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Money at 30: Is it Time for a Financial Intervention?

Overspending is an addiction. Unfortunately, no matter how thrifty and frugal one may be, there's always room for relapse. However, there are signs that will inform you that you're headed down the wrong path — the key is just to look for them.

Deal Site Economics Shift Back Toward Small Businesses

While deal sites like Groupon may have proven a steep investment for small businesses in the past, a new flexibility on the part of such sites could potentially make them attractive once again. Additionally entrepreneurs can learn from certain coupon "hacks" that other small business owners have shared.

Trump's First 100 Days: Wins, Losses, and What Could Be Next

In his first 100 days, President Donald Trump has certainly had a tenure unlike any other in recent memory. With previous pledges falling by the wayside and new causes (like Canada) cropping up in the President's plans, it's been as difficult as ever to predict what might happen next. As...

Money at 30: My Financial Spring Cleaning To-Do List

Despite the crazy up and down weather my city has been experiencing in recent week, spring is officially here... and actually has been for some time now. In fact, given my extensive history in the movie exhibition industry, I'm inclined to say that summer is nearly here at this point....

How Small Businesses Can Refinance Their Debt

When your business is in trouble, it's understandable that you'd do just about anything to save it. However, as things improve, you could be doing your business a disservice by not refinancing your high-interest debt and replacing it with a more reasonably-priced source of capital. That's why small business debt...

What Consumers Want (and Don't Want) in a Credit Card

Choosing the right credit card is as easy as it may seem. From interest rates and introductory offers to late fees and annual fees, what is that consumers are looking for in a primary card? And what do they want to avoid?

Money at 30: Is it Time to Deemphasize College?

Let me be clear that there is, without a doubt, value in higher education. That said, with the myriad of knowledge sources available to us and the student debt crisis still raging, perhaps it's time we rethink the extreme emphasis we place on college.

Should You Be Paying Quarterly Estimated Taxes?

Perhaps the largest difference in being a "regular" employee and being self-employed is, in most cases, independent contractors, freelancers, and other self-employed individuals are expected to pay estimated taxes. How does that work? Basically, if you're self-employed (receiving a Form 1099) and need to pay over a certain amount in...