Get Inspired: Business Successes
Feb18

Get Inspired: Business Successes

There’s no two ways about it, business can be hard work, whether you’re focusing on progressing up that proverbial career ladder or you’re looking at breaking away from the norm and starting something for yourself. At times, it can feel like your business plan is going nowhere – but don’t despair! Instead, it’s important to get yourself re-inspired. Whether that’s by enrolling onto a course...

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Tax Deductions: Yea or Nay?
Feb09

Tax Deductions: Yea or Nay?

Tax season is here and filers, both individual and business, are digging through last year’s documents searching for ways to lower their tax liability or beef up refunds. While some of their findings may be completely legit, others could raise eyebrows at Uncle Sam’s headquarters. Here are some commonly claimed deductions, and the consensus regarding their legality. You might be surprised. Furry Friends Rover and Bruno may be your...

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How and Why People Invest In Gold
Feb06

How and Why People Invest In Gold

A reader recently asked me if they should invest their cash reserve in gold. Probably not…. Gold is a misunderstood investment. Some view gold as eternally safe (when it is anything but); some see it as a glamorous means to short-term gains; and some misunderstand the market entirely in terms of how, exactly, it moves in correlation (or not) with or against other asset classes. Let’s set some of these misunderstandings...

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5 Tips to Save Money on Your Smartphone Bill
Jan30

5 Tips to Save Money on Your Smartphone Bill

When you just can’t seem to make your money last all month, something has got to give. If you’re searching for ways to cut your monthly expenses, look no further than your smartphone. A Harris Interactive survey found that almost half of Americans spend $100 or more each month on their smartphone, while 13 percent drop $200 or more on monthly phone service. Pardon our frankness, but that’s crazy. $100-$200 a month?...

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3 Smart Things 20-Somethings Can Do With a Tax Refund
Jan24

3 Smart Things 20-Somethings Can Do With a Tax Refund

Unless you left with an accounting degree, filing your first tax return after college can be a little deceiving. A couple government checks in the mail this summer might feel like a consolation prize for a dues-paying job, and you deserve to be king for a day, right? Hold on a minute. We have a few ways you 20-somethings can make the best use of your tax refund. Perhaps the Most Underrated: Start Saving If you get your refund...

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