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8 Basic Steps For Building A Budget

8 Basic Steps For Building A Budget

Budgeting can be a useful tool to help you reach your financial goals. A budget can help you keep track of your spending, avoid and get out of debt, limit overspending, pay bills on time and build savings habits.

5 Tips To Get Ahead Of Holiday Debt

5 Tips To Get Ahead Of Holiday Debt

The holiday season is fast approaching, and most people find themselves spending a little – or a lot – more than usual during these festive final months of the year.

Taking Your Small Business To The Next Level

Taking Your Small Business To The Next Level

After a long period of planning and hard work, you’ve finally turned your dream of starting a small business into reality. As many business owners soon recognize, however, the launch is just the beginning of their entrepreneurship journey.

Take Time Off This Summer, But Not From Your Finances

Take Time Off This Summer, But Not From Your Finances

Summer is here, bringing all the fun that comes with months of warm weather and hours of daylight. As you plan your summer season itinerary, however, you might discover you’re juggling more expenses than just a trip to the beach.

Small Business Owners – Catalysts For Economic Growth

Small Business Owners – Catalysts For Economic Growth

Almost half of all U.S. employees work for small businesses, defined as companies with fewer than 500 employees, and a staggering 99 percent of all U.S. companies fall under the “small business” designation, according to the Small Business Association.

How To Exercise Good Financial Health

How To Exercise Good Financial Health

April is Financial Literacy Month – a perfect time to start building a foundation for a healthy financial future. Good financial health is the foundation on which strong and resilient households, communities and economies are built, but the reality is, many struggle to manage their financial daily lives.

Why Your Business Needs To Be Certified As A Diverse Supplier

Why Your Business Needs To Be Certified As A Diverse Supplier

Supplier diversity is a crucial part of an organization’s success. It’s a way for companies to promote innovation, cultivate networking, boost hiring, and perhaps most important of all, a way for companies to experience the many benefits of diversity while taking steps to close the racial equity gap.

YouTube: I’m Done!

YouTube: I’m Done!

Classic case of clickbait, did you fall for it? No, I am not quitting YouTube, but I am quitting my podcast style. Wasn’t it Jeff Bezos of Amazon who said ‘Be firm on vision but flexible on details’?

YouTube: Thumbnails

YouTube: Thumbnails

Of course, five years ago, if you asked me ‘How are your thumbnails doing?” I would naturally reply, “Well, I don’t bite them as much because I use the nail clipper.”

YouTube: GEAR

YouTube: GEAR

You have your idea, your audience and your niche. Let’s burn some money and buy a whole bunch of stuff at Best Buy. If you have lots of money you can stop reading now, if not, continue.

YouTube: The Why

YouTube: The Why

Search Engine Optimization, analytics, algorithm, ad campaign data set, meta-information, thumbnails, tags, triggering trends; all fancy words you can use to impress your future in-laws.

YouTube: A Case Study

YouTube: A Case Study

In college I failed calculus and had to take the course twice. I miraculously passed statistics only because the teacher was pretty good and I had a good study group, but other than that, I’ve never care too much about numbers… that is until the world of YouTube.

YouTube 101

YouTube 101

So you’re thinking of starting a YouTube channel. Let me do you a favor and give you a speedy course on what it takes to have the most successful launch. I should know, after all, at the time I’m typing this article, I have a whopping 38 subscribers to my channel.

Inside The YouTube Mind: Mom Gamers

Inside The YouTube Mind: Mom Gamers

Minecraft gaming, unboxing, vlogging. If you said these words in a full sentence five years ago, you would have gotten raised eyebrows and silence. Now, it’s how you start a conversation.

Buying a Home: How to Know How High to Go

Buying a Home: How to Know How High to Go

“The interesting thing about home buying is that it isn’t a one-size-fits-all process,” says Mike Dawson, Vice President of Single-Family at Freddie Mac. “After all, it’s your budget and these are your housing needs. Doing your homework to figure out what those needs are …

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