Monthly Archives: June 2013

5 Mistakes To Avoid When Starting Your Own Business

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/31/start-your-own-business-midlife_n_3333726.html?utm_hp_ref=small-businessir=Small%20Business Bankruptcy_Attorney_Oxnard-2012-10-13 Launching a business in midlife can be fulfilling and lucrative, but too many first-time entrepreneurs make big mistakes in the process. It’s no wonder that 80 percent of new companies fail in the first three years. After studying … Continue reading

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Why a Roth IRA Conversion Makes Tax Sense

http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2013/05/23/why-roth-ira-conversion-makes-tax-sense/?intcmp=trending, This is a good news/bad news situation. It seems that I exceed the income limits for opening a Roth individual retirement account, but I have been considering opening a nondeductible IRA and then rolling it over to a Roth … Continue reading

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IRS Targets Medical Marijuana Businesses In Government’s Ongoing War On Pot

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/29/irs-medical-marijuana_n_3346801.html?ir=Small+Businessref=topbar The tea party has company. For the past several years, the Internal Revenue Service has been systematically targeting medical marijuana establishments, relying on an obscure statute that gives the taxing agency unintended power. The IRS has been functioning as … Continue reading

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5 Money Talks to Have Before You Get Married

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/adam-levin/5-money-talks-to-have-bef_b_3359559.html?utm_hp_ref=@money123 You finally found your soul mate — someone who is sympathetic, nurturing, loving and caring. You’re ready to tie the knot. But before you say, “I do,” can you honestly say, “We did?” No, I’m not talking about that. … Continue reading

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What You Need to Know About a Home Insurance Plan

Bankruptcy_Attorney_Oxnard-2012-10-13 http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2013/05/24/what-need-to-know-about-home-insurance-plan/ The right homeowners insurance can protect your assets in the event of a natural disaster or a catastrophic loss. But finding the right plan with adequate coverage can be difficult depending on where you live. If you live … Continue reading

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CNET Founder Halsey Minor Bankrupt 5 Years After Firm’s $1.8 Billion Sale

http://www.dailyfinance.com/2013/05/31/cnet-founder-halsey-minor-bankrupt-chapter-7/ Darryl Estrine, CorbisIn 2008, Halsey Minor sold CNET Networks, the technology media property he founded, to CBS Corp. (CBS) for $1.8 billion. Minor’s personal haul was $200 million, according to CNNMoney. Now, just five years later, Minor, 47, has … Continue reading

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How to Pay Student Loans You Can’t Afford

http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2013/06/06/how-to-pay-student-loans-cant-afford/ Student loan forbearance or deferment are popular options for those who are finding it hard to pay student loans, but borrowers may be making an expensive mistake when they enroll in one of these programs. First, here’s a brief … Continue reading

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The Surprising Downside of Cutting Up Your Credit Cards

http://www.dailyfinance.com/2013/06/05/cutting-up-credit-cards-bad-idea/ It’s a time-honored tradition for shopaholics: When you realize your spending has spiraled out of control, you take out your scissors and cut up the credit cards that have been getting you in trouble. If you’re getting out the … Continue reading

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8 Ways to Slash Your Expensive Cell Phone Bill

www.Hypersmash.com http://www.savvysugar.com/How-Reduce-My-Cell-Phone-Bill-24228468 by Your cell phone can be one of the more expensive bills you have to pay each month, especially if you carry a smartphone. But if you put in some effort to research before buying a phone and … Continue reading

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Choosing a 529 Plan: Where to Start

www.Hypersmash.com http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2013/06/05/choosing-52-plan-where-to-start/ The rising costs of college can be daunting for parents planning for future education expenses and although there are a variety of ways to save for college, experts say many families are overlooking an extremely accessible route to … Continue reading

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