Family Finances: Four Things You Should Know About Co-Signing Family Business Loans

Posted on: 9 March 2017

Many small businesses begin by getting a loan from the bank. But if an individual doesn't have very good credit, they may not be able to get the favorable loan conditions they want. One of the most popular solutions is to get a loan co-signed — but family members should be aware of what this means for them. 1. Co-Signing Makes You Jointly Responsible for a Loan Though it should go without saying, co-signing a loan also means guaranteeing the loan.
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Are You Losing Customers? Ask Yourself These Important Sales Transaction Questions

Posted on: 23 February 2016

Nothing will raise a retail store owner's blood pressure faster than the sight of deserted aisles during peak shopping hours. If you're stumped as to why your competitors seem to be inheriting your clientele, your sales transaction mechanisms might be partly to blame. Here are some critical questions you should ask yourself when evaluating your merchant services and other shopping technologies. "Can Our Terminals Read EMV Cards?" A quick of review of major Internet security breaches in recent years will reveal several high-profile retail stores whose point-of-sale systems were hacked, exposing a huge amount of private customer data to prying eyes.
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4 Things To Keep In Mind When Sending Money Abroad

Posted on: 3 December 2015

Whether you are trying to send money to Brazil or to China, there are a number of things that you should keep in mind in order to ensure that your money wire transfer goes through without a hitch and you save the most money when transferring.  Know The Different Places You Can Wire Money Wiring money overseas can be done at a number of different places. One of the most common places to wire money is through your local bank.
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Going Shopping For A New Car? 2 Things You Should Do Before You Hit The Dealership

Posted on: 23 October 2015

As soon as you have that down payment saved, you might be ready to start touring car dealerships and chatting with sales representatives about getting you into a new ride. Unfortunately, going shopping before you do your research could cause a serious case of buyer's remorse later. Here are two important things you should do before you hit the dealership: 1: Understand Your Interest Rate Car dealerships love to advertise low interest rates, but how much will that rate really matter?
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