Tax season has arrived. Although April 17*, this year's tax return filing deadline, may seem like a ways off, it's not too early to get started. You can easily cut down the number of hours you spend preparing your taxes by starting early and tackling your taxes in bite-size chunks. Here are 10 simple tips to save time, money and hassle down the road.
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) investigates thousands of scams every year, from the latest gimmicks to schemes as old as the hills. Recently, the BBB came out with the Top 10 Scams of 2011. They divided scams into nine major categories and picked the top scam in each. Then, they named the "Scam of the Year."
Small businesses are critical to the American economy. For small companies to survive and generate new jobs, they need credit on affordable terms. If you've considered starting a small business, have you thought about how to fund it? Borrowing money is one of the most common sources of funding a small business. Before you approach your lender for a loan, it is a good idea to understand as much as you can about the factors the bank will evaluate when they consider your application.
After the holiday celebrations, many people end up with more debt than they would like. January is a good time to think about ways to manage debt and make resolutions to achieve financial stability.
1. Develop a budget. The first step toward taking control of your financial situation is to do a realistic assessment of how much money you take in and how
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