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3 Topics of Political Debate that Could Affect Small Business

Earlier this week more than 84 million Americans tuned in to watch the first presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, making it the most watched debate in the history of the medium. The following day pundits, social media influencers, and average citizens gathered around the water...

Median Household Income Back on the Rise in the US

It's been a long road to recovery for the U.S. economy following the banking crisis and recession of the past decade but there are some new reasons to be hopeful. Last year the median household income in the United States rose to $56,516. Not only does that represent a 5.2% lift...

Square Working to Speed Up EMV Chip Card Payments 2

There’s a big problem that has come to light as America adopts EMV cards: they’re painfully slow. Because of the complexity involved with chip card payments, including generating a unique card number for each individual transaction, the entire process is noticeably and frustratingly longer than the old magnetic stripes did....

Is Your Grocery Store Loyalty Costing You Money? 2

If you're lucky enough to live in an area with several nearby grocery stores there's a good chance that one of them is your absolute favorite. Maybe you enjoy the friendly staff there, you think they have a nice layout and attractice displays, or perhaps they're just a little bit...

7 Finance Apps You Should Know About 5

Whether they realize it or not, millions of Americans now utilize FinTech on a daily basis. This is mainly thanks to growing popularity of budgeting, investing, and savings apps available both online and for mobile devices. Still, while a few have cracked their way into the mainstream, others aren't getting...

Is Crowdfunding Right For Your Business? 3

Starting a new business is no easy task. For one it can cost a lot of money upfront with no guarantee you'll ever make it back. Because of this many entrepreneurs have to set their dreams aside due to a lack of capital.In the past would-be business owners might ask...

Money at 30: Why My Wife and I Have Separate Bank Accounts 6

Before my now wife and I got engaged, my mother-in-law forced us both to read a book called Lies at the Altar, which is meant to make couples think about a number of topics and discuss them with each other before jumping into the commitment of marriage. Naturally one of the sections...

How to Get Hired With Bad Credit 2

In the 1980s, companies began using credit checks as part of the hiring process. Most companies now run credit checks when hiring. Unfortunately, bad credit affects job eligibility and may result in termination at a current employer. Companies may disregard a job seeker’s work experience, character, and interview skills because...