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Best Unsecured Business Loans for 2016

Business loans fall into two categories: secured and unsecured. When most people talk about taking out a small business loan, they’re really talking about unsecured

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Small Business Guide to SBA Loans

Like so many government endeavors, the Small Business Administration (SBA) can be both incredibly helpful and terribly confusing. But when your small business needs capital to

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Small Business Grants for Women

You’ve analyzed your financial situation, have a good handle on how much money you need to start up or nurture the growth of your small

Best Small Business Loans for 2016

Right now might be the best time to find a small business loan since the 2008 subprime mortgage crisis. The improved economic conditions and a

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Eight Jobs Where You Determine Your Salary

Working for someone else can be a drag. Not only do you have to please your boss and toe the company line, but you have

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Looking for Another Way to Make Money Online? Ask Wonder

Do you like scavenger hunts and getting to the bottom of a mystery? Are you good at Googling? Can you tell the difference between a

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The Ultimate Freelancer’s Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Getting Jobs, Getting Paid, and Getting Ahead

Freelancers, listen up. How many of you know how to legally establish a business, set a fair rate for yourself, get your taxes right, and

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Six Ways Parenting Preps You for Entrepreneurship

Becoming a parent changes your life in ways that you can’t even begin to imagine. There are the negatives, like never having a quiet moment to

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How to Turn Your Passion Into an Income Stream

Today, I’m going to talk about professional wrestling. In truth, professional wrestling is just a substitute for anything a person might be passionate about, but

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Good Investing Goes Beyond the Stock Market

When people talk about investing, they almost always talk about the stock market. Heck, if you check out my archives here at The Simple Dollar,

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Spare Time: Higher Earnings or Lower Spending?

Sarah (no, not my wife) wrote in with a really good question: Let’s say I have a free weekend. Am I better off spending that

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Nine Strategies to Earn More Money in the Coming Year

I’ve always thought that all of the key parts of personal finance were bound up in the single phrase, “Spend less than you earn.” In

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The Working-Class Reality of Your Superstar Dreams

Whenever I’d meet new people during my three-year tenure as a professional basketball player in Israel, they’d be skeptical. They’d look me up and down


Direct Sales in the Age of Social Media: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugh

If you’re anything like me, your friends are selling stuff. A lot of stuff. And while we used to expect the occasional doorstep pitch for

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10 Work-From-Home Jobs for 2016

Just a few decades ago, the vast majority of work-at-home job opportunities were far from profitable. And before the dawn of the Internet, it was

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Nine Keys to Budgeting on a Fluctuating Income

Freelancers, the self-employed, and salespeople have one thing in common: They struggle to budget given their fluctuating, and sometimes unpredictable, incomes. Imagine planning your monthly spending plan without a)

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How to Start a Blog: A Tutorial

If you’re passionate about writing and comfortable with technology, starting a blog is one way to share your personal experiences and insights with the world.

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How to Make Money

The No. 1 rule of personal finance is to spend less than you earn. So if you want to get ahead financially, it’s important to

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