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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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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 an IRA?

An Individual Retirement Account, otherwise known as an IRA, is a type of savings account that gives a tax-deferred or tax-free way of saving up in preparation for retirement. IRAs come in many different types that depend on the various financial objectives of each individual and also their different...

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What Is eBusiness?

Ebusiness, or ebiz, is a popular term that is employed in describing a business that is run primarily on the internet or uses various internet-based technologies in order to increase business productivity and profitability. Used more broadly, ebusiness can be used to refer to any kind of electronic...

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 a Merit Increase?

A merit increase is a performance-based increase in an employee’s wages. A merit increase can be applied to hourly or yearly wages. If an employee is paid by the hour, he usually gets a merit increase in such a way that he gets a higher per hour rate. For example, if he gets $10 per hour, after...

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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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What Does Legally Binding Mean?

Legally binding agreements are terms undertaken during a contract. Legally binding means that one agrees with the terms under a written or spoken contract to behave in certain ways. Legally binding agreements indicates that an arrangement has been consciously made, and certain actions are now either...

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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...

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What Does “To Tighten Your Belt” Mean?

To tighten your belt” is an idiomatic expression that is used during times of financial or economic crises. It simply means to cut down on your spending. This entails making sacrifices and giving up certain things in order to deal with the financial problem. The expression can apply to individuals,...