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MANAGING YOUR MONEY... Financial Steps

It does not necessarily need to be the end of the year in order to make resolutions aimed at making one’s life better in a variety of ways. Now that we are halfway through 2016, it is a great time to start figuring out new ways to manage your money in order to get the most out of your investments and maximize your long-term capital. As the economy is constantly changing, so to must your investment strategy. With that in mind, maybe it is time that you consider making some half-year resolutions.  

According to Fidelity Investments' seventh annual New Year Financial Resolutions Study, 37 percent of Americans were expected to make financial resolutions this year, as compared to 31 percent at the start of 2015. The top three resolutions

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Entrepreneurs and the ECONOMY

Playing an instrumental role in the economy and society, entrepreneurs are critical cogs in the areas of technological innovation and the creation of new jobs. They serve as a catalyst to economic growth through their intensity, ingenuity and inspiration, triggering the production and sale of new products and services.

Throughout the world, economic success has been experienced by nations who encourage and reward the entrepreneurial instinct. When successful, their innovations serve to

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3 Tips TO HELP SMALL BUSINESSES SAVE AT

While running a small business and being your own boss can be satisfying indeed, it can also be tricky come tax time. To ensure that you keep more money in your pocket than the government’s, check out the following tax tips:

1. Deduct everything.

The IRS has given dozens of concessions to small business owners, but many don’t take full advantage

of all that they can claim. For instance, if there’s a space in your home dedicated exclusively for business, you can deduct some of your

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HOW Credit Cards IMPACT U.S. HOUSEHOLDS and the ECONOMY

It is a common notion that credit cards are taboo and should be shunned if families want to keep their heads afloat financially. According to the Gallup poll, “fewer than one-third of Americans follow a detailed written budget every month.” Families that budget do not follow their monthly financial goals religiously, which can be detrimental to household incomes and increase debt.

Additionally, families that budget, more than likely believe credit cards should not be a part of the

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CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

The CFO is unofficially agreed upon to be the second most important executive position, not including the owner of the company. Shadowing the chief executive officer, the CFO (chief financial officer) is responsible for making large financial decisions for the company, as well as analyzing the information they find and are given, and lastly they are tasked with the responsibility of informing the CEO with their findings, and their rationale for the analysis. The CFO used to be a far less

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