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How to Build Great Credit for Your Fledgling Startup

How to Build Great Credit for Your Fledgling Startup

Young entrepreneurs have the challenge of raising funds on little to no credit history. Here's how to overcome this obstacle.
IRS to Take a Closer Look at Small Business Filings

IRS to Take a Closer Look at Small Business Filings

Here are three important tips for how entrepreneurs can avoid getting into trouble with the IRS.
How to Respond to a Letter From the IRS? Breathe.

How to Respond to a Letter From the IRS? Breathe.

Getting a letter from the IRS can be a panic-inducing experience. Here's how to handle it and calm your nerves.
Confessions of a Cheating Nation: One in Four Have Stolen From Their Employers

Confessions of a Cheating Nation: One in Four Have Stolen From Their Employers

A new survey of 2,000 adults released today show that one quarter of respondents admit to stealing from their boss.
Why You Should Keep Business and Personal Expenses Separate

Why You Should Keep Business and Personal Expenses Separate

Mixing business expenses with your personal life can get messy fast.
What to Know About Changes to the Home-Office Deduction

What to Know About Changes to the Home-Office Deduction

There are changes to how you can deduct the home space you use for your business. Here's what you need to know.
Will Investors Ever Learn to Avoid Money-Losing Companies?

Will Investors Ever Learn to Avoid Money-Losing Companies?

When a company is losing money, the sky's the limit when it comes to predicting how bright its future will be.
The Basics of Home Equity Financing

The Basics of Home Equity Financing

Raise money for your business from your house, but beware of losing the roof over your head.
How a Good Credit Score Can Save You More Than $100,000

How a Good Credit Score Can Save You More Than $100,000

Your credit score is important when it comes to managing your personal finances. Here's how to take better control of it.
Why You Shouldn't Take Business Advice From Your CPA

Why You Shouldn't Take Business Advice From Your CPA

Your CPA might try to convince you he's a business expert. Don't believe him.

The Basics of Using Credit Cards to Fund Your New Business

Don't swipe the plastic too carelessly, because it's a double-edged sword.
Why You Should Be Investing Your Money In Real Estate

Why You Should Be Investing Your Money In Real Estate

The way you invest your profits is key to your future success. Real estate investing should be a key part of your portfolio. Here's why.
3 Free Personal Finance Apps to Help You Manage Your Money

3 Free Personal Finance Apps to Help You Manage Your Money

Use these tools to help stay on-budget and save your hard-earned cash.
3 Ways to Determine Your Own Salary

3 Ways to Determine Your Own Salary

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.
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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.
Powerful Plastic: The 10 Best Credit Cards of 2013

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.

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.

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)

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.

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