Small Business Loans: There Are Many Options

10 October 2019
 Categories: Finance & Money, Blog

A small business loan isn't a term with a single meaning. Yes, it's a form of funding for a small business, but there are a variety of categories that make up this funding option. Before you apply for one of these financial products, it's a good idea to know what type of loan you need and qualify for.  Equipment Loan An equipment loan functions pretty much as it sounds, in that it is funding intended to help a business purchase additional equipment. Read More 

Fee-Based Financial Planning Services: A Look At The Perks And Pitfalls As A Business Owner

10 August 2019
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Financial planners are an important service provider for business owners, and there are basically two ways financial planning services are offered: either fee-based per service provided or by contract as a contracted agent. Fee-based financial planning services have their pros and cons to consider. Here is a look at those perks and pitfalls to help you make the best decision.  Perk: You will not have to commit to a long-term service contract. Read More 

What To Do When Your Taxes Jump Because Of Settled Debt

5 June 2019
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Settling old debt can be a relief, especially once the money is out of your account and the bills and calls stop. However, in the United States, settled debt brings with it another issue: extra taxes. Yes, you owe taxes on the forgiven portion of your debt because that's considered extra income. When you settle, you pay part of the total due, and the unpaid part is forgiven. Because you're no longer sending your income out to pay that debt, it's the equivalent (in the IRS' eyes, at least) to suddenly getting a nice windfall -- just one that appears over time, rather than all at once. Read More 

Borrow, Make Money, Repeat: The Cycle Of Investment Banking, And How It Works

31 March 2019
 Categories: Finance & Money, Blog

Investment banking starts with an item for sale, usually a property or business. The investor borrows from the bank, and then the investor finds a way to make a profit as quickly as possible. The idea is to pay off the loan taken from the bank and pay as little interest as possible so that the investor can keep as much of the profit as he/she can. That is the basic explanation. Read More 

Tax Preparation And Planning Tips For Individuals

15 January 2019
 Categories: Finance & Money, Blog

Taxes can be a source of intense and persistent stress for many people. However, managing your taxes does not have to be as difficult as you might assume. In particular, there are many strategies that can help you with both making your taxes easier to manage as well as reducing your overall tax burden. Consider Tax Implications of Major Purchases or Retirement Account Withdrawals Throughout the course of a year, you may be forced to make numerous major financial decisions and choices. Read More