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33 Ways to Fund Your Startup Business

No matter what the economic situation, someone somewhere, eyes bright with potential, is looking to start a new business. Funds are often the biggest hurdle to what could otherwise be a lucrative opportunity. Here are some ways - traditional and/ or creative - to raise money for your startup...

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Top Five Places to Buy Checks Online

Running out of checks is a huge inconvenience and searching the Internet for a quick replacement is no easy job. Any account holder knows full well the last place to purchase checks are banks as banks charge nearly double what most check printing companies do. As with most purchases, be warned...

How a Dollar Is Made (Literally)

How a Dollar Is Made (Literally)

People spend their lives trying to figure out how to make money, but do they know how money is literally made? You might be surprised to discover what materials involved in money production and how long it takes to actually turn a bill into the form you recognize and use on a daily basis. Here is...

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What Is Racketeering?

In a nutshell, racketeering is an illegal business scheme set up by a group with the goal of making a profit. Activities can include bribery, sexual exploitation of children, and illegal gambling—though there are much, much more. For example, the group may be involved in theft, fraud or extortion...

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What Are Starter Checks?

Starter checks are generic checks that are sometimes issued to clients who open a new checking account. The rationale behind issuing starter checks is so that the client can immediately write out checks without having to wait for checks to be printed out. Normally, checks come with the necessary...

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What Is an Insurance Premium?

An insurance premium refers to the amount of money that is stipulated by an insurance company that a insurance policy holder must pay in order to maintain the active coverage of the insurance. Insurance premiums asked by different insurance companies will vary even if these companies offer the...

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What Is a Simple Contract?

A simple contract is a verbal agreement between 2 individuals or entities. The agreement may be written or oral. A contract details the transaction that is to occur between 2 parties. Such details include what goods or services are exchanged under a certain price or what promises are made under...

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What Is Economics?

The study of the production, distribution and consumption of both goods and services is called economics. What economists do is to try to understand the economy and how it responds to the many factors that would influence it. The concept of modern economics started in 1776. This was the year Adam...

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Is There an Expiration Date for Checks?

Technically, checks do not expire. Even if they are dated, they can still be cashed as long as the bank account funding the check has enough money. There is such a thing as a stale dated check, however. A check is considered stale dated when the date written on the check is more than six months...

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What Is Appurtenance?

An appurtenance is a term for something subordinate attached to a more important thing. For example, the equipment consisting of miscellaneous things needed for a certain operation or sport, like the rigging or tackle of a ship, is an appurtenance. Appurtenances can either be physical or intangible...