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12 Reasons Startups Fail

A boneheaded move by a poorly-chosen business partner can quickly sink your business.  “Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. […]

Six Factors That Make You More Likely to Go Bankrupt

By Doug Hoyes Bankruptcy can happen to anyone. In fact, the average bankrupt person looks a lot like you. They can be married or single, young or old, male or female. So what makes one person a high-risk debtor while their neighbor seems to be able to stay afloat? The truth of the matter is, there are a variety of risk factors that can lead to insolvency. […]

Six Factors That Make You More Likely to Go Bankrupt

By Doug Hoyes Bankruptcy can happen to anyone. In fact, the average bankrupt person looks a lot like you. They can be married or single, young or old, male or female. So what makes one person a high-risk debtor while their neighbor seems to be able to stay afloat? The truth of the matter is, there are a variety of risk factors that can lead to insolvency. […]

63 Quick Tips to Save Money in College

Investing in a coffeemaker and a travel mug can save you big bucks if you start brewing at home. Photo: Porsche Brosseau We know college is expensive, and every little bit you can save helps. That’s why we’ve put together a list of quick tips to save money in school: Tuition & College Costs 1. Meet with your advisor regularly to plan your class schedule. […]

63 Quick Tips to Save Money in College

Investing in a coffeemaker and a travel mug can save you big bucks if you start brewing at home. Photo: Porsche Brosseau We know college is expensive, and every little bit you can save helps. That’s why we’ve put together a list of quick tips to save money in school: Tuition & College Costs 1. Meet with your advisor regularly to plan your class schedule. […]

Small Business Saturday: Mending the Music Makers

Luthiers like Cat Fox (pictured) build and repair guitars, violins, and other string instruments. As a livelihood, Fox says it can be more fulfilling than financially rewarding. […]

Small Business Saturday: Mending the Music Makers

Luthiers like Cat Fox (pictured) build and repair guitars, violins, and other string instruments. As a livelihood, Fox says it can be more fulfilling than financially rewarding. […]

Inspiration from NASA, Paulo Coelho, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and More

A view of Rocky Mountain National Park from the International Space Station. Photo: NASA Once a month (or so), I share a dozen things that have inspired me to greater personal, professional, and financial success in my life. I hope they bring similar success to your life. 1. […]

Inspiration from NASA, Paulo Coelho, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and More

A view of Rocky Mountain National Park from the International Space Station. Photo: NASA Once a month (or so), I share a dozen things that have inspired me to greater personal, professional, and financial success in my life. I hope they bring similar success to your life. 1. […]

Stop Suffering From Vacation Deprivation

Don’t let all that work keep you from your vacation. Time off can improve your health, ward off depression, and make you a more productive worker, too.  Americans don’t always take advantage of their paid vacation days. A recent study by Expedia.com explored the vacation habits of 7,855 employed adults from all over the world, and it showed that U.S. […]