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Spring Cleaning For Your Finances: Debt Consolidation

With the dark doldrums of winter nearly over it's time for some spring cleaning. As cliche as it may be this annual tradition is one that serves to make us reconsider our priorities, toss aside what we no longer need, and straighten up our lives overall. That's why spring is...

When Should Married Couples File Taxes Separately? 4

If you're married chances are that you file a joint tax return with your spouse. In fact nearly 95% of couples file jointly typically because it's cheaper than filing separately. So if that's the case why would anyone file separately? As USA Today recently highlighted there are a few instances...

The Fight for $15: Who's Winning So Far? 14

Over the past several months fast food workers across the nation have made headlines by hosting nationwide walkouts and other demonstrations as part of what they call "The Fight for $15." Their demands for a "living wage" of $15 have been echoed by those in cities like Seattle, San Fransisco,...

3 Small Business Lessons Learned from "Shark Tank" 8

Whether you tune into ABC every Friday night or you've come across reruns on CNBC chances are that you've at least seen part of the reality show Shark Tank. On the program small business owners present their companies to the Sharks — a panel that currently includes Robert Herjavec, Lori Greiner,...

Lending Club Offers IRA Bonus to Investors for Tax Time 6

Just in time for tax season marketplace lender Lending Club is currently offering bonus incentives to begin investing IRA funds on their platform. Those who open an IRA account by April 18, 2016 and invest funds from their account by June 30, 2016 are eligible to receive between $50 and...

What Frugality Really Means and How to Achieve It 4

In today's society the term "frugal" often has a negative connotation. Most of the time it is used interchangeably with terms like "cheap" or "stingy" to disparage a person. In other cases one might think that, in order to be frugal, they must make huge changes to their lifestyle just...

Personal Finance Enters to Digital Assistant Realm

For years a big trend in FinTech has been personal finance apps. From Mint to Digit these applications allow users to monitor their spending and see how it fits into their budget. Now it seems that Capital One is looking to bring some of that functionality to Amazon's Echo.As Mashable reports Capital...

Social Media Dos and Don'ts for Small Businesses 33

In today's world maintaining a presence on social media is an absolute must for any small business. After all these networks and apps offer entrepreneurs a large (and free) platform on which to engage with and acquire new loyal customers. However there are a number of ways that businesses go...