Category: Small Business

How Much of Your Success Is Due to Dumb Luck?

How Much of Your Success Is Due to Dumb Luck?

Would you like the Mona Lisa if others didn’t? Would you still think Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony was good? Would you still think the songs of the Beatles were superior to those of, say, Justin Bieber? In a report last...

Anti-Mentor Roasts Millennial Who Contacted Her on LinkedIn

Anti-Mentor Roasts Millennial Who Contacted Her on LinkedIn

A Cleveland woman has apologized after her scathing e-mail to a bright-eyed job seeker who dared to contact her on LinkedIn went viral. Kelly Blazek, who runs a job bank and calls herself a...

This One Chart Will Make You Feel Better About Not Paying Your Credit Card Bill This Month

This One Chart Will Make You Feel Better About Not Paying Your Credit Card Bill This Month

If you look at your financial mailers instead of simply throwing them away, you may already know that federal interest rates are at ‘their lowest levels in years.’ But how many years exactly? A...

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...