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Is Internet Sales Tax Good or Bad for Small Business?

Working through a large docket backlog, this week the Supreme Court ruled on one case with potential implications for small business owners. Titled South Dakota vs. Wayfair (as in the state vs. the online home goods retailer), the case looked at whether states had the ability to impose sales taxes on online...

Another Bank is Launching a FinTech Accelerator

Ever since the idea of FinTech came on the scene, many have presumed that these firms were the mortal enemies of traditional banks. Yet time and time again we've seen numerous banks embracing financial technologies and the startups working on them to great success.

Credit Knowledge Grows But Misconceptions Continue

Do you know what your credit score is or how it's calculated? If you're part of a growing trend, the answer may be "yes." According to a new survey by the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) along with VantageScore Solutions, a rising number of Americans have recently checked their credit....

Money at 30: "Get Money" Book Review

Over the past few years, personal finance has taken on an increasingly important role in my life. While on my own money and writing journey, I've been inspired by a number of other finance bloggers along the way. Nearly from the beginning, one of my favorites in this category was...

Square Gets Big Bitcoin Approval

Both Square and Bitcoin got some good news this week as the former's Cash app was granted regulatory approval to trade the cryptocurrency in the state of New York. The announcement comes as the Empire State was a notable holdout in allowing Cash users to buy and sell Bitcoin dispute...

Fewer Merchants Accepting Apple Pay, Google Pay Online

All things considered, this Kount survey shouldn't be seen as a bad sign for mobile payments but a net positive. After all, even if acceptance of some large players may be slipping, they do seem to be replaced by other options. As a result it's clear that mobile payment options...

Small Business Optimism Soars Once Again Despite Hiring Troubles

Remember when small business optimism took a bit of a dip after logging a record 2017? Well, May told a different story as the National Federation of Independent Business's (NFIB) optimism index soared to impressive levels. Not only did the index gain three points to reach 107.8 but that figure also marks...

Renters Insurance: How Pennies a Day Can Save You Thousands 3

Do you have renters insurance? Have you ever even heard of it? If not, you’re certainly not alone as surveys have found that less than 40% of those who rent carry a renters insurance policy. When you consider the fact that 95% of home owners have homeowners insurance, it’s clear...