How to Fund Your Startup

startup tips, business startup advice, funding your business
You’ve got a great idea for a business. You’ve mapped it all out, and you have a plan to turn that idea into the next big thing. Think Google, eBay, or whatever. As important as that idea is though, there is something equally critical at the beginning of any new business venture: money. In order for your business to get off the ground, you are going to need money to pay for everything – from...
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401k Plan vs. a Roth IRA

Saving for retirement is something that you shouldn’t neglect or put off any longer than you have to. When you do decide to start saving for your retirement, it is critical that you know what type of account that you are going to use. This is because there are several differences between account types that may impact how your money is taxed, which could play a role in how much you actually have...
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What to Do When an Unmarked Car Attempts to Pull You Over

Being pulled over by a real police officer can be disturbing, but what about when you realize that the person isn’t even a police officer? While data on police impersonations can be hard to come by, more than enough incidents have surfaced over the years to make the threat a reality. Police impersonations involving motorists are especially problematic. Impersonators driving unmarked cars pull over...
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Housing Prices Are Climb Stoking Inflation

The Fed analyzes two specific components when evaluating inflation.  The first is wage growth which continues to edge higher, while the second is home prices, which is also on the rise.  The Fed will have a tough decision come December as it appears that the ECB is poised to extend its bond purchase program, which was inferred by traders following the ECB decision to keep rates unchanged on Thursday. ...
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7 Great Ideas to Start Generating Passive Income Today

generating passive income, passive income ideas, passive income tips
Passive Income is money received from a venture on some sort of routine basis, with little effort required to maintain the cash flowing in. Passive income is not money for nothing, however. Most types of passive income take some degree of effort to establish. However, once you’ve successfully launched a passive income stream, it is relatively easy to maintain it, and the additional funds could dramatically...
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What’s the Best Free Recipe App?

The Apple Store and Google Play together offer more digital cookbooks than you probably have room for on your mobile device. So which... more →
New tax law might slow down housing market.

What Will the New Tax Law Do to the Housing Market?

The new tax law will have a profound impact on the housing market, although in ways that go beyond the deductibility of mortgage interest... more →

4 in 5 Households Will Get a Tax Cut in 2018

Four out of five U.S. households will get a tax cut as a result of the legislation that President Donald Trump signed into law today. more →
Will bitcoin reach $100,000?

When Will Bitcoin Reach $100,000?

Bitcoin has accelerated its pace of appreciation in recent months, and if the current levels between $15,000 and $19,000 make you itch... more →
The Dow Jones topped 24,000 -- now what?

The Dow Jones Crossed the 24,000 Threshold. Now What?

Stocks appear to be increasing in volatility, yet the markets closed on Monday, December 4 with the Dow Jones Industrial Average is... more →
Peer mortgage

Should You Get a Peer-to-Peer Mortgage?

If you can’t get approved for a home loan from a bank, you might want to look into applying for a peer-to-peer mortgage. more →
Investment gifting is awesome.

4 Things To Know Before You Donate an Investment

While donations of any kind are appreciated, gifting investments benefits both the giver and the receiver. Here are four key things... more →
Are you wondering: What's the Relationship Between the Stock Market and Federal Debt?

What’s the Relationship Between the Stock Market and Federal Debt?

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if gains in the stock market could actually reduce U.S. government indebtedness? If that were true,... more →

Easy Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home

I recently lived in a house that was about to go on the market. Obviously, the homeowner wanted to get the most bang for his buck.... more →