Tag: money

World Series: Get that Ball! Or Not.

One souvenir Major League baseball: $16.99 (OK, maybe more like $18.49 with tax in Kansas City.) Snagging a game ball from a foul hit or a toss into the stands: an incredible memory Managing to get a significant ball – say, a walk off home run to win the World Series: a potential windfall Baseball […]

Freelance Fridays: 3 Affordable Ways to Promote Your Services

Ed note: Doing what you love is great. The trick is getting people to PAY you for doing what you love. If the business side of going freelance is holding you back, seasoned expert Carrie Smith can help out. A big part of being a successful freelancer means promoting your services. But how exactly do […]

World Series: Looking at Each Team By The Numbers (not those numbers)

Baseball is all about the numbers. Batting averages, earned runs, runs batted in, and on and on and on. While every sports fanatic banters about the Giants’ home runs and the Royals’ stolen bases, we have honed in on some different numbers. Like the number of dollars you have to shell out to watch these […]

The Minimalist’s Guide to a Baby Registry

Ed note: When I was pregnant, I swear I could see the dollar signs in front of my husband’s eyes. He was mildly terrified about the financial commitment we were undertaking. However, there are plenty of ways to be frugal with your infant – Janessa Solem has some pointers for you. Now, saving for college […]

World Series: Would You Spend It?

It’s the hottest ticket in H&R Block’s hometown right now: the World Series. For those of us in Kansas City, it’s been 29 years since the Royals have given us the opportunity to see a World Series game in our fair town. So the excitement is high and so are the ticket prices. On Tuesday afternoon, […]

5 Halloween Prep Tips To Save Money

Ed note: Trick or treat! Time to buy lots of things to eat! Oops. That’s not how it goes! But this time of year, that might be what you think you hear. Thankfully, April McCormick has some awesome tips for how to have a great Halloween on a budget. For most families, Halloween is a […]

Top 10 Tax Tips if You Have a New Baby

Ed note: If you recently had a baby, congratulations! Now I need you to focus for just a minute through that sleep-deprived haze. There are some VERY IMPORTANT tax issues that come along with your new bundle. The good news: most of them mean more credits and deductions for you! Leer en español. 1. Upgrading to […]

Why Should You Use a 401(k)?

Ed note: You can save for retirement. Or buy that new TV right now. Much of financial planning is about keeping your sights on the long game instead of immediate gratification. It’s not easy, but Ben Edwards is here with some great reasons that kind of thinking will pay off. Leer en español. You may […]

5 Essentials for Making Your Child’s Halloween Costume

Ed note: I couldn’t help but be inspired by Holly’s awesome ideas for easy, no-sew, DIY Halloween costumes. I had to try them for myself! After reading, I bet you’ll feel the same way too. Store-bought Halloween costumes can be quite expensive but making your own at home can be a cost effective and fun […]

Retirement Savings for the Self-Employed, Explained

Ed note: Saving for retirement can be daunting. Saving for retirement without a company-sponsored plan can seem impossible. There are several options out there, but you’ll have to decide what works best for you.  Leer en español. When you are self-employed, your retirement options may seem confusing. Without a company 401(k) or pension plan to […]