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2019 Wave Accounting Review: Accounting Software for Small Businesses

There are few things in life that beat the thrill of running your own business. Not only is being your own boss empowering and liberating, but it also allows you to benefit directly from your hard work. However, there is another side to being a business owner that’s slightly less glamorous but not any less …

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Betterment vs Wealthfront: Which Is Better?

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If you’re asking yourself who’s better–whether Betterment vs Wealthfront–you’re already doing better than most people. That’s because just less than half (46%) of Americans don’t even own stocks, this according to a 2017 Gallup report. More troubling still, over two-thirds of Americans don’t even participate in–or have access to–a 401(k) plan, this according to Census …

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Lending Club Review 2019: Read Before You Apply

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Lending Club Review: ★★★★★ “Considered America’s largest online credit service with $44+ billion invested with 2.5+ million customers.” Money makes the world go round. It’s a popular phrase that can sum up our existence sometimes. We know money doesn’t buy happiness–but a healthy bank account does wonders for our stress levels. Because this is such a concern …

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Upstart Review: Read This Before You Apply (2019)

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Upstart Review: ★★★★★ Why? “Because Upstart considers factors most lenders ignore” as per our editor. After reading this Upstart review, you’ll learn what it takes to get approved for that loan you need and how to get your cash as fast as one business day after approval–all with little to no fees (and great customer support). …

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Vindale Research Scam? Learn The Truth In This Vindale Research Review

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Heard word about a Vindale Research scam? You’re not the only one. Yet, others seem to be making so much money with the service. So, who’s telling the truth? What gives? Today, we’ll be giving an honest, objective assessment of the popular online survey site in this Vindale Research review. At Careful Cents, we’ve written at …

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GoDaddy Bookkeeping Review (for 2019): Organize Your Business

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When it comes to personal finances and budgeting, Personal Capital is a very popular favorite. And with good reason! But what about managing your business finances? Personal Capital isn’t tailored for small business accounting, calculating quarterly taxes, monitoring your cash flow, or for viewing year-end tax reports. That’s when to GoDaddy Bookkeeping (previously called Outright) …

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TurboTax Self-Employed Review: How to File Small Business Taxes for Free

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Running your own business can get expensive. There are endless apps, courses and packages you can buy to increase productivity and invest into future growth. This is also true about filing small business taxes online as there are actually many budget-friendly solutions to choose from. But if you’re looking for the best resource for filing self-employed …

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Betterment Review (2019): 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 …

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QuickBooks Self-Employed Review: Tax Software for Business Owners

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You’ve heard a lot about QuickBooks Online. But you’ve been searching for something better, with more features and that’s not as complicated to use. You want a version of Intuit’s accounting software that’s made for self-employed business owners. Something like, QuickBooks Self-Employed, maybe? BOOM! It looks like your prayers have been answered. Here is my …

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H&R Block Tax Pro Go 2019 Review: File Your Taxes Without the Headache

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What if you could get professional help filing your taxes without ever leaving the comfort of your own home? What if you could hire the tax pro you’ve been using for years, even if you moved to a new state? This is something I’ve personally been wishing for a long time! And now, thanks to …

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Sweatcoin Scam: Is The App Legit? We Found Out

Do you spend enough time outdoors? I’m not talking about going to and from your car either. I’m talking about real, quality time with Mother Nature. If you don’t, you’re missing out on a laundry list of benefits. Benefits include but aren’t limited to: Decrease inflammation Improve your short-term memory Lower blood pressure and stress …

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MileIQ App Review: (Major Tax Savings) Tracking Business Miles

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No one wants to pay more taxes than they have to, especially not when you work for yourself. Paying for expenses like self-employed health insurance and quarterly taxes isn’t cheap. You deserve to keep more of your hard-earned money! Thanks to the MileIQ app you can get an accurate account of your business miles throughout the year and be …

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CIT Bank Review 2019: Is CIT Bank Legit?

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CIT Bank Review: ★★★★★ Open your account today Upsides Downsides Award-winning customer service Lack of ATMs or physical branches No minimum balance requirements Checking accounts and IRAs unavailable Excellent APY on most accounts CD accounts have average rates Little to no fees for account holders Phone support isn’t 24/7 Most banks are good at one thing: …

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Swagbucks Scam: Is Swagbacks Safe? Our 2019 Review

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Searching for a Swagbucks review? Or maybe you’re just curious and asking yourself “Is Swagbacks legit?” Well, you’ve come to the right place, because this review was written by the Careful Cents Skeptic-in-Chief when it comes to money making apps and paid survey sites. Having written at length about legitimate, genuinely useful consumer products before–we covered …

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Ibotta review: is Ibotta safe? Or is it a scam? (2019)

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Ibotta Review: ★★★★★ Searching for an Ibotta review? Looking to learn how to use Ibotta or maybe asking yourself ‘is Ibotta safe?” The experts at Careful Cents have the answers you’re looking for. You’ll learn all there is to know about Ibotta, if it’s safe and if you’ll save money with it–or not. We’ll start …

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HealthyWage Review: Get Paid And Lose Weight At The Same Time?

Is it really possible to tighten up your waist and fatten up your bank account at the same time? It’s the number one question we sought to answer with this HealthyWage review. So, what did the experts at Careful Cents discover? That it’s 100% possible. That’s right. It’s 100% possible to get paid to lose …

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QuickBooks Online vs QuickBooks Self-Employed (2019 Compared)

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How do you know if QuickBooks Online or QuickBooks Self-Employed is the best bookkeeping software for your business? This is a question we’ve seen asked quite a bit here at Careful Cents — especially since QuickBooks Self-Employed is much cheaper. When Intuit rolled out QuickBooks Self-Employed (also called QBSE for short), freelancers and independent contractors …

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Paribus Review: Everything You Need To Know About Paribus

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We’re committed to writing honest, objective reviews. Links are from partners, but you come first. You’re about to discover how to get 10-20% back on virtually everything you buy in this Paribus review. It’s a bold claim, I know. Especially when money saving apps crop up faster than Dandelions and crab grass, and they all promise the …

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