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Dept of Labor: Free Webcast Feb. 23 on Retirement Savings Options For Small Business, Plan Providers

Dept of Labor: Free Webcast Feb. 23 on Retirement Savings Options For Small Business, Plan Providers

As part of America Saves Week, the U.S. Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration and the America Saves campaign of the Consumer Federation of America will sponsor a free webcast on Feb. 23 for small businesses and plan service providers. continue reading »

PERSONAL FINANCE:  Ways to File Your Taxes for Free

The Internal Revenue Service has a free tax-preparation program for virtually every taxpayer, regardless of income. Taxpayers can also file their taxes online, which speeds up the process for getting back a refund. continue reading »

SMALL BUSINESS FINANCE: SBA Launches Temporary Program for Commercial Real Estate Refinancing

SMALL BUSINESS FINANCE: SBA Launches Temporary Program for Commercial Real Estate Refinancing

Agency will begin accepting refinancing applications Feb. 28 for small businesses facing maturing mortgages, balloon payments. continue reading »

The Home Depot to Hire More Than 60,000 Seasonal Associates Ahead of Spring Black Friday Rush

The Home Depot to Hire More Than 60,000 Seasonal Associates Ahead of Spring Black Friday Rush

Company Also Adding Net New Part-Time and Full-Time Positions in 2011. Black Friday Moved to Spring for the Second Year in a Row. The Home Depot®, the world's largest home improvement retailer, today announced it will hire more than 60,000 seasonal associates in time for the Company's second annual Spring Black Friday event. continue reading »

Final Regulations Will Strengthen 8(a) Business Development Program for Small Businesses

Final Regulations Will Strengthen 8(a) Business Development Program for Small Businesses

The U.S. Small Business Administration today published a package of final rules that will revise regulations to strengthen its 8(a) Business Development program to better ensure that the benefits flow to the intended recipients and help prevent waste, fraud and abuse. continue reading »

SBA Lending Initiatives for Underserved Communities Launch on Feb. 1A

SBA Preferred Lenders can begin approving Small Loan Advantage loans; ‘Mission-focused’ lenders can start applying to participate in Community Advantage continue reading »

Announcing ConsumerFinance.gov

Announcing ConsumerFinance.gov

Last summer, Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. On July 21, the President signed it into law. One part of that law created the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. continue reading »

EMPLOYMENT: U.S. Labor Dept Upgrades Its Re-employment Website for Info on Jobs & Financial Help

The U.S. Department of Labor has upgraded its re-employment Web portal to provide access to assistance beyond career and job searches. continue reading »

IRS Launches the IRS2Go App for iPhone, Android; Taxpayers Can Check Refunds, Get Tax Information

IRS Launches the IRS2Go App for iPhone, Android; Taxpayers Can Check Refunds, Get Tax Information

The Internal Revenue Service today unveiled IRS2Go, its first smartphone application that lets taxpayers check on their status of their tax refund and obtain helpful tax information. continue reading »

Common Marketing Mistakes

You must have heard about the huge marketing blunders made by some of the most well known brands in recent history. Sometimes it is the result of misjudgment and at times it is some experiment going wrong. The nature of the marketing job is such that even the most proficient can make a mistake. continue reading »

Five Tips for Good Financial Health

Five Tips for Good Financial Health

Setting long-term goals is essential. Like a balanced diet, good financial health requires discipline, good habits and a plan. For some, financial health simply means spending less than what they make. continue reading »

SMALL BUSINESS FINANCE: When and How to Use Coupons to Promote Your Business

SMALL BUSINESS FINANCE: When and How to Use Coupons to Promote Your Business

There’s no doubt about it we are a nation of coupon-clipping consumers and let’s face it, who doesn't like a bargain? From print coupons to online coupon codes, and now with the staggering growth of social coupons – consumers are literally bombarded with special offers. continue reading »

ACA International Reminds Consumers to Check Credit Report Annually (BILINGUAL)

ACA International Reminds Consumers to Check Credit Report Annually (BILINGUAL)

ACA International, the Association of Credit and Collection professionals, encourages consumers to check their credit report for accuracy at least once per year to identify and correct errors, and spot signs of identity theft. continue reading »

Holly Petraeus to Establish Servicemember Office for Consumer Protection Bureau

The U.S. Department of the Treasury today announced the selection of Holly Petraeus to establish the Office of Servicemember Affairs being built by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) implementation team currently housed at Treasury. continue reading »

SBA Provides Higher Loan Limits for Small Businesses

SBA Provides Higher Loan Limits for Small Businesses

Export-related loans to small businesses approved under the Jobs Act provisions have reached nearly $110 million as of Dec. 31, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced today. continue reading »