How to Make Retirement Work for You

How to Make Retirement Work for You

Now is the time to start thinking about retirement — especially if you want to figure out how to make retirement work for you. Today, we talk a lot about doing things on our own terms. As I reflect on what I want now, as well as what I want out of life later, I

Should You Refinance Your Home?

Should You Refinance Your Home?

If you haven’t revisited your mortgage situation recently, now might be the time to refinance your home. A couple of years ago, I finally revisited the terms of my loan. I knew, in the back of my mind, that I could do much better by refinancing. However, I was too lazy to get around to it.

7 Tips for Creating a Startup in College

7 Tips for Creating a Startup in College

Frederick W. Smith, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg serve as good examples of how a simple idea or startup by a college student can end becoming the worlds’ most sought after product/business. Thus, if you’re thinking of following the same path, you need to be mentally, emotionally and financially prepared. In essence, the key tips

Financial Learning App: Regions Scholar Athlete Game

Financial Learning App: Regions Scholar Athlete Game

In honor of the fact that April is Financial Education Month, it makes sense to consider ways to get your children interested in smart money practices. One way to encourage financial learning is through game apps, like this one from Regions Bank. Teaching kids about money can be difficult. I know that sometimes it’s a

Want to #BeatTheDeadline? Organize Your Taxes Throughout the Year

Want to #BeatTheDeadline? Organize Your Taxes Throughout the Year

This post is part of the TaxACT #BeatTheDeadline blog tour which shares tips on how to make tax time a smooth and easy process before the April 15 deadline. TaxACT provides the tools and guidance to help you confidently file taxes easy and fast. Do your own taxes today at TaxACT. You got this. This

Could Groupon Coupons Help You Save More Money?

Could Groupon Coupons Help You Save More Money?

Looking for deals without the need to sign up for daily deal emails? Groupon Coupons might be your ticket. Later this year, I’ll be attending a wedding. I won’t be directly in the wedding party, but I’ll be tangentially related to the wedding party, and I’m supposed to wear a nice dress in a specific

Did You Reconcile Your 1099-K?

Did You Reconcile Your 1099-K?

Many home business owners have to deal with the 1099-K. Did you reconcile your 1099-K information this year? Ah, tax time. I’m a little slow with my taxes this year, thanks to the fact that we moved last year, and I’ve had a lot going on with my business. But I’m getting there, and I’m

3 Investing Excuses Holding You Back

3 Investing Excuses Holding You Back

Are you making investing excuses? You might be surprised at how your finances can improve once you stop looking for reasons not to invest. “I’d like to invest, but …” Does this sound like you? Whenever I talk to people I know about investing, I start hearing excuses. There is a host of reasons that

Are You Prepared for Maternity Leave?

Are You Prepared for Maternity Leave?

With more women working, maternity leave becomes an important planning issue when getting ready to welcome a new addition to the family. Anyone with children knows that kids cost money. Having a new baby requires changes to your financial plan as well as to your lifestyle. When planning for the new addition to your family,

Home Business Tools: Grammarly Review and Giveaway

Home Business Tools: Grammarly Review and Giveaway

When we think of home business tools, we don’t even think about better writing. Here’s my review of Grammarly, a tool that can boost your professional home business communications. My home business revolves around writing, so it makes sense that a tool like Grammarly, which checks for spelling and other errors is attractive to me.