The April 15th deadline to file your taxes is quickly approaching hence…it’s crunch time! Some people rush to get their taxes filed as soon as they receive their W2s, but many of you (myself included), wait until the absolute last minute to get those taxes done.
How did you pay for your car?
Were you one of the lucky ones who could handover the exact cold, hard cash in full? Or were you like the 84.5% of drivers who used some type of finance to get their car?
Last summer I did something I have never done before, I took the summer off with my kids. A back packer in my previous life (e.g. pre-kids and pre-career) I traveled solo through SE Asia. While, my days of hostels and packed buses are long behind me, this summer taught me an amazing lesson. Traveling solo with kids is not only possible for parents but the rewards are many! The best part—if you travel to places where the cost of living is low and you play the airline card game, you can do so for less than the cost of many kid’s summer camps.
We all like to know we’ve brightened the day of someone we love and care for. Choosing to spend a little extra money on a gift for someone special may seem like it’s worth it right now, but if you have to deviate from your budget, then it might not be the best idea in the long-run.
The holidays are quickly approaching, and with the glitter and glam can come stress, anxiety, and impulse. As Benjamin Franklin said, “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” Consider using some of these tips to keep from being overwhelmed, overworked, and overspent!