How Long to Keep Financial Records and Documents

How Long To Keep Financial Records

If you are like me, you have a mountain of paperwork from your stock transactions, mutual fund statements, credit card bills, and a host of other financial records and financial documents. But, now that you have collected so much, the real question is how long to keep financial records and documents? There are several lengths of time and factors that you should consider how long to keep financial records. How Long To Keep Financial Records Financial Records To Keep Forever… There are several very important financial documents and records that you should keep forever. I personally keep these types of documents at home in a fireproof safe, but other people often choose to keep theirs in a safe deposit box … Read more

Cost Cutting Classroom: Supplies, Software, and Tax Tips for Teachers

Tax Tips For TeachersBeing a teacher is incredibly rewarding, but it costs when it comes to supplies and in-class needs.  School systems watch their dollars and cents closely, and so teachers get left needing to cut corners to provide the same amount of efficiency.

Supplies, software, and taxes don’t have to amount to as much when you know how to cut costs.  Get smart and learn how to avoid full price and empty wallets.

Here are supplies, software, and tax tips for teachers…

Keep Track

Saving can be as simple as keeping track of expenses and out of pocket buys for your classroom and students.  Speak to other teachers, your principal, or financial planner about tracking costs and filing for reimbursements at the end of the quarter or year.

Consider Claiming a Home Office

If you qualify, you can claim a portion of your home as an office.  Those who tutor after school, at night, and on weekends may qualify as a ‘business’ owner, saving on taxes.  It may even create a greater incentive to spend more time making a supplemental income!

Track Mileage

Expenses are not books and supplies alone.  If you coach or manage a school-affiliated team and use your own vehicle, you can get compensated for gas and vehicle maintenance.  It’s small savings if you live in the same town as the school, but if you live over twenty miles and go to and from multiple times per day, the mileage and stress on your car adds up.

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