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Slowing Restaurant Sales Scaring Some Analysts

Are Americans cutting back on eating out? According to CNN Money they are as Yum! Brands, Starbucks, and McDonalds — which had been on a hot streak since introducing its breakfast all day menu — have also seen slumping sales as of late. While many reasons have been suggested as to...

Should You Pull From Your 401k To Pay Off Debt? 4

If you’re deep in debt and looking for a way out, it’s smart to take stock of any and all resources at your disposal.If you have expensive items you could sell, for example, you could throw that cash directly towards your debts. And if you have some money stashed away...

4 Ways to Automate Your Finances 6

It's fair to say that most people know they should be saving more and may even have a goal in mind that they aren't currently hitting. Part of the problem is that we see how much is in our checking accounts and think of all the ways we could spend...

App Review: Like the Store Itself, Walmart's App is a One-Stop Shop 8

First off, I don't frequent Walmart very often. This is mainly because the chain is actually pretty sparsely located around Los Angeles. However I've recently found myself interested in their proprietary mobile payment solution cleverly dubbed Walmart Pay, which recently rolled out nationwide. As a result I decided to download the retail...

5 Social Media Advertising Mistakes Small Businesses Should Avoid 3

There's no way around it: social media has changed the way small businesses advertise to customers. Today there are a number of social platforms that give entrepreneurs access to a whole range of tools for promoting their business. In fact taking advantage of these outlets is now one of the...

Could Glass-Steagall Legislation Make a Comeback? 2

Back in 1933 a piece of legislation now commonly referred to as the Glass-Steagall Act (named as such for Senator Carter Glass and Congressman Henry B. Steagall) sought to limit the scope of what a single bank could do. Simply put, the bill restricted commercial banks from engaging in the investment...

Surveys Show the Sharing Economy isn't Just for Millennials 1

Earlier this summer we looked a Pew Research Center survey that found that 39% of people had not heard the term "crowdfunding" while 73% were unaware of the "sharing economy." In spite of that two recent surveys now show that more Americans are embracing the sharing economy and FinTech companies....

Need a Roommate? Tips for Renting Out a Room on Craigslist 4

Looking to add a little extra cash to your wallet each month? Renting or subleasing a room in your home can be a great way to do just that. However finding a roommate isn't always the easiest of tasks. Despite there being plenty of sites specifically geared towards finding a roommate Craigslist...