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Small Business: Passion Matters

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The board for the non-profit writing organization over which I preside had a meeting recently with a local legend, a board organization consultant. He was used to delivering the information he was giving us in several-hour workshops and he talked as fast as he could in the 90 minutes we had, while we scribbled furiously. […]

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Published on March 7th, 2013
Modified on March 18th, 2013 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Self Employment,Working
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Dream Job vs. Reality Job

Written by Sarah Gilbert - 2 Comments

“I’ve got to get home for a phone call,” said my friend. I’ll call her Melanie. We’d been having an editorial meeting for the preview issue of the parenting literary magazine that we’re launching. The dream job As projects go, this was a dream for all of us; we’d raised a bunch of money on […]

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Published on August 14th, 2012 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Self Employment,Working
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Investing Locally

Written by Sarah Gilbert - 2 Comments

I was sitting in front of my friend Katie’s house, leaving her a note about the new business we’re starting together with some other mothers we know; a literary magazine for parents. She lives in the prettiest part of the neighborhood where I grew up. I turned and saw a woman whose face looked tired, […]

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Published on July 31st, 2012
Modified on August 15th, 2012 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Economy,Saving & Investing,Self Employment
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Finding the Best Business Bank Account

Written by Nickel - 9 Comments

A reader named Paul recently wrote in asking for recommendations for a good business checking account. He’s been dealing with Chase, which has recently instituted a $20 monthly fee for accounts with balances below $7500. Ouch! My personal experience has been with a “Business Economy Checking Account” from Bank of America, which pays zero interest […]

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Published on June 27th, 2012
Modified on September 27th, 2013 - 9 Comments
Filed under: Banking,Self Employment
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Starting a Restaurant: Ingredients for Success

Written by Jeffrey Steele - One Comment

Years ago, a reporter with a Southern California-based publication spent a few hours striding up to perfect strangers on a busy Los Angeles street, and asking this question: “So how’s your screenplay coming along?” As the reporter suspected, many of the average Joes questioned were not at all surprised by the query. “I’m a third […]

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Published on May 3rd, 2012
Modified on May 17th, 2012 - One Comment
Filed under: Saving & Investing,Self Employment
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Childcare Cost-Benefit Analysis: Not Always (or Ever) Easy

Written by Sarah Gilbert - 6 Comments

This is a guest post from Sarah Gilbert. Every once in a while, I’ll get swept up in the idea of a job. A friend will post something on Facebook or e-mail me a job description or I’ll just come across it, in the way we do these days — on the internet, it’s sure […]

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Published on April 10th, 2012
Modified on May 16th, 2012 - 6 Comments
Filed under: Frugality,Self Employment,Working
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Teaching Your Kids Financial Literacy Without Going Broke Yourself

Written by Guest Contributor - 4 Comments

This is a guest post from Geoff Williams of CardRatings.com This month is National Financial Literacy Month, so say the people who make up the months. I think it’s a good argument that every month should be Financial Literacy Month, but, hey, April is probably as good a time as any for parents to think […]

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Published on April 3rd, 2012
Modified on December 10th, 2013 - 4 Comments
Filed under: Education,Self Employment
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Ain’t-Trepreneurs

Written by Jeffrey Steele - 5 Comments

Surf the web or browse popular magazines and newspapers, and you’ll find lots of insights about the opportunities and risks of being your own boss. But given the sky-high rate of small business failure, there can never be too much written on the topic. I’m no Steve Jobs, but I believe I’ve got something to […]

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Published on October 20th, 2011
Modified on October 21st, 2011 - 5 Comments
Filed under: Self Employment,Working
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Financing a Business With Credit Cards

Written by Lisa White - 2 Comments

They say there is never a better time to start a business than in a down economy. But if you’re like many others who’ve tried to get a loan or investor capital, you know that money for startups does not come easy. Whether you are looking to help finance a new or existing business, there […]

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Published on July 7th, 2011
Modified on August 26th, 2013 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Credit Cards,Self Employment
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Sharing Bad Financial News With Kids

Written by Neal Frankle - 6 Comments

If you are like most people I know, you go through financial ups and downs. When this happens, do you talk about it with the kids or pretend nothing is wrong? If you decide to share it with your children, how? And how much do you share? I faced this dilemma a few years ago. […]

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Published on June 30th, 2011
Modified on July 5th, 2011 - 6 Comments
Filed under: Education,Planning,Self Employment
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