About Philip Taylor, CPA

Philip Taylor is a CPA, writer, entrepreneur, and founder of FinCon. Philip has been quoted and featured in multiple media outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Forbes, Fox Business, and more. Connect with him on Twitter or LinkedIn.

The Best Appointment Scheduling Software for Small Business [in 2023]

At the heart of your small service business success is your ability to schedule meetings with customers efficiently. Today’s modern software solutions aim to help you quickly streamline the scheduling process and book meetings. But do they? The best appointment scheduling software will allow you to book multiple employees, take payments, and perform more marketing […]

How to Make Money Blogging [10 Important Questions Answered]

Instead of an actual interview with someone else today, I thought I’d share a bit of my own knowledge about making extra money from blogging. Blogging can be a great way to make money on the side. It’s a perfect side hustle because it’s flexible and doesn’t require much in terms of start-up costs. You […]

Ownwell Review 2023: I Saved $233 in Property Taxes

Last year I let Ownwell protest the property taxes on one of my rental properties. They were able to reduce my taxes by $233. This year I’m using them on both of my properties. Here’s my review of their service. In short, Ownwell is a legit startup out of Austin that is making the property […]

Square Promo Code for Hardware – 20% Off

Attention all new entrepreneurs! Are you looking to take your business to the next level? Look no further than Square, the leading provider of payment and point-of-sale solutions for businesses of all sizes. As a proud affiliate partner of Square, I’m excited to announce that I’ve been given an exclusive promo code for 20% off […]

What is Square and How Does it Work (for Side Hustlers)?

As your side hustle, freelance business, or e-commerce shop grows, you may need software to help you manage it. One popular solution is Square. Once just a way to accept credit card payments with your phone, Square now offers a flexible suite of tools to run and grow your enterprise. Read on to discover how […]

How to Start a Blog on Instagram in 2023: 7 Steps for Beginners

You know Instagram is a social media behemoth. Did you know, it’s utilized by over one billion people monthly? Yep. It gives a big stage for both individuals and organizations to share their experiences and associate with their ideal crowd. Starting a full blog on WordPress can be a great way to make money. But […]

How to Accept Credit Card Payments Online as a Freelancer

When you first get started freelancing, it’s all about producing a great product for your client. Your focus should be here. But all too often, freelancers make getting paid the least of their worries. It shouldn’t be. As a freelancer you need to get paid appropriately…and on time! Thankfully, accepting credit card payments online is […]

Branded Surveys Review | What I Made in 2 Hours

Ready to learn more about Branded Surveys, the top-notch survey platform that rewards its users with cash and gift cards for taking surveys? We’ve got you covered! In this article, we’ll examine the advantages, drawbacks, and other features of Branded Surveys so you can gain an unprejudiced view of their value. How Much Do Branded […]

41 Summer Jobs for Teens and College Students [Plus Avg. Pay Rates]

We’ve got the best list of summer jobs for teens and college students listed here. Do you (or your teen) have a job for summer yet? Getting a job is the perfect use of all that extra time in the summer. Whether you’re in high school or college, you can make some extra money and […]

7 Free Spreadsheets and Templates for Budgeting, Expense Tracking, and More

Today I thought I’d share a few of my spreadsheets to help you stay on top of your finances. They’re oldies but goodies. These sheets will hopefully add to your overall financial organization efforts. I’ve provided a brief explanation about each one and links to download the sheets (no email address required!). 1. Personal Financial […]

TurboTax Live Full Service Business Review 2023

As a business owner and CPA, I understand how important it is to find good tax help. As an entrepreneur, I want to focus on product and sales, not necessarily my business taxes. I don’t even do my business taxes. I get help from a CPA firm. If you’re a new business owner of a […]

11 Side Hustles You Can Start Today with a Phone & Card Reader

Looking for a side hustle that you can set up in no time? No problem! With just a phone and card reader, you can start earning the extra income you’re looking for today – without needing to invest in expensive payment gear or business software. Whether it’s providing services like mobile detailing, pet waste removal, […]

The Free Square Reader: Get One in 2023

Square’s Free Card Reader is a cutting-edge device designed to empower small business owners to manage their finances efficiently while easily accepting payments from customers. The reader presents a cost-effective solution for businesses of varying sizes, whether operating in a physical storefront, online, or both. I got my free reader from Square over ten years […]

Empower vs Mint: Which is Better?

Are you looking to get more control over your financial situation? Empower and Mint both give you an overview of your spending and investments but in different ways. Mint is primarily an aggregator and budgeting app, while Empower is mainly an aggregator and investment management platform–but also offers limited budgeting capabilities. Let’s take a look […]

Empower (Personal Capital) Review 2023

I love Empower (Personal Capital) for all the free tools they offer. It’s a great place to aggregate all your accounts and see what’s going on with your money. Empower can be a one-stop shop for your money from budgeting to investment advice. Here’s what you need to know about how Empower works, how it […]

21 No Background Check Jobs [Available Today]

Are you looking for a job but think your criminal background may get in the way? It will be a challenge. After all, only around 5% of managers actively consider candidates with criminal records. So it may be time to reconsider your options. Many jobs – some that you may not have considered – don’t […]

Are Certificates of Deposit (CDs) FDIC Insured?

Passive income the old-school way. CDs are back in style. And with some CD rates at 5%, it’s easy to see why. As you know, a certificate of deposit (CD) is a type of savings account that allows you to deposit your money for a set term. The term is usually from one month to […]

104 Ways to Save Money (New Ideas for 2023!)

Let’s save some money! Here are 104 ways to save money. Why save money? Well, so you can afford your future. So you have an emergency fund and you won’t have to rely on credit to get you by. So you can do some fun things (i.e. that big down payment). There are lots of […]