finances

  • Photo of How to Budget When You Have a Fluctuating Income

    How to Budget When You Have a Fluctuating Income

    Having a fluctuating income means that you don’t have a steady base paycheck that you can expect every month. This might apply to you if you’re a freelancer or someone who works various jobs here and there. While you may have the freedom of working when and where you want, you’ll also need to be savvier when it comes to…

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    The Hidden Burden of Sales Taxes

    Imagine that you’re in line at the grocery store. As the cashier rings up the other customers’ items, their total payment and sales taxes show up on the register. Meanwhile, when it is your turn, the checkout employee deducts your taxes or refunds you the amount in cash. If you happen to live in one of the states with no…

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    10 Things to do When You Retire

    For some people, feelings of loss, apprehension, and excitement might come with retirement. You’ve spent decades working a majority of the week and now you have tons of free time – how are you going to spend it? You might feel bewildered and wonder what you’re going to do with so much time on your hands! Once you transition into…

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    Building Your Financial Structure

    There are a lot of elements that go into building strong finances around your life. Many people start with savings for retirement but too few think beyond that aspect. What else should you be paying attention to in order to make sure the financial structure you are building for your family is one that will last through good times and…

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    What to Expect When You’re Expecting: The True Cost of a Child

    he decision to have a child is a very personal one, and it's imperative to consider all aspects that having a child carries. One important thing you may be considering is: Can I afford to have a baby? Kids can be expensive, and they tend to require more or less money at different points of their life. These "economic stages,"…

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