Latest Posts

Social Media Dos and Don'ts for Small Businesses 30

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...

Peer to Peer Lending for Home Improvement Loans

This week Lending Club announced yet another partnership, this time with HomeAdvisor. Under the deal Lending Club will offer their peer to peer loans to those looking to remodel their homes using HomeAdvisor’s site. The partnership is said to be multi-year and exclusive. HomeAdvisor is a website that allows customers...

Need a Financial Wake Up Call? Go Old School

Technology is a great thing and breakthroughs in financial technology have been even better. These new tools offer convenience, present us with additional financial data, and give us new ways to invest our money. However, sometimes if you really need to make a change in your budget you need to...

P2P Payments Popular with Millennials 6

We've all been there — you go out to eat with a group of friends only to realize that everyone wants to pay with a credit card. You could make the poor waiter split the check (something that they never seem very happy to do) or designate one person to cover...

How to Get a Used Boat Loan 4

As with any big purchase, buying a used boat can be an intimidating process. Sometimes it can seem that the pain of securing the funds to get the boat takes away from the fun and entertainment having the boat will bring. If you’re feeling overwhelmed you should know that getting...

3 Actions (or Inactions) That Are Hurting Your Small Business 4

The majority of small businesses will fail within their first five years. That's a frightening fact not only for entrepreneurs but also for the economy as an approximate 60% of employment in the U.S. comes from small businesses. So where do owners go wrong? As Toby Nwazor recently wrote about...

What Does Middle Class Mean? 7

Politicians spend a lot of time talking about the middle class. That's likely because that term has traditionally applied to the largest single segment of the population. While that remains true it now seems that the middle is shrinking. Further complicating things, as USA Today recently noted,  defining exactly what "middle...