Stats Women and Wealth

50+ Stats About Women and Wealth

In honor of Women’s History Month, Top Dollar Financial Insights Hub examined the economic conditions and financial challenges women face in the United States. While changes in society over the last 100 years have led to significant advancements for women and wealth, data shows that there is still work to be done. Explore 50+ stats about women and wealth, including data about the gender pay gap, women in business, debt and retirement.

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Which Artists Have Earned the Most From Spotify?

Spotify might just be the biggest star in 21st century music. But like any big star, everybody’s looking to see how Spotify spends its wealth.

“I’m not willing to contribute my life’s work to an experiment that I don’t feel fairly compensates the writers, producers, artists, and creators of this music,” says Taylor Swift – whose love-hate relationship with Spotify is well-documented. Damon from Galaxie 500 takes a more forensic approach: “Spotify… sent songwriting royalties of $1.05 for the 5,960 times our single “Tugboat” was played that quarter—split between the group’s three members, each of us had made 35 cents.”

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Accounting Tips for Freelancers

Accounting Tips for Freelancers in a Growing Gig Economy

Setting your hours and making money on your terms are some of the highlights of being a freelancer. But the benefits of being your own boss come with added pressures and responsibilities. Tracking expenses, managing invoices, measuring profitability, and preparing for tax season are just a few of the accounting concerns that freelancers need to master. Following these boilerplate accounting tips for freelancers can help you better manage your income in a rapidly growing gig economy. 

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File your taxes for free

File Your Taxes For Free: What You Need to Know

While most people assume it costs money to file your taxes, you don’t have to pay to file. You may find it easier if you do. There are several ways to file your taxes for free. However, taxes are complicated, and the more complex your return is, the harder it will be to find a free method that meets your needs. 

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Hiring a tax preparer

Hiring a Tax Preparer: 7 Tips You Need to Know

Hiring a tax preparer is a great way to make sure your taxes are accurate. Or is it? According to recent surveys by NerdWallet and Go Banking Rate, a third of Americans hire someone to do their taxes. However, more than two-thirds admit to not asking for the preparer’s credentials or if they will be represented in the event of an audit.

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Quiz Should I DIY My Taxes

Quiz: Should You DIY Your Taxes?

Most people dread tax season because filling out tax forms is a hassle. Also, if you make a mistake on your taxes, there are serious consequences. The only thing worse than doing taxes is having your taxes audited for errors. But as scary as taxes may seem, for most people, they are relatively straightforward. Take our quiz to see if you should DIY your taxes! 

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Tax Prep Software

The Pros and Cons of Tax Prep Software

The IRS begins accepting tax returns the second week of February, which means it’s time to get started on your taxes! Every year more tax prep software options promise to help you save money and time. Does the software make completing your taxes easier? Are paid versions worth it?

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8 Tips to Achieve Financial Freedom

There are plenty of books, radio programs, podcasts and TV shows that offer advice on how to achieve “financial freedom.” It sounds nice in theory, but it’s a difficult term to define. One person might imagine financial freedom as living a lavish, millionaire lifestyle, while another may consider not living paycheck-to-paycheck to be enough. If there isn’t a textbook definition for this term, why is it important, and how can you get there?

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