3 Simple Tax Tips for Self-Employed People

I used to enjoy doing our taxes. I know, I’m a dork, but I genuinely liked sitting down at the end of the year to see how everything shook out for the previous 12 months. We didn’t have anything too extravagant going on so it was fairly straightforward. That all changed once my wife and […]

Should You Get A Credit Card After Paying off Debt?

I remember making my last debt payment like it was yesterday. It felt like the shackles I had been wearing around my ankles for five years finally fell off. A funny thing happened though as I was done with the journey – I started getting more credit card offers. Crazy I know, but that’s the […]

3 Simple Ways to Save on Your Summer Vacation

It’s hard to believe, but it’s summer already. It just seems like we were celebrating the Holidays yesterday and now hot weather is upon us. If your winter was like mine that means you’re eager to set out on a summer vacation to enjoy some fun in the sun. Unfortunately summer vacations aren’t exactly cheap […]

Common Budget Busters and How to Fix Them

Living within a budget can be difficult at times and there is always a challenge to stick to it. This is where the proverbial budget buster comes to life. You try your best to stick to your budget, but there is always something that trips you up each time you want to do your best. […]

Signs Your Side Hustle Has Become a Career

With the growing number of individuals taking on side hustles it can be easy to think that we all have endless amounts of time on our hands. Unfortunately that’s not the case, though it would certainly be nice.  Many people start side hustles as a way to make extra money or as a means to […]

3 Simple Ways to Save For Retirement on a Budget

A few months ago I talked about what to do if you felt that you could not afford to save for retirement and it spurred some good discussion for many that are facing that challenge. Another factor that many face in regards to saving for retirement is finding simple ways to do it and this […]

Travel Hacking on a Budget

I have a confession to make, my wife and I have become somewhat fond of travel hacking. What is travel hacking you ask? Well, it means you purposely choose credit cards that offer nice sign-on bonuses that you can turn into free vacations. It does require some work, but if I can do it then […]

How to Pay for the Things You Want While Paying Off Debt

When you’re in the middle of paying off debt, especially consumer debt, it’s easy to feel like you shouldn’t buy anything you want. I mean, after all, isn’t that generally part of the reason you got in debt in the first place? With that in mind, I was shocked when the debt counselor I worked […]