Why paying off debt is the best use of your tax refund

Why paying off debt is the best use of your tax refund

This article is reproduced with permission from NerdWallet. So you expect a tax refund this year. With inflation driving up the price of gas, food, and just about everything else, that extra money can’t come soon enough. The hardest part is deciding how to spend it. Should you invest the money? Book a trip? If … Read more

Why paying off debt is the best use of your tax refund

Why paying off debt is the best use of your tax refund

This article is reproduced with permission from NerdWallet. So you expect a tax refund this year. With inflation driving up the price of gas, food, and just about everything else, that extra money can’t come soon enough. The hardest part is deciding how to spend it. Should you invest the money? Book a trip? If … Read more

Small businesses will feel the pressure of rising interest rates – here’s what to expect

Small businesses will feel the pressure of rising interest rates – here’s what to expect

This article is reproduced with permission from NerdWallet. The Federal Reserve raised interest rates by 0.25% on Wednesday March 16 – the first rate increase since 2018 – and indicated that it would gradually raise rates throughout 2022. Small business owners could feel the impact of these rate increases with more expensive loans, higher credit … Read more

Small businesses will feel the pressure of rising interest rates – here’s what to expect

Small businesses will feel the pressure of rising interest rates – here’s what to expect

This article is reproduced with permission from NerdWallet. The Federal Reserve raised interest rates by 0.25% on Wednesday March 16 – the first rate increase since 2018 – and indicated that it would gradually raise rates throughout 2022. Small business owners could feel the impact of these rate increases with more expensive loans, higher credit … Read more

5 things to consider before investing in a friend’s business

5 things to consider before investing in a friend’s business

Ben & Jerry’s was founded by childhood best friends. Four college buddies founded Warby Parker. A long friendship turned partnership brought Clear to TSA security lines across the United States. A shopping spree between two friends launched size-inclusive clothing brand Universal Standard. Yes, there are stories of successful business partnerships between friends. But for every … Read more

5 things to consider before investing in a friend’s business

5 things to consider before investing in a friend’s business

Ben & Jerry’s was founded by childhood best friends. Four college buddies founded Warby Parker. A long friendship turned partnership brought Clear to TSA security lines across the United States. A shopping spree between two friends launched size-inclusive clothing brand Universal Standard. Yes, there are stories of successful business partnerships between friends. But for every … Read more

Small businesses will feel the pressure of rising interest rates – here’s what to expect

Small businesses will feel the pressure of rising interest rates – here’s what to expect

This item is reproduced with permission from NerdWallet. The Federal Reserve raised interest rates by 0.25% on Wednesday March 16 – the first rate increase since 2018 – and indicated that it would gradually raise rates throughout 2022. Small business owners could feel the impact of these rate increases with more expensive loans, higher credit … Read more

Home renovations won’t get any easier or cheaper this year, but that doesn’t mean you should wait

Home renovations won’t get any easier or cheaper this year, but that doesn’t mean you should wait

The pandemic has wreaked specific havoc on home renovation. Growing demand for construction projects has been met with material and labor shortages, creating a home improvement bottleneck that has lasted through 2022. “The pandemic has thrown a really big wrench on everything, but housing in particular,” says Abbe Will, associate project director of the Remodeling … Read more

Home renovations won’t get any easier or cheaper this year, but that doesn’t mean you should wait

Home renovations won’t get any easier or cheaper this year, but that doesn’t mean you should wait

The pandemic has wreaked specific havoc on home renovation. Growing demand for construction projects has been met with material and labor shortages, creating a home improvement bottleneck that has lasted through 2022. “The pandemic has thrown a really big wrench on everything, but housing in particular,” says Abbe Will, associate project director of the Remodeling … Read more