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Tagged With "hacks"

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  • Saving Money
    We've all heard tricks like paying yourself first, but what's one super unique thing that you routinely do to save more money every month? What's your #1 budget hack!?
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    One thing that recently helped me start saving more money for my savings and investing funds is by setting up direct deposit of my paycheck to my various bank accounts and then only including the money meant for spending in my budget. So following the 50/30/20 plan that Jaspreet has recommended in some of his videos; I was able to designate 50% of my paycheck to my checking account, 30% to my investment account, and 20% to my savings. Then I build my budget off of the 50% in my checking...
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    It was very easy to stick to the budget while everything was shutdown since there was nothing to spend money on but ever since things have started opening back up it has personally never been more difficult to stick with it, at least as far as the budget for eating out goes! I have definitely exceeded the amount of money that I designated for eating out the past couple of months because besides going on multiple walks everyday, going to get food is the only time I get out of the house.
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    @Landon Martin I love the auto deposit idea! One of the best ways to go about your saving/budgeting is staying organized and using certain plans and aspects to your advantage. Has the pandemic affected your budgeting at all? (Has it made it easier, better, or harder to stick to?)
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    @Landon Martin It's definitely been tougher due to the rising prices at the grocery store. As to how to return back to normal: We'll have to wait and see what things look like when they actually do return back to normal, but we actually recently published an article on things you can do to pass the time during this pandemic not too long ago (don't worry, there's some options for going out of the house on this list, too). Hope this helps! https://theminoritymindset.com...ys-to-pass-the-time/
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    You can get your taxes done for FREE instead of paying a firm if you are a qualified taxpayer. In Canada, there is the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP). Community organizations host free tax clinics where volunteers file tax returns for eligible people. Guidelines in most provinces are for individuals earning up to $35K, a two person family up to $45K, and so on. (see details: https://www.canada.ca/en/reven...ome-tax-program.html ). In the U.S., the IRS's Volunteer Income Tax...
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    Also, the FREE tax programs I mentioned in my previous post are always looking to find new volunteers and they provide FREE tax training where you will likely learn a few more hacks to save money on taxes, as per your opening question. Having gained experience completing taxes will look good on a resume too if you are looking to pursue a career in business or finance. Lastly, but equally important, it will also give you a great feeling at having helped others who may not be in as stable a...
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