Category: Small Business

This Simple Tax Error Is Costing You $2,800

This Simple Tax Error Is Costing You $2,800

“Tax” has become a four-letter word in political discourse, but whether you think companies should pay less or rich people should pay more, there’s one thing most Americans can agree on: They’d be happy...

Almost Everything You Have Been Told About The Minimum Wage Is False

Almost Everything You Have Been Told About The Minimum Wage Is False

The Democrats, their union supporters, and liberals in general are making a hard and concerted push for an increase in the minimum wage. President Obama mentioned the subject prominently in his State of the...

The Auto Industry’s Hard Sell to Convince Your Kids They Need a Car

The Auto Industry’s Hard Sell to Convince Your Kids They Need a Car

Car ownership rates among young Americans have been low for years, perhaps due to the economy, perhaps due to disinterest, or some combination of both. Yet the auto industry insists that sooner or later,...

The Privacy Wars Are Raging Over Who Owns Your Data

The Privacy Wars Are Raging Over Who Owns Your Data

One of the topics I’ll be tracking closely at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos next week will be Big Data. Specifically, how it’s at the center of all the major political and...

Meet Your New Financial Adviser (Hint He’s Your Boss)

Meet Your New Financial Adviser (Hint He’s Your Boss)

In Istanbul last spring, officials at a Financial Literacy summit explained why the Turkish government was going all-in on financial education. The goal is to turn the city into a global financial center, and...

Want to Save Money? Stop Thinking About the Big Picture

Want to Save Money? Stop Thinking About the Big Picture

Many of us made a New Year’s resolution to save more money. Just like the resolutions to go to the gym more and eat better, though, our financial resolve will probably fall by the...

7 Financial New Year’s Resolutions You Might Actually Keep

7 Financial New Year’s Resolutions You Might Actually Keep

New Year’s resolutions don’t change much. A the top of the list you’ll always find diet and exercise, spend more time with family, quit smoking or drinking, and save more money or get out...

What the Super-Rich Are Spending Their Fortunes On Now

What the Super-Rich Are Spending Their Fortunes On Now

The super rich are feeling more generous, according to new research on charitable giving. That’s good news for nonprofits. But it’s yet another sign that the divide between the wealthy and everyone else grows...

5 Reasons to Consider Actually Sticking With a Low-Paying Job

5 Reasons to Consider Actually Sticking With a Low-Paying Job

Sure, none of us would turn down a raise if we were offered one, but a job with a meager paycheck isn’t always a bad thing. Job-seekers — whether currently unemployed or working but...