Finances

10 Free Gift Ideas to Restore Meaning to Your Holidays

“It isn’t how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.”  – Mother Teresa A few weeks back, I wrote about how to enjoy the holidays without overspending—and of course that’s possible. That post included tips on gift-giving without breaking the bank . . . since before we consider the radical idea …

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How to Enjoy the Holidays WITHOUT Overspending

“Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.”  – Will Rogers Here’s an unsurprising statistic—consumer spending around the holidays, particularly in the United States, has risen steadily since 2008.  We’re so used to seeing images of a frenzied mob on Black Friday that …

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3 Tips for Approaching Your Taxes Like a Recipe

3 Tips for Approaching Your Taxes Like a Recipe

  “Death and taxes may be inevitable, but they shouldn’t be related.” -J.C. Watts, Jr. Do you like to cook? Have you ever cooked? Let’s start there. If so, then that will be the basis for this article. Just like following a recipe in the kitchen, this is a recipe for your financial records. And …

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DIY Taxes Made Simple

DIY Taxes Made Simple

  “Death, taxes, and childbirth! There’s never any convenient time for any of them.” -Margaret Mitchell So this year, because of Covid-19, the Fed has pushed filing personal taxes back to July. But I know you want to be prepared long before that deadline, right? These tips will work for any year, pandemic or not, …

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3 Reasons to Hire a Pro to File Your Taxes During COVID-19 _ IMG1

3 Reasons to Hire a Tax Pro During COVID-19

They say the only things you have to do are pay taxes and die. You might be able to avoid one but it’s pretty clear you won’t avoid the other. For the record, I am taking my vitamins, mom, and still … they may slow aging down, but eventually, this game will end. While YOU’RE …

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How To Approach Your Taxes Like A Recipe

Tax time is in full gear and if you haven`t begun filing your taxes, consider this a friendly reminder that Tax Day is rapidly approaching. Tax preparation can be a frustrating process for those who do not intuitively keep every receipt, file, or bill neatly tucked away in properly labeled folders. If you are not …

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The Freedom Lift series on how to live your purpose

What drives you each day to get out of bed and do life for another 24 hours your family or other loved ones, a passion for something, a need to participate in something larger than yourself? If you feel like you’re not spending your time in alignment with your values, this free series of interviews …

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Mindful Monday

The trouble is, you think you have time.The Buddha Talk about getting out of story and into the momenttoday’s quote from The Buddha makes it clear that now is all we have and any illusion that there is a later, someday or time other than the present is fiction. Which is why my friend and …

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To shred or not to shred?

Dear Andrew, I love your ideas! Should basic personal info like addresses be shredded or can things like addressed envelopes and magazines be recycled? It would help if I didn’t have to tear addresses off for shredding as some folks tell me I should. Thanks for all your free support. Juliet N. Dear Juliet, Thank …

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Valentine’s Day is over … do your taxes!

The first half of February is a romantic lovefest that can be either delightful or cloying. On the other side of Valentine’s Day, we can now shift our attention towards a form of love that is often overlooked: the love of self. Not to be confused with an indulgent ego, self-love is a way of …

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