The Weekend Toast series is a collection of recently published articles by other bloggers that I put together to share. Consider this your one-stop-shop for remaining up-to-date on being a badass.
So, grab your drink of choice, put your feet up and get ready to read!
This week: tax prep checklist and how to invest your refund; living on your own; credit cards best for your wallet; envisioning success; lifehacks to destress and save money; sightseeing passes; forming an LLC
It’s that time of year folks. Tax season (yea, EW). Hopefully many of you will figure out a way to get a tax refund instead of having to owe. Once you get that check, though, you should have a plan on how to spend it. Invested Wallet gives us some advice in regards to investing this money in his recent post 9 Powerful Ways to Invest Your Tax Refund This Year. Check it out and see if you can make moves towards some powerful investments!
On that note, have you started your tax prep yet? If not, this post by How to FIRE is for you. The Ultimate Tax Prep Checklist. It’s super detailed and goes over the different forms you may need when filing, plus a free download-able list for you to use and keep track of what you’re doing.
Maybe you or someone you know is about to live on their own for the first time. While getting your own place can be scary it can also be very freeing. In addition, you can quickly go down a spending hole you didn’t realize existed. Trust me when I say that furnishing a home can get pricey. Debt Discipline writes an article about what to anticipate and how to avoid crazy spending until you get a handle for the new life you’re about to start. See if this helps you or someone you know! THE FINANCES OF LIVING ON YOUR OWN FOR THE FIRST TIME.
For those of you that like to play the credit card points game, DrMcFrugal has a post on all the credit cards he has and what he carries around with him all the time. He gives us a breakdown of what he uses where based on the perks he gets. See if what he does aligns with what you do, and if there’s a way to up your credit card game! What’s In My Wallet, Phone, And Sock Drawer
I was just having a discussion the other day with a friend about how to envision success. And then I stumbled across this post by Saving Joyfully! HOW TO ENVISION SUCCESS IN YOUR DAY TO DAY LIFE. It’s a great breakdown on how to live in the moment and appreciate what you have and have accomplished, plus steps you should be taking to continue progressing.
We are always interested in seeing travel hacks, cleaning hacks, cooking hacks,…all the hacks. However, there are also life hacks to help you save and stress less. Recovering Women Wealth writes a post on 10 life hacks that have helped her. Maybe you’re already doing some of these, and maybe this will give you some new ideas to incorporate in your day-to-day. Check it out: Lifehacks to Make Your Life Easier & Save You Money
If you have upcoming plans to visit some major cities in the US or even Puerto Rico consider getting a Sightseeing Pass. Off the Rock Adventures used it for Orlando and NYC. By purchasing the pass, they were able to see a bunch of sites and save money! Check it out and see if this is something that fits into your plans. Save Money on Vacation: Sightseeing Pass
I’ve run into several people lately, both at work and outside who either have LLC’s or are thinking of creating one for themselves and pursuing business ideas. If this is you, here’s a great post to get started and give yourself the know-how by Part Time Money. How to Form an LLC in 10 Easy Steps