3 Financial Steps To Take Before Marriage

Sure, marriage is all about love, but it is also about building a life with another person and finances are a significant part of this new life. When couples experience financial issues, especially early on, it can have a damaging effect on their marriage for many years. Before saying 'I do', there are specific financial steps every person should take, such as: Minimize Debt Make an effort to minimize as much of your debt as you can before marriage. Read More 

How To Establish Your Office Staff As You Begin Your New Small Business

Is your dream of owning your own business finally a reality? Perhaps you have opened a legal practice or you have started your own dental practice. Whatever business you have established, you have probably realized early on that you will need others to handle certain portions of your business. After all, if you are busy with clients, it would certainly be inconvenient and even inappropriate to be answering the telephone!  From selecting a receptionist to establishing small business accounting, here are some ideas on how to establish your office staff as you begin your new small business: Read More 

Naming Minors On Your Life Insurance: Precautionary Measures

Life insurance is a good idea, especially when you have children. It is important to have some finances to help take care of your children after you are gone. However, if you name minors on a life insurance policy, the minors cannot legally sign the policy. Until they are old enough to sign the policy, another adult has to sign as a witness. There are some other precautionary measures you should take when you name your children as beneficiaries of your life insurance. Read More 

Budget Your Money And Set Aside A Nest Egg For The Future

If you have owned and operated your craft shop for several years and are concerned about having enough money to retire someday, the following tips will assist with budgeting your money and setting aside a nest egg for the future. Cut Corners Concerning Staff And Inventory Write down a list of monthly expenses, concerning salaries and materials purchased from vendors. If you have more than one staff member tending to the shop during off peak hours, consider reducing the amount of staff that is on duty and taking up the slack yourself if necessary. Read More 

3 Things You Should Know About A Home Equity Line Of Credit

There are many people who wonder if they should get a home equity loan. Home equity loans are a great way to use the equity in your house to free up some cash. There are some things that are good to use a home equity loan for and other things that are dangerous for your financial future. Here are some things you should know. 1. Don't Use Home Equity For Unsecured Debts Read More