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While the advantages of working from home are many, one drawback is that it makes your finances more complex. For the self-employed, taxes, health insurance, business deductions and cash flow are just a few of the added financial issues. However, even telecommuters have special financial concerns. Look here for tips on managing both your personal and business finances.
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Saving Money Tips
Kids are expensive! Moms need saving money tips that they can really use. These saving money tips help cut expenses on both the everyday and indulgent expenses.

Questions About Taking a Home Office Tax Deduction
Taking a home office deduction on your taxes is one of many perks of working from home. But that doesn't mean it is easy. If fact, nothing is simple with the IRS when it comes to filing your income taxes. So if you have questions about taking a home office deduction, look below for some answers.

10 Ways to Cut Your Monthly Budget
Cutting your monthly budget doesn't mean necessities (or even all luxuries), but it does mean you can save money on those necessities. Maximize saving by saving on monthly expenses.

How to Build Your Savings Account
Saving money is a two-way street. You have to spend less and/or earn more. Learn about how to build your savings doing both.

What Is the Difference Between a Bookkeeper and Accountant?
Find out what the difference between bookkeeping and accounting for home businesses and what it means for your WAHM business.

19 Self-Employment Deductions You Don’t Want to Miss
This list of self-employment deductions will help the self-employed person recognize possible tax breaks all year long--not just at tax time.

Should You Take the Home Office Deduction?
If you work from home and you meet the requirements to take a home office deduction, it might seem like a no-brainer to take the deduction on your federal income taxes. But be careful. A home office deduction is not always in everyone's best interest.

Should You Avoid a 529 Account?
Parents worried about paying for a child's college education are often steered to a 529 account. But 529 accounts aren't for everyone. In fact, there are 5 good reasons to avoid opening a 529 college savings account for your child.

How to Make Extra Money Working at Home
These 9 ideas on how to make extra money at home are about making a little extra cash, not necessarily paying the mortgage, but they can be a great place to start.

Software for Your Budget Tips | How to Choose Budgeting Software
Personal budgeting software provides key features for budgeting your income with software that is dedicated to setting up, managing and tracking a household or personal budget.

1099-MISC Tax Form
Important information about IRS Form 1099-MISC, including when you should receive it, plus links to download a 1099 - MISC.

Increase Income by Working at Home
Getting a raise or finding a new job that pays more is perhaps the most obvious way to increase your income. Problem is, that is a lot easier said than done, particularly in tough economic times. Many people turn instead to starting a home business or working from home to increase their income. So for the purpose of this article, we're simply...

5 Ways to Save for the Holiday Season
Along with good cheer, the holidays bring so many expenses--Christmas parties, travel, decorations and extra grocery costs. And all that is on top of holiday gifts! Even if the holidays are already close, these four strategies can help you save for the holidays and avoid holiday debt.

Budgeting 101
Kids are expensive! And so is starting a business. If you're doing both, you definitely need a budget. Learn all about it from Jeremy Vohwinkle, About.com's Guide to Financial Planning.

Work-at-Home Business and Telecommute Insurance Options
Most homeowners insurance policies offer only limited coverage for home offices and home-business liability. Bobbie Sage, About.com's Guide to Personal Insurance, explores this issue in regard to both telecommuters and business owners.

Parent’s Guide to 529 College Savings Plans
About.com's Guide to Parenting Teens offers article by an investment adviser abou 529 College Savings Plans.

Individual Health Insurance Policies
Kelly Montgomery, About.com's Guide to Health Insurance, explains how to buy an individual health insurance policy.

Mint.com
Internet personal finance site offers tools for managing budgeting, investing, and savings.

4 Tips on Saving for Your Estimated Taxes
Be sure you have enough set aside to pay your quarterly estimated taxes!

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