Budgeting your money each month might not be something that you look forward to, but it is one of the most important things you can do to maintain financial independence. The more you know about the amount of money that you have coming into your bank accounts each month, and the amount of cash that you have going out, the easier it is to avoid over-spending and getting yourself into problems. The good news is that if you dread the idea of saving, there are some quick steps you can take to make your budgeting experience more sleek and … [Read more...] about 5 Saving Rules to Use Every Day
Did you know that there are over 3.2billion daily active social media users? Or that we spend an average of 2 hours and 22 minutes browsing through our favorite social media channels? When you take these stats into account, it’s easy to see just how powerful these platforms can be, and businesses have certainly caught onto that trend. With 73% of all marketers believing that their social media marketing efforts have been somewhat or very effective for their business, studies are suggesting that social media could be one of the key … [Read more...] about Could Social Media Be Ruining Your Finances?
When your child is studying abroad, it can be a stressful time for them. You know they are going through a lot of changes in their own life, learning a new city, and meeting new people. You want them to have the freedom to be themselves, especially when they are adults, but your kids still need some support. You can use all the tips below to ensure that your child can be as happy as possible while having an adventure all their own. Send Financial Help You may choose to send money online with Western Union because you know that your child … [Read more...] about How to Support Your Kid Who Is Studying Abroad
We all need a hobby: That diversion in our life that takes us away from the stresses and strains of modern day living. Whether it’s a gentle outdoor activity such as hiking, or a more active sport like tennis or golf, many hobbies can get our bodies moving and improve our physical health. Sedentary hobbies are there to benefit the mind. Maybe you’re still adding to that stamp collection from your youth or you’ve discovered a new online card game. Whatever your preference, hobbies are important but, rather than take over our lives, … [Read more...] about How to Save Money and Keep Your Hobby Under Control
Is there anyone who doesn’t want or need some extra cash? Whether you’re still a student, or job hunting, or even retired, there are some things you can do on the sideline – all legal – to put some extra money in your pocket. You might have a full-time job, but that doesn’t always mean you make enough money. So, you want to make that little extra in a simple and easy way, that won’t affect your day job. The ideal scenario would be doing something you really enjoy, that wouldn't feel like you're actually working. So, let’s take … [Read more...] about 6 Simple Ways to Make Extra Money in a Few Minutes a Day
The old way of doing your taxes with a pen, paper and calculator is certainly not the easiest. With everything going digital, it should be no surprise that tax forms are too. Using tax software will simplify the usually dreaded process of filling out your tax returns. Two of the most common forms are: W-2 The W-2 form is a requirement. It shows how much you have earned and how much taxes you have paid during the last taxable year. Usually, it’s your employer who will send them to you, but if you’re self-employed you are … [Read more...] about Tax Form Tool for Your Business: Is it Worth It?