How to Take Maternity Leave When You’re Self Employed

When I made the leap to become fully self-employed (a whopping 6 years ago) planning for maternity leave was the furthest thing from my mind. At the time, I was 23 years old and my business was my baby. But now I’m getting ready for a real, live human baby to join my family, and…

Costly PayPal fees are a tough pill to swallow in business. Here are a few simple ways to avoid or decrease PayPal fees and keep more of your money.

8 Easy Ways to Decrease or Avoid PayPal Fees

But the one thing about freelancing that I absolutely hate (besides self-employment taxes) is paying PayPal fees.

PayPal fees are so irritating to me. I hate it when I send out my invoices for freelance work I’ve completed only to have a chunk of my income taken away by PayPal.

For the longest time, I wondered if there were any legitimate ways to help decrease PayPal fees so I could keep more of my freelance income. After a year of working my business online, I’ve come up with a few strategies to decrease my PayPal fees. Now I’m sharing them with you so you can keep more of your money too!

Walking up to his standing desk at home

12 Best Standing Desks for Home Offices

One of the things I hate hearing the most whenever I visit the doctor is that I need to be more active and less sedentary.

Because of that, I’ve been trying to find every way I can to add more walking and standing into my day. But it’s tough when you work at a desk on a computer all day long.

This is exactly why standing desks were invented.

Of course, like regular desks, standing desks come in a variety of sizes and styles. Below are some of the best standing desks for home offices.


VA Success Story: How This Woman Achieved Financial & Work Freedom

Many people believe that if you love your work and are passionate about it, you can’t make a good living. Maybe you can’t even pay all the bills. We’ve all heard of the “starving artist”, right? That lead many people to believe that work security and building a financially secure life was more important than…

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QuickBooks Self-Employed Review 2023

If you’ve been working in the online world for a while, you’ve most likely come across QuickBooks Online, or it’s many other sub-products. But, you may not have heard about QuickBooks Self-Employed.

If you haven’t, QuickBooks Self-Employed is an online accounting system that may be the perfect fit for you and your accounting system needs.

Here’s my QuickBooks Self-Employed review, so you can find out if I recommend it, and if it’s the right choice for you and your business.

Looking to file your taxes for free? Cash App Taxes is a good service for those with simple tax returns. Here's my review so you can decide if you should try it. 

Cash App Taxes Review 2023

I’ve used Credit Karma for years to keep an eye on my credit score. But until recently, I didn’t know that they had a tax service as well, now called Cash App Taxes. Because I love trying new tools and giving helpful tips, here’s my Cash App Taxes review and if you should give it a…

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