Recently, the Louisiana State Congress passed a bill that effectively bans citizens from shopping with cash for all second hand transactions (defined as garage sales, antique store, flea market, charity fundraisers, etc.)
An Internet blog raises the specter of “Big Government” wanting to see where every penny is spent, draconian “capital controls” and government dictating what you can and cannot do with your money. Continue reading
“SandCrateTM is a private community for entrepreneurs of all kinds and in any industry to turn ideas into reality through collaboration”. Progressive Management Inc. is one of SandCrate’s strategic partners, and I recently provided a guest post.
If you are afraid to fail, then you will not try.
If you do not try, you can never succeed.
This is a quote often attributed to Theodore Roosevelt about life, but it also applies to starting and running a business. Some of the richest people have failed multiple times before they succeeded. Fear can cause inaction. Inaction leads to failure. Even if your decision is wrong, learn from it because there will be a next time.
by Leslie H. Tayne, Esq.
Founder and managing director of Tayne Law Group, P.C., one of the few New York State financial law firms dedicated to debt resolution and bankruptcy alternatives.
An award winning financial attorney, Leslie is a regularly sought out guest speaker and media expert who offers valuable insight, advice and strategies relating to various areas of debt. www.taynelaw.com.
As defined by the Federal Credit Repair Organizations Act, credit repair companies/organizations help consumers remove negative information from their credit report. Credit repair organizations usually achieve this by sending dispute letters to credit reporting agencies to challenge the credibility of negative information reported on someone’s credit report by one of the three major credit bureaus (Experian, Transunion and Equifax). If you have legitimate errors on your credit report, those errors can affect your credit and you might benefit from a credit report company correcting them.
The difference between a small business simply getting by or forging forward may be that they should be increasing their overhead in the right places.
If a business owner is spending more than five hours a month on any particular function, they must consider outsourcing the work. In today’s world, many functions performed by specialized departments in large corporations are available to small business from small companies. Continue reading
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It’s true: tax scams proliferate during the income tax filing season. This year’s season opened on January 31. The IRS provides the following scam warnings so you can protect yourself and avoid becoming a victim of these crimes:
- Be vigilant of any unexpected communication purportedly from the IRS at the start of tax season. Continue reading
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The primary reason is that they lead to additional bank charges.
In my opinion, the only people who should use a debit card are those that have excessive amounts of cash in their checking accounts or those who will never write a check on the account that is being debited.
And here is why. Obviously, excessive cash will handle a myriad of charges without fear of overdrafts. Most people who use the debit card do not have a mechanism for adjusting their checkbook balance for each charge. Continue reading
I love to play Duplicate Bridge.
The game is totally logical. It requires that you be able to count 4 suits of 13 cards each AND 10 points in each suit and after a few plays you can figure out where the rest of the cards lie.
The same thing cannot be said for the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Despite the fact that we were assured that premiums would go down, they are on the rise. Despite the fact that we were assured that if we liked our policy, we could keep our policy, the truth is that the old policies are going to be squeezed out.
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I am so proud. I have entered modern times with my business. I have become technologically savvy. I now make bank deposits by using my iPhone.
Congratulations to those people who figured out how to let me take a picture of the check, and then read the amount and compare it to what I said it would be. That is really clever.
Once again, the United States Senate has demonstrated that it comes from another planet.
They have no concept of what it takes to run a business and the havoc that their so-called “good intentions” will bring.
Is it just me, or does anyone else wonder if it is just “good intentions” or if there is some underlying benefit to a political contributor that drives them?
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