Latest Posts

The Importance of Talking to Your Partner About Finances

You've probably heard it said that communication is the key to a successful relationship, but how well do people follow this advice when it comes to money? According to Fidelity, over 40% of individuals surveyed didn't know how much their partner made. In fact one in ten were off by...

Small Business Loans Made Easy Thanks to New Partnerships

Alternative and online lenders have made it easier than ever for entrepreneurs to secure loans for their businesses. Additionally some of those online lenders are now working with non-profit organizations to further promote the expansion of small business in America. Community development financial institutions (CDFIs), which assist business owners with...

Fed Targets December to Raise Federal Funds Rate - Really?

Despite the Fed’s previous stated intentions to raise the federal funds rate sometime in 2015 no increases have been approved so far. However on October 28th the FOMC announced “in determining whether it will be appropriate to raise the target range at its next meeting, the committee will assess progress...

What Children Should Learn About Personal Finance in School

With the cost of college on the rise, leading to students being in debt nearly as soon as they graduate high school, it's more important than ever for today's youth to know about personal finance before they become adults. MarketWatch recently reported on a study that rated U.S. states on how...

When a Small Credit Hit is For the Greater Good

Let's face it: no one wants to purposely hurt their credit. In fact, most personal finance blogs (ahem) typically give you article after article about how to protect and improve your credit score. However, the truth is that there are times when an action that may ding your credit score...

Looking to Expand? Tips for Growing Your Small Business

As challenging as starting a small business can be, often times growing that business can be even harder. A common mistake that entrepreneurs make is trying to expand their company before they have a perfect, scalable business plan. If you’re considering expanding your small business, here are some tips for...

What Small Businesses Should Know About Cyber Security 10

Cyber attacks have been big news over the past couple years between hacks of websites, retailers, and notable movie studios alike. Still many entrepreneurs might assume that they are running too small of an operation to really be a target of one of these attacks. Unfortunately that's not at all the...