10 Books to Read Before Starting a Business

It’s normal to find the idea of starting a business intimidating. There are many things you should carefully consider. Luckily, there are countless books available to help. A question still lingers, however: Which are the best books to read before starting a business? For that question, we have helped you compile 10 books that everyone […]

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How To Budget

While vital to financial success, budgeting is a topic that makes many people cringe. The popular notion seems to be that tracking income and expenses are far too difficult for the average person or household. But learning how to budget is easier than you might expect. There are a few basic principles that back every […]

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The Price of Happiness in Every Country

They say you can’t buy happiness – but money can help prevent you from being unhappy. In fact, Scientists at Purdue have even put a figure on unhappiness. If you live in the United States,  $105,000 per annum will help to stop you  from becoming unhappy. Anything you earn over that figure will have a […]

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BANKING

The Creation of Money

1 What is Money? How to use money that already exists? That’s easy. How to create money in the first place? That’s more complicated. This article will explain how money comes into existence. It will also explain how the different ways money comes into existence affects its use and abuse. First, a brief definition of […]

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BUSINESS

10 Books to Read Before Starting a Business

It’s normal to find the idea of starting a business intimidating. There are many things you should carefully consider. Luckily, there are countless books available to help. A question still lingers, however: Which are the best books to read before starting a business? For that question, we have helped you compile 10 books that everyone […]

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The Ultimate Guide To Starting A Business

Starting a small business is a huge undertaking, and the biggest risk you will ever undertake. It’s also one of the few paths to wealth available for the average person. The Millionaire Next Door says self-employed people “are four times more likely to be millionaires than people who work for others.” Working for yourself means […]

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Top 20 Expense Management Apps for Small Businesses

Business expenses are any costs that are incurred during the ordinary course of business, such as employee payroll, manufacturing costs, material and inventory expenses, business travel, advertising, and office space costs. Any expenditure that you have to make in order to keep your company running is a business expense. It seems pretty obvious that these […]

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Top 30 Payroll Apps and Software for Small Businesses

One of the largest hurdles that many small businesses will face after getting off the ground is being able to quickly and easily pay the company’s employees. From just a few employees to a large workforce, it is necessary that you’re able to ensure their financial security and stability. Choosing a payroll program that works […]

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INVESTING

How To Buy Stocks

Do you want to trade stocks but aren’t sure how to start? Although it can seem complicated, buying and selling stocks is far more straightforward than many people realize. Our complete guide breaks stock trading down into five simple steps. You’ll learn how to set goals, identify a company, buy a stock, maximize your investment, […]

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Get Shorty! A New Era of Retail Trader “Rebellions”?

The Retail Trader “Rebellion” of January ’21 was, in itself, a short-lived affair. The concern that it would send the markets into a chaotic downward spiral that would extend through February proved false. The only residue left of the meteoric rise of stocks like Gamestop (GME) and AMC is their mildly elevated trading levels from […]

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Students’ Guide to the Stock Market

The stock market is more than just a get-rich-quick tool; in fact, for most people, slow and steady wins the race. Many investment bankers devote endless time and energy to analyzing the market and getting the best deals for their clients. Companies benefit from the stock market because it allows them to raise money from […]

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The Real Costs of Owning a Home

It goes without saying that buying a house is going to cost. However, many first-time homeowners run into trouble because they don’t plan on the hidden costs that come with owning a property. The real cost of home ownership is more than your basic mortgage. The Hidden Costs of Owning Your Home You may think […]

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MONEY

How To Budget

While vital to financial success, budgeting is a topic that makes many people cringe. The popular notion seems to be that tracking income and expenses are far too difficult for the average person or household. But learning how to budget is easier than you might expect. There are a few basic principles that back every […]

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2020-2021 Tax Brackets and Federal Income Tax Rates Explained

With tax season approaching, you should begin thinking about filing your taxes. The 2021 federal income tax rates have changed, so you should know where you land, and how your tax bracket will affect your return. For taxes that you must file in April 2021 or in October (with an extension), you will land in […]

7 min read

The Creation of Money

1 What is Money? How to use money that already exists? That’s easy. How to create money in the first place? That’s more complicated. This article will explain how money comes into existence. It will also explain how the different ways money comes into existence affects its use and abuse. First, a brief definition of […]

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Bitcoin: Once A Diamond In The Rough, Now A Treasure

Share this graphic on your site! Source: Expensivity By mid-February 2021, Bitcoin hit an all-time high of over $53,000 — To understand where cryptocurrency is today and where it’s headed, an overview of its tumultuous history is in order The Meteoric — And Bumpy — Rise Of Cryptocurrency The Rises & Falls Of Bitcoin 2009: […]

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Get Shorty! A New Era of Retail Trader “Rebellions”?

The Retail Trader “Rebellion” of January ’21 was, in itself, a short-lived affair. The concern that it would send the markets into a chaotic downward spiral that would extend through February proved false. The only residue left of the meteoric rise of stocks like Gamestop (GME) and AMC is their mildly elevated trading levels from […]

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TOOLS

100 Online Finance Tools To Manage Your Money & Investments

In a dream world, we’d all never spend another minute worrying about our finances. But here in reality, understanding how you make your money, what your money is capable of, and knowing exactly where it’s going is crucial to your financial success. Setting and sticking to financial goals. Budgeting. Saving. Investing. Spending responsibly. It can […]

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A Strategy for Trading Options on Index ETFs

Warren Buffett famously remarked that “if you don’t figure out how to make money while you sleep, you’ll work until you die.” Of course, avoiding this fate can also be achieved by making extra money during the day in ways that don’t interfere with your regular job. What I’m about to discuss falls more in […]

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business apps

The 30 Best Apps For Small Businesses

Downloading the right apps can make your smartphone one of your most reliable business tools. All the information you need can be right at your fingertips within seconds. When running a small business, you’re expected to provide quality service to customers in order to compete with bigger companies. The problem is you don’t have as […]

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OP-ED

Financial Fraud vs. Election Fraud: Similarities, Differences, and Security

Actual or not, fraud is widely perceived to have affected the 2020 Presidential election in the United States Bank fraud and election fraud have relevant similarities Banking cybersecurity techniques are applicable to election security Expensivity’s proposal for a Cryptosecure Election Protocol (CEP) would secure the electoral process With 2020 delivering perhaps the most contentious presidential […]

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The 25 Most Influential Economics Programs and the 25 Most Influential Economists

The well-known Harvard economist Greg Mankiw recently blogged about a new website called AcademicInfluence.com. This site features some fascinating machine-learning tools for determining the most influential schools by discipline as well as the most influential faculty in those disciplines. You can even toggle the time-frame in which to gauge influence. If you do this for […]

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The Two Dirtiest Words in Economics: Free and Fair

The two dirtiest words in economics are four-letter words beginning with “f”: free and fair. More economic mischief has been wrought through these two words than any others. These words have seemingly straightforward uses. Free can simply mean that no money or anything of value was given in exchange for a benefit. Such a benefit […]

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