Cut Back on the Holiday Madness: Reassess for Next Year

Cut Back on the Holiday Madness: Reassess for Next Year

Budgeting
94/365 Since the holidays are almost over, it's a good time to reflect. Instead of waiting until next year, right now while you are putting away the decorations and cleaning up from all of the holiday madness, think about which traditions and activities brought the most joy to you and your family. Perhaps even have some discussions with family members…
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Increase Your Giving, Lower Your Tax

Increase Your Giving, Lower Your Tax

Budgeting, Saving Money
93/365 It's that time of year to evaluate your charitable giving for 2018 in order to reap the benefits on your taxes come April (or February if you're not a procrastinator). It seems counterintuitive, but you can actually save money in the long run by increasing your giving now. Standard Deduction Let me explain. The IRS has an allowance for…
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ting

ting

Budgeting, Saving Money
59/365 Ting is a relatively new carrier that offers pay-as-you-go service. You can either buy a new device or bring your own. They don't roll the price of the device into the service like other carriers. You can choose from either the GSM or CDMA networks, depending on your area's coverage or your device's preference. Shared Blocks One aspect that…
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Cut Back on the Holiday Madness

Cut Back on the Holiday Madness

Budgeting
57/365 When I was a teenager, my mom looked around after present opening one Christmas and was dismayed by the sheer amount of STUFF we had accumulated in one night. She decided then and there that something had to change. By the next year, we had decided as a family to focus more on experiences than presents, so we put…
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End of the Month

End of the Month

Budgeting, Earning Money, Saving Money
32/365 I don't know about you, but there are a few convergences that occur in my life regularly. One of these phenomena is quickly approaching: the end of the month. It seems like there is so much to do, to wrap up before the next month begins, that I feel like I need a checklist to consult. Swagbucks Fuel Rewards…
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Money In, Money Out

Money In, Money Out

Budgeting
23/365 So now that you've begun to look at your finances, we're going to look at something very basic to any budget plan: Money In, Money Out. And we're going to go old school on this one. So get out a notebook or pad of paper and settle in with a cup of your favorite drink, this might take awhile.…
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