When you’re a freelancer, you have a ton of things to worry about: Quarterly taxes, invoicing clients, tuning out distracting roommates and hustling to make next month’s rent. And while money can be tight (financial instability is one of the curses of the freelance life) you still need to set aside some for…
If you’re a remote worker, you’re likely wondering if your company should pay for the supplies, tech and otherwise, that you use to get your job done, just like it would if you worked in the office.
If you could sum up what it is to be a freelancer, this from a new report from the Harvard Business School gets pretty close:
A job isn’t just a job for many people—we want to be fulfilled, and often we want to be working toward a greater good or some measure of personal growth.
Most of us could be better at managing our money. This isn’t meant to shame or guilt anyone—it’s simply a fact. There are so many temptations every day, so many different financial products beckoning us and so little money to go around. Effectively managing what we have can often be an uphill battle.
If you’re a freelancer, deductions are the name of the tax game: there are many business expenses you can deduct to lower your taxable income on your Schedule C (or Schedule C-EZ) if you haven’t incorporated. If this is your first time filing self-employment taxes, it’s worth the money to make an appointment with a …
Amazon’s recent takeover of Whole Foods is getting sweeter for Prime members, who will now receive five percent cash back on grocery purchases if they have the Amazon Prime Rewards credit card.
Each Monday we’re tackling one of your pressing personal finance questions by asking a handful of money experts for their advice. If you have a general question or money concern, or just want to talk about something PeFi-related, leave it in the comments or email me at email@example.com.
In the aftermath of another mass shooting in America, you may wonder what you can do about the gun violence that plagues the U.S. You could donate to help the victims’ families, support organizations like Everytown for Gun Safety, make gun-safety legislation your primary issue when voting for someone, or run for…
Experts are advising workers to check their paychecks this month, as changes from the new tax bill are expected to take effect.
Companies including Apple, American Airlines and Home Depot are all generating positive headlines for giving some employees one-time bonuses, which they are crediting to the tax cuts recently passed by Congress (the corporate rate was reduced from 35 percent to 21 percent). The problem with that, as the New York Times reports
With the market fluctuations the past week or so, there have been questions about when to rebalance your portfolio, if at all. Some say it shouldn’t interfere with your long-term plan, and to stick to once a year. Others say the time to rebalance is right after the market goes up or down by five percent or more.
Today’s February 14, a day for love, sex before dinner, paper hearts and fondue for two. It’s a day to rush to Hallmark after work, because you forgot to get your girlfriend a card again, and it’s a day to commiserate with friends over your perpetual singledom. Perhaps it’s a day you just ignore. For some, it’s a day…
At the beginning of the month, we encouraged you to try a month-long financial detox from something seemingly small you buy that adds up.
Included in the Trump Administration’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget proposal is a “bold new approach” to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which provides low-wage working families, low-income seniors, and people with disabilities assistance with buying food.
This Valentine’s Day, you may have arranged a fancy meal for your loved one. You’ve budgeted for everything: a few appetizers, entreés and a stealthily split dessert. When you get to the restaurant, the lighting is just right, the music is soothing and you’re feeling pretty good about where the night may lead. And…
President Trump’s budget for fiscal year for 2019 was released yesterday, and it includes steep cuts for domestic programs—including Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security—while calling for increased outlays for the military and other “security” measures.
What would you try in your professional life if you weren’t afraid of failing? Would you finally write that book of short stories? Strike out and open your own shop? Convince your manager you deserve to be in charge of a larger team?
President Trump released his 2019 budget vision today, and as you might expect it proposes some deep cuts to domestic programs while ratcheting up military spending and allocating $18 billion over the next two fiscal years for The Wall, while adding $984 billion to the federal deficit next year.