8 Money Mistakes the Middle Class Keeps Making

About half of Americans lived in middle-income households in 2014, according to Pew Research. This demographic includes families with incomes two-thirds to double the U.S. median household income – or those earning between $42,000 and $125,000 (with cost-of-living adjustments for expensive metropolitan areas). America’s middle class includes teachers, firefighters, and plumbers, but also engineers, construction managers, and Read more about 8 Money Mistakes the Middle Class Keeps Making[…]

Commentary: F&B Businesses Cannot Rely on Fads to Thrive

4Fingers CEO Steen Puggaard highlights the challenges in the food and beverage industry and argues for the need to think beyond food to stay in business. SINGAPORE: Businesses in the food and beverage industry need to think beyond “just” food, to think and act in business terms as brands that disrupt and challenge the status Read more about Commentary: F&B Businesses Cannot Rely on Fads to Thrive[…]

9 Ways to Make Extra Income Without Trying

Even if you have a well-paid job, having a second income is always a plus. After all, a second regular stream of cash means that you have more security, gives you more flexibility on how you spend your money (impromptu trip abroad? An unforeseen expense? No problem!), and can help you reach financial independence early on in Read more about 9 Ways to Make Extra Income Without Trying[…]

8 Things Successful People Do To Look Confident

Confidence is key to your career success. Research suggests that those who display more confidence than competence are more admired, awarded a higher social status, and have more influence. But there are times when you may not feel confident, such as when speaking on stage to an audience, having a one-on-one conversation with a new person or Read more about 8 Things Successful People Do To Look Confident[…]

28 Positive Things You Can Do When Business Is Slow

There are times for any entrepreneur when things can slow down. Seasonal trends, whether holiday time for many businesses or obvious lack of demand or opportunity. (Ever try to work as an exterior house painter in sub-zero weather?) In some industries, the interest of customers turn elsewhere in the summer. Macroeconomics may play cruelly in Read more about 28 Positive Things You Can Do When Business Is Slow[…]

28 simple changes to help you become a different person

It’s well known that you only need 30 days to establish a new habit. The hardest part is starting. The following list contains just 28 ideas, all of which can be done by pretty much anyone within a month. The best approach is to pick 2-5 out and try to do them every day for the next 30 days. Once you’ve assimilated them into your life, pick another selection Read more about 28 simple changes to help you become a different person[…]

Save More, Spend Less’ Is 2017’s Top New Year’s Resolution, Finance Survey

Lose weight, live a healthier lifestyle, enjoy life to the fullest — these are all popular New Year’s resolutions people make in hopes of improving their lives. But what about improving your financial life? GOBankingRates.com found that money is what Americans think about most. So, what are people resolving to do to improve their finances? Three Read more about Save More, Spend Less’ Is 2017’s Top New Year’s Resolution, Finance Survey[…]

25 Things to Begin Now so Your Business Thrives in 2017

As 2016 winds down, it’s time to start planning for 2017. For business owners this means getting financially prepared for the new year by following 25 ways in order to keep your business up-and-running for the long haul. 1. Revisit your business plan. If you’re already a business owner then you probably have a detailed Read more about 25 Things to Begin Now so Your Business Thrives in 2017[…]

Don’t Wait Till You’re 30 to Make These 4 Financial Decisions

“Get married, buy a house, start a family”. If you’re in your mid to late 20s, you’ve probably heard that more than once. It can get tiring hearing the same pieces of well-meaning advice over and over again. But the truth is, there is no better time than your 20s to start planning for these Read more about Don’t Wait Till You’re 30 to Make These 4 Financial Decisions[…]

9 Things Successful People Almost Never Do on Their Lunch Break

Back in school, lunch was always a pretty great time. The cafeteria might have only served cardboard-flavored pizza, but at least you got a break from classes and the chance to talk to your friends. In the working world, however, this midday meal often takes a backseat. In fact, lunch breaks are becoming increasingly endangered. One Read more about 9 Things Successful People Almost Never Do on Their Lunch Break[…]

After a Starbucks Rejection, This Entrepreneur Raised $2.5 Million to Start a Mobile Cafe

Entrepreneurial ideas that surprise or inspire us are often the result of a personal experience. Maria De La Croix once applied for the role of a barista at her local Starbucks only to be instantly rejected for having blue hair. Rather than sit around feeling discriminated against for expressing her creative side, she decided to Read more about After a Starbucks Rejection, This Entrepreneur Raised $2.5 Million to Start a Mobile Cafe[…]

3 Examples of When Being Cheap Is Costly for Your Business

I am a max-for-the-minimum, champagne on a beer budget kind of girl. I love to get a good deal, especially when running my business. However, while entrepreneurs know that every penny counts when running your own business, sometimes your efforts to save money can backfire, costing you more in the long run. Here are just a Read more about 3 Examples of When Being Cheap Is Costly for Your Business[…]

Couple behind famous Kay Lee Roast Meat jailed and fined for tax evasion

They found fame as the couple who sold off their roast meat business for $4 million two years ago. But they are in the news now because they have been convicted of evading taxes before they sold the business. They will be spending four weeks in jail and were also fined $164,751.45 each, said Inland Read more about Couple behind famous Kay Lee Roast Meat jailed and fined for tax evasion[…]