Category: Single Mom CPA

Here's What You Need to Know About ETFs

ETFs, exchange-traded funds, are funds that trade on stock exchanges - just like the name spells out. They're like the sexier, more flexible cousins of mutual funds. And ETFs make a great choice for building up wealth. To start, every ETF holds a whole portfolio of securities, just like a mutual fund. You can find...

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How To Buy Stocks and ETFs in 4 Simple Steps

Please Note: This article contains affiliate links. If you click on those links, I may receive compensation.   Ready to start investing but not sure how to buy shares in stocks and ETFs (exchange-traded funds)? The process can feel intimidating when you haven't done it before, but it's much easier than you think. And now that you've...

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How to Make Estimated Tax Payments and Avoid IRS Penalties

So many people – especially newly divorced single moms and first-time freelancers – end up in tax trouble for one common reason: They don't realize they need to make estimated tax payments.  So if you: Started a business Have a side gig Got unemployment Work from home as a freelancer Have any 1099-NEC or 1099-MISC...

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Earn Extra Money – $50 or More – While Sitting on Your Couch

Your situation feels impossible: You need to earn extra money to take care of your family. But you feel stuck because you can’t afford to pay for more childcare. So many of us - single moms especially - find ourselves in exactly this position. We desperately need a way to bring in more cash.  But...

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Tax FAQ for Tax Year 2020

Q: When are my taxes due? A: May 17, 2021 is the due date for individual tax returns – Form 1040 – and making 2020 income tax payments. But there are other due dates you may need to know too: April 15: 1st estimated tax payment for 2021 April 15: income tax return for C corporations Q: Is...

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Self-Employment Taxes: Here’s What You Need to Know

More and more people - especially single moms -  are working multiple jobs or side gigs to make ends meet. But not all of those jobs come with a “normal” paycheck, the kind with taxes taken out. And that's why you need to know about self-employment taxes. When you work as a freelancer or independent...

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