Learning a Little about Money Can Lead to Great Rewards

What You Need To Know About Using A Contractor Bond On Your Next Project

As a small business owner, you're ready to start taking on larger, more comprehensive projects. One requirement you'll likely have to fulfill in order to bid on some of these potential projects is to purchase a contractor bond. Contractor bonds, also known as a surety bond, requires that the company who issues the bond find another contractor if the original contractor can't or will not complete the job. It also protects the project owner against contractors who try to renege on the terms of the deal.   Read More...

Launching A 401(K) Retirement Plan For A Growing Company

After a new business starts to expand and add more employees, it becomes increasingly likely to also offer various fringe benefits. One of the most valuable perks for attracting and retaining employee talent is a 401(k) retirement plan. Small companies that don't have a retirement specialist on staff may need to utilize the services of a third-party administrator to manage the details of a 401(k) plan. Wages contributed to a 401(k) plan by your employees generally remain tax-deferred until eventually withdrawn.   Read More...

Making Change When You're Counting Pennies: How A Single Parent Can Turn Their Financial Future Around

If you're living paycheck-to-paycheck, consider yourself in good company. Many Americans are bearing the same burden as you, but if you're a single parent, that weight can be even harder to bear. How in the world are you going to start saving when it's all you can do now to make ends meet? It is possible, and you can do it. While it won't be easy, you have to believe in your abilities and pick a time to start.   Read More...

What to Do If You Can't Afford Your Online Merchant Tax Bill

Finding the money to pay your business taxes each year can be difficult if you're a small online business without a large amount of cash flow to work with. When you find yourself staring at a number on your tax forms that seems impossible to pay down, here are the steps you should take. Double Check Everything The first thing to do is make sure that all of your numbers are correct.   Read More...

Dependents And Workers Compensation: What Happens During A Work-Related Death?

Workers compensation is, unfortunately, not just used for the living. There are times when an individual dies while on the job or as a direct result of a work-related injury or illness. When this happens, workers compensation is intended to provide compensation for the employee's dependents. But in order to handle this properly, the worker's family need to know who qualifies and for what. Dependents Aren't Just Children There are many people who may qualify as dependents for a worker.   Read More...