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Consumer Financing

Loan Shark or Fair Lender?

An individual that loans money to another person for an exorbitant fee is sometimes known as a “loan shark.” Unfortunately, the term is often misused to describe legal lenders that charge rates that are above what most of us think are reasonable.

Consumer Tips

Coupon Processing: How it Works

Tweet Consumers still clip coupons, navigating through the Sunday newspaper for cents off on many of the items that they buy. Billions of dollars of savings are realized each year

Business Financing

Business Money and How to Get It

Your small business needs big bucks to get going, especially if you anticipate rapid growth and expansion. Unless you have deep pockets of your own, you’ll need to seek business money from other sources to fund your enterprise.

Business Services

Invoicing Made Easy: Do it Online

If you are a freelancer or a small business owner, then you know what a hassle it can be to create, send, and manage your invoices. You put your heart into completing your work and that wasn’t the difficult part.

Money Management

10 Money-Saving Tips for Senior Citizens

Several years of economic austerity have taken its toll on America’s seniors. These are individuals that typically live on a fixed income and must keep their costs under control.

Consumer Tips

Sound Financial Strategies for Young Families

Tweet Nevertheless, children are certainly a blessing and bring with them both hope and the promise of change. For young married couples, employing several sound financial strategies early on can

Tax Tips

Tax Tips for the Year Ahead

Tax season means looking back, specifically at the calendar year just ended. That makes sense as you have only until April 15 to get your taxes in order, prepared and sent off to the IRS and to your state’s taxing authority.

Consumer Tips

7 Tips for Reducing Credit Card Debt This Year

More than five years have passed since the economy tanked and credit is once again easy to get and just as easy to abuse. What is not so easy is getting out of debt, especially for consumers with restricted income and the attendant limited options.

Consumer Tips

4 Year End Car Buying Tips

If you are considering buying a new car, the last week of the calendar year plus the first few days of the new year are an optimum time to buy a new car. The days on either side of the new year are counted with the most recent calendar year’s sales with most automakers vying to increase those sales before the books close on Jan. 2nd or 3rd

Consumer Tips

15 Money Tips for the New Year

A new year means fresh possibilities, but your dreams may not come true without smart planning. The following 15 money tips can be rolled out in the coming year, ideas to help you generate wealth and live smarter.

Fun Stuff

20 New Year’s Resolutions We Can All Do

Are you ready to make some resolutions for the new year? The usual ones include losing weight, eating right, exercising more, and taking a vacation to an exotic destination. Good resolutions at that, but there are many more to consider.

Money Management

7 Financial Tips for Young Adults

Young people are facing a world where uncertainty is the only certainty that they have. Long gone are the days of company loyal and with it the pension plans, benefits and increased upward mobility.

Small Business

Your Year End Business Check Up

With just weeks left in the year, businesses will soon close the books on another business year. But before the calendar flips over, you’ll want to ensure that several matters including tax issues are addressed well before then.

Insurance

Renters Insurance: Surprisingly Affordable

If you are a tenant, you are not protected from loss if items are stolen from your apartment or your home is damaged. You need separate renters insurance, a policy between your insurance company and yourself.

Consumer Tips

Short on Funds? Just Barter It!

There is a separate, but legal economy at work in America today. It is known as bartering where goods and services are traded with no cash exchanged.