Cash

Cash flow sounds like a relatively simple concept, and in some ways it is, but poor cash flow management can take down a small business. Cash flow is equally critical for households. If you miss a paycheck when bills come due and you have no reserve funds available, you will incur losses in terms of
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Financial advisors tell us to save money for various reasons – save for an emergency fund, save up for a down payment on your home, save for retirement, save for your children’s college educations – but is it possible for savings to go too far, and does it matter how you save? Recessions tend to
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When checkout clerks ask, “Paper or plastic?” they are referring to the type of bags desired, but they could be asking about your preferred method of payment. In today’s digital society, cash purchases are increasingly rare, but that does not mean it is always preferable to “Charge it.” Many studies have proven that people who
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The end of a year is a time to assess what happened over the past 12 months and look forward to the promise of new opportunities. That is true with most aspects of life, and your financial portfolio should be no exception. Give your holdings a year-end review and consider these strategies as you do
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By: Alex Reichmann, Counterfeit Money Expert and CEO of iTestCash.com According to the United States Department of the Treasury, about $70 million in counterfeit notes are being circulated in the U.S. with one out of every 10,000 notes being fake. The thing about counterfeit money is that it is not easy to keep track
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You can finally see retirement in the horizon – lounging on the beach, jetting around the world, or puttering around in your backyard. Whatever your goals are, you will soon be realizing them, assuming you have saved and invested wisely. How should your investments be rebalanced as you approach your retirement goals? The answer to
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Ever since you were a child, you were told to save your money. But as an adult, you are told that saving money, as opposed to investing it, isn’t always the best strategy. What’s the real story? You should, of course, maintain a liquid safety net and manage your debts wisely. But sitting on a
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Asset allocation models usually refer to the mix of three asset classes in your investment portfolio: stocks, bonds and cash – although cash is sometimes unwisely lumped in with bonds. The three major issues in picking an asset allocation model are: Goal – What is your investing goal? As the saying goes, if you don’t
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Do you have a jar full of pennies taking up space on your dresser? That’s the usual home for the pennies that most Americans receive in change. Eventually, they get taken to a Coinstar machine to be redeemed or wind up breaking the dresser under their massive weight. Virtually nobody carries pennies around in their
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