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

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

Financial Questions for Business Owners to Answer in January 2019

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As a business owner, January is one of the busiest months of the year. Not only do you have to tie up loose ends from the previous year, but you also need to look ahead to the months to come. When January 2019 arrives, don’t hesitate to answer a variety of key questions regarding your financial situation. Your answers may change as the year wears on, but that shouldn’t stop you from getting everything in order...
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Frank
Thanks for these Chris. When you answered these questions for yourself did you write down the answers?
Tuesday, 29 January 2019 16:05
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Do Your Best to Avoid These Estate Planning Mistakes

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The end of one year and the beginning of the next are among the best times to turn your attention to estate planning. While this may not be one of the more exciting things you do, it’s definitely one of the most productive. With so many details to consider and decisions to make, it’s not out of the question that you could fall prey to an estate planning mistake. Fortunately, if you’re familiar with these mistakes,...
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Good topic as you point out the realities of Estate Planning. The part about using an experienced attorney is especially notable. ... Read More
Tuesday, 25 December 2018 06:15
Frank
I tried the "do it yourself" and failed miserably. It is way too complicated to do it yourself, hire a professional. It is worth t... Read More
Thursday, 27 December 2018 09:51
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What Good Credit Card Customer Service Looks Like

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When choosing a credit card, it’s important to do so with customer service in mind. You don’t expect to have many questions or concerns, but you never know what you’ll face in the future. Good customer service takes on many different forms, including the following: •    More than one way to get in touch. From the phone to live chat to email, the best credit card companies give you more than one way to touch base...
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If I can get someone on the phone under 2 minutes, I consider that a great start! I hate dealing with the automatic services.... Read More
Thursday, 27 December 2018 09:50
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How Small Business Owners Can Save Time in 2019

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As a small business owner, the month of December is often the busiest time of the year. You’ll find yourself answering questions such as: •    Did you reach your goals in 2018?•    Are you in good position to take on everything 2019 will bring?•    What types of changes do you need to make to achieve more success in the new year? While you answer these questions, among many others, you may come to the conclusion that...
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I really like the software idea. If you want to be able to leverage your business without hiring additional people, software is th... Read More
Thursday, 27 December 2018 09:47
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Look for These Things in Your First Credit Card

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Are you interested in applying for your first credit card? Are you concerned about sifting through the hundreds of offers on your way to finding the right one? Searching for your first credit card can be enjoyable, stressful, and downright scary at times. On the plus side, there are numerous offers to choose from, thus allowing you to find one that is perfect for you and your financial goals. Conversely, a large number of offers can...
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For my first credit card, I wanted no annual fee, cash back rewards, and a great online paying system so I can make sure I pay off... Read More
Thursday, 27 December 2018 09:46
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Easy Ways to Save More Money in 2019

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With 2018 coming to an end, there’s no better time to review your finances with the goal of making changes for the better once the calendar turns. Like many, you’re probably looking to save more money in 2019. Even if you’ve had some success over the past 12 months, you know there’s always room for improvement. While there are hundreds of ways to save more money, these five are easy to implement: 1. Carpool There are...
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I plan to save my tax savings and my 2019 bonus into my retirement accounts.
Thursday, 27 December 2018 09:44
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Reasons to Find a New Travel Rewards Credit Card

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When you apply for a travel rewards credit card, you hope to use it to your advantage for many years to come. While there’s a good chance of this happening, you never know what will change in the future. There are several times when it makes sense to find a new travel rewards credit card, including the following situations: •    Terms and conditions have changed. You don’t see it coming, but your issuer decides to alter...
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In consideration of travel cards ... look at the sign up bonuses which can be huge and how much the card allows for travel expense... Read More
Sunday, 25 November 2018 04:59
Frank
I have to say I usually get a new travel credit card every 2-3 years. The sign up bonuses are just too great to pass up!
Sunday, 25 November 2018 16:36
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The Easiest Way to Choose a Rewards Credit Card

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With hundreds of rewards credit cards to choose from, it can be both easy and difficult to make a final decision. On the surface, it appears that a variety of offers will allow you to find a credit card that suits your every want and need. While this is true, you’ll have to sift through all of them to find exactly what you’re looking for. The easiest way to choose the right rewards credit card is...
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As a follow on this Blog, there are many options in the credit card market place to earn at least 2% or better. The travel cards w... Read More
Sunday, 25 November 2018 04:53
Frank
To Wanderer's point, if you don't do your thorough research, any general card that earns 2% of better is likely a decent card. I c... Read More
Sunday, 25 November 2018 16:35
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Budgeting Questions to Answer Before the End of the Year

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As we move toward the end of the year, there’s no better time to review your budget with an idea of making changes for the better. By focusing on the right budgeting questions, you can adjust your approach to ensure more success in 2019. While there are many questions to answer, these three are among the most important: •    Will your income remain the same in the new year? You may not know the answer just...
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This is as important as drafting a budget at the beginning of the year, great stuff Chris!!
Wednesday, 21 November 2018 14:09
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3 Questions to Ask Your Credit Card Company Today

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When was the last time you reached out to your credit card company to ask a specific question? Were you happy with the answer, or left wanting more? There’s no reason to regularly contact your credit card company, but there are definitely times when it makes sense to do so. Here are three questions you should ask today: •    Is there any way to secure a lower interest rate? This is of particular importance if you...
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I would also ask if there are any new cards/bonuses going on that I may be eligible for?
Wednesday, 21 November 2018 14:05
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