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Living On Freelance Income Series: Track Income

This third and final installment in our “Living on Freelance Income” series discusses tips on how to keep cash flowing for consultants and independent contractors. 

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By: Lauryn on 10/8/2014 01:30:00 AM

Living On Freelance Income Series: Plan for Tax Time

The following article is the second article in a series of three about making a sustainable living as an independent contractor.

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By: Lauryn on 10/1/2014 12:35:00 PM

Living On Freelance Income Series: Spend Only What You Need

These days, many individuals are seeking more than just a wage from a single employer. People from all career stages—from college graduates, to professors, and even business executives—are turning to freelancing positions, side gigs, and contracting jobs to either generate or supplement their income. In this three part series, The Daily Deduction has tips on how to successfully manage your income as an independent contractor.

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By: Lauryn on 9/30/2014 12:30:06 PM

Fall Tax Maintenance

There is still time left in the year to make tax effective moves to maximize your financial situation. Starting now will allow you to identify any financial opportunities, organize documents, and take necessary steps to make a noticeable difference for your tax return this coming January.

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By: Lauryn on 9/23/2014 01:45:00 AM

Talking About Finances With Your Partner: 6 Ways to Successfully Marry Finances

Wedding season is reaching another peak as we begin to transition into the early fall. As two households combine, it is important to find the right balance between you and your partner’s finances. The Daily Deduction has a few tips to help make the transition smoother.

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By: Lauryn on 9/30/2014 05:00:00 PM

Should I Amend My Tax Return?

Whether you forgot, transposed numbers, or you received essential paperwork after you filed, there is still time to amend your tax return.  The Daily Deduction has a few essential guidelines that you should know before you reach out to your local Liberty Tax Service office to file your amendment.

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By: Lauryn on 9/12/2014 01:57:38 PM

Grandparenting is Grand!

Happy Grandparents' Day to our eSmart Tax Community! This day is about celebrating family, no matter how far they live from you. If you're looking for ideas on how to celebrate, The Daily Deduction has a few budget-friendly suggestions.

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By: Lauryn on 9/7/2014 02:05:00 AM

Labor Day: From Its Roots to Today

We are celebrating everyone in the workforce today.  Happy Labor Day of rest, everyone!

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By: Lauryn on 8/28/2014 10:18:12 AM

Finance Tips for the College Freshman

The urge to spend money is everywhere, especially when you’re enjoying your new-found freedom as an adult in your college living arrangements. With limited places to store food (which creates the need for endless dining tabs) big tuition bills, end-of-summer entertainment, and clothing expenses, how can one possibly maintain money-consciousness and explore this freedom while keeping debt from crippling your college experience all at the same time?  eSmart Tax has a few tips that can help.

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By: Lauryn on 8/28/2014 10:10:00 AM

College and Your Taxes

Moving on to college is a big milestone that comes loaded with responsibility.  One of those responsibilities is to lay the foundation for financial security. Part of financial security is knowing how your life decisions affect your taxes. Your decision to go to college comes with tax credits and deductions!  As you move into your college living arrangements, congratulate yourself as you make a great investment in yourself and your immediate tax future.

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By: Lauryn on 8/28/2014 10:10:33 AM

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