It astonishes me to think about the fact that since the time I got my first job, at around 15 years old, to now, going into my late 20’s, that I had been living paycheck-to-paycheck. I have tried many times and again to set aside money, improve my financial responsibility, and fix my bad credit […]

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In our recent post, “11 Ways to Save Your Small Business Money,” we talked about a lot of things that you can to help reduce expenses for your company. Among the things we listed in the post were things like sharing space and outsourcing some of your internal duties. One of the things that didn’t […]

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As a business owner, it is your responsibility to provide a safe, comfortable, and decent environment for employees and customers. Part of providing such an environment requires fully functional and operational facilities. One area of concern for most business owners is their HVAC systems. As the heating, cooling, and ventilation systems are responsible for providing […]

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Advice for Getting Out of Debt and Rebuilding Your Credit

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Consumer debt can slowly take over your life. After evaluating how much you owe on credit cards, personal loans, auto loans and other bills, you might scratch your head and wonder how you’ll keep your finances on track. Getting into debt is certainly easier than paying off high balances. If your debt gets out of […]

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11 Ways to Save Your Small Business Money

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Small businesses are always looking for ways to save money. Especially when just launching a small business needs every dollar they can get. Here are a few tips and ideas as to how you can lower your expenses and keep more money in your small business’ pockets. Sharing Space – If the business is just you, […]

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Check Out This Free Excel Budget Sheet

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Looking for a free budget sheet run with excel or open office calc? There are plenty online, but one of the most complex, and thorough budget sheets I’ve found as of late is over at No More Harvard Debt. If you haven’t already been to the website, Joe, a recent Harvard grad paid off about […]

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November 2012 Bartending Income Report

by Ryan

Well November was more of the same, but the hourly was up a tad. Much like October, November continued the slow season at the bar with very few shifts, but a nice little boost from Thanksgiving weekend. With holiday parties coming up it’s expected to be a bit busier in December, but we’ll see. November […]

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How Much do Bartenders Make?

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Since I’ve been bartending for years people often as me “how much do bartenders make?” This is a question that simply “depends,” but I’ll do my best to try and answer it. If you want the short answer the range varies from $5 an hour, all the way up to $100 an hour, but in […]

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Raise the Value of Your Home by Planting Trees

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You see them in almost every neighborhood, but did you realize that trees are a great way to raise the value of your home? According to a diagram presented by the arbor day foundation, trees can increase the value of your property by up to 15%. That’s a big shift! If you owned a home […]

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Free Personal Finance Stock Images

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I like to dabble in photography, so I’m building a collection of personal finance stock images that are free for you to use! It’d be much appreciated if you attribute them to me by linking back to plantingdollars.com. If you have any ideas of cool photos email me, and I’ll see if I can get […]

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