By Andrew Housser
Your doctor relies on certain numbers like your weight and blood pressure to determine your physical health. Financial institutions, creditors and lenders also look at numbers to help assess your financial health. And the number that interests them most is your credit score.
By Dennis Miller
Annuities are more complicated than toy assembly instructions on Christmas Eve. How do we really know if we are getting a good deal? And are they ever a good investment? An honest salesman would say, "That depends on when you die." If you outlive your actuarial mortality rate, the
By Barbara Mendez
Most entrepreneurs are accustomed to long days and hectic schedules. But if you want to make smart decisions for your company, what you put in your body matters almost as much as how many hours you put in at the office.
By Investopedia Staff
In 1949, Diner's Club launched the first charge-card company. Today, Americans spend more using credit cards than they spend with cash. With more than $2 trillion worth of credit card transactions each year, the creditworthiness of card users is an increasingly important
By Gavin Turner and C. Jason Payne co-founders, Mainsail Partners
As an entrepreneur running a bootstrapped company, marketing is not likely at the top of your to-do list. Bootstrapped companies are by definition lean, so founders don't usually spend much on formal marketing. After all, great
By Andrew Housser
As the saying goes, death, like taxes, is one of the few certainties in our world. While relatively few Americans skip out on paying taxes, many more are not as vigilant about preparing for their deaths. A 2012 survey found that 50 percent of adults with children do not have a
Did you hear? The IRS targeted conservative groups that were seeking tax exempt status. Oh, puh-lease. If you're running a small business then you're used to the government being involved in your life. This is really nothing new at all.
IRS shenanigans aside, there are plenty of things
By Jean Folger
Every homeowner must pay for routine home maintenance, such as replacing worn-out plumbing components or staining the deck, but some choose to make improvements with the intention of increasing the home's value. Certain projects, such as adding a well thought-out family room -
By Tim Parker
At 244 pages, not counting supporting documentation, the 2014 Federal budget isn't exactly light reading (by the way, those supporting documents add 2,176 pages). For that reason, let's forgive the predominance of citizens who have never read the document. But, make no
By Julie Strickland
A whopping 84 percent of American small businesses and start-ups see greater growth opportunities at home than abroad, according to research by Dell and Intel released Monday.
Of the business owners surveyed, more than half expect their sales and finances to improve, and 77