Teaching Kids to Be Responsible with Money

  • Video Banking Apps May Assist The Loan Applicant Experiencing Difficulties

    26 March 2019

    The growth of technology impacts virtually every business. Banking and financial services face no exclusions, and customers appreciate the helpful tech. Online banking via smartphone apps helps people on the go check balances and more. Unfortunately, when something urgent arises, a bank's customer finds him/herself stuck placing a phone call, sending an email, or entering a traditional, early 2000s-style chat room. A welcome improvement soon comes down the financial technology pike: two-way interactive video.

  • 3 Must-Have Professionals For Anyone With A Small Business

    8 January 2019

    If your business is successful, you will reach a point in your success where handling all the legal and financial aspects are overwhelming or even risky. There are some business professionals you must have on your team. 1. Legal Although your business might not be large enough to keep a lawyer on the payroll, you will need occasional consultations with a legal professional. In the earlier stages of a small business, you may need to discuss issues, such as legitimizing your business, trademarks, and copyrights.

  • 5 Reasons to Consider Opening a Commercial Bank Account

    26 October 2018

    Whether you're just about to start a new business or you're already a busy owner, it can pay to have a commercial bank account. Trying to keep your business finances separate from your personal bank account can be almost impossible. Luckily, there are many great commercial banking solutions for business owners just like you. Here are the reasons why you should consider opening a commercial bank account for your business needs:

  • Proactive Tips For A Healthier Relationship With Your Credit Cards

    17 August 2018

    Consumer debt levels are rising. In fact, according to recent statistics furnished by one of the three main credit reporting industry giants, the average credit card holder in American now carries a balance of $6,375, which is a three percent increase in just the past year. Since there is no doubt that access to consumer credit can be an important financial tool, finding ways to manage it more effectively is critical for building household wealth.

  • 3 Things Small Businesses Should Know about Taxes

    2 December 2016

    Getting a small business off the ground involves a lot of different components. There are certain things that can end up taking up most of a small business owner's time, including the goods or services that the business produces, scheduling, and dealing with payroll. With all of this work, it's easy for taxes to fall by the wayside. However, doing this can be disastrous for a business and lead to auditing and fines.

  • Including a Self-Directed IRA in a 401(k) Rollover

    3 October 2016

    Individual retirement account options are not necessarily limited to traditional financial assets. Individuals planning for retirement can diversify their tax-advantaged investments by rolling over a portion of their 401(k) account to a self-directed IRA. Most IRAs are invested in relatively safe financial assets such as stock mutual funds. Over the years, the broad mix of stocks held by a mutual fund tends to provide a more consistent performance than owning stock in just a few companies.

  • Tips For Looking Your Best In Your First Post-Bail Court Appearance

    16 September 2016

    After you've been arrested and had a friend or family member post bail for you, you'll be given a court date that you must attend. Failing to attend this crucial event could result in your loved one being held financially responsible, which isn't a burden that you want on your shoulders. In the days between your release on bail and your court date, it's important to not only stay out of trouble, but to also make sure that you look your best when it's your time to stand in front of a judge.