HELPING SOLO BUSINESS OWNERS TACKLE THEIR BIG, HAIRY, FINANCIAL MOUNTAINS!

The Mint.com Manual: Q&A With Author Tim Murphy

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I'm a long-time Mint.com user and pretty big fan of their online budgeting software. It works great for creating a monthly game plan of how I'll spend my personal income as well as creating long-term goals for investing and saving. But the only thing I found annoying was that there's no comprehensive guide on how to use it and maximize it to … [Read more...]

5 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Spring Clean Your Business Finances

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Ahh, spring is in the air, which of course means time for spring cleaning! I actually like spring cleaning, in all forms. But I especially love cleaning my business finances and finding more efficient ways to get things done. Many of us are finishing up (or just finished) our taxes, which means we're having a pretty up-close-and-personal look at … [Read more...]

Why I Said NO to Freelancing and Didn’t Regret It

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My journey as a freelance writer began after I moved home from New York city in 2012 and started my blog, L Bee and the Money Tree. After I basically talked about my blog non-stop on an interview to be his executive assistant, my old boss offered me a job as a content writer for his software start-up instead. I never dreamed that working the … [Read more...]

3 Ways Self-Employed Freelancers Can Avoid a Huge Tax Bill

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There are some awesome advantages to being your own boss; setting your own hours, traveling when you’d like, and the potential to bring in more income. However, since you’re no longer an employee (that gets the benefit of having an employer pay half your taxes) you’re responsible to pay your own taxes every year. It hasn’t even been a whole year … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Harmoniously Blend Your Side Business Alongside Your Full-Time Job

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This post is from new contributor Kali Hawlk who’s documenting her journey to quitting her day job and starting her freelance business. There are two elements in life that most of us feel we will never have enough of. The first is money. The good news for side hustlers and aspiring solopreneurs is that you don’t need to have much money to … [Read more...]

What it REALLY Takes to Be a Killer Online Entrepreneur

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When I first started this blog I never thought about the fact that it takes more than just writing to build a successful online business. In my mind I figured if you're a good writer and business-person, you'll attract like-minded people. Boy was I wrong! Over the past 2 years, I've learned everything I can about social media, outsourcing, … [Read more...]

15 Must-Read Career Books to Uncover Your Passion and Live Your Dreams

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This post is constantly being updated with the newest and most awesome books available. Recently updated in March 2014. If you ever listen to the Eventual Millionaire podcast or read interviews from millionaires, the most common piece of advice you’ll hear them talk about, is how many non-fiction books they read each year (and how little TV they … [Read more...]

The Suitcase Entrepreneur by Natalie Sisson

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This is one of those books you'll start reading and won't be able to put down, and keep referencing it over and over (at least that's what I do). I enjoyed it so much that we even read it in The Careful Cents Club for our January book club reading and discussion. We also interviewed Natalie on Twitter, so feel free to check out the … [Read more...]