Monthly Archives: September 2016

How to Ensure Your Pet is Cared for After Your Death

As a pet owner, you would do anything to care for your furry friend. Have you ever thought about what will happen to your pet when you’re gone? Millionaire Leona Helmsley’s dog Trouble received $2 million, which allowed him to live in a hotel with the best security, grooming and food. Because you may not… Read more »

Common Insurance Coverage Gaps

You’ve purchased auto and homeowners or renters insurance like a responsible consumer. However, you could have insurance coverage gaps that threaten your assets. Here are a few common ones that you should consider closing as you save money, protect yourself and gain peace of mind Transportation Expense Coverage Your auto insurance covers medical expenses and… Read more »

Safety Benefits of Accepting Chip-Based Credit Cards

Credit cards are used by millions of consumers every day. Your small business probably accepts credit cards, too, to accept payments in-store or online. New chip-based cards or EMV-enabled cards – named for developers Europay, MasterCard and Visa – provide several safety benefits you should understand as you decide whether or not to switch to… Read more »

Why You Need to Update Your Browser

Do you have a favorite browser? If so, it’s probably because the browser is familiar to you and easy to use. Unfortunately, if your browser is out-of-date, your company is at risk since outdated browsers can include bugs, security flaws and other challenges. Consider updating your browser and improving security for your small business. Close… Read more »

10 Questions to Ask a Potential Financial Advisor

Your small business financial advisor assists you in maintaining a profitable business. This relationship only works, though, if you hire someone who is competent, trustworthy and likeable. Ask these 10 questions as you interview potential financial advisors. What are your qualifications? The right financial advisor will be educated and financially literate. Ask to see degrees… Read more »

How to Make a Retirement Budget

Retirement can be one of the best seasons of your life. Since you’re not working, you have more time to enjoy your favorite activities and pursue hobbies. However, you also may experience a drop in income. Make a retirement budget as you stretch your financial resources and enjoy your retirement. Calculate Income Several factors affect… Read more »

Protecting Seven Soft Targets Around Your Home This Summer

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that most burglaries occur during the summer months. While some burglars enter your home, others are interested in soft targets, the items stored outside of your home. One in three homeowners do not protect their soft targets, but you can with these tips. Vacant Properties… Read more »

7 Reasons to Have a Small Business Employment Application

Hiring employees is a big step for your small business. Because you’re not a large corporation, you may think you can skip the employment application. Actually, there are seven important reasons to have an application for your business. Create an Unbiased Hiring Process Every job applicant will answer the same questions on the employment application…. Read more »