March 27, 2017 4:37 am

Tax Benefits for Self-Employed

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  The best way to be financially independent while keeping your tax liability low is to be self-employed. You don’t necessarily need to own a huge business to enjoy the perks. It can be a smart part-time or full-time business. Having your own business offers you a plenty of advantages. You have the freedom to […]

6 Questions to Ask a Financial Advisor

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Finding a financial advisor who is right for you is an important process. A good financial advisor is there to prevent you from making decisions that would have a negative, unintended impact on you. Who wouldn’t love to have a financial coach to keep you on track to achieve your financial goals? Just like with […]

Venmo: App to make and share payments

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Easily one of the best finance apps, for sending and receiving payments, is Venmo. It seemlessly integrates with your credit/debit card and bank account. You know those times when it’s too complicated to split a check, or you want to quickly pay a friend back but you don’t have the cash? Just use Venmo! Send […]

Money, now also growing on trees

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You’ve read the heading correctly, but it’s not as simple as you would hope. Ever since the financial crisis people have been trying to diversify their investments and think a little outside of the traditional stocks and bonds. This opened the doors to the world of timber, however this isn’t an investment just anyone can […]

Realizing Affordable Healthcare: The Advent of Medical Billing

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The cost of Healthcare today is driven by many complex contributing factors — the high cost of pharmaceuticals, expensive new medical equipment, governmental regulations, the increasing costs of physician education, and the costs of adopting the new medical procedures and standards, which often have dramatic impacts on the costs of maintenance and upgrades to medical […]

Raising the Minimum Wage: One of the Most Important Financial Battles of Our Time

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Living in today’s modern world requires ever-increasing sums of money. Every single expenditure category, such as food, gas, entertainment and living expenses, are all rising at a meteoric rate. Combine this with the financial crisis we have just begun pulling ourselves out of and you have a time when money is incredibly scarce for the […]

How To Begin Investing

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Investing your money smartly may be the easiest way to grow your wealth over the long term. While you are unlikely to become rich overnight by getting involved in the stock market, you can watch your money grow over a number of years.   At the same time, many of the richest people in the […]

The Ugly Undeniable Truths About Financial Security

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Financial Security is a concept that should gain traction in this economy. Your parents are either retired or are planning to retire relatively soon. Part of becoming an adult is thinking of your financial security. The Millennial generation has spent more time at home then any other generation of the 20th century. You should not count on your parents’ supporting […]

$27 of Bitcoin Made a Norwegian Rich

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In 2009, Kristoffer Koch invested 150 Kroner ($26.60) in 5,000 bitcoins after he discovered them while writing a thesis on encryption. In April 2013, following the widespread media coverage of the peer-to-peer digital currency he remembered about his invested bitcoins. Stored in encrypted wallets, with a private key Koch had forgotten all about them. After […]

Featured Finance Startup: Backbase

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Our featured finance startup this week is Backbase, a software company.  Backbase is a portal for commercial banking that streamlines online interactions with customers on multiple devices. Backbase designs products that improve the lives of real people. Their vision and mission are as follows: We have created the world’s leading lean customer experience platform. It has […]

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