Each time you start a new job, you are required to submit a W-4 and I-9 form. Those forms tell your employer how much tax to deduct from each paycheck and verify that you are a legal US resident who can take a job. Most of us only spend a few minutes on those forms but don’t understand the long term ramifications.
This week we have a special episode recorded live at FinCon in Charlotte, North Carolina. I am excited to welcome superstar guests Pat Flynn from Smart Passive Income and Harlan Luke Landes from Consumerism Commentary. My good friend and former guest Jeff Fruhwirth from Sustainable Life Blog joined us as we talked business, budgeting, social media, […]
September is Life Insurance Awareness month and this post is in partnership with TermLifeInsurance.com, which helps spread awareness of the importance of term life insurance. Learn more about how you can protect your family and your finances. Outside of movies, most of us don’t like to think much about death and dying. I’m a strapping young […]
Fall is here in Oregon. The clouds have returned, the drizzles have begun, and winter is not far off. That means a lot is happening in my life in the coming months.
Today we welcome guest Deacon Hayes, a personal finance blogger who budgeted his way out of $52,000 in debt in 18 months. Learn how he cut expenses, earned more on the side, and became a full-time online entrepreneur.
Love it or hate it, budgeting is one of the most important parts of managing your finances. While earning more is the only way get rich for most of us, understanding, managing, and controlling our spending will keep us on track to reach our financial goals. If you are a veteran budgeter or brand new […]
Unless you are a rare finance geek like me, you probably do not find any joy in budgeting. Some people need to look at their budget every day, while others do fine checking in on spending casually a few times a month.
This weekend, I had a small plumbing issue that needed attention. People often pay $100 just for a plumber to walk in the door. I was able to fix my own leaky shower head and save the money. I recorded a “how to” video of the repair. I hope you enjoy it!
We’ve all been there. The car breaks down, or the oven goes out and your first thought is…“Great, how am I going to pay for that?” Own a car or home long enough and you will need to make repairs. The average car repair starts at $300 while house repairs can start at a few hundred dollars and quickly climb into the thousands. If you find yourself in a pinch and need cash in a hurry, there are various things you can do to get money you need quickly.
Many parents shield their children from their personal finances, which can make sense for many families. However, kids will become adults sometime and will have to learn about money sometime. As schools teach almost nothing about personal finance, those lessons should come from parents. But should a high school student start managing their own money?