Monthly Archives: June 2015

Tax Deductions for the Self-Employed

tax deductions for self employment

Love being your own boss?  Maybe.  Or maybe you feel the added pressures that come with being self-employed.  Either way, there are some pretty sweet tax breaks to take advantage of.  So whether you’re a small business owner, independent contractor, or even a stay-at-home mom that earns a little income on the side, make sure you know about everything you’re entitled to when estimating your quarterly tax payments and filing your taxes:
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Signs You Are Too Frugal….aka a Cheapskate

signs you are too frugal

Here is the thing about me.  I’m goal oriented, I’m type A, and yes, I’m competitive.  There I said it.  I am not ashamed.  So when I made the decision to start being more frugal and save more money, I got serious about it.  And it’s really easy to obsess over something and take it too far.  So here are 6 signs you need to dial it back a bit before your friends and family start to label you as cheap:
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3 Ways Single Women Save More Money

Ein Gruppe von Frauen mit Sonnenbrillen. Vermutlichem Touristinnen.

This week I’m featuring a guest post from Kayla of Financial Conversation.  Hope you enjoy!

I absolutely love being single. At least 99% of the time. But every once in a great while I find myself acting with great jealousy toward some of my non-single friends who seem to be reaping extra financial benefits that I don’t have just because they are married.

For instance, many of my married friends and peers are able to stay-at-home full-time or work only part-time to supplement their husband’s income. They have time to cook elaborate meals, watch daytime T.V., and practice non-income producing hobbies rather than spending all their time working or side-hustling. (Or so it seems in my head.)

In reality, I’m sure these scenarios are fewer and further between than I imagine. But still, there does seem to be some serious financial benefits of being married vs. being single. Because I don’t plan to cross over to the dark married side anytime soon, I’ve decided I have to embrace my singleness and use it to save money as often as I can.

Here are 3 ways single women save more money than their married counterparts:
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