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You and Your Money

January 2011 Archives

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 »

Reporting Business Income and Expenses – Which Accounting Method is Right for You?

Reporting Business Income and Expenses – Which Accounting Method is Right for You?

In two previous posts, I addressed some key tax consolidations that small business owners and employers need to be aware of as we head into tax season, including the specific tax requirements that impact employers continue reading »

PERSONAL FINANCE: “Tax Day” Deadline Extended to April 18th for 2011

PERSONAL FINANCE: “Tax Day” Deadline Extended to April 18th for 2011

The Internal Revenue Service today opened the 2011 tax filing season by announcing that taxpayers have until April 18 to file their tax returns. The IRS reminded taxpayers impacted by recent tax law changes that using e-file is the best way to ensure accurate tax returns and get faster refunds. continue reading »

SMALL BUSINESS FINANCE: New Law Helps Business Obtain over $10.3 Billion in Loan Guarantees

SMALL BUSINESS FINANCE: New Law Helps Business Obtain over $10.3 Billion in Loan Guarantees

SBA Administrator Karen Mills announced that as of Dec. 31 the agency had approved more than $10.3 billion in loan guarantees which supported more than $12 billion in lending to small businesses since President Obama continue reading »