Everyday Finance Tips for Small-Business Owners

Everyday Finance Tips for Small-Business Owners

Running a successful business requires an eye for detail and attention to the numbers. Whether you're just starting out or you have been running your business for some time, here are five essential finance tips to help ensure your company's fiscal health. Continue reading

How to Save Money and Budget When Expanding Your Business

Every business expansion has its own challenges, but knowing how to plan for the unexpected can save you thousands and even keep your business afloat during the transition. Consider these pointers. Continue reading

The Small Business Guide to Outsourcing

By Debra D. Carpenter, Huffington Post contributor and Marketing Director at Conversational   Small business owners exemplify a multitude of wonderful traits and getting things done is often at the top of the list. But as a business grows and high priority tasks are taken on, it’s difficult to ensure every task receives equal time and attention.   That’s why small business owners routinely... Continue reading

Make More Benjamins Without Quitting Your Job

I'm all for silver linings, but the latest survey issued by the National Association of Colleges and Employers on starting salaries for recent college grads – despite its upbeat spin – fails to excite. Researchers at NACE found that the average starting salary for a fresh-out-college young adult (those who are lucky to find full-time work) is now $49,307. That's down just a smidge from 2008 when... Continue reading

Get A Job Faster

The defining characteristic of the Great Recession, and the Great Depression before it, is joblessness. U.S. unemployment stood at 9.8% in September, the highest in 26 years, as the economic downturn has eliminated an estimated 7.2 million jobs, The Associated Press reports. Nervous, credit-checking employers aren’t helping those numbers. But Americans are still finding jobs. First-time jobless... Continue reading

Five Tips To Improve Your Resume

With the national unemployment rate clocking in at 8.8 percent this past March, competition for work remains stiff, especially if you're trying to climb the ladder. So how do you stand out from all the rest? The first thing potential employers will see is your resume, so make it look professional. It's essential to snagging an interview. Tailoring your resume to each job you apply for may seem... Continue reading

What Is the Relationship Between Personal Financial Planning & Career Success?

Success in any activity might involve a little luck, but it often requires a good deal of planning. Career success depends on many factors, some of which include establishing a plan, realistic self-assessment, handling information and making informed decisions. The same factors help you manage your personal finances. Furthermore, the two activities are closely entwined because changes in one can... Continue reading

Financial Overhaul: How Do I Get Mortgage Modifications After Losing a Job?

Financial Overhaul: How Do I Get Mortgage Modifications After Losing a Job? The economic misery that began with the 2007-2008 housing market meltdown has taken a heavy toll on millions of Americans. Housing prices are only now beginning to recover from large losses and unemployment remains stubbornly high. Losing a job is a problem; losing your job and your house is a crisis. The federal... Continue reading

Money Management Challenge: The Risks (& Rewards) of Self-Employment

Self-employment has some real rewards. You get to be your own boss, set your own hours and control your own destiny. However, running your own business also means that you get paid when clients pay you and, frequently, that won't be on a regular schedule. Continue reading

Manage Your Finances, Master Your Life: How to Maximize Your Employment Benefits

Your employment benefits can add as much as 30 percent to the value of your salary. And it does add up: consider the value of insurance, retirement plans, other tax-deferred savings plans, employer matches, and other benefits, and you could easily find you have access to many thousands of additional dollars per year. Once you know what you have, it's just a matter of taking advantage of it. Continue reading