Personal Finance

The Ins and Outs of Raising Money From Friends and Family
Financing

The Ins and Outs of Raising Money From Friends and Family

Make your personal network your first investors, but don't make it too informal.
Personal Finance

How to Fix Mistakes on Your Credit Report

Are the errors you find while reviewing your credit reports fixable? Some are, and one personal finance expert outlines the steps you can take to correct the problems.
Don't Pretend to Always Have the Answer and Other Must-Read Business Tips
Leadership

Don't Pretend to Always Have the Answer and Other Must-Read Business Tips

A look at why you should be more curious than your employees, why you shouldn't impose your opinion on others and more advice for business owners.
5 Steps to Take Control of Your Personal Finances
Personal Finance

5 Steps to Take Control of Your Personal Finances

Being well-informed about your personal finance choices and decisions will help you be smarter about your money. Here's how to stay educated.
What To Do If You Receive a 1099-K Notice From the IRS
Tax Center

What To Do If You Receive a 1099-K Notice From the IRS

Stay calm: It may not be an audit. Get some professional tax advice, gather up your records and respond, says tax expert Barbara Weltman.
7 Things Your Body Language Is Telling Your Boss
Starting a Business

7 Things Your Body Language Is Telling Your Boss

From the way you sit in your chair to the color of your tie, nonverbal communication can have a big impact on your professional life. Here's some advice.
7 Things You Need to Do With Your Money Right Now
Personal Finance

7 Things You Need to Do With Your Money Right Now

When you're busy running a business, taking care of your personal finances can easily get ignored. Here are seven easy steps to keep you on the ball.
For Scammers, Obamacare Rollout a Fresh Opportunity to Strike
Personal Finance

For Scammers, Obamacare Rollout a Fresh Opportunity to Strike

Consumer advocates and security experts warn that the implementation of the new health-care changes will create opportunities for fraudsters to steal consumers' money and personal information.
Powerful Plastic: The 10 Best Credit Cards of 2013
Personal Finance

Powerful Plastic: The 10 Best Credit Cards of 2013

Most small-business owners rely on plastic at some point in the process of launching or growing their businesses. If you're in that crowd, be sure you're making the most of it.
The Best Place to Put Your Money? Other People's Businesses. Really.
Personal Finance

The Best Place to Put Your Money? Other People's Businesses. Really.

Be smarter about how you're investing your money with this approach you might be overlooking.
Most Students Now Pay for College Themselves
Personal Finance

Most Students Now Pay for College Themselves

Some 80 percent of college students chip in for their education. There is one thing, however, that mom and dad are still paying for.
Personal Finance

When It Comes to Investing in the Stock Market, Timing Is Everything

A record-high stock market exposes the suckers. Don't be one of them.
Why Americans' Efforts to Save Still Don't Add Up (Infographic)
Personal Finance

Why Americans' Efforts to Save Still Don't Add Up (Infographic)

While most people have some savings, 40 percent of Americans are not prepared for major life events like retirement.
Boomers Turn to Entrepreneurship as New Retirement Strategy
Starting a Business

Boomers Turn to Entrepreneurship as New Retirement Strategy

Many workers ages 45 to 74 plan to start a business in later life, finds a new AARP survey.
How to Start a Business With Student Loans and Not Go Broke
Personal Finance

How to Start a Business With Student Loans and Not Go Broke

Launching a business when you have thousands of dollars in debt is a tricky move. Here's what you should know before you take the leap.
Personal Finance

Consumer Spending Flat for Last Three Months: Poll

Despite other economic data to the contrary, U.S. consumer spending may not be as healthy as some believe.
10 Cities Where the American Dream Is Still Alive
Personal Finance

10 Cities Where the American Dream Is Still Alive

Of the largest cities in America, these 10 give you the best chances of starring in your own rags-to-riches tale.
Investors See Opportunities in Bitcoin's High-Risk Market
News and Trends

Investors See Opportunities in Bitcoin's High-Risk Market

A recent panel of angel investors, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs discussed why the cryptocurrency could be a transformative technology.
Buying Up Powerball Tickets? Remember the Lottery is a Tax
Tax Center

Buying Up Powerball Tickets? Remember the Lottery is a Tax

There is a load of hoopla over the latest Powerball jackpot, now up to $235 million. But from a business standpoint, these kinds of lottery awards can be nothing but trouble.
The Case for Shopping Local (Infographic)
Sales

The Case for Shopping Local (Infographic)

How redirecting even 10 percent of consumer spending from chains to local small businesses can boost local economies and create jobs.
Senate Confirms Richard Cordray to Lead U.S. Consumer Protection Agency
Personal Finance

Senate Confirms Richard Cordray to Lead U.S. Consumer Protection Agency

After a two-year standoff, lawmakers vote to formally install the former Ohio Attorney General at the helm of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Signs That You Are About to Get Audited (Infographic)
Tax Center

Signs That You Are About to Get Audited (Infographic)

Here's a look at your odds of being audited. And how you can tell if you might be next.
Financing

Investment Playbook: 4 Factors to Consider Before Investing

Investing in a startup means putting your faith and money in another person's vision. Here are some key factors to keep in mind before taking the plunge.
10 Questions to Ask Before Applying for a Bank Loan
Financing

10 Questions to Ask Before Applying for a Bank Loan

Here are some of the key issues to consider before starting your application.
Payments & Collections

9 Strategies for Improving Your Credit Rating

Start cleaning up your credit rating and improving your credit scores with these smart tips from a personal finance expert.
Tax Time Bruises Still Hurt? 3 Accounting Habits to Implement Now
Tax Center

Tax Time Bruises Still Hurt? 3 Accounting Habits to Implement Now

With this year's tax season happily in your rearview, now's the time to make your next tax time easier. Here are some tips.
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