Manage Money

3 Tips for Deducting Donations on Taxes

tax tips for donating to charity

Moving into the land of part time work in retirement from years of working full time has meant cutting down on some of the charitable giving I was able to afford more easily before. Because I still want to give back and help promote causes I feel strongly about I have entered the ranks of…

Tax Deductions for the Unemployed

tax deductions for unemployed

Losing your job is one of the most stressful things you can go through. However, it doesn’t give you an excuse to not pay your taxes or pay attention to tax deductions that you qualify for. Unemployment checks are taxable It is important to remember that unemployment compensation is taxable. Take it from me, you…

10 Smart Tips on How to Make Your Money Work for You

10 tips make your money work

In this economic climate, you need every dollar to work for you as hard as it can. Whether you’re having a hard time finding a job, are struggling to make ends meet, or need to pay down debt, it’s time to get a plan into action. Here are 10 tips to help you make your…

7 Steps to Paying Off Credit Card Debt

ways to pay off credit card debt

In order to be financially successful, you must be free of credit card debt. Paying only the minimum amount due on credit cards will get you nowhere. If you’re short on money, pay the minimum amount until you find extra money. It can mean selling stuff, such as electronic items, jewelry, or musical instruments. Figure…

Easy Budgeting with Mint

easy budgeting with mint

I used to track my spending through Quicken. But I got lazy and stopped tracking my spending and budget for several months. With Quicken, you have to sign into your bank accounts regularly to get the latest updates and enter information. Many times the information needed to be corrected so if you miss a few…