How to Save Money on Taxes By Retiring Early

Early retirement offers many benefits. The obvious benefit, of course, is . . . well, retiring early. But perhaps a less obvious benefit would be the tax advantages available to early retirees. The advantages are often hidden behind the complexity of the tax code. A quick Google search claims that the U.S. tax code is […]

It’s Not What You Know: Building Your Office Network

Networking occasionally gets a bad rap. To some of us, it just sounds like schmoozing. Maybe following people around who are on your ‘hit list,’ until they notice you. But it doesn’t have to be like that. Good networking is not creepy, and it’s not professionally-legitimized stalking. It is a process of building mutually beneficial […]

How to Keep One-Time Expenses from Breaking the Budget

One-time expenses can wreck your monthly budget. In this guide, we walk through how you can prepare for those surprise expenditures with peace of mind. Even if you’re a budgeting machine who has it all together, you may still get surprised once in awhile. Usually, you’ll be caught off guard by one-off expenses. These are […]

Job Hunting in the Social Media Age: Why Your Online Footprint Matters

It used to be that your well-crafted resume and a pithy cover letter formed the ‘window’ through which prospective employers viewed your suitability as a candidate. Then, as technology expanded, recruiters got more resourceful. They grew wise to the fact that they could quickly seek out the skeletons in candidates’ closets with a mere internet […]

How to Value Non-Cash Donations Come Tax Time

Donating your used clothes, household items, or even vehicles is a great way to declutter. But there are special rules when it comes to deducting these items on your tax returns. Here’s how to value non-cash donations at tax time. Clutter can be overwhelming. It’s easy to let outgrown and unused things pile up over […]

How to Determine Your 401(k) Fees

You are probably already figuring out how much money to contribute to your 401(k) plan every year. More than likely, you also spend time learning how best to invest the money. One thing many people neglect, however, are 401(k) fees. Small fee changes each year can make big differences in the performance of your plan […]