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Consumer Tips

You Can Rent Out Your Home for the Short Term

The travel bug has bitten you and you’re ready to head out for several months in a bid to see much of the world. Your plans have you traveling across five or six continents and you’re not about to rush your way from destination to destination.

Business Management

How to Find Affordable Retail Space

You have been renting vendor space at a popular flea market for years. More than a year ago you upgraded to permanent space inside, where you have enjoyed increased foot traffic.

Achieving Success

Is My Child Ready for Preschool?

Your child is three, perhaps four years old. She is sociable, inquisitive and is not afraid of trying new things. Clearly, this child is a candidate to attend preschool.

Consumer Tips

Retirement Planning: What is Involved

Saving money for retirement can take much effort especially if you have other responsibilities such as putting children through college, paying medical bills and handling your mortgage. Yet, even setting aside a little money can go far to provide for your old age, funds that can help maintain your lifestyle.

Fun Stuff

How to Celebrate the 4th of July

The 4th of July, also known as Independence Day, is one of several holidays throughout the years that Americans of every background, creed and ethnicity can celebrate.

Consumer Tips

How to Get a Bargain at Flea Markets

Flea markets are found across the country, allowing merchants to shop their wares and making it possible for consumers to find bargains. You’re likely to find good prices at most flea markets, but even those prices are subject to negotiation.

Small Business

Human Resources: Employee Rights

As a small business operator, you may be so busy running your business that you forget that your employees have certain expectations and rights that go beyond their job description.

Consumer Tips

How to Shop For a Deal at a Pawn Shop

Pawn shops have a seedy reputation, one that isn’t entirely deserved. These shops have been used to fence stolen goods and they aren’t always regulated as strongly as traditional retail shops.

Money Management

How to Tame the Money Monster

Debt is a reality for many Americans, a very present one at that. So many people are living from paycheck to paycheck, including those that are facing foreclosure or bankruptcy.

Debt Management

Loan Consolidation Tips and Tricks

If you have debt, including high interest rate credit cards, then you may be desiring to consolidate what you owe. Debt consolidation can involve multiple loans and save you money.

Credit Cards

Bad Credit: No Problem Credit Cards

A credit score of under 550 has you in bad credit territory. Likely, you have a few dings on your record including a late payment, an overdrawn account or insufficient funds.

Home Tips

How to Get and Stay Organized

After living in one place for several years, you have accumulated more stuff than you ever thought was possible. That is a natural progression for homeowners — you buy new items, but you are not as quick to get rid of what you have already owned.

Business Management

How to Win Employees to Change

Change. The very word “change” frightens some people, including employees who may wonder where they will fit in as progress is made.