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Financial independence is the dream, but getting there requires laying some groundwork. You’ll need to define your dream, your values, and your budget over a longer period of time before you can begin to make meaningful progress. Here are some ways you can implement strategic financial planning for financial independence.  Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is the opinion of the individual author based on personal observations and years of experience. The author has […]

It’s important to save for college early. Here is the ultimate guide for parents and students to help you plan for college now. The post Parents & Students Guide to Save For College appeared first on The Purpose of Money.

I’m trying to dig through my work to-do list today and ugh, it is SLOW GOING. I’ve been in this job for almost exactly a year, and I haven’t taken any time off at all. I do the same thing week in and week out. It’s not particularly difficult, and since it’s part-time, it never feels overwhelming. This isn’t burnout, but at the moment, I’m feeling bored and uninspired and not into it. Which is why […]

Right now we’re constantly hearing about “unprecedented times” and “uncertainty”. There are more question marks than answers. Legislation is in limbo. A major concern for many of us is money.… Related Posts: 10 Signs You Have a Toxic Relationship With Credit 5 Gifts for the Money Nerds in Your Life Dear Debt, We’re Here Again Student Loans Dictated My Life Choices — Until I Fought Back cash-currency-dollar-finance-585292 The post 13 Ways You Can Make Money […]

This post feels like a confession. It feels like a deep, dark secret that I want to keep in, but feel the need to let out.  Have you ever read Post Secret? It’s an ongoing art project created by Frank Warren back in 2005. When this project first started Warren asked people to send him anonymous secrets on homemade postcards. Each week he revealed ten of those postcards to the public. Fifteen years later the […]

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I finished PA school December of 2019 and have been working two jobs since I graduated. For the last 3 months I’ve been working in the Emergency Department as a W-2 employee. In the past month, I started doing Covid-19 testing as a 1099 independent contractor. If you’re like me, you’re uncertain of what you’re supposed to pay in taxes for your 1099 income. In today’s post, we’ll discuss what the safe harbor rules are […]

Surprisingly, designing a bridge or building has similarities to constructing an investment portfolio. We’re going to discuss some engineering concepts for a bit. Bear with me, because I will connect each and every one back to the investing world. Nobody wants this to happen.1 Imagine you have to design a structural beam. To design this beam the engineer must understand the forces on the structure, select a material, and use that information to determine the […]

What if I could help make budgeting easier? We all know that using a budget and tracking our spending is good for us, just like exercising and eating healthy. But it’s hard to know where to start, which budget will work best, or even how to budget in the first place. I have good news. […] The post I’m Completely in LOVE with this Monthly Budget Spreadsheet! And Here’s Why. appeared first on Mr. Jamie […]

Compound interest is the most powerful force in the universe. If you don’t believe that, will you believe its the 8th wonder of the world? Albert Enstein even said so: “Compound interest is the 8th wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it; he who doesn’t, pays it.” I can’t argue with one of the smartest brains of the 19th century. Compound interest is perhaps one of the most thrown around words when […]

Three weeks ago, I drove from Portland to Colorado Springs to participate in Camp FI, a weekend retreat for people interested in financial independence and early retirement. Under normal circumstances, I wouldn’t drive this distance. It’s a 1300-mile trip that takes at least twenty hours to cover. Or, if you’re me, it’s a 1400-mile trip that takes 23 hours of driving spread over two days. But, in case you haven’t noticed, we’re in the middle […]

While many people think that bloggers simply brain-dump the words in their head on WordPress, in reality, blogging takes a lot more than that. A blogger is doing multiple jobs at once. From writing to photo editing, bloggers have to be skilled at different things. If you’re a blogger still waiting for your big brand … 7 Best Freelance Jobs for Bloggers Read More » The post 7 Best Freelance Jobs for Bloggers appeared first […]

What if your hobby can make you some money? As kids, we were quite good at finding hobbies, and many were also imposed on us. We took dance classes, played sports, learned new languages, collected action figures, and more. Even as adults, our hobbies remain a key part of our lives, and few things can […] The post 25 Hobbies That Make Money: Fun and Creative appeared first on Moneylogue.com.

Oh, Wells Fargo… why do I put up with the abuse?  Why do I…  In my previous post you learned about what RSUs are and how mine are set up.  Now, I’m going to tell you the frustrating story of my battle to access the money that was mine.  Yep, welcome to a Q-FI bitch-fest…  There are two […]