Financial Tips For Freelance Writers

Working as a freelancer is a lot different than having a traditional W2 job in the sense that you have to find your own work, your pay may not be very consistent, and you will at least be more aware of what you pay in taxes because nothing is taken you – you pay it all. Luckily, there are some tips that you can keep in mind to ensure that you can get the most out of your career as a freelance writer.Keep your taxes in order...more

Thrilling Thursday - Business Planning Part 4 of 5 Finances

Thrilling Thursday - it is thrilling to develop a plan for business success....more

My Friends Are Cutting Into The Family Budget!

Dear Mouthy Housewives, My husband and I love to go out with our couple friends, but the bill always gets out of control. We are on a serious budget and can't afford to blow so much money when we go out. How do we keep the bill down without seeming like buzz kills? Or do we just have to stay home and fire up the ole DVR? Signed,Pinching Penny __________________________________...more
Definitely just acknowledge that you are cutting down on your expenses.  If they are your true ...more

3 Free Smartphone Apps to Make Women the Masters of Their Financial Domain

Bad news for the gender gap. Women are less confident about finances than our male counterparts, according to a Financial Finesse report published this year. In fact we’re less confident about pretty much everything finance-related. Here are a few key findings of the survey:...more

Fair vs. Equal

I came across this post on The Minimalist Mom's blog, and being opinionated - wanted to rant a bit about it!The premise of this post is that 'Fair is not always equal', which I agree with COMPLETELY! She does, however, go on to use a few examples that I would argue are still not 'fair', but maybe that's just me......more

Overwhelmed By Overdrafts, Young Husband Seeks Help

Know Your Numbers

Every action you take as an entrepreneur ties back into your brand and your strategy. So, how do you know if you're being effective? How do you know if your business is viable? Profitable? Headed for the landfill? You do this via metrics and knowing your numbers. ...more
@paulag01 You're welcome! Good piece!more

Your Daily Reading: “Living Wide Awake” Let Go of Worry about Finances 5-10-12

Big improvements on the way now!Business trips are fruitful; personal relationships and happiness levels are on the upswing.Those of you on a quest and searching will enjoy the new territory of explorations.Let go of worry about finances and debts as you have in the past and be present; mindful of the positive in your financial status.Opposing Energies: Unusual expenses, poverty consciousness, lack.The energies today may have some folks feeling jumpy and argumentative.Relax and take a personal time out....more

Lessons in procrastination

You'd think I'd have learned by now, after I-don't-know-how-many years of handling my/our finances, that the whole process works a lot better when I stay on top of my responsibilities instead of neglecting them in favour of more interesting diversions. Yeah, you'd think. ...more

When to buy a car running on natural gas

Cries of pain are heard at gasoline stations all around the nation as the price of a gallon of regular unleaded is close to $4 again. It's time to get used to it: 2012 is the year that oil consumption of OECD countries is surpassed by that of non-OECD countries. China is ready to add 125 million cars to its roads in the next five years, and all those extra cars will compete for the same pool of oil with everybody else's cars on the planet. ...more