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Jan 01

Dog Walking – A Great Business

There are over fifty million dogs in the United States. One in four homes has a dog. Many dogs sit home all day while their doggie parents work. A lot live in Condominiums and apartments, which means they don’t get to be outside during the day at all. Dog walking has become a necessity. If …

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Dec 30

Buying your first home? Follow this New Year’s plan to get fiscally fit

(BPT) – So buying a new home tops your list of New Year’s resolutions. As you picture the big moment – the one where you pull up to your dream home in your moving truck, sprint up and unlock your front door – you probably understand there’s something you need to do first. You need …

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Dec 30

5 easy tactics for making your New Year’s resolution to save money a reality

(BPT) – It’s almost that time of year again – you prepare for the holidays and start thinking about what you want your New Year’s resolution to be. According to research from Nielsen, one quarter of Americans want to spend less and save more money in the New Year. If you’re one of these people, …

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Nov 15

Five key deadlines to help small businesses avoid IRS headaches

(BPT) – The adage that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure still rings true – especially for businesses preparing for tax season. If you oversee your company’s filing requirements, knowing what is due and when can save you and your employee’s penalties, time and stress. Every year, January’s arrival means two …

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Nov 12

Filing taxes for the first time? Easily conquer taxes with 3 simple tips

(BPT) – Unless you majored in accounting, the thought of filing your own income tax return may evoke feelings similar to your first job interview. Though understandable, this is an unfounded fear, given the simple taxes most individuals have in their early to mid-20s and the easy digital tax programs available. “All you need to …

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Nov 12

Better late than never for retirement planning

(BPT) – If you’re within 10 years of retirement and haven’t done any appreciable planning, you’re not alone. Nearly half of Americans age 50 and older expect to retire later than they hoped, citing financial concerns, according to a 2013 study by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. And while you may be …

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Nov 12

Facing financial pressures: 5 tips for the sandwich generation

(BPT) – Would you sacrifice your retirement and savings to simultaneously support your elderly parents and adult children? It’s not something many people envision, but millions are doing just that. These individuals are part of the sandwich generation—middle-aged adults caring for two different generations of family at the same time while planning for their own …

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Nov 12

A higher standard: understanding the types of financial advisors and under what rules they operate

(BPT) – What’s in a name? When choosing a brand of paper towels or laundry detergent, one name may be as good as another. When it comes to selecting a financial advisor, however, consumers should know there are different types of advisors who are held to significantly different professional standards. Registered investment advisors (RIAs), for …

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Nov 12

3 empowering reasons why women can be better investors

Despite the earning power of today’s women, many still shy away from investing and long-term planning. One of the reasons may be a lack of confidence. A 2014 report by the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies found that half of women say they are not confident about the ability to retire comfortably. “There’s no reason …

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