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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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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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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Have You Maxed Out Your 2012 Roth IRA Yet?

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With Thanksgiving coming up next week and the Holiday season fast approaching many of us will be focused more on buying gifts, eating tons of great food, and spending time with family rather than managing our investments. The 2012 window to invest in your Roth IRA might sneak up on you as your focused on […]

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Honolulu Most Expensive Housing Market in USA

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According to CNN Money, the most expensive housing market in the USA is… drum roll please… HONOLULU! I can attest Honolulu, is VERY expensive, but it is possible to live there cheaply if you do it right. Heck, I lived in Honolulu for about $1,000 a month, but it’s not for everyone. If you’re focused […]

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A Millionaire Parking Lot Attendant

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I just stumbled on this cool video of a parking lot attendant in Baltimore who never made more than $20,000 a year, but is worth over a million dollars. Using the time value of money, this guy achieved financial freedom without needing a high paying salary. His keys to success were: -He always made saving […]

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Free Pictures of Money and Coins

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Interested in getting pictures of money and coins without having to pay royalty fees? I have a collection available that I’ve taken that you can use absolutely free! View them in the slideshow below via flickr. If you’re super nice and would like to thank me for using these photos I would always appreciate a […]

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