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The second-best time to invest for retirement is now

You’re having drinks with a friend after an opening, and the topic turns to money. Life is expensive, the city is expensive, and the distant menace of retirement? Forget…


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How much should you budget for taxes?

Budgeting for tax season can be the difference of an incredibly stressful tax season vs using your refund to take some time off and travel. Unfortunately, most of us tend…


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Everything you need to know about choosing the right payment gateway for your business

Let’s get a few things straight… More often than not, payment gateways are often associated only with online businesses. While that is true in principle, payment gateways can be…


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3 credible ways to earn an extra $1000 per month through your freelance business

Quick question: Are you satisfied with what you make from your freelance business month to month? Even if you are, an extra $1000 wouldn’t hurt, would it? Well the…


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The key to effortless saving (spoiler alert: it's not budgeting)

If you google “mastering your personal finances”, you’ll find a vast selection of articles. Unfortunately, many of them have to do with thinking about your long term goals and…


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Blew Off the Tax Filing Deadline? Get Back on Track with These Tips

It’s an uncomfortable (and inconvenient)truth… more people than you’d think fail to file their taxes by the April “Tax Day” deadline. If you’re one of them,…


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4 ways to put your tax refund to work

Like many freelancers, you may be waiting with bated breath for this year’s tax refund, with visions of what you’ll buy or do with the “found” money. After…


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How having 6 savings accounts can turn you into a super saver

Do you have a fleeting relationship with savings? Are you one of the 75% of Americans that are consistently reported to not have even one month of savings set aside…


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How to proactively increase your income

It's tempting to simplify our financial planning practice down to "spend less and save more." It’s a practical strategy because it concerns the income we already have. But what…


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The life-changing magic of mindful spending

About 18 months ago, I decided to take a close look at my expenditures. I couldn’t figure out why I was always short on cash! Money came in from…


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3 things luxury cars can teach you about pricing your services

I bought a new car the other day. A Ford Focus. I love it. Fun to drive (5-speed), seamless connection to my phone (I don’t even have to take…


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Do you need to file a tax extension?

If you haven’t filed your federal income tax return yet, then panic. Hide. Run for the hills. After all, you know that the April 18 deadline is approaching faster…


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First-time freelancers guide to taxes

Managing your taxes as a first-time freelancer is a daunting task, but it does get easier! At the highest level, there are 3 key strategic moves for lightening the tax…


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Healthy Tax Habits Checklist

Healthy tax habits aren’t just for Uncle Sam. Keeping track of your finances enables you to make objective decisions about your business and stay ahead of the game! And,…


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Slim down your IRS bill with these 7 tax deductions

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6 next-level tax deductions for freelancers and the self-employed

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How one freelancer lost $3,500 due to check fraud

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Make more dough: when to raise your rates

Freelancers should raise rates with some regularity – but it’s hard to know WHEN to do so. Fortunately, there are a few key indicators that will let you know it’…


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7 secrets to a successful "first date" with your tax professional

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It ain't necessarily so – 10 urban tax myths

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