2015 can be the year that you meet some major goals. A small amount of work at the start may lead to increased income and savings as 2015 comes to a close. Here are some straightforward ways to trim expenses and boost your income in the process.
Increase Your Income
Now would be a good time to review your withholding by taking another look at your W-4. There may be changes that lead to better use of your income.
Review your retirement benefits and health insurance, and be sure that you are taking advantage of things like flexible spending plans and beneficial retirement contributions. Things like an affordable health care plan and 401(k) can help lower your taxable income, and TurboTax 2014 may help you see just how much you can save.
Earn money by doing what you enjoy. Things such as playing the guitar, caring for animals, and craft endeavors are just a few examples of activities that can become steady sources of income. Turbo Tax 2014 can help you review these types of business activities and get helpful tax deductions.
Sell unwanted items. There are many online sites that may help you get rid of things you no longer want. You can get rid of clutter and earn extra cash as well.
Save Money in 2015
Winterize your residence. You may be losing money in the form of high utility bills if your home is drafty. Sealing drafts and leaks can save you a substantial amount of money.
Evaluate your mobile phone plan. Your contract may not be as good as you imagine. This may be a good time to review plans, features, and providers.
Compare car insurance plans. You can make quick online comparisons to ensure that you are getting a good rate.
Review your cable plan. Your cable bundle may not be as advantageous as other options, and you may find a deal that helps you save money each month.
Welcome to the March 27, 2012 edition of Tax Carnival Ecstasy. We start this edition with Stefanie who has an article Tax Time, and how she is loving TurboTax while filing her own return. Mark Roberts takes a look at the The Tax Brackets for 2012. We have a post on the Common Bookkeeping Mistakes That Weigh Down On Business Profits by Bill Smith. And finally there’s a look at the 2013 Federal Budge and how it affects your taxes. Hope you enjoy the articles, bookmark, share, tweet, like on Facebook and come back soon.
Frank Goley presents Bond Analysis posted at Easy Forex News.
Amy Gardner presents What is a Personal Loan? | Personal Loans posted at Personal Loans, saying, “none”
Amy Gardner presents Little Known Advice for Those Seeking a Personal Loan posted at Small Business Credit Cards, saying, “none”
Deborah Brown presents Credit Options for Your First Credit Card | First Credit Card | How to build credit with first time credit cards. posted at First Credit Card, saying, “none”
Sandra Adams presents Improving Your Credit Score posted at Credit Cards for No Credit, saying, “none”
Stefanie presents Tax Time | Making of a Mom posted at Making of a Mom, saying, “I love tax time because TurboTax makes it possible for normal people (not tax professionals) to complete their own taxes!”
Mark Roberts presents The Tax Brackets for 2012 posted at Tax Brackets, saying, “The tax brackets for 2012 have been announced. This post highlights the new brackets for 2012.”
David K presents Baby Boomers are you Worried about having enough saved for retirement? posted at Personal Finance Blog, saying, “Here’s a simple approach: work just a few years longer. By accumulating more savings and shortening your withdrawal period, you’ll reduce the lump sum needed to generate the necessary income at retirement.”
Dividend Growth Investor presents Does entry price matter to dividend investors? posted at Dividend Growth Investor, saying, “The reason for the lost decade in stocks is that many otherwise quality companies were overvalued in the early 2000s. For example Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) was trading at 29.30 times earnings in early 2000, whereas McDonald’s (MCD) traded at 26.90 times earnings. Even some of the best dividend stocks are not worth paying more than 20 times forward earnings.”
Bill Smith presents Proposed Changes From 2012 Taxes posted at2010Taxes, saying, “The current administration’s proposed budget for 2013 includes some items from 2012 taxes with a wish list of ideas added.”
CultOfMoney presents How government budgets work posted at CultOfMoney, saying, “Whether you’re trying to get a sweet-ass government job, planning to run for office, want to know how you can influence the process to your favor, or you’re just a concerned citizen, knowing how the federal state, county, and cities create a government budget, and knowing how government budgets work in general will help you. So become involved and go to a local budget hearing, and after reading this article, you’ll sound like someone in the know whose opinions should be respected.”
DeWitt Dudley presents What Are The Best Trust Structures To Protect Liquid Assets? | Law Offices of Givner & Kaye posted at Law Offices of Givner & Kaye, saying, “Why is the non-U.S. trust so effective? Because the both the trust and the assets are not subject to the jurisdiction of a judge in the United States.”
Sean presents Student Car Loans posted at My Next College, saying, “Students still must have adequate income to afford the payment and insurance.”
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