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:
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:
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: