This is a guest contribution from Bill Hazelton, CEO and Founder of Credit Card Assist, a leading pro-consumer, credit card information resource. It takes a lot of guts to run a small business these days. You need to be your own boss, your own IT team, your own cleaning crew and, most importantly, your own accountant. Typically, money is always tight in the first year (or few years for some), and things will only get tougher if you can’t find sources of financing to support your early growth track. The problem is that ever since the … [Read more...] about Five Creative Ways To Fund Your New Small Business
Here is the next installment in our the Reader’s Questions Series which highlight questions emailed to me by you, the readers of Money Q&A. This one deals with whether you should pay your mortgage off first or invest for retirement. Be sure to find out at the end of this article how you can receive a free copy of Dave Ramsey’s book, The Total Money Makeover if your money question is chosen to be featured in an upcoming blog post. If you're not familiar with Dave Ramsey's book, you should run right out and … [Read more...] about Reader’s Question: Should You Pay Your Mortgage Off First Or Invest For Retirement?
Getting your house ready to rent is a lot like getting it ready to sell. There are several things that I have learned about renting my house along the way that have greatly helped speed up the process. And, there were a few stumbling blocks too that could have tripped me up getting my house ready to rent. Here are ten lessons that I learned about renting out my house and hopefully it will help you as well. Ten Things I Learned About Renting My House First Impressions Matter The other day we were surprised with a tree that fell down in our … [Read more...] about Top 10 Things I Learned About Renting My House
What is a Roth IRA? A Roth IRA is an individual retirement account (IRA) that allows people to invest after-tax income up to a specified amount each year and then withdraw the earnings tax-free after age 59½ are tax-free. There are a lot of rules and stipulations to Roth IRAs, but they're a great investment! Here is a quick list of my favorite reasons why you should own a Roth IRA. Of course, there are many more, but here are the top 10 reasons to own a Roth IRA. What Is A Roth IRA? Top Ten Reasons To Own A Roth IRA 1. Tax-free … [Read more...] about Top 10 Reasons You Should Own A Roth IRA
The following is a guest post from Don at MoneySmartGuides.com where he posts about personal finance for the average person. Sadly, personal finance isn’t taught in school and many people are confused on the subject. Don is here to help educate everyone in hopes that they reach their personal finance goals!
When it comes to estate planning, most people avoid the topic. It’s understandable, but there are four estate planning documents you need to have. It’s understandable since talking about your own death isn’t something most people look … [Read more...] about
As a car buyer, you are typically at a significant disadvantage when it comes to understanding the process and how the car dealership earns money. When you purchase items at the grocery store or most other retailers, you understand at the buyer how the store earns a profit. They purchase items at wholesale and then resell those items at a higher price to the consumer taking into account their overhead and needed profit margin. But, do you know the car salesmen tricks they use to earn a profit? But, things are a little different at the … [Read more...] about Car Salesmen Tricks They Do Not Want You To Know