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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Good News: Small Business Confidence Is High. Here’s Why
Jan11

Good News: Small Business Confidence Is High. Here’s Why

Some news today for our UK readers. Will this spill over into the USA? Hopefully! A recent survey by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is welcome news to the UK economy which in part is dependent upon the success of that sector. The regular quarterly survey showed that 60% of respondents expected growth in their business in the coming months, a clear sign that they believe the recession has been left behind.  The result is...

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3 Bookkeeping Tips for Entrepreneurs
Dec16

3 Bookkeeping Tips for Entrepreneurs

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 was passed to stop corporate malfeasance and accounting scandals at Enron, Tyco and other large companies that cost investors billions and many Americans their pensions. In 2014, a study by the University of Kansas School of Business found that only 728 financial restatements were filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in 2012. That’s down from 1,784 restatements filed in 2006. The...

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Choosing The Right Investments For Your Needs
Dec05

Choosing The Right Investments For Your Needs

Here’s the million dollar question: where do you put your money to make it grow toward riches? Gurus who want to keep you in the dark use labels for investing like “hard” and “difficult”….and it can be. However, on the most basic level, it also can be the easiest thing in the world. You just need to start. But why don’t people start? Most people I worked with were worried they be wasting their...

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7 Killer Personal Finance Lessons to Go From Couch Potato to IRONMAN
Nov26

7 Killer Personal Finance Lessons to Go From Couch Potato to IRONMAN

Humans by nature have a competitive drive that compels them to succeed. Great athletes are committed to their training because they want to be the best, and anything less than a championship isn’t enough. If you’re not an athlete, this urge to prove yourself often manifests itself in the car you drive or the house you live in. But to properly manage your money, you need the dedication of a pro athlete to train your mind and create...

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