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Renting out your home for a couple of weeks a year is an easy side hustle and you can do it without paying any taxes. The post Rent Out Your Home Tax-Free appeared first on Cash Confident.

Last week brought us #GivingTuesday. A few years ago, I suppose in an effort to jump on the bandwagon of wallet-emptying that is Thanksgiving-Black Friday-Small Business Saturday-Cyber Monday-Whathaveyou, charitable organizations decided that the Tuesday after Thanksgiving would be a great day to solicit most of their donations for the year. Did I give? Yes. I contributed to a friend’s Facebook campaign for his nonprofit and also threw some money at ESI Money’s matching contributions campaign. […]

It’s been a while since I’ve updated you on our Mortgage Pay-off progress. I was recently taking a good hard look at the numbers to see how we want to progress while still finding room in our budget to explore the world through travel or enjoy other experiences we’ve put on hold for quite some time in order to get ourselves out of debt for over a decade. It’s hard to believe in 2009, we […]

Hey friends! It’s an exciting time of year with Christmas right around the corner but also because this blog is turning 5 years old. It’s kind of crazy that 5 years ago at this time I was playing around with the idea of starting a blog, getting my hosting set up, and drafting blog posts. It’s exciting to see where this journey has taken me and how it’s uncovered my passion for personal finance and […]

I have guest post today, its Nate Matherson from LendEDU.  He will discuss about the benefits graduating from college debt free and how much you save from the compounded costs of student loans.  It shows that graduating with no student loans gives you freedom on not having the burden on having some sort of repayment […] The post The Compounded Cost of Student Debt appeared first on Chronicles Of A Father With Cents.

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Yeah, getting turned down for a credit card isn’t a good feeling. It doesn’t matter that Lisa and I each have credit scores of over 800.  It doesn’t matter that we have plenty of credit cards already and don’t really need another. We also have more of an unused credit line spanned across all our cards than we’ll never need.  And then, of course, there’s that little piece of info that we’ve saved up enough […]

A lot of individuals still struggle to pay off their credit card debts. Paying these off isn’t easy and it’s probably going to take a lot of time and effort on your part before you’re debt-free. Don’t let that weigh you down. Here are some tips to help you pay off your credit card. 1) Put It Away If you’re still using your credit cards, it’s going to be a lot harder to pay off […]

Politics. Religion. Money. These are things you don’t talk about at the dinner table. But if you were like my family we didn’t talk about them at all, maybe religion on Sundays and politics every four years, but money? Never… The post When you Find Yourself Paying for Your Parents’ Financial Mistakes appeared first on Modern Frugality.

Bad credit can affect many areas of your life, but one of the most critical is how much more you’ll have to spend to borrow money. A typical car loan, for example, could cost as much as $5,000 more in interest and carrying charges. Taking out an auto loan is one of many costs that will … 8 Important Life Benefits of a Good Credit Score Read More » The post 8 Important Life Benefits of […]

This next interview in the Slow FI interview series is unique. This the first interview with someone who is already financially independent.  From people who reach financial independence and retired early, we often hear that they wish that they would have slowed down and transitioned soon.  For Carol, who writes at Downsize your 2080, this is not the case. She and her husband deliberately chose a slower path to financial independence. On this slower path, […]

Following this year’s discovery that TurboTax and H&R Block have been hiding their cheap tax filing offerings from taxpayers, many consumers may be in the market this tax season for a more transparent online tax preparation solution. Picnic Tax could be that solution. Unlike traditional tax software, Picnic Tax doesn’t require you to complete your own tax filing. Rather, Picnic’s software connects you to a real accountant who prepares your taxes for you. Picnic Tax […]

Joining the group of first-time renters and stepping out on your own can be both an exciting and stressful moment in your life. It’s usually a major milestone and one of the first steps toward adulthood, a period that comes with both freedom and responsibilities. As you get ready to find the perfect rental apartment, there are many aspects to consider, especially the financial aspect of renting. Money is important, obviously, but it’s even more […]

Getting out of debt is not easy. It requires a certain mindset and dedicated effort to get it done. Debt is no respecter of persons. It doesn’t matter what socioeconomic level you are, without a targeted effort, it is impossible to conquer debt.  Our get out of debt series is to inspire others who are […] The post Get Out Of Debt Series : Xrayvsn : Own Every Blade Of Grass appeared first on Dr. […]