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The self-employment surge and how professionals can best prepare

The self-employment surge and how professionals can best prepare

One in two American workers are projected to be self-employed by 2020, according to MBO Partners. While the shifting economy has surely pushed some people into independent work, many have…

Employee engagement is the secret for small businesses to stay productive and make money

Employee engagement is the secret for small businesses to stay productive and make money

One of the biggest worries for a small business owner is training and investing in quality employees and then losing them to a larger company – potentially a competitor –…

Still need to file your taxes? Tips for faster, easier filing

Still need to file your taxes? Tips for faster, easier filing

Spring can inspire a renewed sense of confidence and optimism in do-it-yourself activities. For nearly 40 percent of Americans, this includes preparing and e-filing their own income tax return. Like most…

Brown bagging potentially leads to $1 million retirement nest egg

Brown bagging potentially leads to $1 million retirement nest egg

Here’s a $ 1 million idea: making breakfast and lunch at home every day instead of dining out can potentially yield seven figures in retirement savings. A 25-year-old who eats…

Small business 101: What you may not know about your credit card processor

Small business 101: What you may not know about your credit card processor

Small businesses comprise approximately 50 percent of the total working U.S. population. In 2011, non-employer small businesses alone generated $ 989.6 billion total revenues, according to Business Insider. Small businesses…

Tips to successfully transform from graduate to employee

With the start of summer comes warm weather, vacation planning and an influx of recent graduates on the job hunt. In fact, during the 2013–14 school year, colleges and universities…

Discover the little-known investment strategy that your advisor isn’t telling you about

Discover the little-known investment strategy that your advisor isn’t telling you about

Did you know self-directed IRAs allow Americans to invest in assets other than stocks and bonds, while enjoying the tax-free or tax-deferred status of their retirement account? Very few Americans…

Stretching your ski vacation dollar

Stretching your ski vacation dollar

With the Olympics right around the corner, skiing is on a lot of people’s minds. While ski trips can get pricey quickly, there are ways to give your budget a…

Increasing your resale value is easy when you save smartly

Increasing your resale value is easy when you save smartly

Investing in home improvements is a smart idea when you’re thinking of putting your home on the market. So where is the best place to spend your money? While it…

Finding the true cost of a college education

Finding the true cost of a college education

A college education is a lifelong investment. College graduates are more likely to be employed and earn more throughout the course of their lives, according to a recent report by…

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