Category: Banking

5 Best Online Savings Accounts to Grow Your Money This Year

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Finding the best online savings account to put your money in is a crucial decision. The great thing though, is that you don’t have to limit yourself to just one type of account. Heck, you can have as many different savings accounts as you want — since most of them are free to open! But it …


How to Start the New Year Fresh With a Financial Reset

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A new year is the perfect time to do a financial reset on your business and money. In fact, I’ve been doing my yearly review of my finances, expenses, income, taxes, and business expenses. If you want to see my blog stats and income reports, I send out updates every month to my list of …


Betterment Review 2018: Automate Retirement Savings and Build Wealth

According to the Retirement Confidence Survey, more than half of American workers have less than $25,000 in retirement savings. As someone who’s self-employed we have a bit more control over our finances. But even then, it’s tough to save for retirement when you have irregular income. This is why many retirees are being forced to …


BillFixers Review: How to Save Money on Bills Every Month

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You wish you could save money on monthly bills but you don’t have time to sit on the phone with customer service all day. I mean, who likes to call customer service reps and negotiate. Not me! Thankfully, there’s BillFixers. If you have cable, wireless or internet bills you wish cost less every month, BillFixers …


The 3 Best Small Business Credit Cards for Earning Cash Back

The 3 Best Small Business Credit Cards for Earning Cash Back

I’ve been a business owner for nearly 7 years and in that time I’ve learned the importance of cash flow and running a lean business. This is why I’m sharing the best small business credit cards for earning cash back. It’s the best way to maximize all the money you spend investing in your small business. I …


How I Cut My Small Business Expenses by Nearly Half

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Small business expenses can eat into your profits as a freelancer. In fact, in 2015 I invested a lot of time and money into growing this blog, and my skills as a freelancer. I purchased a lot of courses and bought tools, and paid a crazy amount out to freelance contractors (this was for help with social media …


How to Find the Best Business Checking Account With No Fees

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Choosing the best business checking account can be daunting as a small business owner. While most of your finance and money management is probably done online or with mobile apps, these days you still need a local branch to process certain business transactions. You also want to keep more of your hard earned money, which …


Small Business Bookkeeping: 7 Tasks to Do Every Month to Stay Organized

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Understanding the ins-and-outs of small business bookkeeping isn’t always easy. But it’s a vital part of stressing less and earning more when you’re self-employed. Even though you can (and probably should!) hire an accountant to help manage your bookkeeping, it’s still important to understand how it all works. Small business finances can get complicated quickly and having a …


Personal Capital Review: Best Free Budgeting App for Building Wealth

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Personal Capital is a new way to easily track your money and budget. So if your current budgeting software isn’t cutting it anymore, then it’s time to try something new. Maybe you’ve tried Mint but realize it doesn’t offer the wealth building features. The Trends feature is clunky and it mainly focuses on budgeting. Quicken is …


Decrease PayPal Fees: 5 Simple Ways to Lower Invoicing Fees

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No one likes paying PayPal fees to receive money they’ve rightfully earned. I know I don’t! But this seems inevitable, and not something you can change. Right? NO, true! When it comes to accepting payments virtually, why do we let online payment systems rob us of our hard-earned income?  After being tired of giving up my …


How to Save Money Painlessly When You Have Irregular Income

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Figuring out how to save money without a regular paycheck is tough. The problem with this idea is that not having consistent money coming can make it very difficult to save quickly. Can you really learn how to save money painlessly? Yes! Even though balancing a day job with a side hustle, or working with …


How to Create a Mint Budget and 5 Other Steps for Getting Ahead

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Are you interested in learning how to create a Mint budget using This free budget planning software is something that I’ve used to manage my personal finances for several years. The only problem though is that I never quite figured out what all the little tabs and shortcuts were. It works great for creating a monthly budget of …