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How Self-Employed Workers Can Save Money

Being self-employed has many advantages but there are also potential downsides that can arise when working for yourself. One of these is the fact that a regular income is not necessarily guaranteed. Of course, it is solely you who are responsible for your own pay as well as sick leave maintenance, tax payments and pension scheme. With all these responsibilities to take care of, keeping on top of your finances can be hard and ensuring you have enough to... ❯❯❯

Hispanic Business Owners Benefit from California Bank Services

Big business has always struggled to meet the needs of minority markets.  Some businesses decide that their core competencies lay in concentrating on the needs of the majority and letting niche markets have the minority customers.  Two of these minorities are women and Hispanics.  Interestingly, neither of these are true minorities.  In 2002, there were actually 16 million more women than men in the United States, over a 10%... ❯❯❯

5 Tips for Making Money Investing in Classic Cars

There is nothing like that loud, roaring vroom of an old muscle car, or the rattle and prattle of a pre-war commuter car. Indeed, in the old days they made cars with more attention to detail and beauty than safety and environmental concerns. Global warming wasn’t on people’s minds and the idea of seat belts was ludicrous – all car manufacturers focused on was aesthetics and comfort. Classic cars have beautiful lines, colors and the... ❯❯❯

Credit Card Freebies

Thanks to the strong likelihood of debt being racked up and money being forked out, credit card companies often offer attractive freebies and introductory offers to new customers. If you shop around sensibly and read the small print you can grab the chance to claim some vouchers or even free flights. Just make sure you know what you have to do to qualify for the freebie, avoid interest by paying off any necessary expenditure required to trigger the gift or... ❯❯❯

Three Things Businesses Should Know to Ensure they Don’t Fail

According to a report by the BBC, 4 out of 5 new businesses end in failure.  This means that if you’re considering starting up a new company, you should really get to grips with what the best people in your perspective industry have done right, so that you can follow in their success. Along the same lines, you should learn what some companies that failed did wrong.  Maybe their mistakes were avoidable. So here are 3 things you should know... ❯❯❯

Tips and Tools for investing in Unstable Financial Times

Tips and Tools for Investing in Unstable Financial Times We live in hard times, no one wants to admit it but the world economy is in the tank, and slowly still sinking. For most things are stable, not changing much on a personal level but you never know when that can change. Investment can be a good way to put your savings to work but it can be risky in this day and age with so much market instability. Here are a few tips and tools you can use to help... ❯❯❯

Should you get a credit card?

Should you get a credit card? We're all constantly told to stay away from debts and credit cards especially and it is easy to see why. The high interest rates, potential charges and the way the debt just seems to last forever if you're only ever paying off the minimum required payment each month can end up quite troublesome if your income changes or you do not stay constantly on top of your credit card bills and payments. Despite the obvious cons, there... ❯❯❯

Man Vs Machine - Putting forex bots to the test against their masters

In recent years, automatic trading has stepped into the limelight in Forex in a big way. The amount of people attracted into the market be it traders, programmers, or developers has changed the landscape of retail Forex, and the general characteristic of the typical trader. There is certainly room for automatic trading in the industry, but as with every new idea there are those that jump on the bandwagon and flood the environment with subpar products... ❯❯❯

Three Reasons Owning a Vehicle Fleet could improve your Business

If you run a small business and you’re looking to improve your efficiency, one of the first things you should look at is buying a fleet of company vehicles.  This investment could help you streamline and become more profitable for a number of reasons; here are just three to help you become more informed. You could expand your Business’s Outreach If your business is one which relies on your local community, owning a fleet of vehicles... ❯❯❯

5 Home Improvement Projects That Are Worth the Investment

We all experience moments when we look at our homes and believe that it’s time to do a bit of renovating. But then we look into our bank accounts and realize that all of the changes that we desire to make are not exactly within our budget. If you can relate to this kind of dilemma and you’re wondering which home improvement projects are actually worth the investment, we’ve got a list of five that are fairly affordable and will also raise... ❯❯❯

Why It’s Worth It to Invest in Child-Proofing Your Home

If you are becoming a new parent or if you are welcoming another bundle of joy into your life, there are a number of things you need to do to prepare. As a parent, one of the greatest responsibilities is making sure that your child is safe. When it comes to your household, you might look around and think your child will be safe and sound, but there are little dangers lurking around each and every corner. This is why investing in child-proofing your home is... ❯❯❯

Pay less for your mobile phone

Your mobile phone is most likely a huge part of your life; many of us rely on them to store our entire lives and would be lost without them. Because of the importance we place on our phones, many of us also pay far more than we need to for what we get. Be sure that you’re not falling into this category and follow a few simple tips to the most from your mobile contract without overspending.  Are you coming up to the end of your contract? If so,... ❯❯❯

Infographic: Energy of Tomorrow: Alternative Fuels of The Future

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Tips for Cutting the Costs of Broadband Internet

For many people today, the internet is an absolute necessity rather than a luxury.  For most, broadband has replaced dial-up access as the fast speed and broad coverage has made dial-up internet essentially obsolete. If your broadband is costing you too much or not working as fast as you would like it to, or if you are looking for a new package, be well prepared so that you can choose wisely between the wide range of deals on offer. To know what you... ❯❯❯

What Does a Government Background Check Search For?

There are many reasons the government may want to perform a background check. The most common background check is for government jobs. Post office, military and federal agency jobs usually require some sort of background check. When applying for a government job, make sure you answer all the questions on the application truthfully and have required documents printed and ready for submission. Lying or excessive exaggeration may get you caught and rejected... ❯❯❯

How to negotiate on a land sale

Negotiating with a land seller is an important part of the process involved with purchasing a piece of property. The buyer often seeks certain concessions or counters with a lower price after the property seller quotes a figure. Negotiations should always take place to purchase land at a good price. In order to make various land sales go as smoothly as possible, there are several things that people should remember during the negotiation process. Always... ❯❯❯

How I Knew When It Was Time To Sell My Business And Why I Sold It

In every businessman's life comes a point where it is time to give up. There are various reasons why one can forego their business and make a new step in their life. Some of the reasons to sell your business are social, others -- financial. I've made a research on the most popular reasons for selling a business and the most common ones are retirement, divestment (releasing the value of your business so that it can be invested elsewhere), relocation, poor... ❯❯❯

What To Do If You Are Rejected For a Credit Card

Almost everyone has been rejected for credit at some point in their lives. Nevertheless when you receive the rejection it's hard not to take it personally. Your mind turns to thoughts of what you've done wrong to put off potential creditors. In many cases your credit history will have simply failed to jump through one of the hoops of criteria the lender uses. But if you've had more than one rejection recently, especially if you've been applying for credit... ❯❯❯

From Rejects to Riches: the Dragons’ Den Contestants Who Made it on Their Own

The UK TV show, Dragons’ Den, revolves around five wealthy investors who are approached in the ‘den’ by nervy entrepreneurs looking for cash to kick start their businesses. The dragons fight it out over the most lucrative investments, whilst those entrepreneurs who fail to capture their attention are kicked to the kerb and left to go it alone. The judgement of the dragons is usually spot-on, but there are a few that have fallen through... ❯❯❯

The Process of Commercial Debt Recovery

In the modern business world, late payments and outstanding debts are an unpleasant drain on resources and can damage company reputations. For this reason, many people now choose to use professional debt recovery support services, but without understanding how these operate it can be difficult to make an informed decision. It is best to contact a debt recovery solicitor as soon as reasonable after the payment deadline, particularly if it is suspected that... ❯❯❯