Lifestyle

Why Do I Owe Taxes?: Options for Payment and How to Avoid This Next Year

Why Do I Owe Taxes?: Options for Payment and How to Avoid This Next Year

So if you didn’t pay the IRS enough money over the course of 2018 — either because you underestimated your income or you failed to pay altogether — there’s a good chance you owe taxes and late fees.

A Freelancer’s Guide to Taxes

A Freelancer’s Guide to Taxes

When it comes to taxes, freelancers have to fend for themselves–with no W-2 to tell you how much you made in a given year and no employer to automatically deduct from your income, you have to pay very careful attention to how much you owe the IRS and when to pay it. Here are our best tips for freelancers.

Side Hustles: 5 Ways to Make Money on Your Own Time

Side Hustles: 5 Ways to Make Money on Your Own Time

In the world of the gig economy, it’s becoming easier with each passing day to find flexible, well-paying side hustles that come with no strings attached. Whether you’re a college student who’s looking to pay for the occasional meal out or a full-time worker who’s hoping to save up money for vacation, there’s probably a side hustle out there that matches your needs and abilities.

How to Stop Being Overworked and Underpaid

How to Stop Being Overworked and Underpaid

Being overworked and underpaid is a predicament that many people find themselves in, whether at a new job or an old one–thankfully, there are several possible solutions. Below we’ve provided a list of options for anyone who is overworked and underpaid.

The Guide to Budgeting for Baby

The Guide to Budgeting for Baby

Budgeting can be hard with a new baby on the way. It’d be easy enough to write off the exercise completely. But a good budget doesn’t just affect how you spend your money today, it affects the options available to you – and your growing family – tomorrow.

One of the Best Ways to Save Money? Stop Lifestyle Creep

One of the Best Ways to Save Money? Stop Lifestyle Creep

One of the best ways to save money may actually involve doing nothing at all: Lifestyle creep is a sneaky phenomenon in which the more you make, the more you spend. As you advance in your career and start earning more, it’s only natural to scale up your living space or loosen your grip on your going-out expenses.

Is Going Back to School Worth It? — Here’s What to Consider

Is Going Back to School Worth It? — Here’s What to Consider

Going back to school is a major commitment, both in terms of finance and time, so it’s important to make sure that you’re going back for the right reasons, and that the expectations you set for yourself are realistic. Here’s a quick list of the questions you should be asking as you start thinking about returning to school, and tips for finding answers.

A Complete 5-Step Home Buying Checklist

A Complete 5-Step Home Buying Checklist

After you’ve taken care of the first essential steps, like fixing any errors on your credit report and building a rainy day fund, you can turn to this home buying checklist to make sure you stay ahead of the curve. Here are a few of the most essential and too often overlooked steps of the home-buying process.

How to Calculate Opportunity Cost with a Simple Formula

How to Calculate Opportunity Cost with a Simple Formula

Opportunity cost helps you determine, in simple mathematical terms, what you stand to lose by choosing either of your options, providing a scale through which you can understand the values of each choice and make a simple cost/benefit analysis.

The 15 Greatest Songs About Money Ever Written

The 15 Greatest Songs About Money Ever Written

Whether it’s having too little or too much, cynical or celebratory, money is always giving us reason to sing. And seeing as Trim is an app that helps people with everyday financial matters, not romance, we figured we’d make a list of the greatest songs ever written about money.