I Needed to Have Better Pay Records

I needed to figure out a way to keep a better handle on my books. I run a small business that is sometimes too much for me to handle on my own. I hire some neighborhood teens to help me out when that is the case, and I pay them a very fair wage for helping me. Sometimes, I would just give them cash at the end of the day, and other times I would write them a check. I knew I needed to find a pay stub generator when one of them asked me how he was supposed to do taxes at the end of the year.

To be honest, I never considered that. I treated the teens who helped me out just as I do the teen who cuts my grass and does odd jobs for me now and again. I guess I just never figured any of them would claim this on their taxes since it is not very much money. When I considered that I claim it on my taxes though, I knew I had to get better about this. Continue reading “I Needed to Have Better Pay Records”

Moving to Where My Coworkers Lived Made More Sense

I had never visited a very large city, so that means I certainly had never lived in one before. I was excited but a little nervous too because I’m not very worldly. I got a job with a new company, and they mentioned that a lot of their employees apartments in uptown Dallas because it’s so close to the office. It really helps out with cutting down on traffic time every day. I was thinking that I might further out at first, though. So, that’s where I started looking for my own place. I later changed my mind about my decision.

I was used to it being rather quiet where I had been living in a smaller town about 3 hours a way. So, I figured that I would look for something like that for no other reason othre than my being used to it. Continue reading “Moving to Where My Coworkers Lived Made More Sense”

A Nice Apartment for My New Journey

I have never been the type to have a lot of money. I was never swirling in debt, but I never had any extra either. When I was given an opportunity to make in one year what it would normally take me three years to make, I did not hesitate to jump on the offer. I immediately started looking at apartments for rent in Santa Fe NM because I knew I was going to have to move. I lived about 90 minutes from Santa Fe, and that was just too far for me to drive every day.

I was living in a small apartment then, and I was comfortable enough. I did not need a luxury apartment or anything like that. I just wanted a clean place in a good part of town where I would be able to pay a reasonable rate for living there for at least one year. Continue reading “A Nice Apartment for My New Journey”

Our Big Move to Florida

My fiancee Jia and I are so happily in love with each other. We have been together for more than four years. I cannot wait to make her my wife. She is the perfect woman for me. One day, she told me that she was accepted to a graduate program in Florida. I was so proud of her. We decided to get place together. I also got a job offer in Florida. I thought it was a great coincidence. We searched an apartment guide for Jacksonville Fl to find the perfect place.

Jia and I have been apart from each other in the past. We both actually attended different colleges. We were on opposite sides of the country. We had the true definition of a long distance relationship. It was so hard. It was so bittersweet to visit her because I knew I had to leave. I did cherish the short time I was able to visit her even more. Continue reading “Our Big Move to Florida”

I Find That Living in an Apartment is the Best Plan

I had been renting a house for a few years, when my landlord said that he needed to sell it. Needless to say, I was not ready for that in the least. He had told me that he never planned to sell, and I could rent from him as long as I wanted to. Rather than look at homes again, I decided to look at available Deland apartments instead. I think that there are a lot of positive reasons to rent an apartment instead of a house that are more helpful to renters.

Often, when a person rents a home, there is a yard to take care of. You have to hope that the landlord will handle that. If you have to do it yourself each week, it can take a lot of time out of your week. Not only do you have to mow the front and back lawn yourself, you need to edge both yards as well. If there are any bushes or flowers in the yard, you may need to take care of those. Continue reading “I Find That Living in an Apartment is the Best Plan”

We Are Enjoying Our New Place at Daytona Beach Florida

We found out that there are affordable apartments for Daytona Beach FL. I thought we would never be able to afford to live in the Daytona area, but the Countryside Apartments have lower rent than what we had to pay elsewhere. The apartment complex puts us much closer to where we work, and that will save a fortune in gas every month. I was driving an hour each way to work every day. Now I actually ride a bicycle most days to work. It is very close. Saving money helps us put away more into our investments. We are not rich, but we do save and invest so we can be on track for an early retirement. Continue reading “We Are Enjoying Our New Place at Daytona Beach Florida”

Living Within Our Means in a Nice Apartment in Jacksonville Florida

My dad told me when I was a child that many people have it all wrong. My parents both have the same philosophy about money. We lived in a modest place in Florida when I was growing up. I liked it just fine. I had my own room and so did my sister. I noticed that we got along better as a family than some of my friends. Let me tell you how that shaped how my wife and I looked for apartments in Jacksonville FL when we were getting married.

My wife holds the same views about money that I grew up with. It is okay to buy the last generation of technology. I have had people give me what they call old smartphones that are barely a year old while they continually pay about thirty bucks a month for the latest thing. Continue reading “Living Within Our Means in a Nice Apartment in Jacksonville Florida”

Everyone Says It’s Easy to Find One

When it was time for me to branch out on my own and leave my parents home, my friends would all tell me how easy it was to find apartments in Orlando. I foolishly believed them, thinking it would be a piece of cake that would only take me one day to do. It wasn’t as simple as they made it out to be. I had to do extensive research to find the right apartment, and even then I had to worry about vacancies in the type of apartment I wanted. Some of the apartments I found weren’t worth my time, and others were perfect, but out of my price range, or didn’t have rooms for single residents. Continue reading “Everyone Says It’s Easy to Find One”

Settling into Our New Colorado Home

My wife and I work hard and like a nice place to live. We moved to Colorado to be right there where our corporate clients have their facilities. It was easier for us than the now weekly flights. We contacted the best Denver realtor to get a place that suited our needs, our lifestyle and our budget. Yes, even when you are looking for luxury apartments and condos, you still have a budget. We were keeping our home in the southeast part of the States, and we had expenses for keeping the lawn mowed and other things. Our home was actually now going to be our vacation home.

We had no problem adjusting to the early winters with all the snow. We both like skiing a whole lot. We would take a couple of trips each year to go skiing. Now we ski in Colorado by just getting in our SUV and heading to the closest slopes. Continue reading “Settling into Our New Colorado Home”