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How to shrink your credit card fees

<i>Here are three of the week's top pieces of financial advice, gathered from around the web:</i><p><b>How to shrink credit card fees</b><br>If you're seeking some …

Personal Finance

11 things to do in the first five years after college

Now is the best opportunity you will have to keep out of financial trouble and develop a solid foundation. Learn these small financial changes that …

Personal Finance

4 Big Job Interview Mistakes to Avoid

Landing a job interview can be exciting and terrifying. It's a major step to have your resume selected from all those submitted, but actually getting the job often requires a good performance in the interview.<p>Even for people who are comfortable talking about themselves, interviews can be daunting. …

Employment

A 4-Step Plan for Dealing With Your Credit Card Debt

Even though no one is excited to talk about credit card debt, the average American is carrying a balance of over $9,000. It’s an issue a lot of people are juggling—let’s have this conversation.<p>We know that credit card debt is one of the most toxic financial problems. It demotivates people so much …

Personal Finance

5 Traits of Powerful Small-Business Owners

Your business depends upon your strength of character.<p>3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Running a small business requires a lot to make it work. It’s so reliant on the person running it. I’ve seen plenty of great ideas fail simply because of poor owners. But …

Small Business

15 Business Tips Every Entrepreneur Should Know

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The biggest problem founders and small business owners have is that they’re experts in their field and novices in what it really takes to effectively run a business. That’s what usually trips them up, sooner or later.<p>Don’t let …

Small Business

How to give your kids money without losing half of it to taxes

If you want to leave your children a generous amount of money in your will, the federal estate tax may eat up a large chunk of their inheritance.<p>That tax only kicks in if your money and property — your "estate" — exceeds a certain amount, which the IRS adjusts each year based on inflation. For …

How to schedule your day for maximum productivity when you own a small business

Time is a precious commodity, especially when you're a small business owner and it feels like there are always a million things to do.<p>"Most small business owners don't build time into their workdays for things that are not just run, run, run for the business," Laura Vanderkam, time-management …

How Small Businesses Can Use Marketing to Outsmart the Competition

<i>Eric Samson is the founder of Group8A, a boutique consulting firm focused on developing and executing integrated marketing and digital solutions for companies of all sizes.</i><p>For a small business owner, constant news stories about startup successes and wealthy entrepreneurs are certainly inspirational …

6 Ways to Smartly Run Your Small Business from Home

Many entrepreneurs make their homes into their businesses. With no mandatory meetings, set schedule or co-workers, this might sound like the perfect …

Small Business

US inflation rise increases likelihood of Federal Reserve interest rate hike

• Consumer price index rises 0.2% but inflation is nearer 2%<br>• October numbers likely to encourage Fed about strength of domestic economy<p>The costs of food, gasoline, shelter and medical care rose last month, yet inflation continues to run at low levels ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting in December to …

macroeconomics

Gold settles under $1,070 for the first time since 2010

Gold futures fell under $1,070 an ounce on Tuesday for the first time in more than five years as investors shook off lingering worries about the …

Stock Markets

Are You Too Proud To Be Rich? When Uber Drivers Make More Than Most Uber Employees

Recently, I, along with several other drivers met with<b></b> <b>Uber’s</b> marketing and operations team in their offices for being the Bay Area’s top referrers. …

A US app that lets you raise beer money and 5-a-side fees is blowing up at UK universities

Tilt only launched in Britain in July but has already had over 1,000 applications from students wanting to be campus ambassadors for the app, according to UK manager Olivier Buffon.<p>Tilt lets people set up online campaigns to raise money for everything from 5-a-side football league payments to …

Target's Black Friday deals: $250 Wii U, $299 Xbox One and games galore

Deals start at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving<p>Target's Black Friday ad is finally available online, and it's got pages upon pages of hardware and software deals that will be available throughout the holiday weekend.<p>A BIG PRICE CUT FOR THE WII U, AND THE NEW 3DS TOO<p>The retailer will offer the Wii U at a …

Save Money on Taxes by Converting to a Roth IRA While the Market Is Down

The stock market has been pretty weak lately, and while that’s no reason to panic, it’s a great time to take advantage of certain money moves. For …

11 Essentials For Being A Fit Small Business

Is your business a fit small business? And what are the essentials for being a fit small business?<p>Anyone that commits to running an Iron Man, rides …

Small Business

3 Smart Ways to Transfer Your Money Internationally

Whether you are an expat, a small business owner, or a property buyer, transferring your money internationally can be a cumbersome, confusing, and costly experience.<p>Whether you are an expat, a small business owner, or a property buyer, transferring your money internationally can be a cumbersome, …

Business Strategy

6 Free iPhone Apps to Effectively Run Small Business

In this era of digitalization and modern communication, small businesses have been really impacted by the Internet. Accordingly, small businesses …

Small Business

10 Small Business Secrets Including Retargeting and More - Small Business Trends

Every business is different, and thus requires different tools and strategies to grow. So you need to find the best methods for your own business.<p>For …

Small Business

The Looming Death Of Small Business In America (In 1 Simple Chart)

The latest small business survey from NFIB shows <b>mounting pressures for small business resulting from limited pricing power and modestly rising wages</b> …

Small Business

For Excellent Credit, Pay Cards in Full Rather Than Carry Debt

Many consumers believe that to get a high credit score, you need to carry a balance on your credit cards from month to month, paying interest along the way. But research shows the opposite: People who pay their balances in full every month are more likely to have excellent credit scores.<p>NPR …

3 Big Mistakes Small Businesses Often Make

Business success is never easy. It’s especially difficult for a young company. While luck certainly plays a part – having the right product at the …

Fast-food workers plan new strike, aim to sway election

<i>Corrections and clarifications: An earlier version of this story provided the wrong last name for worker Terrence Wise.</i><p>Fast-food workers, already a potent political force, are planning their largest nationwide strike yet next week and this time will leverage their crusade for a $15-an-hour wage in …

U.S. stocks fall with oil, other commodities; yields rise

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street closed lower on Thursday as energy shares were weighed down by falling crude prices while U.S. treasury yields rose and gold prices fell as investors bet U.S. jobs on Friday could help prompt an interest rate hike as soon as next month.<p>A trader works on the floor of …

Stock Markets