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You and Your Money

PERSONAL FINANCE: Teaching Children About Money : Your Kids vs. Your Wallet

PERSONAL FINANCE: Teaching Children About Money : Your Kids vs. Your Wallet

How many times have you wondered whether your children think money does indeed grow on trees? It probably seems like every time you turn around your wallet is being attacked by the "gimme's". continue reading »

PERSONAL FINANCE: How to Choose Your Personal Finance Software

PERSONAL FINANCE: How to Choose Your Personal Finance Software

Using a computer to track spending and investments used to mean just choosing software and getting started. It's not that simple anymore. People are now wondering if it’s possible to bypass using personal software altogether and instead use continue reading »

Hang Onto Your Money with CRL’s Guide to Better Banking

Hang Onto Your Money with CRL’s Guide to Better Banking

When you open an account at a bank or credit union you should be able to trust that— aside from a fair administration fee—your money will be there when you need it. continue reading »

PERSONAL FINANCE: Saving Money On Transportation Costs

PERSONAL FINANCE: Saving Money On Transportation Costs

It seems like we're always on the go these days. Whether traveling across the country (or the world) or across town, there are ways that you can get more travel out of your transportation dollars. continue reading »

SMALL BUSINESS FINANCE: Go Green and Save Green

SMALL BUSINESS FINANCE: Go Green and Save Green

It's all the rage to talk about green cities, green businesses, and green policies. It makes sense in the big picture to take care of the planet we're on. But what does "going green" really mean to the average small business owner? continue reading »

PERSONAL FINANCE: How Much Credit Can You Afford?

PERSONAL FINANCE: How Much Credit Can You Afford?

Before making the decision to add more debt, you need to make sure that you: Allocate sufficient money for your essentials. Borrow only for items that you need and can afford. Borrow only if you're spending less each month than you take home. 1. Start with your monthly take-home pay. continue reading »

PERSONAL FINANCE: Nine Ways You Can Afford College

PERSONAL FINANCE: Nine Ways You Can Afford College

If you are planning to attend college in the near future, the recent national recession has made the task of paying for a college education even more daunting. One or more of your parents may have been laid off from a job and dipped into savings intended for college. Parents of students attending college or prospective college students have every right to be concerned. But you should also know that even with dire economic news, there are lots of ways to afford a college education. continue reading »

PERSONAL FINANCE: Tips On Credit Card Debt

Medical emergencies, job losses from regular work and many other external factors may put in a situation of debt. More than once, the debt is the result of poor financial management, where a person spends beyond its normal means. Simple suggestions listed below can help get out of debt is credit card. continue reading »

SMALL BUSINESS FINANCE: IRS- Tax-Exempt Organizations Could Claim Health Care Tax Credit

The Internal Revenue Service today released a draft version of the form that small businesses and tax-exempt organizations will use to calculate the small business health care tax credit when they file income tax returns next year. The IRS also announced how eligible tax-exempt organizations –– which do not generally file income tax returns –– will claim the credit during the 2011 filing season. continue reading »

SMALL BUSINESS FINANCE:  Obtaining a Business Credit Card without Personal Guarantees

If you are a small business owner, you must be familiar with the difficulty in getting a business credit card without personal guarantee. You may want your business to grow rapidly, but the real fact is that it is really hard to ensure this growth when you neither have any reliable partners continue reading »