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Our resources for entrepreneurs will help you find the best advice on buying franchises, raising capital, and mistakes to avoid when starting a business.

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retirement planningSaving for retirement has to be one of the most important financial decisions you will make. There are many questions to pay answer including when to start, how much to save each month, what are you long term goals, and investing your retirement funds along the way.

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Latest Financial News that Affects You

Aug 16, 2019
Personal Loans for Horse Needs
Low Rate Personal Loan
personal loanA personal loan can be the best way to meet unexpected expenses such as horse illness or injury. Or maybe you want to purchase a horse. A personal loan can be the fastest and best way to solve your money needs. More info...

Aug 13, 2019
0% Interest Credit Card
Pay off high interest rate credit cards
Credit card companies include Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Cit, Capital One, and HSBC. You can choose the best card for you in terms of cash rewards and 0% interest. More info...

Jun 28, 2019
Average mortgage rates sink after 'action-packed' couple of weeks
Mortgage Rates Dropping
"While the industrial and trade related economic data continues to dominate the news, the drop in mortgage rates over the last two months is already being felt in the housing market," said Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sam Khater, in a press release. "Through late June, home purchase applications improved by five percentage points compared to the previous month. In the near-term, we expect the housing market to continue to improve from both a sales and price perspective." More info...

Jun 25, 2019
Business Funding Sources
Where to find money for your business.
The number one issue with any new business is obtaining the funding needed for startup and operating expenses. Here an entrepreneur can find loan sources, crowd funding, angel investors, and investment bankers.

New rules for investing in crowd funding now allow smaller investors to participate and will increase the amount of money available for startups.

Check out sites like Kickstarter, Angel List, and Crowdfunder. Or got straight to the SBA site for a list of government financial resources for entrepreneurs. More info...

Jun 23, 2019
Effect of Virgin Trains USA on Florida
Current High Speed Trains Operated by Virgin Trains USA
Virgin Trains USA has secured funds to extend high speed rail along the existing FECI track bed from West Palm Beach to Cocoa, Florida. From there a new high speed railroad will be built heading west along the 528 Toll Road to the Orlando International Airport (MCO) The company has purchased an additional two hundred feet of right away along the south side of 528 to add to the right of way granted by the operators of the 528 Toll road. More info...

Jun 23, 2019
The Essential Steps to Close on your Home with Confidence
Melissa Yu
June is National Homeownership Month, and whether you’re thinking about buying your first home this year or already well into the process, it can be both an exciting and overwhelming endeavor. If everything goes well, it may be one of your most significant life events.
Buying a home can be one of the largest financial commitments you’ll make in your lifetime, and the closing – when you financially and legally commit to your mortgage loan – can often feel daunting for that reason. It starts once the seller accepts your offer and wraps up when you sign the paperwork. There are a number of important steps in between, including services you’ll need to shop for. More info...

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