To bring in some of my 2017 income, I needed to invest $3891* in taxes, tax return prep, college tuition, and college texts. To bring in yet more, I needed to move money I already had into other accounts. (Weird, hey?)
Where does a person with tricky circumstances get that kind of cash to start with??
To win some of this dough, I needed cash on hand -I can’t get a matching contribution on my 401(k), for example, if I haven’t first set aside the cash required to trigger it. So my initial, extreme efforts at saving have had exponential results.
In all other cases, though, I needed no upfront investment -just a willingness to do paperwork!
Spending the $3891 brought me $14,422, the net of which I can now:
*spend on my kid’s disability needs,
*increase exponentially via long term investing, or
*donate to important causes.
What a great way to meet my family’s goals, and to “find” money I can share with people in far greater need.