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Federal Student Loans

Depending on the type of help you need with paying for college, knowing the differences between government financial aid programs can make a big difference in finding a loan that r

The Art of the Reminder

Don't just remind vendors, clients, and employees of their obligations. Remind them why they agreed to those obligations in the first place.

3 Reasons Not to Invest Now

Sure, investing is a smart move. But before you decide to invest, you need to decide if it's the right time for you.

5 Things to Know About the ADA

For the smallest of small businesses, the Americans with Disabilities Act is not a concern. For the rest, ADA compliance is good business.

Best Money Tips: Common Resume Misconceptions

Today we found some great articles on common resume misconceptions, how to break bad financial habits, and getting the best hotels for the lowest rates.

What Small Business Healthcare Tax Credits Do You Qualify For?

The Health Care Reform Bill includes a tax break for eligible small businesses who offer healthcare benefits to their employees. You may be able to get back 35¢ for every $1 you spent if you meet ALL of the following requirements: you have less [more]

Cell Phones as Tax-Free Fringe Benefits

Due to changes in tax law, employers can now offer employees cell phones as a tax free benefit.

Why Small Businesses Should Pursue Free Trade

Recent free trade agreements have opened up new markets for American business, including small business. Here's how to get started.

5 Small Businesses That Made It Big With The Help Of Reality Shows

Appearing on reality television might be one of the biggest breaks you can get for your small business. Here's what to know, and how to make it happen.

Free entrepreneur book by Seth Godin: The Bootstrapper's Bible

Seth Godin's The Bookstrapper's Bible aims to teach people how to build a business with a great idea with almost no money. Download a PDF version for free until Decemb

My Pumpkin Lady’s Secret to Business Success

I've never bought a pie pumpkin before, but I walked away with two this weekend. Learn how the pumpkin lady's method can help your business.

Is Taking Classes Online Right for You?

From one-off classes to certifications to full degrees, online classes can offer a lot of great flexibility...and a lot of headaches. Find out if they're right for you.

Drive the Old Car or Buy a New Car?

The cost of a new car can be much bigger than the sticker price...even going so far as to affect your retirement savings.

Mr. Cheap Stuff: Who do you think you are?

Dean Takamine is the smart-shoppin' blogger and handsome face behind the deal-finding, coupon-clipping site, Mr. Cheap Stuff. Dean spends his spare time searching for, then posting, the best online shopping deals. As a tech-loving guy, Mr. [more]

Best Buy scamming customers with Intranet - UPDATED!

George Gombossy, consumer watchdog for The Courant , broke this story on March 2nd of this month. It's a great story, and I apologise to George for not stating him as the source in my original post, my bad entirely. [more]

Is This Job Worth It?

This post technically isn't about me. It's about a friend, a lousy job situation, and soliciting feedback from our readers for a friend of mine. Tiffany is an engineer who works for a small start-up. [more]

Intimidated by Retirement Investing? Get Professional Help!

It might seem like something of a no-brainer to ask for professional investment advice, particularly about retirement. That said, there's still an astonishing number of people I know who don't. [more]

Best Money Tips: Cheap Valentine's Day Ideas

Today we found some awesome articles on cheap Valentine's Day ideas, mistakes people in debt make, and cheap ways to relieve stress.

Best Money Tips: How to Handle a Canceled Flight

Today we found some great tips for dealing with a canceled flight, getting kids excited about art, and saving money on appliances.

Saving money for kids made easy (NOT) by banks

Last week, I closed a no-maintenance-fee account because I was charged a hefty you-haven’t-deposited-any-money-lately fee a/k/a dormant account fee. I offered to make a deposit in exchange for a fee waiver; no way was the response. [more]