Ask Yourself These Tough Questions Before Investing in a Startup`

Ask Yourself These Tough Questions Before Investing in a Startup

A successful startup is akin to the “cool” kid on the block of the corporate world. Most Millennials want to work there. Other entrepreneurs try to recreate the concept (sometimes to no avail). And there’s an undeniable potential for investors to reap significant returns—or lose sizable amounts of capital. That said, if you’re looking to… Read more »

For Now, the Fed Will Hold Interest Rates Steady`

For Now, the Fed Will Hold Interest Rates Steady

Last week, the Federal Reserve opted to hold its key interest rate in place, but left the door open for a potential hike in June. The move came after a two-day meeting, where the Fed’s policymaking committee dismissed concerns about the economy’s slow pace of growth during the first three months of the year, calling… Read more »

Don’t Make These Common Mistakes When You File Your Taxes`

Don’t Make These Common Mistakes When You File Your Taxes

For many people, tax season incites feelings of stress and worry. Will you end up owing the government money? What if you file something wrong and get audited? Even though it can be a stressful task, there are software programs and experts out there who can help you get your taxes done right. Nevertheless, there… Read more »

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Study Finds Small Business Owners Are Wary of Election Season

Last fall, online lending company OnDeck conducted a survey of more than 500 small business owners in America and found that 25 percent did not have confidence in “any of the current presidential candidates.” Now, OnDeck has released the results of a follow-up study conducted between February 29 and March 14, 2016 which found that 34… Read more »

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US Students Suffer From Lack of Economic Education

By the time students graduate from high school, we hope that they’ve had the opportunity to learn all the basic skills they’ll need to succeed in adulthood. During the course of our K-12 education we learn everything from how to drive a car, to how to think critically about different political ideologies. Wouldn’t it make… Read more »

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Is Crowdfunding Poised to Disrupt the Lending Industry?

Twenty years ago, lending options for businesses and individuals were pretty limited. Unless you were lucky enough to find a generous private benefactor, banks and credit unions were typically the only viable loan providers. Then, as the Internet matured, a new type of lending emerged. Today, Peer-to-peer lending or crowdfunding platforms, wherein groups of people… Read more »