Six Essential Business Plan Components

By |April 15th, 2014|

If you are writing a business plan, you should know that a good business plan has several components. Professional business schools teach their students how to write a good business plan in extensive detail. However, small-business owners may not have the degree and experience to create their own business plan. As a result, they usually use online resources to

11 Strange and Unusual Taxes

By |March 28th, 2014|

Did you know there was once a tax on windows? Sounds strange, but in fact, it made sense at the time. Though we might chuckle at the concept now, there have been a number of strange or unlikely taxes that citizens were expected to pay back in the day.

As April 15th approaches, it’s time to stop procrastinating and gather

How to Set Up a Personalized Terms and Conditions Page for Your Website

By |March 20th, 2014|

It has taken you months, but the website is up and running and it has been vetted for defects. The product descriptions and images are ready and the page content is up. In fact, everything is ready on your business’ website, except the terms and conditions page. At this point in the game, you might be thinking about taking

Want To Get The Best interest Rate On Your Savings?

By |March 13th, 2014|

If you are a saver and like to hold your savings in a savings account, you have probably been disappointed these past few years. The interest rates for savings in traditional savings accounts have been at record lows, often hovering below the pace of inflation. Even though there is little risk involved in holding your money in a savings

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Easy Ways to Save on Your Wedding Day

By |February 18th, 2014|

If you are planning a wedding then first of all, congratulations! It’s a really exciting time and planning a wedding is one of the most fun tasks you will ever do. Having said that, it is all too easy for costs to spiral and for your budget to become overblown if you’re not careful.

So if you are on a

5 Ways to Increase Your Portfolio’s Growth

By |February 5th, 2014|

As many private employers slowly reign in the cushy retirement benefits your parents might have seen (and retired on) back in the day, individual investors are becoming more involved in the planning and maintenance of their portfolio assets. Employer contributions are going the way of the dodo, making individual investment decisions more important than ever. Luckily, economists generally agree there

Most Wanted Jobs in 2014: Pennsylvania Career Market

By |January 27th, 2014|

According to LinkedIn professional survey of 2013, experts from content marketing and mobile development industries were in the biggest demand in 2013. So which industries will be the most active in hiring in the coming year?

To answer this question, it would be relevant to narrow down search criteria, focusing on local markets rather than on a global one. The

Most Common Myths Prevalent in the Structured Settlement Purchasing Industry

By |January 23rd, 2014|

It might not be too tough for you to assume that structured settlements markets are a recent development in the financial sphere. However, you assumption would be wrong, as most of the premier players in the annuity selling and purchasing markets have almost 20 years of operational experience.

It was actually in the mid 1990s that the structured settlements purchasing

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4 Tips for Renting Out Spare Bedrooms

By |January 20th, 2014|

Renting out an unoccupied room, garage apartment or basement is a great way to generate additional income. However, leasing and managing a rental unit takes thorough preparation and administrative work.

Considering converting vacant rooms into rental units? Use these four tips to get started.
1. Research Zoning Laws
Some states place regulations on homeowners renting out “secondary suites,” otherwise known as guest

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5 Reasons Why You Should Never Use Your Debit Card

By |January 20th, 2014|

Debit cards have become increasingly popular. People now spend more on debit cards than they do on credit cards. When you compare debit cards to cash or checks, then the benefits are obvious. For those of us who remember writing checks at the grocery store, or searching for exact change, then we know why we love debit cards. Gone

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