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5 Mistakes I've Made So You Don't Have To
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A wise person learns from someone else's experiences, so there's no excuse to repeat these business blunders.
January 20, 2014 in Business Management
The Difference Between Good and Bad Debt

The Difference Between Good and Bad Debt

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Sometimes debt can give you a financial edge -- but you need to use it wisely.
December 18, 2013 in Bank Loans and Microloans
The Brilliance of Failure, In the Words of a Self-Made Billionaire

The Brilliance of Failure, In the Words of a Self-Made Billionaire

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E-commerce mogul Michael Rubin plays fast and hard and has lost a lot along the way. But to hear him tell it, that's exactly why he is winning now.
December 4, 2013 in Leadership
Buffett to Congress: Stop Using Debt Limit as Weapon

Buffett to Congress: Stop Using Debt Limit as Weapon

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Billionaire investor Warren Buffett says the threat to not raise the nation's debt limit is a 'political weapon of mass destruction' both sides need to resist.
October 16, 2013 in Starting a Business
7 Consequences of the Potential Debt Default

7 Consequences of the Potential Debt Default

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What will happen if the U.S. defaults on its debt obligations? Here are 7 possible outcomes -- and they don't look good.
October 10, 2013 in Money

Race to the Top Goes to College

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President Obama laid out a plan for combating the rising cost of college, but passage is far from apparent. The plan is also not obviously advantageous for students.
August 23, 2013 in Startup Basics
Most Students Now Pay for College Themselves

Most Students Now Pay for College Themselves

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Some 80 percent of college students chip in for their education. There is one thing, however, that mom and dad are still paying for.
August 13, 2013 in Personal Finance

New Student Loan Law Offers Short-Term Benefits and Potentially Long-Term Headaches

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President Obama is expected to sign a new student loan bill into law today. While it stands to reduce costs for many in the near term, students could face higher costs down the road.
August 9, 2013 in Startup Basics

The College Question for Entrepreneurs Gains Momentum as Costs Surge

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Regardless of whether interest rates on certain student loans stay inflated, the high cost of college must be met proactively. Here are some tips for tamping down on your education debt-load.
July 10, 2013 in Starting a Business
U.S. Consumer Getting Stronger, Loan Delinquencies Continue to Fall

U.S. Consumer Getting Stronger, Loan Delinquencies Continue to Fall

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U.S. consumers continued to pay down debt in the first quarter of 2013 as household wealth rose above its pre-recession peak.

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.
July 2, 2013 in Payments & Collections
The Ethics Coach on Pirating Software, Copycat Designing and More

The Ethics Coach on Pirating Software, Copycat Designing and More

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This month we tackle thorny questions about pirates, extreme imitation and angry creditors.
June 6, 2013 in Business Management

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.
June 4, 2013 in Personal Finance

Save or Pay Off Debt? How to Weigh Your Options

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Social entrepreneur and educator Steve Mariotti on the importance of a thorough analysis when it comes to your startup’s finances.
February 20, 2013 in Startup Basics
Loans, Contracts and Jobs: How Federal Spending Cuts Could Affect You

Loans, Contracts and Jobs: How Federal Spending Cuts Could Affect You

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If Congress can't come to a deal over how to reduce the budget, numerous small businesses could be affected.
February 13, 2013 in SBA and Government Funding
Closing the African-American Startup Gap (Opinion)

Closing the African-American Startup Gap (Opinion)

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Targeted minority-lending programs have had only limited success in encouraging new-business creation among minorities. Could crowd-funding help close the startup gap?
November 15, 2012 in Starting a Business
Rob Foregger on Fixing the Debt (Opinion)

Rob Foregger on Fixing the Debt (Opinion)

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The presidential election is a wake-up call for the main event: Tackling America's out-of-control debt problem, the EverBank co-founder writes.
October 15, 2012 in Grow Your Business
Obama vs. Romney on Government Contracting and Federal Spending

Obama vs. Romney on Government Contracting and Federal Spending

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With the Presidential election nearing, we break down the candidates' stance on small-business contracting and how they plan to invest -- or not invest -- future federal dollars.
September 18, 2012 in Managing Cash Flow
What Paul Ryan on the GOP Ticket Could Mean for Small-Business Owners

What Paul Ryan on the GOP Ticket Could Mean for Small-Business Owners

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In choosing the conservative Congressman from Wisconsin, Mitt Romney makes a bold choice. But is it a good one?
August 13, 2012 in Money
How to Start Up and Pay Down Your Student-Loan Debt

How to Start Up and Pay Down Your Student-Loan Debt

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New graduates face higher student loans than any other generation -- making starting up all the more intimidating. Here are five lean start-up strategies to help you shake off those debt woes.
June 28, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
The JOBS Act Doesn't Mean You Should Run Out and Raise Equity

The JOBS Act Doesn't Mean You Should Run Out and Raise Equity

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Selling equity in a business only makes sense for a business if there's a potential to generate substantial income on the investors' money.
April 18, 2012 in Financing
Taking on Debt to Grow Your Business

Taking on Debt to Grow Your Business

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In today's economy, debt is a four-letter word -- but it can also be essential for growing a business. Here are some options that could help boost your working capital.
February 20, 2012 in Growing Your Business
Four Tips for Working Out Your Business Debts

Four Tips for Working Out Your Business Debts

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You can get out from under that mountain of debt. Here's how to make sure your bank works for you, versus the other way around.
December 19, 2011 in Cash Flow & Money Management
What the Failed Deficit Deal Could Mean for Small Businesses

What the Failed Deficit Deal Could Mean for Small Businesses

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Failure to meet an agreement over reducing the nation's debts could trigger a spate of spending cuts that could carry implications for small businesses.
November 22, 2011 in Payments & Collections
What a U.S. Default Might Mean for Small Businesses

What a U.S. Default Might Mean for Small Businesses

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As the political bickering over the nation's debts goes on, business owners may be wondering how a default could affect them.
July 28, 2011 in Money

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