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3 Ways to Determine Your Own Salary

3 Ways to Determine Your Own Salary

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You probably didn't launch a business to make less money than you did at your last job. Here's how to answer the tricky question of cutting yourself a paycheck.
September 18, 2013 in Personal Finance
The Ins and Outs of Raising Money From Friends and Family

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.
September 9, 2013 in Financing

How to Fix Mistakes on Your Credit Report

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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.
September 4, 2013 in Personal Finance
Don't Pretend to Always Have the Answer and Other Must-Read Business Tips

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

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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.
August 30, 2013 in Leadership
5 Steps to Take Control of Your Personal Finances

5 Steps to Take Control of Your Personal Finances

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Being well-informed about your personal finance choices and decisions will help you be smarter about your money. Here's how to stay educated.
August 29, 2013 in Personal Finance
What To Do If You Receive a 1099-K Notice From the IRS

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

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Stay calm: It may not be an audit. Get some professional tax advice, gather up your records and respond, says tax expert Barbara Weltman.
August 27, 2013 in Tax Center
7 Things Your Body Language Is Telling Your Boss

7 Things Your Body Language Is Telling Your Boss

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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.
August 25, 2013 in Starting a Business
7 Things You Need to Do With Your Money Right Now

7 Things You Need to Do With Your Money Right Now

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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.
August 20, 2013 in Personal Finance
Powerful Plastic: The 10 Best Credit Cards of 2013

Powerful Plastic: The 10 Best Credit Cards of 2013

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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.
August 15, 2013 in Personal Finance
The Best Place to Put Your Money? Other People's Businesses. Really.

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

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Be smarter about how you're investing your money with this approach you might be overlooking.
August 15, 2013 in Personal Finance

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

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A record-high stock market exposes the suckers. Don't be one of them.
August 12, 2013 in Personal Finance
Why Americans' Efforts to Save Still Don't Add Up (Infographic)

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

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While most people have some savings, 40 percent of Americans are not prepared for major life events like retirement.
August 9, 2013 in Personal Finance
Boomers Turn to Entrepreneurship as New Retirement Strategy

Boomers Turn to Entrepreneurship as New Retirement Strategy

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Many workers ages 45 to 74 plan to start a business in later life, finds a new AARP survey.
August 8, 2013 in Starting a Business
How to Start a Business With Student Loans and Not Go Broke

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

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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.
August 7, 2013 in Personal Finance
Investors See Opportunities in Bitcoin's High-Risk Market

Investors See Opportunities in Bitcoin's High-Risk Market

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A recent panel of angel investors, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs discussed why the cryptocurrency could be a transformative technology.
July 31, 2013 in News and Trends
Buying Up Powerball Tickets? Remember the Lottery is a Tax

Buying Up Powerball Tickets? Remember the Lottery is a Tax

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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.
July 31, 2013 in Tax Center
The Case for Shopping Local (Infographic)

The Case for Shopping Local (Infographic)

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How redirecting even 10 percent of consumer spending from chains to local small businesses can boost local economies and create jobs.
July 24, 2013 in Sales
Senate Confirms Richard Cordray to Lead U.S. Consumer Protection Agency

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

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After a two-year standoff, lawmakers vote to formally install the former Ohio Attorney General at the helm of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
July 17, 2013 in Personal Finance
Signs That You Are About to Get Audited (Infographic)

Signs That You Are About to Get Audited (Infographic)

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Here's a look at your odds of being audited. And how you can tell if you might be next.
July 16, 2013 in Tax Center

Investment Playbook: 4 Factors to Consider Before Investing

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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.
July 10, 2013 in Financing
10 Questions to Ask Before Applying for a Bank Loan

10 Questions to Ask Before Applying for a Bank Loan

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Here are some of the key issues to consider before starting your application.
July 8, 2013 in Financing

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

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

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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.
June 26, 2013 in Tax Center
U.S. Falls Behind in Creating Millionaire Entrepreneurs

U.S. Falls Behind in Creating Millionaire Entrepreneurs

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America may be falling behind the rest of the world when it comes to creating entrepreneurial wealth, a study shows.
June 18, 2013 in Personal Finance
Why Rupert Murdoch's Divorce Is a Wakeup Call for Business Owners

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

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Here's a look at three common scenarios an entrepreneur may face and possible solutions for divorce-proofing your company.
June 17, 2013 in Legal Center

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