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Eighties Babies Are Officially the Brokest Generation, Federal Reserve Study Concludes

Right after the Great Recession, it was a little hard to tell who had it worse: Millennials or Gen X. On the one hand, those of us in our twenties and early thirties faced the dire prospect of starting our careers amid the worst economy in modern memory. Graduating back then felt a bit like leaping off a high dive only to realize someone had drained the water out of the pool. But at least Continue reading

The Top 100 Franchises for Less Than $150,000

Check out the top franchises that can be started for less than $150,000, ranked based on their scores they received in Entrepreneur’s 2018 Franchise 500 ranking.

Buying a franchise doesn’t have to break the bank. Below you’ll find the top franchises that can be started for less than $150,000, ranked based on their scores they received in Entrepreneur’s 2018 Franchise 500 ranking.

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Burger Chef Credits Prison for His Success

By 11 a.m., the first hungry customers start milling about outside of James Purifoy’s burger joint, 15th & Chris in Rockford, Illinois. By noon, the line often snakes around the small, red building and into the parking lot.

“Some of the customers I see so often that I already know Continue reading

This Startup Wants to Stop Floods Before They Happen

Harvey, Irma and then Maria. The Atlantic has produced a series of hurricanes this year that brought devastation and flooding.

One startup thinks it has a solution that will reduce damage caused by monster storms.

U.S.-based Opti has developed technology that helps cities predict flooding, and better control where Continue reading

2017 Just Set the All-Time Record for Store Closings

Since January 1, retailers have announced plans to shutter more than 6,700 stores in the U.S., according to Fung Global Retail & Technology, a retail think tank.

That beats the previous all-time high of 6,163 store closings, which hit in 2008 amid the financial meltdown, according to Credit Suisse.

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A Small Business Owner is Helping Those in Need Land a Job

Along with his father and brother, BJ Stringham helps run his family’s suit business, Utah Woolen Mills. To him, success within your business equates to success in your community. So, he started Suited For Good which so far has helped transform 170 men and women with a custom suit in order to assist them in landing that perfect job.  Watch the video Continue reading

5 Scenarios for How Tax Reform Could Squeeze the Middle Class

Here’s what we know about the details of the tax reform plan: almost nothing.

Powerful lawmakers are promising at least a framework for the overhaul by the end of the month. The broad goals are lower rates for corporations and individuals, a simpler tax code with fewer brackets, and the elimination of the estate tax and the alternative-minimum tax.

Sound good? Beware.

If you save for retirement or itemize your tax deductions, you could end up Continue reading