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Worried about the current financial climate? Follow these tips to keep your money safe during a recession. more...

- Personal Finance

Have you been turned down for financing recently? It maybe time to look your credit report. Like it or not, your credit history can effect whether you'll get financing for that new car or house. On the off chance that you do find errors, here's how you can clean up your credit report. more...

- Personal Finance

Saving energy and saving money go hand in hand. Little changes can make a big difference for the planet and for your bank account. Check out these 10 simple tips for reducing your spending and your carbon footprint. more...

- Lifestyle

Take control of your finances in 2009! Getting your finances in order is important, and it doesn't have to be difficult and intimidating. Follow these simple steps to get your finances on the right track. more...

- Personal Finance

Is it possible to improve your credit rating? Absolutely. The bad news is that it takes discipline and it won't happen overnight, but the good news is that you can do it yourself by following a few tips diligently. Here's how. more...

- Personal Finance

With healthcare costs rising an average 18.1% each year nationally, employers in every industry across the country are taking a long, hard look at what they can do to keep costs down. There are procedures that small and medium sized businesses can follow to try to control rising health care costs. Consider some of the steps below to help you offer health benefits to your employees without breaking the bank: more...

- Running Your Business

In May 2006 President Bush signed into law the Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act of 2005. The measure extends to 2010 the reduced tax rate of 15 percent on long-term capital gains for taxpayers in the 25-percent or higher tax brackets and five percent for individuals in the 10-percent or 15-percent income tax brackets. Without further action, the rates will jump by five percent in 2011. In real estate transactions, owing capital gains tax depends on the use of the property and the length of time you have owned the property before selling. more...

- Estate Taxes

Disappointed in the appearance of your rental? Think you can't afford the time and money it would take to fix it up? Whether you're a landlord or a tenant, here are five easy ways you can enhance any property no matter what kind of schedule or budget you're on. more...

- Running Your Business

More and more businesspeople are working for themselves. Be your own boss, have flexibility and enjoy what you do? With that in mind, who wouldn't want to be an entrepreneur? Yet, in the constant battle to keep the bottom line high, sticking to a budget can be one of the greatest challenges faced by entrepreneurs. Stay ahead of the game with a list of those expenses that may be taking the biggest bite out of your profits. more...

- Running Your Business

Advertising a rental property and attracting reliable tenants is one of the most important aspects of being a property owner. But, with the myriad of advertising options, where is your money best spent? more...

- Promoting Your Business