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What To Look For When Choosing A Digital Bank

What To Look For When Choosing A Digital Bank

Digital banking has grown in popularity since the first mobile banking app was launched in 2011. Since then, online banking has grown to include fully mobile banks alongside brick and mortar ones with digital banking apps. In 2018, approximately 61% of Americans used digital banking, which is expected to grow to 65.3% by 2022. As the trend grows it’s important to know what to look for when choosing a digital bank.

Accounting Tips for Freelancers in a Growing Gig Economy

Accounting Tips for Freelancers in a Growing Gig Economy

Setting your hours and making money on your terms are some of the highlights of being a freelancer. But the benefits of being your own boss come with added pressures and responsibilities. Tracking expenses, managing invoices, measuring profitability, and preparing for tax season are just a few of the accounting concerns that freelancers need to master. Following these boilerplate accounting tips for freelancers can help you better manage your income in a rapidly growing gig economy. 

Hiring a Tax Preparer: 7 Tips You Need to Know

Hiring a Tax Preparer: 7 Tips You Need to Know

Hiring a tax preparer is a great way to make sure your taxes are accurate. Or is it? According to recent surveys by NerdWallet and Go Banking Rate, a third of Americans hire someone to do their taxes. However, more than two-thirds admit to not asking for the preparer’s credentials or if they will be represented in the event of an audit.

Quiz: Should You DIY Your Taxes?

Quiz: Should You DIY Your Taxes?

Most people dread tax season because filling out tax forms is a hassle. Also, if you make a mistake on your taxes, there are serious consequences. The only thing worse than doing taxes is having your taxes audited for errors. But as scary as taxes may seem, for most people, they are relatively straightforward. Take our quiz to see if you should DIY your taxes! 

8 Tips to Achieve Financial Freedom

8 Tips to Achieve Financial Freedom

There are plenty of books, radio programs, podcasts and TV shows that offer advice on how to achieve “financial freedom.” It sounds nice in theory, but it’s a difficult term to define. One person might imagine financial freedom as living a lavish, millionaire lifestyle, while another may consider not living paycheck-to-paycheck to be enough. If there isn’t a textbook definition for this term, why is it important, and how can you get there?