Author: Gabe Kaplan

How Do You Teach Your Children About the Value of Money?

Money is a vital component of our everyday lives. Teaching your kids the value of money early will go a long way toward laying the foundation of responsible financial management for the rest of their lives. So how do you start down this path of fiscal education? It’s actually much simpler than you might think and if you get them interested when they are still young, you can make the lessons fun and engaging. But how early is too early? Once your child is able to count and understands the basics of math, you can begin to apply some...

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7 Home Improvements That REALLY Pay Off

Some home improvements you can do yourself, others will require a professional’s touch. Either way, investing time and money into the right type of home improvements can really pay off when you resell the property. These seven ideas are all relatively simple to implement whether you do it yourself or you hire someone else to do the job and every one of them can bring real added value to your home. 1. Light Bathroom Remodeling Project If you’re considering a remodel, the place to start is the bathroom. Replacing items such as the tub, the toilet, the tiling, vanity,...

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Commonly Overlooked Home Office Tax Deductions for Your Small Business

With tax season on the horizon, it’s never too early to start identifying which deductions you could qualify for when you fill out the appropriate forms. Those of you who work from home full-time or even occasionally may be able to claim a number of write-offs to which you are entitled. But while some deductions might be somewhat self-explanatory, there are others you might have missed. We’re here to help you pinpoint the wide variety of potential deductions that small business owners and employees alike could list on their taxes. The Tax Code Rules Section 280a(c) is the part...

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10 Tips on Starting Your Own Side Hustle

In today’s economy, a side hustle is more important than ever. But not everyone knows what this is or how to get their own up and running. A good side hustle is a method of earning revenue “on the side”, in addition to full-time employment. It can literally be anything you choose as long as you can find a way to monetize it enough so that it’s worth the time and effort. We could all use a little extra cash in our pockets, so if you’ve been contemplating a move toward getting a side hustle going, here are ten...

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8 Ways to Cut Wedding Expenses That Will Save You Thousands

It’s no secret that getting married can be pretty expensive. But tying the knot shouldn’t have your stomach in knots when it comes to footing the bill for a wedding you’ll never forget. The good news is that you can find a myriad of ways to cut costs so you can get hitched without breaking the bank and combining all of these solutions could save you thousands. 1. The Guest List There’s no doubt you have a who’s who of friends and family that you would like to have at your wedding. But if you’re looking to save some...

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