Finance Globe

U.S. financial and economic topics from several finance writers.

Chris Bibey is a freelance writer and internet marketing professional located in Pittsburgh, PA.

Do You Need Money to Start a Small Business?

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There is a lot that goes into starting a small business, with the financial side of doing so requiring plenty of attention. In a perfect scenario, you’d have all the money you need to start and grow your business from the ground up. But, even if this isn’t the case, there are still things you can do to get up and running. Here are several ways to secure financing to start a small business: •    Friends...
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Opening a new business may allow you to utilize governmental programs based on funding from state and local governments as part of... Read More
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Why Should You Read Online Credit Card Reviews?

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Comparing credit cards is both easier and more difficult than ever before. On the plus side, there are two things working in your favor: •    The large number of credit card offers to compare and choose from •    The ability to gather information online Conversely, a large number of credit card offers can also lead to frustration, as there’s always something else to consider. This can lead to a situation in which you’re afraid to take...
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Are You Ready to Take on a Business Loan?

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There are many reasons to consider a business loan. While it may sound like the perfect idea, this is a big financial decision that will affect your business on many levels. Before you wholeheartedly decide in favor of a business loan, here are some of the most important questions to answer: •    Are you familiar with the many types of business loan? From term loans to equipment loans, understanding each type of loan can help you...
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5 Things to do With Your Next Bonus Check

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Do you typically receive at least one bonus check from your employer every year? Do you often struggle when deciding how to use the money? It’s not always easy to decide how to use a bonus check, but this is a good problem to have. If you need a push in the right direction, here are five ideas to consider: •    Add to your retirement savings: No matter how you do so, you can’t go wrong....
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How Much Should You Spend on a New Car?

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According to analysts at Kelley Blue Book, the average transaction price for light vehicles in the United States is hovering around $37,500. Even if you’re willing to spend this much on a new car – or more – it doesn’t mean you should make a foolish financial decision. There are various factors to consider when answering the question of how much you should spend on a new car. Here are a few things to keep in...
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Certainly is a lot to consider when buying a new or pre-owned vehicle. Noticed people commenting about taking 72 month or 84 month... Read More
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How to Save Money on a Rental Car

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With summer vacation season in full swing, you may find yourself scouring car rental websites in search of the best deal. There are several key steps you can take to save money, thus leaving more cash in your budget for more exciting purchases. •    Book alongside other travel: For example, if you’re also booking a hotel and flight online, consider adding a rental car to the package. By booking everything at once, you’re in best position...
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Questions to Answer When Seeking a Small Business Loan

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It doesn’t matter if you’re starting or growing a business, there’s likely to come a point when you need a cash infusion. Some companies have enough money in the bank to handle all their financial needs. Others turn to credit cards and investors to get what they need. And of course, many owners understand the benefits of a small business loan. Taking out a small business loan is a big decision that will impact your company...
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Important Questions to Ask Your Home Inspector

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Congratulations, you’re under contract to purchase a new home. While you’re not at the finish line yet, you can see it in the distance. If you have a home inspection contingency in your contract, which is something you should strongly consider, you have the right to hire a home inspector to go over the property with a fine tooth comb. Furthermore, if they find something you don’t like, you have the option to back out of...
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Real good advice! Used a Home Inspector on my most recent residential purchase. Cost was $400 and the findings were useful. The se... Read More
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5 Things to Know About Building Credit for the First Time

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Building credit for the first time can be both exciting and stressful. On the plus side, you’re ready to take this big step in your financial life. Conversely, you have some concerns about the moves you’re making and the short and long-term impact. Here are five things to know about building credit for the first time: 1. It’s Every Bit as Important as it Sounds Don’t talk yourself into thinking this isn’t important. Even if you...
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Work With Your Contractor to Save On Your Project

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Maybe you’re dreaming of a new kitchen. Or maybe it’s time to put an addition on your home. Perhaps you want to finish your basement. Regardless of the home improvement project you’re planning, there may be one thing standing in your way: money . Even if you have enough money to complete your project, it doesn’t mean you want to overspend. It’s likely that you’re still interested in saving money along the way. By working closely...
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