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3 Reasons to Set Up a Donor-Advised Fund to Maximize Your Charitable Tax Deductions

Using donor-advised funds is a more advanced tax strategy that has gotten more popular recently with the introduction of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) in February 2020. The TCJA nearly doubled the amount of the standard deduction, which makes it less advantageous to itemize deductions such as charitable contributions. For people with a lot of charitable...

Why UGMA/UTMA Accounts Are the Perfect Holiday Gift

If you have a special child in your life, you may be wondering what to put under the tree this year. One long-lasting and truly meaningful way to show the child in your life that you care is by taking a few minutes to set up a UGMA/UTMA account and give them a leg up in life. The earlier you open a UGMA or UTMA account for a child, the longer your...

How to Make Passive Income with These 12 Passive Income Ideas

How to Make Passive Income with These 12 Passive Income Ideas Try a quick Google search like, “how many millennials are broke?” and you’ll probably find a concerning list of headlines: “Are Millennials the Brokest or Richest Generation?”, “Millennials Aren’t Breaking Traditions. They’re Just Broke”, “Further Proof That Millennials are the Brokest Generation,”...

6 Ways to Instill a Positive Money Mindset

Many of us know what we’re supposed to do when it comes to basic money management – spend less than you earn, save an emergency fund, and invest for retirement. However, establishing good habits is always easier said than done. Money management, like many important things in life, requires discipline. And discipline isn’t a natural mental state for...

6 Ways to Make Money Online in Your Spare Time

So you want to make a little extra money on the side through the internet? Well, you came to the right place. While billions of dollars are generated online daily, the funny thing is that the “average” internet user really has no idea why or how this is happening, or that they could be making money online as well. In this article we will provide you...

10 Tips for Making Money by Selling Websites

Building profitable websites has never been easier. One of the distinct advantages is that these websites can be created with just a bit of knowledge and very little start-up capital. In most cases, all that’s needed is a domain name and hosting account, which can be purchased from any of the major providers for around $100 per year. The lack of any...

Easy Budget App Functions (4 Things You Didn’t Know a Budget App Could Do)

Budgeting is simpler with a mobile app. Budget apps make managing finances a lot easier. Where budget software for your home computer took away the burden of keeping track of everything on paper, budget apps make the software portable. Now you don’t have to be at home to see your monthly budget and all of your accounts at a glance. There are many...

10 Ways to Fine Tune Your Personal Budget Before Buying a House

For most people, buying a house is the largest purchase they will make in their lives- so it goes without saying that this is not an impulse buy but one in which preparation and research is key. Before you even begin considering signing your name on that dotted line, you need to ensure that your personal budget is in check. By fine-tuning your finances...

6 Damaging Side Effects of Having a Bad Credit Score

As you make another large purchase against your credit card, inching closer towards maxing out, you might not realize the negative ramifications this activity will have on your credit score. The same goes for making the odd late payment on your hydro bill or car loan payment. Mounting debt that is not paid off in time or in full can have a major impact...

6 Signs Your Personal Finance Software Makes Life Easier

6 Signs Your Personal Finance Software Makes Life Easier Finding personal finance software is easy, because there are countless choices in mobile apps, online programs, and finance software you can run on your home computer. But they’re certainly not equal. Personal finance software should make your life simpler, not more complicated, and it should...

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