Author: Susan Guillory

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Can you refinance your time share? And should you?

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So, you got swayed by the allure of an annual vacation in a snowy or tropical locale, and now you’re the proud owner of a timeshare. …

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Are personal loans bad? When not to apply

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You might be fantasizing about what you could do with a few extra thousand dollars. You could renovate that old bathroom in your house that you …

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How to find & apply for large business loans

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Many small businesses take out loans to cover day-to-day operating expenses, hire staff or make a big purchase. And there are many loans available in the …

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Using a car for business: What can I deduct?

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Do you use your personal vehicle to run errands for your business or to visit clients? If so, did you know that using your car for …

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Small business audits: How to prepare

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How much of a down payment should you put on a car?

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Is now the best time to sell your house?

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  With the world having turned upside down over the past year, you may be taking stock of your life and considering major life choices.   …

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19 small business tax deductions to know in 2022

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  If you own a small business, one of the easiest ways to boost your profits is to make sure you are taking all the deductions …

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What factors affect your credit score?

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  Your credit score is one of the most influential components when it comes to being approved for loans and credit cards, and it is determined …

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How to start a minority woman-owned business

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  If you own or want to start a business, and you also happen to be female or a member of a minority group, you may …

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How does merchant cash advance consolidation work?

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For businesses that don’t have great credit and that can’t qualify for conventional or SBA loans, a merchant cash advance (MCA) can be a useful tool. …

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7 Life events you should financially prepare for

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  Many of the major events we experience in life, both planned or unplanned, can have a significant financial impact on our lives. From getting your first …

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What is working capital & how do you calculate it?

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SBA Express Loans: What they are & how to apply

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  Sometimes an opportunity may come up or an emergency may arise and your small business will need cash fast. That’s when the SBA Express Loan …

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Can you refinance your auto loan after repossession?

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  It’s rare, but it can happen that you’re unable to pay your monthly loan payment on your car and the bank repossesses it. Now you’re …

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9 best online MBA programs

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If you’re considering furthering your education by earning a master’s degree in business administration, you may be interested in MBA programs that are all or partially …

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Is there a prepayment penalty on EIDL loans?

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How long does it take to get EIDL funds after approval?

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EIDL reconsideration: Can you try again after being denied?

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Applying for a microloan for your startup

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If you’re just starting up your company, you may need a little extra financial help to get your business up and running. You might not need a …

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Financing a used car with over 100K miles

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If you’re thinking about buying an older car, you may want to explore your options for financing a used car with over 100,000 miles on it. …

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How income tax withholding works

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If you’ve ever looked at your paycheck and wondered where all your hard-earned money went, you’re not alone. Maybe you’ve even seen a line (with a …

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Small businesses: Why do your customers churn?

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Despite unparalleled success initially when founder Sophie Amaruso turned an eBay business into a $300 million company, the brand ended up filing bankruptcy in 2016. Their main problem sounds simple: …

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A small business guide to product pricing

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I want to tell you a story, about three cupcake stores… Kara’s Kupcakes sold delicious cupcakes and was known for being the most affordable cupcake store …