Negotiation Tips for Small Business Success

Starting and operating a small business requires a set of skills many business owners may not possess. For instance, the owner of a music store might be an expert on guitars but have little knowledge of accounting, employee management or … Continued

How to Avoid 5 Common Small Business Mistakes

Only about half of all new businesses survive five years or more, and only about a third survive beyond 10 years, according to the Small Business Administration. From not having enough startup money to trying to do it all yourself … Continued

How to Master Your Home Finances

It’s easy to treat family money like a utility: Bring in as much as you can, take out what you need, and just hope you don’t run out. But you wouldn’t run a business that way. Why would you do … Continued

Cyber Safety Simplified for Small Businesses

63 percent of small business owners admit they have been victims of at least one type of cyber attack. With all of the various types of cyber crimes that exist today, ensuring your company takes the proper security precautions is … Continued

Is Your Small Business Cyber-Safe? Here’s Your Checklist

Do you assume that getting hacked is only a big-company problem? A new survey by Nationwide reveals that almost eight in 10 small business owners (79 percent) do not have a cyber attack response plan, even though a majority of them (63 percent) have … Continued

Everything You Need to Know About Plenti Rewards

The Plenti rewards program has sparked excitement, but you may still have some questions about what the program has to offer. Read on to learn how Plenti works and how it can benefit you. Answering the Who, What, When & … Continued

Financial Checklist for Each Chapter of Life

Each chapter of life brings a new assortment of financial decisions you will have to make. We compiled useful information from Forbes, USA Today and Daily Worth to create this checklist of financial issues you may face – and how … Continued

20 Irritating Fees You Can Avoid

Unexpected fees always have a way of sneaking up and surprising you. Just when you think you’re in the clear, there they are – leeching onto the bill for your cell phone or cable – or whatever. But before tossing … Continued

Infographic: Understanding Your Credit Score

Your credit score: a 3 digit number that affects so many facets of your life. With so much emphasis placed on this number, it’s important to have a grasp on what it all means. From how credit scores differ to … Continued

8 Tips for Dining on a Dime

Who doesn’t like dining out? It’s social, you can try new things and, best of all, you don’t have to cook. The downside? The bill. In 2013, the average American household spent $2,625 eating at restaurants. While dining out can … Continued

The Latte Effect: How Much Could you Be Saving?

Do you regularly spend a few dollars on everyday things that you could probably live without? We’re all guilty of it but we tend to ignore the bigger picture. Think about it: if you saved the money you spent on … Continued

Top Apps to Save You Money for Your Daily Routine

One major perk of owning a smartphone is that you have access to apps that can save you money for every part of your day. From grocery shopping to picking up prescriptions from the pharmacy, your apps are crucial to … Continued

Back-to-School Shopping Checklist: College Edition

It’s that time of year again: Back to school – retail’s second biggest spending event. College students, in particular, have to do some serious shopping to prepare for a new semester. Aside from tuition and room and board, they usually … Continued

5 Small Business Trends You May Want to Follow in 2014

True entrepreneurial spirit was a hallmark of 2013. According to the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity, about 476,000 new business owners emerged each month – a strong sign of economic recovery in the U.S. And the trend is likely to continue through … Continued