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Small Business Owners are Souring on the 2016 Election

As the primary season for the 2016 election rolls on small business owners seem to be growing increasing skeptical that positive change will come to the White House in January. A new survey conducted by OnDeck found that entrepreneurs' faith in the 2016 presidential candidates has dropped nine percentage points...

3 Times When Emotions Can Get in the Way of Your Finances 4

Personal finance usually involves a lot of logic, math, and other academics — making it more "finance" than "personal." Because of this it can be easy to overlook some of the other factors in our lives that might be at odds with the finance principles we've come to trust. While...

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...