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July 14, 2014   |   Category: Money and Credit   |   Author: Drew Hendricks
Source - Entrepreneur While vocal work-from-home opponents like Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer and Zappo’s Tony Hsieh have gotten a lot of media attention in recent years, it’s getting more and more difficult for businesses to deny that telecommuting is a smart business decision. Telecommuting is a pervasive, continuing trend that in the US has grown a whopping 80% since 2005, according to GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com. Telecommuting shows no signs of declining anytime soon because businesses can achieve significant cost-savings allowing employees to work from home. 1. Increased productivity. According to published research, workers who telecommute are almost twice as likely to work more than 40 hours a week as non-telecommuters (53% compared to 28% for non-telecommuters). Telecommuting will not increase productivity in all cases. Research shows that the type of work your telecommuting employees...
April 20, 2015   |   Category: Future Planning   |   Author: Laura McCamy
“Small-business owners are like fighter pilots,” says Jim Chilton, founder and CEO of the nonprofit Society for Financial Awareness (SOFA). “They take much more risk than other people.” SOFA offers free training in financial literacy for individuals and small-business owners. “If you don’t do planning, you will have a world of financial blunders,” Chilton says. In honor of...
July 31, 2015   |   Category: College Planning / Loans   |   Author: Jim Chilton
At my fifth and last child’s high school graduation, I settled into a seat next to a gentleman who was the father of another graduate. When the ceremony ended, most of the parents excitedly rushed forward to take photos of their sons and daughters. But this fellow just sat there in a classic dejected pose, his hands on his...
September 7, 2015   |   Category: College Planning / Loans   |   Author: Michael Schramm
The need for college students to be financially literate is an often-overlooked but increasingly important task for parents. Many students are misinformed about essential financial facts. For instance, 61% believed paying late credit card balances removed notices about them from a credit report, while 60% believed checks or debit card usage builds credit, according to a 2015 U.S. Bank survey...

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