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7 Tips for Creating a Startup in College

7 Tips for Creating a Startup in College

Frederick W. Smith, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg serve as good examples of how a simple idea or startup by a college student can end becoming the worlds’ most sought after product/business. Thus, if you’re thinking of following the same path, you need to be mentally, emotionally and financially prepared. In essence, the key tips

Saving Money the Old Fashioned Way

Saving Money the Old Fashioned Way

I hear a lot of talk about saving money and how hard it is — something I know to be a fact these days. I was sitting around thinking about how much simpler it was when I was growing up and how frugal my folks were. I understand that technology has taken us to a

Improve Your Home’s Value for Now and Later

Improve Your Home’s Value for Now and Later

When you make improvements to your home, you need to not only think about how they will benefit your current living conditions, but also how they will impact the resale value of your house if you ever decide to sell. Here are some of the best places to improve your home’s value for both the

Navigating Babysitter Taxes: What Families Need to Know Before They Hire

Navigating Babysitter Taxes: What Families Need to Know Before They Hire

It’s very common for parents to hire someone to watch their kids for date nights or for a few hours after school. But what you may not realize is that you’re actually setting up an employee/employer relationship that has potential tax implications, depending on the babysitting schedule. The IRS says that any household employee (babysitter,

6 Ways to Save In Retirement

6 Ways to Save In Retirement

Now that you aren’t working full time, the so called “life of leisure” is upon you. Without all that time spent at work, your lifestyle is going to be considerably different, which has a major effect on your spending habits. Here are some ways to save in retirement in order to keep that extra freedom

Gold Bullion Bar Based on Purity

Gold Bullion Bar Based on Purity

Gold bullion is an organic material found on earth courtesy of a meteorite crash over 3.9 billion years ago. While some have committed their skills and time to alchemy, others have accepted that the only way to get gold is to either mine for it or to save up the money needed to buy gold

How to Get a Larger Tax Refund

How to Get a Larger Tax Refund

It does not matter who you ask, most people will agree that tax season is the most confusing and stressful time of the year. As such, many people (especially those who are expecting little to no refund) wait until the last minute to file. However, you can maximize your refund and make tax season a

4 Bathroom Makeover Ideas That Generate a Return on Investment

4 Bathroom Makeover Ideas That Generate a Return on Investment

The bathroom can be one of the most expensive investments in a home. The cost of remodeling a bathroom can be worth the expense if it suits the homeowners design style and increases the value of a home. According to the 2013 Cost vs. Value report published in January’s issue of Remodeling Magazine, some of

How to Invest $2,000 Wisely

How to Invest $2,000 Wisely

Since you are reading this article, let me assume that you have saved some money, probably in the neighbourhood of $2000 and would like to grow it. I am also assuming that you don’t need this money right away. $2000 is good amount to start for investing. I would urge you not to invest large

Bitcoin as an Investment – Your Next Money Seed?

Bitcoin as an Investment – Your Next Money Seed?

Chances are that you already have heard about the digital currency Bitcoin. There was huge media frenzy around it back in April, and since then a lot of the big newspapers has published articles about it. However, before we start and look at it from an investment angle, lets briefly cover what it is: Bitcoin