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4 Key Steps for Launching a Small Business

Millions of new businesses are started each year from work-at-home freelance and daycare operations to financially-backed commercial enterprises.

Fun Stuff

10 Jobs Your Teen Can Do This Summer

Right about now, teenagers across the country are saying, “I’m bored!” That’s a logical response to a summer break where the school routine has ended.

Consumer Tips

What You Should Know About Timeshares

A timeshare describes jointly owned property that is typically used as a vacation home and allows the owners to use it at certain times of the year. Timeshares rose in importance in the 1970s and have been part of the US vacation fabric since then.

Tax Tips

Death by Taxes: Getting a Handle on Your Finances Before Your Finances Handle You

According to CNN, single people with no kids pay an average of three times more in taxes than married couples with kids.

Money News

Making Money the Flea Market Way

You’ve seen them near where you live and have likely shopped at one: flea markets. Typically, they’re outdoor markets where second-hand goods are bought and sold. The term is derived from a French term “marché aux puces” for a market that sells used goods that might contain fleas.

Tax Tips

Four Ways That Taxes Influence Your Investments

Taxes definitely influence investors’ decision-making process. For example, investors don’t receive the full benefit of the taxable bond’s coupon rate.

Tax Tips

Business Travel Expenses and Tax Deductions

Small business operators have a number of tax deductions available to them including deductions for business trips. About such deductions the IRS states, “Travel expenses are the ordinary and necessary expenses of traveling away from home for your business, profession, or job.”

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.

Money Management

Seasonal Employment and How to Find It

No matter the time of year, companies are always looking for temporary help to supplement their staffs and to serve their customers. During the holiday season that demand tends to increase, especially in the retail sector.

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.

Consumer Tips

4 Tax Preparer Tips and Warnings

If your tax preparer makes a mistake on your return he’ll have your back covered, right? Well, he may represent you when audited by the IRS, but if you are fined for his mistake, then that cost is shouldered by you and you alone.

Tax Tips

2013 U.S. Tax Changes that May Need Your Attention

The arrival of New Year brings new laws and regulations with it. Tax is one such field that witnesses new rules and regulations every year.

Tax Tips

12 Ways to Cut Your Taxes

Tweet Fortunately, there are numerous ways that you can ease your tax obligation — we will take a look at 12 of them here. 1. Deductions or itemizing — You

Tax Tips

Common Tax Deductions for the Self-Employed

Tweet While self-employment offers certain advantages, it also means that such individuals handle a variety of tasks including querying for new work, handling the administrative side of the business plus

Small Business

5 Tax Tips for Small Business Operators

Tweet Uncertainty is also playing in as tax rates rise and your profit line shrinks. Still, if you are a small business and keep your personal records separate, you can