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The Top Pitfalls for Small Business Owners

When starting and running a small business, we often learn as we go. However, some pitfalls in business can be avoided -- saving time and money. (I personally don't know any small business owner who wouldn't benefit from more time or money!) Business owners need to learn to delegate tasks, …

5 Tips for Going Paperless

Want to lower your overhead by 30 to 40 percent? Switch from paper to electronic documents, advises Matt Peterson, president and CEO of …

For Love or Money?

Julia Scheeres wanted a provider, but she fell in love with a man who earned way less than she hoped and drove a beat-up pickup. The sex was great, but how much was true love worth?<p>AT THE BERKELEY CAFÉ WHERE WE MET, Tim leaned on the table, his T-shirt riding up over his curved biceps. I've always …

Relationships

Love don't cost a thing till it does: millennials talk about dating and money

If there’s any nobility in poverty, the dating-industrial complex has pretty much destroyed it.<p>Valentine’s Day approaches – or looms – Friday, which means this weekend some of you will find yourself on a date. Some of you will find yourself in a fugue state of romantic despair.<p>Either way, you …

Carrick on money: Love hurts – just ask your wallet

<i>The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.</i><p><b>Love hurts – just ask your wallet</b><br>This infographic pegs the cost of dating, engagement and marriage at $45,151.88, up about 3 per cent from last year.<p>How can you …

Love and money: Should you merge your assets?

When it comes to love and money, many financial experts agree that one of the best ways to avoid friction over finances is to have the "money talk."<p>As couples start talking about money, many of them often have the same question as "Sunil," who tweeted me asking: Should we join bank accounts or keep …

Love and Money: How Real Couples Invest for Their Futures

<i>by Christine Ryan Jyoti</i><p>Here’s one love-related question you might not have pondered: Are you on the same page about your … portfolios?<p>After all, once you hitch your life to someone else’s, you’re working toward joint financial goals and building the life you want to live together, whether you want …

Foolish In Love And Money

Love and money have a lot in common. It struck me how similar these two pursuits are while reading a recent Wall Street Journal article on the pursuit of a satisfying life by Charles Murray. We seek both love and money over our lifetimes; we’re drawn to them, fight over them, agonize over them, …

6 Popular Tax Breaks That Could Disappear in 2014

Without extensions from Congress, several important tax breaks may end.<p>As the end of 2013 approaches, many taxpayers are beginning to look for ways …

How to Get Employees to Share Ideas to Grow Your Business

Your employees may be able to tell you a lot about your business you may not know. What do customers <i>really</i> think about your product or service? Are …

Should You Leave a Stable Job to Start Your Own Company?

Creating a company from the ground up while generating a successful revenue steam is the essence of the American Dream; but if this were an easy …

Boost Your Retirement Savings with a Tax Credit | Internal Revenue Service

The Saver’s Credit is the short name for the Retirement Savings Contribution Credit. It can be worth up to $2,000 for married couples filing a joint …

Internal Revenue Service

IRS Tax Tip 2014-40, March 25, 2014<p><i>Update Oct. 27, 2014: The IRS.gov link in item eight below changed from "1040 Central" to "Filing Your Taxes."</i><p>The …

A Financial To-Do List for New Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs: Prior to embarking on any new business venture, you need to make sure that your financial house is in order. Here’s a to-do list to …

Business Structures: DBA, Sole proprietorship, Corporation and LLC

When you’re starting or running a small business, countless questions arise, particularly surrounding your business’ legal structure:<p>Is my business …

How Small Businesses Can Leverage Linkedin

LinkedIn isn’t just for large corporations with thousands of employees. Small businesses can leverage LinkedIn and also use LinkedIn’s features to …

11 Ways to Successfully Promote Your New Book

Writing a book is hard work. But after the ink has dried, your real work is just beginning. After all, you want people to appreciate and learn from …

How to Drive Sales Through Social Media: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter

Social media may have been thought of as a fad even up to 2-3 years ago, but it is apparent now that networks like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter …

9 Things Small Retailers Must Know to Survive and Thrive

The U.S. retail industry is undergoing a sea of change – one that has some small brick-and-mortar retailers reaching for their life vests. How can a …

Google Says Underlined Links are "So 1990"

Visitors to Google’s search page might have noticed some changes recently. Among other things, the search giant removed the familiar underlines below …

Why You May Have Waited Too Long to Talk to Your Accountant

If you’ve waited until tax time to talk to your accountant, you may have waited too long.<p>Keeping regular contact with your accountant throughout the …

Top 10 Year-End Tax Moves to Make

April 15 is the target date for taxes, but to ensure that you pay the Internal Revenue Service the least possible amount on that date, you need to …

About Publication 463 | Internal Revenue Service

This publication explains what expenses are deductible, how to report them on your return, what records you need to prove your expenses, and how to …

Identity Theft, Fraud & Scams | Internal Revenue Service

Identity theft places a burden on its victims and presents a challenge to businesses, organizations and government agencies, including the IRS.<p>The …

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions for Same Sex Married Couples | Internal Revenue Service

The following questions and answers provide information to individuals of the same sex who are lawfully married (same-sex spouses). These questions …