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Passive Income vs. Earned Income

Have you ever heard the phrase, “If you can make a thousand dollars, then you can make a million”? Does this phrase make any sense to you? For a long time, I thought it made sense to me, but I didn’t really grasp the concept. This is the whole notion between earned income and passive income.

Earned Income

This is the type of income that we are all most accustomed to. We head to our place of employment, we clock in for eight hours, and then we leave. We are paid based on the time we put in, regardless of the results we achieve. Sure, some of us are paid more than others, but if we didn’t show up to work for a month, there’s no doubt that the paychecks would stop coming in.

Passive Income

This type of income is a little hazy for most of us. We’ve heard

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Self-Employment and Tax Advantages

The following is a post by Derek from Life and My Finances.

When you work for a company, paying taxes is pretty simple isn’t it? You don’t need to keep track of your income or the amount of taxes you’ve paid in. Your company keeps tabs on all of that for you, and then they send you a W-2 after the year is over! Then, the only tax form you need to fill out is the 1040 which is incredibly straightforward and self-explanatory. Yes, working for a company sure is a breeze when tax time comes around.

It May Be Easy, But Is It The Most Beneficial?

Filling out a 1040 is pretty easy (and cheap if you need to get it done), but it it really beneficial? What if you had a home-based business? What is it like keeping track of all of your own tax information? Is it

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