Have a community project you want to get off the ground? Need funding to make it happen? Online fundraising might be your top priority. In recent years, online platforms have made it easy to collect donations from friends, family, neighbors, and even complete strangers. With the right amount of promotion and marketing, you may be able to collect a significant amount of money from individual donations. However, soliciting donations from individuals isn't your only option.
- Getting your tax information together? Tax time is almost here, and it never hurts to start planning ahead. If you do your own taxes, you likely know that it can be a complicated process. It can be easy to make a mistake that leads to an expensive correction or even an audit. If the mistake causes you to underpay your taxes, you could face penalties, interest, or more. Below are a few common mistakes to avoid this tax season.
- To buy a house, you will probably need to get a mortgage loan from a bank and getting a loan can be difficult if you have credit that is less than great. If your credit is not as good as it needs to buy, you will need to devote some time to fix your credit before you apply for a loan. The amount of time you will need for this purpose will depend on what is on your credit report.
- When you are searching for the perfect home, it is all too easy to over-buy and end up with more home than you can actually afford. Then, you end up house-poor -- strapped for cash each month because your mortgage takes up such a big percentage of your income. To avoid this situation, follow these tips during your house-hunting process to ensure you can truly afford the mortgage on the home you're about to buy.
- Preparing for an estate sale is at least half the work of having one. How can you prepare for your upcoming estate sale? Here are four steps for any family. 1. Know What's for Sale. Whether you are doing this alone or with an entire family, it's important to understand thoroughly what you want to sell. Have a frank discussion with a family about all items you plan to list to ensure that everyone is on the same page.