Monthly Archives: July 2020

THE BEST AFFORDABLE LAPTOPS OF 2020

A DEFINITIVE GUIDE We’ve reviewed hundreds of laptops, so we know what to look for in a laptop regardless of the price. The best laptop you can buy is the Lenovo Yoga C640. It does everything that laptops hundreds of dollars more expensive can do — and in some cases, it does it [...]

2020-07-31T17:04:24+00:00July 31st, 2020|Articles, Business Tools|

HOW AND WHY TO USE A ZERO-SUM BUDGET

Sometime around 2010, my husband and I realized that we weren’t making the most of our income. We knew we were wasting boatloads of money, yet we weren’t sure why it was happening or how to make it stop. In an effort to figure things out once and for all, we began tracking our spending [...]

2020-07-30T15:34:35+00:00July 28th, 2020|Articles, Financial Advice|

HOW TO MAKE MONEY FROM YOUR HOBBIES

A few years ago, I went through a period where I longed to spend more time on one of my favorite hobbies: tabletop gaming. I really like sitting down with friends and playing a board game or a card game or a roleplaying game. The social experience, the thinking process, the handling of the components [...]

2020-07-29T15:03:16+00:00July 24th, 2020|Articles, Financial Advice|

TECH COMPANIES TEAM UP TO HELP SMALL BUSINESSES STAY OPEN

Well-known technology companies have joined together to create a website called #OpenWeStand with the goal to gather "resources, inspiration and connection to other everyday entrepreneurs with creative solutions to keep their business open, even if their doors are closed due to COVID-19." Resources like business strategies, communication, community engagement and maintaining customer loyalty are listed [...]

2020-07-29T15:03:29+00:00July 23rd, 2020|Articles, Business Tools|

CORONAVIRUS PPP LOANS SAVED MILLIONS OF JOBS, NEW STUDY FINDS

The Paycheck Protection Program boosted aggregate U.S. employment by an estimated 1.4 million to 3.2 million jobs through early June, according to analysis from MIT researchers and the Federal Reserve. "The evidence to date suggests the PPP was certainly not perfectly targeted in terms of reaching only firms or regions in the most need; even [...]

2020-07-29T15:03:21+00:00July 23rd, 2020|Articles, News|

5 CREATIVE WAYS SMALL BUSINESSES CAN GET NOTICED

It’s a challenging time to be a small business. A recent report by Facebook and Small Business Roundtable found that 31 percent of small businesses aren’t operating right now because of COVID-related shutdowns. Of those that are, many have had to adapt some or all of their processes to accommodate the new normal. If your [...]

2020-07-29T15:04:01+00:00July 21st, 2020|Articles, Business Strategy|

HE WAS A SELF-EMPLOYED AUDIO ENGINEER–NOW HE’S ON FOOD STAMPS

The US government has offered up some relief to the smallest of small businesses -- self-employed freelancers, contractors and sole proprietors. But for many, that aid hasn't come quickly -- if at all. The federal aid package passed by Congress in March enables these microbusinesses to apply for special unemployment benefits and Economic Injury [...]

2020-07-29T15:12:34+00:00July 3rd, 2020|Articles, People & Stories|

HOW DO CREDIT CARD BILLING CYCLES WORK?

Billing cycles are essential to the functionality of credit cards. That’s why understanding billing cycles is important for financial planning. While the language surrounding credit card billing cycles can be confusing, it doesn’t have to be. Keep reading as we go into detail about why billing cycles are so important and how they work. [...]

2020-07-29T15:12:46+00:00July 2nd, 2020|Articles, Financial Advice|