Helpful Tips for Buying a Business

Helpful Tips for Buying a BusinessHave you ever wanted to own your own business but didn’t know how to get started? We sure didn’t. It has been our dream for years to own our own business, and we have finally succeeded. Yet, when we first realized that we wanted to be business owners, we had absolutely no idea what that meant or how to achieve our goals. [Read more…]

Success is Not a Zero-Sum Game

Run in 2015A few weeks ago, one of my best clients asked me to provide a reference for another writer in my niche.

The way I saw it, I had three options: a) be vague and say something like “I think should would do okay, but don’t have any feedback on her work,” b) pretend I don’t know her, or c) give her a well-deserved glowing review. [Read more…]

In All Matters, You Have to Start Somewhere

In all matters, you must start somewhere! Get out there and do it!A few weeks ago, my daughter and a friend were in the midst of a play date when I struck up a stimulating conversation with her friend’s mom.

“You have your own business,” she noted.  “How did you start it?”

I had to really think about that one.  To be honest, I am not 100% sure how I started, just that I did. [Read more…]

What If I Die? An Update Post

Flowers in the cemeteryEvery time I fly in an airplane, I almost assume I’m going to die. I exit the airport and make my way up the ramp as if it is my last earthly moment, and kiss the sweet, fresh air goodbye as I enter the plane.

Any time the plane wobbles or shakes, I pray or scan pictures of my kids on my phone. I grab Greg’s hands, bargain with God for my life, and wonder how my kids will deal in my absence.

Yeah, it’s pretty pathetic, and pretty irrational too. [Read more…]

Never Pay Credit Card Interest with this Simple Trick

Man and Credit Card (clipping path included)Last week, I wrote an article that claimed nearly everyone needs a credit card. And to be honest, it wasn’t all that controversial.

I merely explained how difficult it can be to rent a car or get hotel reservations without some form of credit, and how certain perks, such as travel insurance, fraud protection, and rental car insurance can be lucrative and beneficial. [Read more…]

How I Save Money by Working at Home

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My dog stares at me while I work…ALL DAY LONG

This post is part of the TaxACT How I Save blog tour which teaches you ways to keep more money in your pocket. Last year, TaxACT saved America over $240 million on tax preparation. How much can you save? To learn more about tips and strategies on saving, click here

It’s about 20 degrees outside right now. I’ve got yoga pants and my favorite Bud Light t-shirt on, and my dog is trying to lay on my arm while I type again. I’m answering emails and wrapping up some end-of-the-day work, all while drinking hot tea and listening to Nirvana Unplugged.

I didn’t scrape my windshield today. I didn’t iron my work outfit. I didn’t pack a lunch and I didn’t even drive my car. Why? Because I work at home. And after doing it for two full years, I can honestly say that I will never go back. [Read more…]