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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[...]

What Is Driving U.S. Treasury Yields?
Posted on September 15, 2014

With the economy on the path of recovery and the Federal Reserve pulling back on stimulus, have you been expecting bond yields to start moving upwards? If yes, hold your horses before you juggle your portfolio or take any position in the financial markets based on this assumption. It's true that U.S. stock markets have [...]

Don't Let Bank Fraud Destroy Your Small Business
Posted on August 30, 2014

You may have the most wonderful bank in your area. You may even be best friends with your bank representative. But at the end of the day, what happens if your small business is the victim of online bank fraud? Because of the relationships you’ve built with your bank and its people, you might just [...]

Exciting News Regarding Your Credit Score
Posted on August 11, 2014

As you know, your credit score has a dramatic effect on your life in a number of ways. It impacts your ability to acquire such things as loans, credit cards … even a home mortgage. That’s why we’re so excited to tell you about something new that’s just on the horizon … something that will[...]

Is Now A Good Time To Get Started With Credit Card Borrowing?
Posted on July 30, 2014

With an improvement in the current economic outlook and market liquidity conditions, banks are now looking at growth options to increase their earnings. As a response to greater competition and changes in risk appetite, banks and federal associations have eased underwriting standards to expand their loan portfolio and achieve expansion. This spells good news for [...]

The Economy: A good-news, bad-news scenario
Posted on July 28, 2014

The nation’s employment numbers continue to improve. In June, the country’s economy added another 288,000 jobs, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. When you combine that with the news that April and May’s numbers have been readjusted to a higher number, it brings the final tally of the first six months of 2014[...]