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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 04/02/2013

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 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 for Wednesday January 16, 2013

American Institute of CPAs: the average allowance paid to kids of all ages is about $15 per week; 61% of parents pay an allowance and about 50% begin to do so when their child hits age 8. Good grades were

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Posted in allowance, Children, Credit, FDIC, FICO, Internet Banking, Kids, Money, Small Business, SMB, Travel

Interesting Tidbits for 01/11/2013

Allianz Life: people aren’t very good at saving money. It found 30% say they aren’t saving any money at all, while 24% are saving some, but not as much as they could. The survey also found plenty of other weaknesses,

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Posted in Jobs, Money, Small Business, SMB

Interesting Tidbits 01/02/2013

Small Biz Sale – Experts say most small businesses sell for 6 to 8 times EBITDA.   Point of Purchase Advertising International finds 76% of grocery shoppers make their purchasing decisions in-store. It seems people like to explore the isles to

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Posted in Small Business, SMB

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