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Financial Tidbits 05/20/2013

 A survey by the Center for Professional Excellence of HR professionals finds 50% say most recent college graduates are not professional in their first year on the job, up from 40% who felt that way last year. Texting in meetings,

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Posted in Balance Sheet, Bank, Business, Credit, Debt, Entrepreneur, Internet Banking, iPad, Loan, Money, Small Business, Smartphone, SMB

Financial Tidbits 04/30/2013

A recent study shows that 25% of people ages 44 to 70 are interested in becoming an entrepreneur and 63% of Americans plan to work during retirement, according to encore.org. The SBA has a toolkit for people ages 50+ that

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Posted in Entrepreneur, Facebook, Homeownership, Investing, Market Share, Money, Real Estate, SBA, Small Business, SMB, Success, Technology, Tips, Training

Financial Tidbits 04/24/2013

A study by the Fed NY finds college graduates with student loan debt are less likely to take out auto or home loans than those who have no such debt. A report by the Brookings Institute finds 60% of job

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Posted in Debt, Google, Homeownership, Jobs, Money, Student Loans

Financial Tidbits 04/02/2013

The IRS reports it has processed 77.1mm tax returns through Mar. 22 vs. 82mm for the same period last year. The average refund is $2,827 this year vs. $2,860 last year. Bloomberg reports US bank credit card delinquencies have fallen

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Posted in Debt, Economy, Money, Real Estate, Small Business, Tax Returns, Taxes

Financial Tidbits 03/25/2013

The US Mint last year paid about 2 cents to produce and ship each penny it created last year. So can we start saying “a penny saved is two pennies earned”? A recent survey by the America Saves and the

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Posted in Bank, Competition, Credit, Debt, Identity Theft, Investing, Loan, Money, Oil, Penny, Savings, Youtube

Financial Tidbits 3/19/2013

Five out of Four people have Trouble with Fractions! Bloomberg reports Bank of America is predicting housing prices will increase 8% this year, while JPMorgan Chase forecasts prices will increase 7% this year and rise to 14% by 2015. The

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Posted in Advice, Business Continuity, Finances, Home Prices, Money, Real Estate, Recession, Small Business, Tips

Financial Tidbits 03/05/2013

 Forbes released its annual list of billionaires worldwide and the top 5 in order are: Carlos Slim ($73B); Bill Gates ($67B); Amancio Ortega ($57B); Warren Buffet ($53.5B) and Larry Ellison ($43B). The Labor Department reports people earning in the top

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Posted in Business, Consumer, Credit, credit card, Customers, Debt, Driven, Economy, Education, Finances, Google, Loan, Money, Wall Street Journal

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