4 Steps to Minimize the Effects of Rising Inflation

4 Steps to Minimize the Effects of Rising Inflation

Now that the United States has enjoyed a healthy economy and job growth for several years, it can be easy to overlook the possibility of rising inflation or even another recession. To stay one step ahead, it’s important to pay close attention to the actions of the Federal Reserve. It has already indicated that it …

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3 Big Mistakes that Lead to Small Business Failure

These 3 Big Mistakes Lead to Small Business Failure

Perhaps you have heard the statistic that 50 percent of new small businesses fail within the first two years of operation. The Small Business Association (SBA) states that the figure is only 30 percent. However, it does jump to 50 percent by five years and nearly two-thirds of small businesses close within 10 years. If …

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How Interest Rates Impact the Stock Market, Ripple Effect on U.S. Economy

How Interest Rates Impact the Stock Market, Ripple Effect on U.S. Economy

As a small business owner, you know that numerous factors influence the economy. The stock market and federal interest rates are just two examples. Imagine for a moment that the Federal Reserve changes interest rates on the first day of next month. It wouldn’t be long before that change trickled down to the rest of …

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How Small Business Weathered the Storm 10 Years after the Financial Crisis

How Small Business Weathered the Storm 10 Years after the Financial Crisis

The financial crisis that started in 2007 and peaked between 2008 and 2010 wasn’t a pleasant experience for anyone. However, it impacted small businesses much more significantly than larger ones. Below we explore the many ways our country’s last recession affected small businesses and both the positive and negative changes they have made in response. …

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Great Financial Christmas Gifts to Help Secure your Children's Future

Great Financial Christmas Gifts to Help Secure your Children’s Future

One of the most loving things parents or grandparents can do is help secure the financial future of a child they love. With Christmas only a few weeks away, it is the perfect time to give a savings bond, college contribution, or other monetary gift. While young children might not appreciate financial Christmas gifts so …

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Retirement Savings Options Beyond the 401(k) or IRA

Retirement Savings Options Beyond the 401(k) or IRA

Most people know that they must set aside as much money as possible to draw on in retirement when they are no longer actively earning an income. While many employers offer a 401(k) retirement savings account and self-employed individuals can open an Individual Retirement Account (IRA), these options aren’t appropriate for everyone. Some people may …

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Wealth Management Advice Especially for Small Business Owners

Wealth Management Advice Especially for Small Business Owners

The whole reason you went into business for yourself was to earn more money than you could as an employee. After all, your income when working for someone else is limited to want they want to pay you. Owning a business of your own opens the door to much greater earnings, but you must avoid …

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5 Strategies for Successful Entrepreneurs

To succeed as an entrepreneur, you must consistently deliver quality to your clients to make them come back for more. It’s also essential to control your time and schedule. Like losing weight or paying off personal debt, it’s a discipline that doesn’t happen overnight. It requires commitment to your business and the willingness to work …

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