Taxumo Celebrates Your Passion {Get Tax Help}, Cymplified!

Do you want to do something you love and earn from it at the same time? I think it’s safe to assume that most people want to turn their passions into profit. I know I do!

That’s what I had in mind when I made this Joyful Days planner inserts booklet. I love watercolor painting! Creating something nice and useful is my goal with this product. I even opened a Facebook shop on my page for it. All I need is a customer!

make the starbucks planner my own add inserts

Ha ha! Not really! First, I need to register my business name in DTI. Then, as a responsible citizen of the country, I need to pay my taxes.

Taxumo celebrates passion

But, doing and paying taxes could be so taxing! Good thing someone cares for us and created an online platform where we could pay these online.

What is Taxumo? Taxumo is a subscription-based online, DIY tax assistance platform for registered solo entrepreneurs, self-employed professionals, and freelancers. It is focused on tax submission and payment—making these processes easy for us.

How does it work? We only need to put in our income and expenses, and the system immediately computes our tax dues. That includes our monthly percentage sales tax (2551M), our quarterly income tax (1701Q)—and soon, our annual income taxes (1701).

Taxumo, through its simple and easy-to-understand dashboard, also reminds us when we need to pay. We no longer need to go to the BIR office or the bank to pay our tax dues. Only a few clicks, and we can process everything without leaving our homes or offices.

Taxumo testimonial

At the intimate launch celebration held in Commune Café+Bar, I shared a table with Frances Sales of Topaz Horizon. She’s a mommy blogger extraordinaire. I read her blog and am glad to have met her IRL. She’s friendly, conversational and open. How she writes in her popular blog is the same as how she converses. Amazing!

Here we are with adorable Mr. P! taxumo celebrates passion
Frances is one of the ambassadors of Taxumo. She uses the platform and is very satisfied with the convenience it allows her.

In her words,

Taxumo has helped me really pursue my passion, and not worry about the nitty gritty and yucky stuff of business. Because I don’t have a team to help me, it’s great that I can partner with another entity who can fix everything else for me. Now that I don’t have to worry about taxes, then all my passion, all my energy, all my time can go to my business—and most importantly to my family.

Taxumo ambassador, yoga teacher, and Treehouse Yoga studio owner Rach Bonifacio has loved her Taxumo experience so much, she tells her friends to use it too:

“I would tell them, ‘You know what, paying taxes should not be a pain every month.’ You can just go online and submit it—it’s easy as that.”

I agree! Businesses help the economy, therefore, business owners must instead be encouraged to pay taxes. I think that’s how Taxumo celebrates passion.

Try Taxumo today

According to EJ Arboleda, one of the founders,

We designed Taxumo to help every solopreneur, self-employed professional, and freelancer. With our affordable subscription plans which enables access to the many features on the platform, we hope everyone can begin to focus more on their passion and worry less about their taxes.

Sharing with you an overview of the subscription plans. taxumo celebrates passion

Visit Taxumo.com to sign up! You can opt for a free trial.

Do you think Taxumo is for you? How do you think it will help?

Guest Post: How To Creatively Manage The Household Budget, Cymplified!

This guest post on How To Creatively Manage The Household Budget is brought to you by Hilary Smith.

Every mother has heard these dreaded words, “I’m bored” from their kids during summer vacation and “stick to the budget” almost every day from either her spouse or herself. The first one is easy enough to solve with a new toy or a treat for a restless child, but that can make the second scenario even more agonizing.

Balancing a budget often means going without those little extra treats, like avoiding pricey trips to that expensive coffee shop, when you can brew a perfectly good cup of joe at home for a fraction of the cost. Face it, as moms we’re all used to making all those little sacrifices and are always on the prowl for a good deal, searching out online coupons, promo codes and other extra savings…

But what are some other more creative, less obvious ways, that we can shave some extra dollars on an already tight budget?

How To Creatively Manage The Household Budget

Deceptive Discounts

I was once guilty of this one myself, falling for discounts that were more deceptive than practical. For example, we may be going to the “Dollar Store” for some extra savings, but they might not be actually what they seem. On Halloween, I figured I’d stock up on a bunch of buck bags of candy and save a bundle. But those teeny-tiny, dollar-sized bags of treats just didn’t add up when compared to bigger bundles that I could get on sale at my neighborhood grocery store.

It depends on the situation and the circumstances when it comes to places that seem like we’re saving big when it might not be the case. Take those big membership warehouse discount stores, while it seems we’re saving a bundle when buying in bulk, we have to remember the cost of the annual membership, extra time spent wandering around their huge store, additional gas and wear & tear on our vehicles driving to a more distant location. Many neighborhood grocery chains are offering specialized deals for in the form of customer loyalty programs that can be just as competitive price wise.

BONUS: The grocery store where I regularly shop offers a gas discount in conjunction with their customer loyalty program that saves me huge at the pump.

 

TV and Technology

Many consumers are swapping out their expensive cable or satellite providers for much cheaper alternatives. Streaming services like Amazon’s Fire TVStik, Hulu, Google Chromecast, and Netflix are offering almost all the same shows we love, including network television programs and new movies that we can watch on our own time schedule instead of theirs.

While checking prices on technology, take a good, long, hard look at your smart phone plan and see exactly how much data and lines you’re using and why. There’s likely a better deal out there, but be careful of those “blanket” offers that can have many hidden charges.

BONUS: Check prices when they’re advertising special offers and they may be willing to pay off early termination fees or are offering free equipment for more substantial savings.

 

Ask and You May Receive

My spouse refuses to give up our expensive cable provider (I know I just whined about it before) and since I’m not the one footing the bill, I don’t complain or argue that fact. We have a deal, I pay the grocery and household-related expenses, while my better half takes care of the mortgage and other bills. But recently, when someone had surgery and was out on disability for several weeks, I accidentally took a look at the cable bill, and my mouth fell open in shock.

Since my spouse refused to budge on making the switch, I called the provider, asked to speak with a supervisor and compared prices with them over the phone. I pointed out that we could be paying much less with one of their many competitors and told them a little white lie … that I was prepared to jump ship … right then and there. The manager was happy to put me on some kind of discounted plan with the same services we already had for much less … if I committed to signing on for another two-year commitment.

BONUS: By the way, when the two years is up, guess what, I’m calling them back!

There are more ways we could save money when we think hard about it. We might discover them when reflecting on our daily habits and routines. Being mindful and intentional in each thing we do could save us resources like cash, effort and especially time.

How about you? How do you creatively manage your budget?

 

Hilary Smith is a freelance journalist and a mother of two. She has a passion for writing about business, but since becoming a stay at home mom, she has been writing more about family, homes, and money related issues.