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Separate your Business and Personal Bank Accounts
Posted on November 21, 2014

If you are a small business owner, you probably consider your business as part of your identity. Under most circumstances, that's a good thing – no-one cares about your work as much as you do. However, when it comes to business and personal finances, it's best to keep them separate. Most businesses, at some time [...]

Hank Greenberg's $25B Lawsuit Against the US Government May Succeed
Posted on November 14, 2014

Former AIG chief Maurice "Hank" Greenberg's on-going lawsuit against the government is probably one of the most high profile cases to emerge in recent times and has the entire nation on tenterhooks. The verdict of the trial will decide if the U.S. government in fact, as Mr Greenberg claims, bailed out the insurance firm American [...]

MasterCard and Zwipe Partnership Yields Unique New Payment System
Posted on November 7, 2014

These days, it seems like all the major players in the credit card industry (along with those in related genres) have some kind of method for simplifying payment. For example, Google has their Wallet payment system and Apple Pay is just around the corner. Not to be outdone or left behind, MasterCard will soon introduce [...]

Credit Score Scams and How To Avoid Them
Posted on October 23, 2014

Do you want to know your credit score? Are you wary of so-called free credit reports sites that seem to ask for more information than they need? You should be! In this article, I'll show you how to safely get free credit reports and avoid credit score scams. In the current financial environment, many people [...]

Want to Know Warren Buffett's Secret? Here it is.
Posted on October 17, 2014

Warren Buffett is widely believed to be the most successful investor during the 20th century. So ... if Warren Buffett wanted to tell you about a major key to his success, would you want to hear it? If you were alive in 1984, you missed the boat! That's right ... Warren Buffett gave us his [...]

Five Questions to Ask before Refinancing Your Home
Posted on October 13, 2014

Are you thinking about refinancing your home? If you currently have a mortgage on your home, one of the questions that's probably playing on your mind – given that long term rates remain at historic lows – is, would now be a good time to refinance? Whether it's with an aim to reduce monthly payments, lower [...]

Legalization of Marijuana: A Lucrative Business Opportunity?
Posted on October 7, 2014

If ten years ago I told you that the pot business might be the next legal Gold Rush, you probably would have asked me what I was smoking. Today, marijuana can now be legally used for medical purposes in twenty-three states and Washington, D.C., and full legalization is heading to the ballot in Alaska and[...]

Five Ways Cloud Computing Is Worth It
Posted on September 30, 2014

The number of businesses converting to cloud technology is going up every day. It is estimated that by 2015, US based small businesses will use and average of seven cloud-based services. Some of you might still be a little unclear about what cloud technology is – well, here is a little info to "clear up" [...]

New Visa Technology Reduces Theft at Gas Pumps
Posted on September 25, 2014

Let's hear it for the folks at Visa! They have recently invented new software that actually detects whether or not it's you (or someone posing as you) when you gas up your vehicle. This has long been a big issue, as the gas pump is among the simplest places for those with bad intentions[...]

Achieving New Highs – The Small Business Credit Index
Posted on September 19, 2014

The Experian/Moody's Analytics Small Business Credit Index (SBCI) that measures credit quality for firms with less than 100 workers hit an all-time high of 112.2 in the last quarter. From a revised 109.8 in the first quarter, the Index gained 2.4 points in the second quarter, accompanied by accelerated job growth and an annualized GDP[...]