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7 Tips for Acing Your Next Job Interview
 Technological advancements have made it possible for businesses to provide immediate satisfaction to their consumers. Often, this does not require anything more than a few clicks with the mouse for purchasing something online. However, some things continue to take their own sweet time. For example, securing that job you had your eye on at...
8 Tips for Getting a Bigger Tax Refund
Many people prefer not to think about the tax they owe until tax time. Then, it becomes a frantic rush to gather all the minor details needed for filling the W2 and 1099 forms. Typically, taxpayers do not aspire to be generous when it comes to paying their taxes. They aim to pay as little as they can, or if they have paid more taxes than they...
A Beginner's Guide to Bitcoins
On August 18, the price of the Bitcoin dropped from $492.95 to $435.60 – a drop of nearly 12 percent. CoinDesk is a leading website that tracks news, prices and information on bitcoins and other digital currencies. According to CoinDesk, this latest fall took the virtual currency to its lowest value since May. This fall comes on the heels of a...
How to Ask for a Raise and Maybe Even Get It
Asking for a raise is not for the faint-hearted. For many people asking for a raise is like computing your taxes. It is something you’d like to keep putting off for another day until you just have to tackle it. It is certainly easier to ask for a raise if you’re handling additional responsibilities or doing the work of many people, but that doesn’...
Top Six Hedge Funds You Should Know About
What are Hedge Funds? Hedge funds are private investment funds, meant for high net worth individuals and institutions. In many cases, hedge fund managers set up hedge funds as private investment partnerships. These partnerships are only open to a limited number of investors, who need to invest large sums of money upfront. This is why the...
Ten Best Apps to Help You Keep a Budget
What are Mobile Apps? Mobile apps are nothing more than software applications.  They run on mobile devices, including tablet computers and smartphones. The owners of the mobile operating systems keep developing, updating and uploading these apps into the app store. Users access these native distribution platforms (i.e. app stores) and...
Six Ways To Avoid Micromanagement
According to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary, the word “micromanage” means, “To manage especially with excessive control or attention to details.” Both meanings hint at some positive traits i.e. control, manage, attention to details etc. Yet, the conclusion is clearly negative. In other words, micromanaging is something that takes positive qualities...
Credit Card vs Debit Card – Which is Better?
  According to the Federal Reserve Survey of Consumer Finances, there are about 199.8 million credit card holders in the US, as of July 2014. These individuals collectively own about 1.895 billion credit cards. Despite the widespread use of credit cards, the survey found that about 23 percent of people did not own any credit card....
The Biggest Mistakes To Avoid When Buying A House
Many people cherish the fond ambition of owning a place they could call their own. For some, it remains the biggest investment of their lives. For others, it serves as the quintessential symbol of achievement.  The process of finding that dream house is not simple by any means. Initially, people need to expend a lot of effort and time to find...
10 Ways To Improve Your Credit Score
 What are Credit Scores?  Your credit score is an indicator of your creditworthiness. This three-digit number, which usually ranges from 300 to 850, is nothing but a numerical expression of your creditworthiness. The three credit reporting bureaus (i.e. Equifax, Experian and Trans Union) calculate this score based on various details...