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Brexit: What Does it Mean For Me and My Money?

While the reaction in the markets to the Brexit vote has been mixed with the pound falling but business confidence apparently holding up well, what is less clear is what effect leaving the European Union will have on the average Briton.


How to Get Ready for Tax Time

Here is a truth that nobody wants to ever admit: if you’re diligent about tracking your details throughout the year, tax time isn’t all that big a deal.


A Brief Guide to Quitting Bad Habits

There aren’t many of us who don’t have some bad habit we’d like to quit: smoking, sweets, shopping, nail-biting, porn, excessive checking of phones or social media, other distractions.


How to Successfully Start a Massage Therapy Business

If you’re looking for a unique way to make money, consider starting your own massage therapy business.

If you dislike a desk job and consider most corporate jobs dull and uninspiring, this is for you.

This is how to make your massage therapy business a success.


A Bill-by-Bill Guide to Saving Money on Monthly Expenses

Heat, water, electric and other utilities are all necessities, but that doesn’t mean you need to pay high prices for them.

There are a few things you can do to reduce the amount of money you’re spending on your bills.

Whether you’re living paycheck-to-paycheck (hopefully not!) or living comfortably, you still want to save money.

To help you lower your monthly costs, we’ve compiled a bill-by-bill guide, complete with tips on what you can do to put more money in your pocket.


Money and Productivity: Weekend Reading

Welcome to another Friday roundup of the best articles I’ve been reading.

Are you planning to use this weekend to do something really awesome? Of course you are!

Feel free to comment and tell me how you’re spending your weekend. We will be downsizing!


The Power of “Two Days in a Row”

I’m going to share a simple philosophy with you today. But the impact it will have on your life is HUGE, if you apply it. Take two minutes to read about it and start applying it right now.


5 Things You Need to Know About the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act

Americans struggling with substantial mortgage debt that exceeds the value of their home have several options, including a short sale, foreclosure, or mortgage restructuring. Traditionally, any of these options that results in forgiving or discharging some of the debt on their primary home results in a form 1099-C, Cancellation of Debt, from the lender.

The IRS considers most forms of cancelled debts, including mortgage debt, as income for the recipient. This can mean a tax bill of thousands of dollars, even if you lost the home in foreclosure.

The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007 was passed at the height of the foreclosure crisis, gives homeowners tax relief from this forgiven debt. Here’s what you need to know about the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Act.


10 Effective and Practical Tips to Save Money While in College

Attending post-secondary education such as college or university can be very expensive and often time’s students are left with large sums of debt after they’ve graduated.

To avoid going into debt after your done your post-secondary education, I’ve created a short list of 9 handy tips to help you save money while in university or college.


How to Deal with a Backseat Driver

If there’s one thing I don’t like, it’s driving around town with my Dad when he visits. According to him, I brake too hard, sit too long at stop signs and drive (his words) like a grandma. Well excuse me for trying to be a safe driver!

Can you relate to this? There’s a term for people like this who have made it their mission to call things out as they see them. In the car, it’s called being a “backseat driver.” A backseat driver is someone who dispenses ‘helpful’ advice as you drive. It’s just that the advice isn’t helpful or useful, it’s annoying and distracting.