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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.

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)

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

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

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.

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

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)

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Why not apply the money principles you use for business to your personal finances?

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

Two U.S. accounting organizations aim to give business owners streamlined options for financial reporting.

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.

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?

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

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.

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.

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