opportunity to reflect on where they are in their lives and whether or not their jobs are making them happy. Some are trying to adapt, while others had decided to change careers. The notion of a career shift can be intimidating, especially in an uncertain market, and changing employment is never a decision to be made lightly. Despite the initial inconvenience and nerve-wracking thoughts and processes, it could be the most rewarding thing you do in the long run, when you eventually get it right.
8 minutes | Apr 12, 2022
New Year's Financial Resolution to Improve Your Finances in 2022 - Part 1
Perhaps you've evaluated your financial performance in 2021, and you haven't progressed as much as you would have liked to. To help you stay ahead in 2022, we've listed out some major financial moves you could make. Sticking to new year's resolutions may not be easy, a consistent push can ensure remarkable progress in the long run. Here are 4 New Year's Financial Resolutions that you should consider in order to improve your finances in 2022.
5 minutes | Mar 15, 2022
5 Ways to Increase Your Credit Score
Improving your credit score offers several benefits in various aspects, such as getting loan approval, renting a home, and getting lower interest rates. Fortunately, if you have low credit, you can increase it by implementing various strategies. Here is what to do to improve your credit score.
5 minutes | Mar 1, 2022
The Basics of Starting a Business
Starting a business can be an exciting endeavor. A business can bring the possibility of taking control of your life. You can be your own boss and depending upon what type of business you decide to start, you might be able to avoid a daily trip to an office. However, you'll want to plan ahead before giving it a go so that you can make it more likely your business is around for the long haul.
6 minutes | Feb 22, 2022
How to Budget for Big Expenses
Most of us have a good handle on our monthly budget. We know how much it costs to cover insurance, utilities, housing, and so forth. Those expenses are easier to track because they come up every month. The hard part is finding a way to budget for those occasional items--a vacation, new appliances, or other big outlays that come along less frequently. Here's a simple guide to preparing for those purchases without getting strapped for cash.
5 minutes | Feb 8, 2022
Easy Ways to Start Investing today, even with little to no money
Many people believe that investing exists as a way for people who are already rich to get even richer. If you don't have much money to start with, it's difficult to impossible to become an investor. Nothing could be further from the truth. Consider Warren Buffett, the most famed and probably greatest investor of all time. When you picture him, you picture what he is now — a billionaire, constantly appearing on lists of the world's richest people. But when Buffett got his start in investing, he was anything but rich. He was a kid, barely into puberty, from a middle-class household at best. He started investing by reading every book he could find on the subject as a preteen. Then he worked odd jobs and bought stocks with the money he made.
5 minutes | Feb 1, 2022
How to Save for a House: Tips and Tricks to Fund Your Own Down Payment
Buying a home is a major milestone in your life. In addition to serving as the place where you likely live for many years, a home will likely be the most valuable asset that you'll ever own. However, before you can buy a property, you'll need to come up with a down payment of up to 20% of the final purchase price. Let's take a closer look at some ways that you can come up with the money for this payment without turning to other people for help.
6 minutes | Jan 25, 2022
How to Avoid Becoming a Slave to your Small Business?
It’s great to be excited about your entrepreneurial pursuits. But we also will begin to feel off-kilter when other areas of our life go neglected. Here are some tips for avoiding becoming a slave to your business.
7 minutes | Jan 18, 2022
Cultivate Positive Business Relationships, even when things go wrong.
No matter how good you are at what you do, there’s always the potential for things to go wrong on a day in the life of your small business. Sometimes, events that lead to unhappy customers who didn’t get their expectations met have nothing to do with you. At other times, it could be you yourself who has messed up their order. Or, it could be the people who work for you who failed to take care of something that needed to be done.
5 minutes | Dec 14, 2021
How to Avoid Overspending this Holiday Season
Coming out of the Coronavirus pandemic, this holiday season figures to like none that we have experienced in the past. With limited financial resources, this is the year when consumers will need to focus on not overspending during the holidays. In recent years, consumers have reported spending an average of as much as $1,000 on Christmas gifts. While the trend has been on an upward trajectory, things could be very different in 2020. To help you avoid overspending at a time when your financial resources are likely limited, here are 6 tips for your consideration.
5 minutes | Dec 7, 2021
5 Year End Tax Moves for Small Businesses
The end of the 2021 tax year is fast approaching. As you start preparing to close out the year and file your business tax returns, you still have a small window of opportunity to make some changes. Some tax laws changed recently, opening the door to tax advantages your business may not have had access to in the past. To help you take advantage of what's available for your small business, here are 5 yearend tax moves you might want to make.
6 minutes | Nov 9, 2021
8 Year End Tax Tips
This tax season you'll want to be prepared and informed about how to maximize your return and ensure that your tax documents are error free to avoid any audits. Getting started on your tax documents early offers you the benefit of being able to revisit your already completed tax paperwork near the end of the tax year prior to filing. Revisiting your taxes with a fresh eye can help you to notice any discrepancies you may or may not have missed, as well as helps you to apply knowledge about how to maximize profits with tax tips that you have may have learned throughout the tax year.
5 minutes | Oct 5, 2021
Are you Eligible for the Child Tax Credit?
In March 2021, President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act into law. In addition to providing stimulus checks of up to $1,400 for most adults, it also expanded the child tax credit. Eligible parents can receive up to $3,600 to help defray the cost of raising their sons or daughters. Let's take a closer look at what the child tax credit is and how to know if you're eligible to claim it.
5 minutes | Sep 28, 2021
How to Encourage Business Growth in the Community
When you first get into business for yourself, you’ll want to see what others are doing so that you can emulate that, and get ideas about what works. Before long, you may start to view the very people who you borrowed inspiration from as competition whom you should be wary of.
6 minutes | Sep 21, 2021
Planning for Retirement: 5 Retirement Taxes You Need to Know About
Maximizing your profits is a great way to ensure that you have enough money for retirement. The more money you make, the more money you should be able to save. Some retirement saving options can provide tax benefits. However, there are some taxes that you'll want to plan for when you set up your retirement budget.
6 minutes | Sep 14, 2021
Improve Your Business with these Helpful Tips
Are you just starting out in the business world? Wondering what you can do to keep things running smoothly while continuing to increase profits over time? Here are a few good business practices to put in place.
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