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How Family Business Owners Should Bring the Next Generation into the Company

Men working How Family Business Owners Should Bring the Next Generation into the Company

Written by Sam Bruehl & Rob Lachenauer “Go find your passion,’’ Henry directed his children when they reached their late teens and early twenties. “Find your interests outside our family business and pursue them.’’ As inspiring as those words may have been, Henry, the patriarch […]

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How small business owners can take advantage of the new tax law before it’s too late

Open sign How small business owners can take advantage of the new tax law before it’s too late

Written by Bill Bischof First-year bonus depreciation has been around for a few years, but the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) installed much more generous (but temporary) bonus depreciation rules. Here’s what small business owners need to know to cash in on the new […]

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Millennial women may be on a collision course with financial disaster

young women Millennial women may be on a collision course with financial disaster

Written by Jill Corfield Millennial women seriously lag men in their financial aspirations, compared with data from the same study two years ago. The reasons for this gulf include social media, career goals and family priorities. This financial gap could mean women are setting themselves […]

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Smart Financial Planning Strategies to Borrow from Women and Millennials

Young women Smart Financial Planning Strategies to Borrow from Women and Millennials

Author Jean Chatzky We have so much to learn — but so did they. Here’s what they’re doing right. Lately the headlines in personal finance have been pretty bleak — the average 2017 graduate has nearly $40,000 in student loans, millennial homeownership is down, and 39 percent […]

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How Much Money Do You Really Need to Retire?

Financial planning tips How Much Money Do You Really Need to Retire?

Consider this your financial planning cheat sheet. Author Marianne Hayes Are you on track for retirement? Before you try to answer that question, consider this: The average 65- to 74-year-old, it turns out, spends close to $49,000 a year. If you’re wondering if your nest […]

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Yes, You Should Be Prepared to Negotiate Salary

the-best-ways-to-loan-money-to-friends-and-family[1] Yes, You Should Be Prepared to Negotiate Salary

How often do job seekers speak up to secure a better package? Staffing firm Robert Half recently asked this question of professionals, and the results were interesting. For instance, 39 percent of workers tried to negotiate a higher salary with their last job offer. Among people […]

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More Americans Are Buying Groceries Online

shopping More Americans Are Buying Groceries Online

Online grocery shopping continues to rise in popularity, according to a new survey from Unata, a provider of digital solutions for grocers. In 2018, 36% of U.S. consumers plan to shop online for groceries, which is up from 22% of those who shopped online in […]

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Biz Owners Need a Succession Plan

Retire Biz Owners Need a Succession Plan

Over 70 percent of business owners polled in a recent survey for insurer Nationwide noted that they are not planning to retire, don’t know when they’ll retire or do not plan to retire for 11 years or more. This isn’t a good thing, since business […]

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IRS warns of potential surge in fake CEO phishing scam

Dont Take the Bait Graphic IRS warns of potential surge in fake CEO phishing scam

* This article and image was written by Don’t Mess With Taxes and published online on January 19, 2018. With the official start of the 2018 tax filing season just more than a week away, folks have been collecting important tax statements they’ll need to file their returns. […]

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Financial Tips for Single Parents

Child Learning with her mom Financial Tips for Single Parents

Single parenting brings unique budgeting challenges. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that it costs an estimated $241,080 for a middle-income couple to raise a child to age 18 – and many single parents shoulder that responsibility alone. Even with adequate child support, it’s smart […]

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Keeping Friends And Finances: How To Deal With Financially Challenging Friendships

Friend Finances Keeping Friends And Finances: How To Deal With Financially Challenging Friendships

Friends are the family we choose for ourselves. But some friends can be a serious drain on your savings. If you recognize these kinds of people in your life, it’s hard to know what to do. Here are several examples of financially dangerous friends and […]

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Financial Self Defense

Can you Hear Me Now? Financial defense Financial Self Defense

How To Respond To ‘Can You Hear Me?’ “Can you hear me now?” is the once-popular tagline of Verizon commercials, but it’s also the headline of a new scam. Scammers making robocalls will ask some innocuous question. Once the targeted person says “yes,” a recording […]

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