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Choosing a Business Structure- A Quick Reference Guide

November 27, 2017

When starting a business, it’s likely that you will consider and possibly choose to set up as a limited liability company (LLC). Like any business structure including limited partnerships, corporations, and S-corps, LLCs have certain advantages as well as limitations that should be considered. To help you make your decision... Continue Reading →

Financial Technology and How It's Changing the Way We Bank

October 12, 2017

Not surprisingly, many people do all or most of their banking online. But many others still prefer to have access to the local bank branch near their home, school, or place of work. In the past, services like mortgages, check cashing and personal loans were only available at a bank... Continue Reading →

The “Downfall” of the Mall: What it Really Means to Consumers and Communities

September 13, 2017

Numerous sources (many of them reliable) say that the U.S. consumer should expect a decline in the number of shopping malls nationally. According to a report by Credit Suisse, 20% to 25% of America’s malls will likely close in the coming five years. In addition, the rate of new mall... Continue Reading →

How to Earn More Money: Why Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Matter

August 03, 2017

John was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1924, the middle child in a house of 10 kids. After the eighth grade, John dropped out of school to help his father with their small farm and do side jobs to support the family. Later, after serving in World War II,... Continue Reading →

Personal Loans: Options, What to Look For, and What to Avoid

July 06, 2017

While not the first option to turn to, personal loans have become readily available and may be the right option for some consumers. More than one dozen non-bank companies currently offer personal loans in the U.S., competing directly with traditional banks and credit unions. These personal loan companies and bank... Continue Reading →

3 Small Business Ideas You May Not Have Thought About

June 14, 2017

When you think about someone starting a business, certain kinds of products and services probably come to mind. You might be surprised to know that small entrepreneurs create value and generate revenue in all sorts of unique and creative ways. By focusing on the things that you enjoy, are good... Continue Reading →

By the Numbers: Why Buying a Small Multi-Family Property May Be the Right Move for You

April 04, 2017

While many people see themselves as aspiring business owners and entrepreneurs, many others start business ventures as part of a natural progression in their own personal financial lives. Simply put, people often become business owners and get involved in real estate investing to make money and save money. Many have... Continue Reading →

Affordable Housing: A Multi-Billion-Dollar Industry Where Investment Property Serves A Community Purpose

March 28, 2017

The shortage of affordable apartments and homes is a challenge for people of all income levels in the U.S. With so many people spending 50% or more of their income on housing, it is no wonder that people from all walks of life are looking for relief. This unwavering demand... Continue Reading →

The One Thing You Must Do to Build Wealth

July 27, 2016

When you research the most common thing that millionaires do to build wealth there are a few things that come up time and time again. First, almost all of them grew their wealth by investing in real estate or businesses that they own and control. Second, they become experts at... Continue Reading →

Is House Flipping Really that Simple?

March 29, 2016

In recent years house flipping has become incredibly popular, with countless reality TV shows all over the airwaves. It looks simple, but how much of the actual effort of flipping a house is completed off-camera, so the viewer doesn't really get a clear picture of how much work they will... Continue Reading →