The $24,000 Tax Time Bomb

Posted on 10. Mar, 2021 by in Managing Finances, Small Business Tips, Tax Tips

A terrible tax surprise everyone should know What follows is a true story. A story with a sad ending. But one that has a lesson for everyone. Stick with the story, with a high degree of certainty you probably know someone in this exact situation. The ingredients Back in the 1970s, U.S. Savings Bonds were […]

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Seven Tips For Financial Wellness In 2021

Posted on 03. Feb, 2021 by in Budget, Credit Report, Small Business Tips

Common New Year’s resolutions are to lose weight or become more active. Perhaps 2021 is the year to shift focus. Here are seven tips to help you become more financially fit. Create a budget. It’s easy to get into financial trouble if you spend more than you earn. By watching your budget more carefully, you might […]

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Budgeting Made Simple for the Small Business Entrepreneur

Posted on 30. Dec, 2020 by in Budget, Managing Finances, Small Business Tips

Most of us came from the corporate world where working with budgets was an everyday occurrence. So now you are the one in charge and budgeting is the last thing on your mind for your own business. Budgeting is just as important to the small business owner as it is to major corporations. It helps […]

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Saving Too Much Can Sometimes Be Expensive

Posted on 13. Nov, 2020 by in Budget, Customers, Family, Small Business Tips, Spending

When it comes to money topics, you’re always hearing how to save more. But even with the best of intentions, you can run into trouble when you try to save too much. Here are four ways that savings can get in your way and how you can correct them. Savings that turns into spending. Buying something […]

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Find a Budget Method That Works

Posted on 29. Sep, 2020 by in Budget, Customers, Employees, Family, Managing Finances, Small Business Tips, Spending

Which unique method of budgeting will work for you? You have your own unique personality, preferences and lifestyle. Likewise, how you manage and organize your finances can have its own personality, including how you budget. Here are five different methods of budgeting, each with a distinct way of helping you organize your spending and finances. […]

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Great Tips to Improve Your Credit Score

Posted on 22. Sep, 2020 by in Cashflow, Credit Report, Managing Finances, Small Business Tips

You’re ready to take out a loan to buy a house, a car or get a credit card. You fill out the application and wait to hear from your bank on its decision to loan you the money. And then you get the dreaded phone call. Your credit score wasn’t high enough to approve the […]

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Build a Fortress Defense for PPP Loan Forgiveness

Posted on 26. Aug, 2020 by in COVID-19, IRS, Managing Finances, Small Business Tips

More than 70% of small businesses in America now have loan proceeds from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to help retain employees during the current pandemic. The entire amount of a PPP loan is eligible to be forgiven if the funds are used for qualified expenses. Recent legislation liberalizes the terms of loan forgiveness for […]

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High School Students! Here’s How You Can Make College More Affordable.

Posted on 24. Aug, 2020 by in Budget, Children, Family, Managing Finances, Misc. Articles

Students can earn college credits while still in high school With the cost of college rising rapidly, it can be overwhelming to think about how to pay your way through school for either yourself or your kids. Fortunately, saving hundreds, even thousands, is possible. Teenagers can help keep down the cost of their future college […]

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Will That Be Cash or Barter?

Posted on 11. Aug, 2020 by in Budget, Misc. Articles, Small Business Tips, Spending

How swapping products and services could benefit your business Bartering, the act of trading goods or services with other goods or services instead of money, is more popular than ever. With high unemployment rates and cash flow being stressed, bartering is a good way to create value for your business. The new world of bartering […]

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How Stay-at-Home Orders Change Money Habits

Posted on 05. Aug, 2020 by in Budget, Charitable Contributions, Charitable Giving, Managing Finances, Small Business Tips, Spending

The most fruitful periods of growth often happen when they are the least expected. Teachers and parents call them teachable moments. By reflecting on how you handle the situation, you can learn a lot about yourself. The disruption caused by this year’s pandemic is a massive teachable moment for all of us regarding money. Here […]

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