Category: Small Business

Not Knowing About This Credit Report Can Burn You

Not Knowing About This Credit Report Can Burn You

Even if we’re not quite sure what goes into our credit report or how that information boils down to a three-digit score, we know that a higher number means a better shot at getting...

Don’t Make a Career Move You’ll Regret

Don’t Make a Career Move You’ll Regret

No matter what industry you work in, what role you fill, or how successful you are, chances are you’ve made a bad career decision. Here are two of the most common ones and how...

Stop Calling Student Loans a “Bubble”!

Stop Calling Student Loans a “Bubble”!

Ever since the financial crisis, Americans have begun to see bubbles everywhere they turn. The damage wrought by the real estate bubble has been so extensive that the nation is rightfully terrified that another...

Payday Loans Are Bad Enough Without Banks Getting Into the Act

Payday Loans Are Bad Enough Without Banks Getting Into the Act

Consumers who use online payday lenders may be taken advantage of twice: first, by the lenders’ triple-digit interest rates that flout state caps, then with fees tacked on by the borrowers’ own banks. A...

The Best Way to Teach Kids About Money? Slip It Into Math and English Classes

The Best Way to Teach Kids About Money? Slip It Into Math and English Classes

A global consensus is forming around how to teach kids about money in school. The answer: Embed personal finance lessons in the courses they already take. That’s the approach in the U.K., which this...

Three Rules to Higher Social Security Benefits

Three Rules to Higher Social Security Benefits

English: Scanned image of author’s US Social Security card. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Social Security benefit provisions are so devilishly complex that I’ve come to believe that Satan, himself, had a hand in their construction. ...

Why Mergers Kill Customer Value

Why Mergers Kill Customer Value

The M&A season is underway. Dell is looking at a $24 billion private equity deal that will privatize the company. Berkshire Hathaway is looking to buy H. J. Heinz, the ketchup brand, for $23 billion. Liberty...