Tag: money

Shop for Back to School on Sales Tax-Free Weekend [INFOGRAPHIC]

If you’re not in one of the few states without a sales tax (we’re looking at you: Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire and Oregon), then we have news you might be interested in. In the coming weeks, 16 states will suspend their regular sales tax on certain items. Use this interactive graphic below to check […]

How to Manage Your Budget with Inconsistent Paychecks

Ed note: Working for yourself might sound like the new American dream. Set your own hours. Be your own boss. But it isn’t all sunshine and roses. Our contributor Miel, from DINKS Finance, dives into one of the tougher areas of self-employment. Leer en español. A 9-to-5 job provides stability in the form of a […]

What is the San Diego Comic-Con? [INFOGRAPHIC]

If you just finished playing your favorite MMOG where you pwned a n00b, then you likely already know everything you need to know about the San Diego Comic-Con. But, if you – like me – have come into the world of comics through Tobey Maguire’s portrayal of Spider-Man and the wildly successful Ironman/Captain America/Avengers/etcetera franchises, […]

Build the Best Summer Bucket List – On the Cheap!

Ed note: Are your summertime activities getting stale? With minimal work – and money – you can add a few new destinations, games and more to your repertoire! As you’re looking at your calendars in the middle of this summer, you may want to start planning for some fun ways to make the most of […]

How the NFL’s Newest Star’s Salaries Stack Up

Ed note: The contracts of big-time athletes can be mind-boggling. Our tax expert and resident fanatic Mike Slack breaks it down though, looking at what these sports stars are really making and how much goes to the federal government. There are many new faces walking into NFL training camps this week. Of the 256 football […]

Summer Reading: Five Personal Finance Books You Must Read in Your 20s

Ed note: Relaxing on the beach with a good book – now doesn’t that sound nice? It would be even better if that book could benefit your finances all year round. Luckily, Ben Edwards has some great suggestions for light summer reading that will also provide you clear benefits. If you do nothing else this […]

The Power of Crowdfunding [INFOGRAPHIC]

Does it seem like you can raise money on the Internet for anything? Your favorite childhood television show: yup. A new movie: yup. Potato salad: yup. We looked into this new wave of crowdfunding and uncovered what makes a project successful. Leer en español. Click to view larger image Like this infographic? Use the code […]

Love and Money: How One Couple Used Real Estate to Earn a Million

Ed note: It always amazes me when a couple can build a successful business together – my husband and I have a hard enough time coordinating daycare drop off and pick up some weeks! Tahnya Kristina shares a remarkable story of one couple that has found a sweet spot with both love and money. Leer […]

The Booming Business of July 4th Fireworks [INFOGRAPHIC]

When you hear “the 4th of July” many things may come to mind – a hamburger hot off the grill, a cool lake, the American flag. But what really sets Independence Day apart has to be the fireworks. They are more than just gunpowder; fireworks are the way we come together to show national pride. […]

Keeping Utility Bills in Check: Five Must-Know Tips for Summer Survival

Ed note: Ah, summer. The time of year I open my electric bill with my eyes closed to avoid the painful number staring back at me. This doesn’t have to be your reality though. Maybe both you and I should put these tips into practice so we can spend less while still beating the heat. […]