Personal Finance

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.
U.S. Falls Behind in Creating Millionaire Entrepreneurs
Personal Finance

U.S. Falls Behind in Creating Millionaire Entrepreneurs

America may be falling behind the rest of the world when it comes to creating entrepreneurial wealth, a study shows.
Why Rupert Murdoch's Divorce Is a Wakeup Call for Business Owners
Legal Center

Why Rupert Murdoch's Divorce Is a Wakeup Call for Business Owners

Here's a look at three common scenarios an entrepreneur may face and possible solutions for divorce-proofing your company.
How to Become CFO of Your Life
Personal Finance

How to Become CFO of Your Life

Why not apply the money principles you use for business to your personal finances?
Overdraft Protection Will Cost You, But How Much?
Personal Finance

Overdraft Protection Will Cost You, But How Much?

A new report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau raises questions about overdraft practices at some financial institutions.
New Accounting Framework to Ease Burdens for Small Businesses
Cash Flow & Money Management

New Accounting Framework to Ease Burdens for Small Businesses

Two U.S. accounting organizations aim to give business owners streamlined options for financial reporting.
Best Credit Cards for Small-Business Owners in 2013
Financing

Best Credit Cards for Small-Business Owners in 2013

After reviewing more than 1,000 credit cards, credit-card comparison website CardHub.com releases an analysis of which credit cards are best for entrepreneurs and why.
Personal Finance

Negotiating Secrets: How to Convince Creditors Not to Ruin Your Credit Score

Not everything in your credit history has to show up on your credit report. Here's how to convince your creditors to remove or modify negative information.
What's Your Financial Personality?
Personal Finance

What's Your Financial Personality?

Being aware of your 'money personality' may help you make better choices for your business.
Compensation and Benefits

The Real Power of Health Insurance

Health insurance isn't a nice perk, it's a requirement for anyone choosing to go it alone as an entrepreneur.
Startup Basics

Why Entrepreneurs Choose Freedom Over Money

Starting your own business often means thankless hours, measly pay and the stress of being at the helm. Yet entrepreneurs report greater job satisfaction than their employed counterparts. Here's why.
Personal Finance

How to Protect Your Business From Personal Legal Trouble

Without taking the proper steps to protect your company, you could be putting it at risk in the event of personal issues like a divorce or a car accident. Here are steps to help you plan ahead.
Small-Business Owners, Employees Save More for Retirement Than Before Recession
Personal Finance

Small-Business Owners, Employees Save More for Retirement Than Before Recession

Average balances in small-business retirement plans increased by 20 percent between 2007 and 2012, according to a study from Fidelity Investments.
How to Protect Your Personal Finances From Business Risks
Personal Finance

How to Protect Your Personal Finances From Business Risks

You need to be prepared should your company one day be faced with a lawsuit or accident. Here are four ways to make sure your personal finances are safeguarded from business liabilities.
As Tax Reform Stalls, Small-Business Owners Spend Up To 150 Hours on Their Taxes
Personal Finance

As Tax Reform Stalls, Small-Business Owners Spend Up To 150 Hours on Their Taxes

A new taxation survey finds that the administrative burdens of paying taxes are more significant than the financial burdens. Here are a few tips on how to keep the time devoted to your taxes to a minimum.
4 Advantages to Leasing Office Equipment
Office Tech

4 Advantages to Leasing Office Equipment

Applying the lease-or-buy question to business and pleasure.
Foster 'Bottom-Up Creativity' and 4 More Business Tips From the Week
Business Management

Foster 'Bottom-Up Creativity' and 4 More Business Tips From the Week

The best tips of the week from Entrepreneur.com, from how to write off business meals to sparking creativity among your staff.
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