Yearly Archives: 2011

5 Common Tax Mistakes You Shouldn’t Be Making

5 Common Tax Mistakes You Shouldn’t Be Making

With just over a month to go before the Tax Man comes around, many consumers are scrambling to get their receipts and W-2s in order so they can file their taxes and hopefully get a nice refund check. With so many people in such a mad rush to get their returns out the door in

Updating My Value Dividend Portfolio

Updating My Value Dividend Portfolio

One of my favorite parts of my financial “empire” is my Dividend Portfolio (a/k/a Perpetual Income Machine).  While it is not big by any stretch of the imagination worth only a couple grand, I have been throwing more and more money at it per month so I feel that it deserves more attention.  Actually, I

What Do I Need to Bring to My CPA or Accountant

What Do I Need to Bring to My CPA or Accountant

Despite helping people in my life with their taxes I use an Accountant.  There are a couple reasons why I use one: The Wife is Self Employed complicating our situation a bit I have self employment income which is growing After our meeting with our CPA I don’t feel the stress I did when I

The Your E-Book Sucks Net Worth Update

The Your E-Book Sucks Net Worth Update

Net Worth Update On January 18, 2011 I decided to start a new way to track my net worth.  I created a private spreadsheet and zeroed out my net worth.  This way I can share my progress each month, going forward without revealing how much is in my savings account, 401(k), etc. What assets am

Start a Side Hustle Now, It’s Easier Than You Think

I recently wrote a post about how I hate listening to people complain about mediocrity when there is so much opportunity out there and in response a fellow personal finance blogger/entrepreneur left a comment about a new side hustle he was starting up.  So I asked if he would take my readers through the creation

My Favorite Thing About Paying off Debt

My Favorite Thing About Paying off Debt

I have been aggressively paying down my auto loan since the beginning of the year.  Every time I am about to waiver and change course I remember my favorite thing about paying off debt.  What is my favorite thing about paying off debt? I don’t believe that debt is religiously evil, nor do I think