The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Index Funds, Mutual Funds, and ETFs

If you were to jump into a Canadian lake in January, I bet you’d feel some sort of shock to your system. If you’ve never done much investing, you’ll feel a similar shock when you start to sort through all the investing options. In fact, beginning investors often use phrases like -  overwhelmed, so many choices, and I don’t know what to do. Don’t expect me to tell you what to do, but I do … [Read more...]

The Beginner’s Guide to Self Employed Tax

Of course you can read about all this information regarding small business and taxes from the IRS.  You just need to drink a gallon of coffee before you start.  I’ll try and simplify things and explain them in a way that is easy to understand. This will be my seventh year to file as a self-employed individual.  To be perfectly honest, self employment tax information is never fun, but when you … [Read more...]

How to Invest at Lending Club | A Guide for New Investors

I recently had a reader email with a follow-up question regarding p2p lending at Lending Club.  He essentially wanted to know how to invest at Lending Club. Here’s the question: Could you explain to me how lending club works as an investor? What type of initial investment is needed? Do you fund individuals or across the board? I thought the question would be good to address in this … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Card Guide | An Indispensible Guide on How to Get the Best Price on Christmas Gift Cards

Convenience and preference. Those are the two descriptors in favor of the holiday gift card. In my own family, there are some members who consistently request gift cards and others who would prefer you take time to pick out something ‘more meaningful'.  In my own immediate family, we exchange a lot of homemade Christmas gifts. But, if you are going to buy some holiday gift cards, you … [Read more...]

How to Make Money Selling eBooks

Over the last two weeks, I’ve shared how you can make money online by using two different income streams.  Today we’ll discuss the third stream – how to make money by selling eBooks.  In case you’re interested, here are the other two income steams we’ve already introduced: Make money blogging Make money writing online In the last 17 months, I’ve written and sold two eBooks at MH4C.  The … [Read more...]

Make Money Blogging | A Guide for Beginners on How to Make Money Online

This is not the first, nor will it be the last, article on how to make money blogging. So why write it? Because people are always very interested when they hear that I make money online. Now I can just send them to this post :). Every story is unique, and so it contributes something new to the discussion. So brace yourself for around 7500 words on how I make money blogging. My three primary … [Read more...]

How To Start A Business For Teens This Summer

Ever since I was young, I had a little bit of an entrepreneurial taste in my mouth.  I’ve dabbled with a few things here and there, but never had a full fledged business as a teen.  However, every summer I always made enough money to take care of my outlandish teen expenses.  So, here’s … A Step By Step Guide To Starting a Summer Business For Teens Here are some possible summer business ideas … [Read more...]