This is the next installment in the Reader’s Questions Series, which highlights questions emailed to me by you, the readers of Money Q&A. Be sure to find out at the end of this article how you can receive a free copy of Dave Ramsey’s book, The Total Money Makeover if I feature your money question on the next blog post. If you’re not familiar with Dave Ramsey’s book, you should run right out and get it. It’s one of the top ten best personal finance books you should read. Today’s question comes from … [Read more...] about Reader Question: What To Do If You Get Audited By IRS?
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The two most popular warehouse clubs in the US are Costco and Sam’s Club. Each membership in the warehouse wholesale club comes with its own unique benefits and this comprehensive guide will help you decide which one is best for your shopping needs. Which Warehouse Wholesale Club Membership Is Best? Warehouse Wholesale Club Size and Locations In terms of warehouse size, Sam’s Club averages 176,000 square feet per warehouse, while Costco warehouses average 143,800 square feet. Both retailers sell thousands of items online as well. There are … [Read more...] about Which Wholesale Warehouse Club Membership is Best for You?
Have you been waiting to get started in investing because you think it’s confusing? Do you think that too much money is required to start, or financial advisors are too expensive? It doesn’t have to be that way. A new investment method called robo advisors has been changing the financial landscape recently. And, it’s something that you may want to consider. What Is A Robo Advisor? A robo advisor is an online wealth management service that provides automated, algorithm-based investment portfolio management advice without … [Read more...] about The Pros and Cons of Using Robo Advisors to Invest
I’m a huge fan of Lending Club. I always have been. I’ve been using the service for years, and I’ve even appeared on Fox Business praising the investment service. I've grown to enjoy the Lending Club passive income that my investments in loans pays me each month, and I put that passive income back to work in new, additional loans. In the past, I had to do all of the legwork myself. I had to find new loans on Lending Club to invest in. Now with Lending Club's Automated Investing, the website does all the work for me. Lending Club is a … [Read more...] about Using Automated Investing on Lending Club for Passive Income
Is Amazon Prime price worth the cost for the annual subscription? It is currently estimated that there are 54 million Amazon Prime members in the United States, but regardless of the membership service’s popularity, is it right for you? This guide will explore the benefits of Amazon Prime and discuss potential downsides to help you decide whether to drop $99, the Amazon Prime price for an annual membership. Is Amazon Prime Price Worth the Cost? Free 2-Day Shipping One of the number one benefits offered to Amazon Prime members is the … [Read more...] about Should You Buy An Amazon Prime Membership?
We’ve all seen those flashy online ads that proclaim you can make thousands of dollars in a week just by answering questions from your laptop. Clearly, this is a scam, but nowadays the bogus survey companies are getting sneakier with legit-sounding promises and more subtle messaging. Can you make money legitimately with paid online surveys? Not all paid web surveys are scams, but most of them aren’t worth your time, either. If you’ve been trying to break into the world of paid online surveys, then carefully read the guide below to protect … [Read more...] about Can You Really Make Money With Paid Online Surveys? Or Are They a Scam?
Have you ever thought of working as an independent contractor? If you’ve applied or considered applying for a job that indicates you’ll be working as an independent contractor, then there are a few minimum requirements and things you should know before signing any contracts. Working as an Independent Contractor Independent Contractors Defined According to the IRS, “The general rule is that an individual is an independent contractor if the payer has the right to control or direct only the result of the work and not what will be done and … [Read more...] about What You Should Know About Working as an Independent Contractor
Do you invest in gold? Why have you invested in gold or chose not to invest in gold? Is now the best time to invest in the precious metal? Maybe, maybe not. Financial markets have experienced high volatility since the start of the year. In January, US stocks dropped around 10%, while oil dropped approximately 35%, before both recovered in March. This was as dovish tones from the Fed pushed markets up and oil-producing countries stated that they would restrict the supply of oil. Despite, markets recovering at the end of the first quarter, … [Read more...] about
If you followed me for any link the time you know that I'm a huge Gary Vaynerchuk fan. I followed him from the time that he wrote his first book, "Crush It" and his keynote speech from the Web 2.0 Conference. While Gary Vaynerchuk is an incredible entrepreneur, I think there are a lot of great lessons that we can all learn from him even if you don't have that entrepreneur mindset. His books and keynote addresses are fascinating. His podcast and YouTube videos are inspiring whether you're in entrepreneur or … [Read more...] about Lessons Everyone Can Learn From #AskGaryVee by Gary Vaynerchuk
Let's face it. Baseball games are expensive. It costs a lot of money to take your family to see professional baseball games. But, it doesn't have to cost a fortune if you're smart. There are tips for baseball games and ways to save money. In the good ol’ days of baseball, families could easily afford a stadium’s admission prices, enjoy crackerjacks during the game, and sometimes even run onto the field afterwards to celebrate their team’s victory. Nowadays, ticket prices are more expensive than ever. Overpriced fast food franchises have … [Read more...] about Top 5 Frugal Tips for Taking Your Family Out to Baseball Games