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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.

It is not easy to hang onto your money as life throws curve balls so you have to include your financial planning for everything else as part of your retirement planning. Get expert financial advice here.

Latest Financial News that Affects You

Jan 22, 2020
Shop for the Best Car Loan Online
Get offer from several lenders and save big
The best place to start looking for a new car by shopping for the best car loan first. By comparing car loan offers online, you can pick the best deal before going to look for a car. Your online deal will always be better than the deals offered to you by the car dealer. You can save thousands over the course of the loan. More info...

Jan 19, 2020
Mortgage Refinance Calculator
Interest Rates are Low
House Poor
What does it mean to be house poor? It means that housing expenses eat up too much of your monthly income. Now maybe an excellent time to reduce your mortgage payments with a refinance. More info...

Dec 23, 2019
The Pros And Cons Of Using A Pocket Listing To Sell Your Home
Tara Mastroeni,
Typically, when a home is listed for sale, the listing agent will advertise it on the multiple listing service, or MLS, in order to encourage potential buyers to come take a look. The same cannot be said for a pocket listing.

If you’ve heard the term “pocket listing” and are curious to know more about how they work, keep reading. I explain what a pocket listing is, as well as the potential advantages and disadvantages of using this method to sell your home. More info...

Dec 22, 2019
Have Christmas Credit Card Debt?
Transfer Your Balance
If you have run up your credit cards with Christmas purchases, you need a plan to get them paid off as fast as possible. One of the best ways is to transfer the balances to a zero percent interest credit card. Many credit card companies offer a no-interest credit card with no interest charged for the first 12-18 months.
This means all of your payment goes to paying off your debt, not to interest payments.
Many of your present cards charge interest rates of 18% or more, making it impossible to pay them off. More info...

Dec 15, 2019
The Non-Financial Benefit of Homeownership
Patrick Peters
We are a nation of homeowners. Tax benefits and government encouragement have always driven American homebuying in a way unfamiliar to most other first world nations. For most Americans, their home represent their larger investment. And in recent years, the fluctuations in value around that investment have become a cause for both deeper interest and greater concern amongst homeowners. Often they will look to the sale of this home as a foundation to funding their retirement. More info...

Dec 6, 2019
Fabulous Florida Vacations
Check out these deals at the finest hotels.
Enjoy Florida's world famous beaches from Destin, FL to the Key West. Drive on the beaches in Daytona Beach, or horseback ride on the beaches of Amelia Island. The surfs up at Cocoa Beach home of world famous Ron Jon's giant surf shop and annual surf contests.Disney World has some great deals on their best hotels. More info...

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