Here’s my Mid May favorite blog posts, a few days late but I suppose better than never! It’s been hectic the last couple of weeks. Actually it’s been hectic the last month and a half. The new job is demanding on time, extremely demanding! Mind you, I’m not complaining. I’m enjoying what I’m doing and although there’s a lot of travel, I am learning a lot and am with a company that is a pleasure to work for. Continue reading
This is a guest post from Kevin Watts who runs his own blog, Graduating from Debt. Kevin is an extremely talented writer and if you haven’t read any of his articles, you owe it to yourself to visit his blog.
You are no doubt familiar with the saying “more month than money” and probably relate to it only too well. The seemingly never ending challenge to stay one step ahead of the debt collectors is a stress that far too many people are familiar with. It doesn’t have to be that way. An effective budget can ensure you never have to feel that overwhelming sense of impending doom ever again. Continue reading
I’m pretty sure that anyone that reads this blog can agree with me on one thing. The tax code as it is written today in the United States is broken. Personally, I think it’s broken beyond repair and is in need of a complete overhaul beyond simple tax reform, but I’ll take whatever they can give us. The complexity and built in inequities in our current tax system are so numerous that you could probably dedicate an entire website (or several) to that topic alone without ever repeating yourself in any of your posts. Continue reading
The following is a guest post from guest contributor Martha Beck on saving to survive a financial crisis and the benefits of saving money. If you would like to contribute an article to The Wise Dollar, please email me via the contact form.
It is no hidden fact that money makes the world go round. If you are financially strong, you have everything in your favor. You should keep in mind that saving is equally important as earning. People have been saving money since the inception of currency. Although saving is not an easy task, it should be Continue reading
For those of you that are used to shopping online, get ready. You may soon be paying sales tax for your online purchases. The Marketplace Fairness Act looks like it will be passed in the Senate next week. There are also signs pointing towards it passing in Congress as well. If it all goes that way that, which it looks like it will, you’ll be paying a sales tax on your online purchases soon. That is of course if you live in a state that collects sales tax. Continue reading