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Vacationing on a Budget: Tips for Cutting Some Costs 9

It may still be fairly early in the year but it's not too early to start thinking about booking a vacation. Taking a break from your stressful work life is not only fun but can also be essential to your physical and mental health. The problem is that traveling can...

How Florida Could Make Small Business Saturday a Holiday

A day originally concocted by a credit card company could soon become a real type of holiday in the Sunshine State. According to the Orlando Sentinel the Florida State Senate has proposed a bill that would make Small Business Saturday, the Saturday after Thanksgiving, a tax holiday. Similar to how many...

Unexpected Incidents that Put Your Retirement at Risk

From the time we first enter the workforce many of us are thinking about retirement. We see Social Security taken out of our paychecks, make our 401K contributions, and monitor our other accounts to ensure that we have enough money  to live on after we stop working. The problem is...

Monetary Mistakes That Could Be Costing You Big 4

At this point we all pretty much know the basics of what good personal finance looks like: less debt, more savings, planning for the future. Many times following these deceptively simple principles seems to be going well until life interrupts and deals you a blow. While it's true that many...

Lending Club Loans Climb to Over $16 Billion 8

This week marketplace lender Lending Club announced that they have now facilitated over $16 billion in peer to peer loans since starting in 2007. Even more impressive is that fact that it was only three months ago that they surpassed $13 billion. To celebrate the company debuted a new infographic...

Big Things Entrepreneurs Forget About Financing 4

You've started a business, you're making money, and all is well. So why would you need to think about financing, right? This is a common mistake that first-time businesses owners make — only thinking about extra cash when they're running low. As Eyal Lifshitz points out in his recent article...

3 Simple Steps For Snagging "Real" Sale Prices 4

One of the biggest tricks the retail sector pulls on consumers is convincing them that they can save money by buying sale items. Yes it's true that buying something you need at a discounted price is surely advantageous but many of us are more inclined to forgo our financial savvy...