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Be Standby Power Smart and Save Serious Money

There is a predator in your office. One that is costing you hundreds — if not thousands — of dollars per year, and unnecessarily so. It is also cumulatively costing the environment in untold ways. [more]

The 4 Most Common Unnecessary "Needs"

Whenever I work with people on cutting their expenses, the easiest part is always at the beginning when we start slashing all their unnecessary spending habits. The need to cut those out of the budget is obvious. [more]

Ask the Readers: What Is the Best Career Advice You've Ever Been Given?

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How to Lay a Solid Foundation for Your Business

Amidst opportunities and uncertainties in the local economy, Chuck Goad started BrookStone Technology Services, LLC, in April 2006 to provide IT support and backup services to commercial clients in the Winston-Salem area of North Carolina. [more]

Book Review: The Road Out of Debt

The Road Out of Debt: Bankruptcy and Other Solutions to Your Financial Problems by Joan N. Feeney and Theodore W. Connolly You've read stories of people becoming debt-free. [more]

Ask the Readers: Do You Have a Holiday Shopping Budget?

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5 Mega Companies and Their Founding Facts (and Myths)

As business owners, it's easy to be drawn to real-life success stories of businesses that started with nothing and wound up as empires. These stories make great tales, some even fit for the silver screen (see: The Social Network). [more]

Ask the Readers: Who Taught You The Most About Personal Finance?

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5 Ways to Negotiate With an Employee Who Has a Better Offer

When you have a truly great employee, there's always the risk that someone else will figure out that fact and try to hire her away from your company. [more]

17 Ways to Serve Potatoes on St. Patrick's Day

Boiled, baked or fried, I love a good potato. The Irish have myriad ways of preparing the revered root, but you don’t have to hail from the Emerald Isle to enjoy these carb-packed treats. [more]

Ask the Readers: How Do You Save on Kids Toys?

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Taking Your Invoicing and Accounts Receivable Management Online

A long-standing cash-flow dilemma is finding the right balance between getting fast receipt of customer payments and minimizing fees and discounts associated with collecting those payments as quickly as possible. [more]

Ask the Readers: What Are the Best Gifts for Women?

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The Financial Considerations of Open Source Software

On the surface, using open-source software is an easy way to save money. [more]

Ask the Readers: How Do You Prioritize Your Savings Goals?

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11 Business Lessons from the Heart

Everyone makes mistakes when starting a business. Save yourself some time and learn from mine.

Ask the Readers: What Do You Buy in Bulk?

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Did You Win or Lose Today?

There is a significant disconnect between what determines successful business performance and how business owners and entrepreneurs measure their performance. The more entrepreneurs measure the right things, the more it will drive their success. [more]

Career Advice for Those With Vanishing Professions

The "Plan B" storyline of "30 Rock" surely resonated with millions of the unemployed. [more]

Ask the Readers: Do You Have Yard Sales?

Tell us about your yard sales and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!