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For many small businesses, Jan. 1 not only marks the start of the new year but also the beginning of renewed optimism. Six out of 10 small businesses say they're growing or expect to find growth opportunities in 2014, according to a National Small Business Association survey. Fortunately, many positive conditions in 2014 will help them in their endeavor.
The year is winding down, so you have just a short time left to make up for any money-managing slacking you’ve done in 2013. Resolve to be better next year, and set yourself up for a strong financial well-being by taking these five steps before the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve.
If you like the city life, you usually have to make a tradeoff. In many areas, you can find a great job but not feel crazy about living there. Or you may love everything a city has to offer but feel the employment opportunities are lacking. CreditDonkey has found the major metropolitan areas that have the best of both worlds – the cities that are not only a great place to live but also a great place to work and earn a good paycheck.
Thinking of starting a business but don’t like the idea of working in a major city? You can set up shop in a smaller metropolitan area and still have access to the resources entrepreneurs need to be successful. Plus, depending on your type of business, you could have a firmer grasp on the community at large, so you’ll have a better handle on your client base and could influence the local economy.
Our visions of holiday gatherings usually include arrays of yummy food, twinkling lights, and colorful gifts . The idea of a Christmas tree up in flames is certainly not a part of the picture-perfect day we’re anticipating.
Why is it that we typically have the hardest time talking to our significant other about money, budgets and spending? It would seem simple enough to just live within your means and let it be done. However, there is always an infomercial, big sale, or irresistible item that gets in the way of sticking to the budget.
If you’re one of many Americans who have “buying a new house” earmarked as a New Year’s resolution, you may have waited too long to get much of a deal. Housing prices are expected to go up this coming year. Will you also be in the market for a new smartphone? You’ll likely pay more if you’re an iPhone fan. These are just some of the purchases that will cost us more in 2014. Read on to find out why all our wallets will often feel a squeeze when we buy something in 2014.
The New Year will bring good news to those in the market for a used car or a desktop computer, but those on the selling side of gold and used cars won’t be so pleased. Here are five items that are likely to go down in price in 2014.
It’s a time when many people think about giving back by donating to charities, volunteering, or giving extra tips to their hair dresser or postal worker. But other people you encounter every day would greatly benefit from some holiday cheer as well. Often overlooked for tips, these are professionals who may have provided you with spectacular service, and thus deserving of a small bonus from you.
’Tis the season to be cautious about going overboard with credit card debt . The thrill of holiday shopping and gift-giving can sometimes make us forget about the risk of loading up credit card charges.