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The Need For Transparent Small Business Financing 6

They say you need to spend money to make money. Unfortunately that's a lesson that many small business owners learn the hard way, leaving them in need of a loan or line of credit. Although approval rates from small business loans have increased in the past couple of years, there...

Where is the U.S. Economy Heading in 2016 and is Your Job Safe? 4

U.S. economic prosperity in 2015 is perhaps best described as confusing given stock market volatility, the Fed’s struggle to normalize monetary policy, the lowest labor force participation rate in nearly four decades, and a national debt quickly approaching $19 trillion relative to an unusually robust domestic housing market, a greatly...

Kiva Adjusts Lending Model in the U.S. 4

Peer to peer microlender Kiva is changing the way people crowdfund on their site specifically for the U.S. market. The non-profit is best known as a platform where those in less fortunate countries can solicit loans in order to start a business or finance other expenses but expanded to include entrepreneurs domestically starting in 2009....

7 Great Ways to Spend Your Holiday Bonus 3

It's the most wonderful time of the year — the brisk weather, the bright lights... and the bonuses. Many American workers receive some type of bonus each year (whether it be for the holidays or the year's end) and several are tempted to spend it in a number of different...

5 Tips for Getting Out of Debt in the New Year

Is your New Year's resolution to make better financial decisions and finally dig yourself out of debt? If so, you're not alone as Nielsen reports that 25% of those surveyed list "spending less and saving more" among their top goals for the year. But where do you start? Getting out of...

Is it Time to Break Up with Your Bank? 8

How long have you been with your current bank? Do they treat you well? Even if they don't, chances are you probably stay with them since the idea of moving on and starting over seems like such a hassle. So how do you know when it's finally time for you...

Who's the Boss? Your Business Is 4

Ask any entrepreneur what they like best about having a business and they'll likely give some variation on the answer "being my own boss." However, the most successful small business owners realize that they are actually not the boss — the business is. So are you an employee worth keeping...