Go Portable to Save on These Big-Ticket Household Items

by Sean Bryant on September 3, 2015

Go Portable to Save Money & Hassle on These Big-Ticket Household Items

Are you debating whether to go portable or permanent on your next big household purchase? If you hate the hassle of a complicated setup and hiring additional help and are looking for a bargain without compromising quality, the choice is clear: Buy the portable version. Check out these portable luxury goods that not only meet your taste in quality, but also preserve your pocketbook:

Garages

Like most families, you are always hunting for storage space in your home. There never seems to be enough cabinets, closets or cupboards to accommodate your stuff. Sometimes it isn’t cost-effective to build a more permanent structure to house your things. These structures cost money to maintain and may not always offer convenience once your wants and needs change. Don’t fret — portable garages will minimize the hassle and provide ample room for all of your goods.

There are several advantages of portable garages. They’re available in multiple sizes so you don’t need to worry if you are going too big or small. Customize the shape and size you want to fulfill your needs. Another bonus: you are able to place your portable garage anywhere on your property. Keep it on the side of your house, in the backyard or off-location at your parent’s home. Count on flexibility – move, replace or tear down your portable garage anytime you want. Portable garages also cost less to buy and maintain over their permanent counterparts.

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retirement

In terms of retirement plans, most large organizations choose the 401 (k) since it suits their needs perfectly. But in the case of small business owners, this might be different since they have a broader range of options to choose from. Any self-directed plan including IRAs and SEPs will be sufficient for their use. But, it is hard to choose the correct one since each plan has its own features and benefits. Therefore, it is important for you to consider the following factors when assessing your options.

Loan Choices

Borrowing and investing are two extremes. So try not to mix it with each other. Investment financiers strongly advise businesses – specially the small and developing ones – not to borrow money for retirement investment purposes. Instead of securing your finance in the future, loans only worsen it. It is quite easy to get excited or influenced into buying something that is something above your standards. For instance, a silver IRA should not be your form of investment if you are beginner. You must use a more simple and reliable investment method such as cash or even bonds.

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6 Affordable Tech Tools Every Entrepreneur Needs

by Sean Bryant on August 25, 2015

6 Affordable Tech Tools Every Entrepreneur Needs

Being an entrepreneur means being always on, not to mention on the go, and doing more with less. Even after you’ve hit your fundraising goals it’s important to economize because that means you can prioritize. Spending money on growth instead of gadgets is one way you can max out your chances of hitting it big. But just because you’re starting out doesn’t mean you don’t have all the same responsibilities as the startup veterans. Here are six ways you can knock down your day-to-day to-dos without spending a lot thanks to the latest mobile technology and software:

Adobe Connect

Adobe hits it out of the park yet again with Adobe Connect, a top-of-the-line video conferencing service that includes everything the modern entrepreneur needs to hold problem-free virtual meetings. You can share slides, create private video chat rooms, share documents and run polls without missing a beat. The best part is that it is simple and intuitive on both ends, which means you don’t lose any time trying to learn it or bringing contacts up to speed.

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Leaving Corporate Security Behind: Are You Ready?

by Sean Bryant on August 21, 2015

Leaving Corporate Security Behind: Are You Ready?

Once upon a time finding a cushy office job with a regular salary and great benefits was the dream. Unfortunately, that dream is quickly becoming unattainable for the vast majority of job seekers. Corporate downsizing, terrible corporate culture mechanisms, etc., have all made it incredibly difficult to find this type of job and even harder to keep it. It’s no wonder that so many people are choosing to jump corporate ship and go into business for themselves.

It might also be due to the fact that the globalization of our work and sales venues has made it easier than ever to start just about any kind of business you want, from wherever in the world you want to live–with relatively little expense.

Before you re-enact Jim Breuer’s famous scene from Half Baked, though, it’s important to make sure you have a plan for both your finances and your startup’s execution in place.

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How Social Media Calendars Can Help Your Business

by Sean Bryant on August 18, 2015

How Social Media Calendars Can Help Your Business

Social media can help your business garner interest from new potential clients and customers. Posting on a regular basis can be difficult, and without a schedule your Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms might not get the attention they deserve. Here are some tips on how to organize a social media calendar that will increase the reach of your business across all platforms.

Posts as Marketing

Your social media posts are part of your marketing campaign. If you have future events scheduled for your business, you know how to plan. Carry those skills over to your social media platforms. Take a look at the new products you have in your shop, which new services you’re offering, or even seasonal deals and make note of these for the next couple months.

For instance, LifeLock, an identity theft prevention company, might single out spring and summer as high density travel months for customers. They then would schedule their social media around how to protect your identity while traveling. During Christmas they might have tips for shoppers, and warnings on known cons.

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Debt Is a Four Letter Word

August 13, 2015
Debt is a four letter word

Some people fear the mention of the word ‘debt.’ It is something that most people have for many years of their lives. The reality is that the real estate market depends upon it because without mortgages the market would be just a small percentage of what it is today. It is clear that there is […]

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One Smart Dollar is Hiring New Writers

August 10, 2015

One Smart Dollar is currently looking to add one or two new staff writers to the team. If you have a love for personal finance and lifestyle then you might be the perfect fit. Writers need to be able to tell a story while still being informative in all areas of personal finance. I am […]

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