With the new tax law taking effect and the 2017 tax deadline fast approaching, now is definitely the time to review your current withholdings. After checking the IRS's online calculator, ask your human resources or payroll department how you can file a new W-4 if need be. Just remember, while the results may mean a smaller tax refund in the future, it could also mean more money in your pocket right away.
Just about nine months ago, I started my so-called "YouTube career" by purchasing my first vlogging camera and launching the Money@30 channel. Since then, there have been a number of ups and down, windfalls and expenses. Through it all, though, my channel has continued to grow and I've learned a lot in the process.
Even if you don't have a particular trip abroad planned just yet, there's little harm in applying for a U.S. passport now. First of all, for those over the age of 16, passports are valid for 10 years from when they are issued, giving you plenty of time to take advantage of them.
As someone who's visited all 12 of the Disney Parks worldwide, I definitely know how expensive they can be to visit. Luckily, in my many experiences, I've also learned a few ways to keep your costs down. While it's always nice to enjoy the finer things that Disney has to offer — such as Deluxe hotels, fine dining, and more — I've found that going the thrifty route actually works out better in the end as you can afford to visit again and again!
The moral of the story isn't just that you should probably strengthen your Starbucks account password (although I'd recommend it), but that you may want to take a closer look at your password patterns and make some updates.
As a one-time eBay obsessor, I've been using PayPal for quite a long time. However, that usage has seemingly increased as of late — even in the face of competition from Apple, Venmo, Square Cash, and others. While I can't quite explain what's been leading me to click that PayPal button...