How to Manage Your Money After Losing a Spouse

How to Manage Your Money After Losing a Spouse

I invited Russ Thornton to provide a helpful look at how to manage your money after losing a spouse. This is a little different from my own loss through divorce, and I like Russ’s perspective. In one of my recent weekly email newsletters I discussed what a widow should do with life insurance proceeds after… Continue Reading

Tips for Investing in Foreign Currency

Tips for Investing in Foreign Currency

Looking for an alternative investment? Here’s what you need to know about investing in foreign currency. Even though I’m a confirmed indexer, I get a lot of questions from readers about investing in foreign currency. Part of this has to do with the fact that I actually cover the Forex market for one of my… Continue Reading

How to Find the Money to Start Investing

How to Find the Money to Start Investing

You might be surprised at how little it takes to invest. Here’s how to find the money to start investing. Every day I receive email questions from readers. Usually, I fire off a quick response and move on. Sometimes, though, I get a number of questions that are very similar. Recently, the subject of investing… Continue Reading

3 Common Ways to Finance Your Business

3 Common Ways to Finance Your Business

According to the Small Business Association (SBA), a lack of sufficient business capital is one of the biggest reasons small business fail today. And since large banks aren’t making as many loans to small business owners as they did before the crash of 2008, many would-be entrepreneurs turn to personal savings and friends and family—and… Continue Reading

Save Money on Spring Break

Save Money on Spring Break

Spring break travel can get expensive if you aren’t careful. Here’s how to save money on your trip. Every year about this time college students and families all over the country get ready to go on spring break. Spring break is usually a time for fun and even travel. I have fond memories of my… Continue Reading

How to Use Gold in Your IRA

How to Use Gold in Your IRA

If you’re saving for retirement, it is possible to use gold in your IRA. Here’s how to do it. Even though I’m not a gold bug, I still get questions about using gold as part of an investment portfolio. A recent question from one of my readers is as follows: I’m very interested in investing… Continue Reading

Business Taxes: Do You Need to Issue a 1099-MISC?

Business Taxes: Do You Need to Issue a 1099-MISC?

When it comes to business taxes, do you really need to issue a 1099-MISC to your contractors? Even though it’s March, and I’ve already filed my tax return, I’m still receiving 1099s from some of my clients. As I look through the papers, I am struck by the fact that many of my clients are… Continue Reading

Women and Business:  What You Need to Know About Insurance

Women and Business: What You Need to Know About Insurance

As business owners, it’s important for women entrepreneurs to understand the ins and outs of protecting their assets. This blog post was written as part of a sponsored program for State Farm®. All views expressed are entirely my own, and were not influenced or directed by State Farm. When it comes to women entrepreneurs, you… Continue Reading

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