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How to Pay Quarterly Estimated Taxes

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For all the freelancers, small business owners and self-employed individuals out there, staying on top of when the estimated tax payments are due is important to help you stay within the IRS tax payment guideline and avoid penalty. Making estimated tax payments also helps you avoid financial shortfall when you file your tax returns. How … Read moreHow to Pay Quarterly Estimated Taxes

Dave Ramsey’s How to Drive Free and Retire Rich

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I recently came across the How to Drive Free and Retire Rich on Dave Ramsey’s site. It basically said the normal way of thinking about car ownership is all wrong, and there is a better way to go about this. Dave Ramsey proposes that you save your money first, invest, and use the proceed to … Read moreDave Ramsey’s How to Drive Free and Retire Rich

40+ Ways to Save Money, Lower Your Bills, and Cut Expenses

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One of the quickest ways to improve your finances is to reduce your expenses and find more ways to save money. This article is a compilation of various money saving ideas curated into one big list. The idea behind this list is that you can go down the list and pick out ideas and apply … Read more40+ Ways to Save Money, Lower Your Bills, and Cut Expenses

A Dollar Saved is Better Than a Dollar Earned

“A penny saved is a penny earned” is a famous phrase often attributed to Benjamin Franklin. However, Ben never said these exact words (at least according to the Franklin Institute, and if he did, he would be wrong! A┬ápenny saved is much better than a penny earned.┬áThis is one reason why being frugal is such … Read moreA Dollar Saved is Better Than a Dollar Earned

How to Improve Your Cash Flow

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I believe that cash flow is one of the most powerful concepts in personal finance. People have a general feel about their personal finance — e.g., whether they are comfortable or are struggling. Unfortunately, not too many people truly understand cash flow and how important it is to your finances. When you understand the concept … Read moreHow to Improve Your Cash Flow

Budgeting: When You Track It, You Get Better at It

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While you would be shocked to hear of a business running their operations without a corporate budget or the ability to account for how much is spent on marketing versus how much is spent on utilities, we live our lives in just that way. We don’t how much we spend on groceries, eating out, or … Read moreBudgeting: When You Track It, You Get Better at It

Your Paycheck: Tax Withholdings and Payroll Deductions Explained

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When you first start a job, it’s exciting. You agree on a salary, and you are thrilled that you will soon be getting paid. If your salary is $40,000 a year and you are paid every two weeks, you might be expecting $1,538.46 each check (i.e., your salary divided by 26 pay periods). Unfortunately, this … Read moreYour Paycheck: Tax Withholdings and Payroll Deductions Explained

How Do Marginal Tax Rate and Effective Tax Rate Work

In this article, I will explain a few basic tax concepts related to our Federal income tax system that includes Tax Brackets, Marginal Tax Rate, and Effective Tax Rate. In the United States, we have a progressive tax system where people who earn more money generally pay more. Tax Brackets There are seven Federal tax … Read moreHow Do Marginal Tax Rate and Effective Tax Rate Work