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Financial Tidbits 05/14/2013

The FDIC reports community banks hold only 14% of banking industry assets, but originate 46% of all small loans to businesses and farms in the country. RealtyTrac reports foreclosure activity in Apr. hit the lowest level in 74months, as the

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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 03/11/2013

Analysis by Bloomberg finds the largest US companies expanded offshore parking of profits by $183B in the past year, a 14.4% increase over that period. Overall, analysis by JPMorgan Chase estimates all US companies have $1.7T in accumulated offshore profits

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