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Companies can reduce their processing fees with high volume merchants
by Steven Cooke
Technology has proven to be an invaluable source of assistance for small businesses who process large numbers of transactions. Even though many processors will flag an account as high risk, some merchant banks will accept them..

Sold Gold
by Claire
My grocery store has this cheesy kiosk place that buys gold and silver.  My clean up of jewelry had yielded some completely random (dare I say hideous?!) gold jewelry items that I didn’t think would sell on ebay.  It was a trip down memory lane to...

Capital One 360 (was ING DIRECT) Review
by Miranda Marquit

In 2012, Capital One bought ING DIRECT, the popular bank that conducted most of its operations online. The transaction took place in February of 2012, but the name change didn’t happen until November, when Capital One, N.A. and ING DIRECT legally ...

The savings you can get by switching credit card merchant terminals
by John Wedding

Businesses need to be savvy with all of their expenses. It wouldnt surprise me to see a small business owner, overpaying on their credit card processing fees. Its a very common problem with merchant account providers overcharging their clients...

George Osborne’s autumn statement offers little cheer for Brits
by Chris Jacques, Senior Client Liaison Officer
Chancellor George Osborne made his autumn speech earlier this week, desperately willing the country to believe that things are going to get better. Whilst the new labour government might have had this outlook in 1997, the coalition is singing a … ...

Updated Numbers
by Claire
I’ve updated the debt and savings numbers.  I am overjoyed to only owe Bank of America $7.954!  I’m also excited about my extremely low signature loan rate but still somehow more thrilled about the Bank of America aspect.  Whatever motivates you, ...

A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Your Emergency Fund
by Darren Wu

Ask any respected voice in the personal finance community what the number one thing you should do to get your finances in order is, and the chances are very high that they'll say you need to start by developing an emergency fund.

For instance,...

Learn the Art of Saving and Investing
by Bobby

(This is a guest post.  If you’re interested in guest-posting on this blog and hundreds of others, check out Postrunner.com.) In today’s harsh economy, people who are earning regular income through employment are considered lucky. After all, they ...

Public sector protests just a ‘damp squib’ on Cameron’s radar
by Paul Culshaw
Whilst the nation went on arguably the biggest strike for a generation against pensions and public sector job cuts, the man running the country is sitting in his office dismissing the episode as a ‘damp squib.’ Schools, hospitals, courts, job … Co...

Ebay items are selling!
by Claire
I’m making some sales on ebay for my IRS debt fund!  When I update the numbers later this week I will include separate entries for what I have saved toward the IRS debt and yes…the total amount owed to the IRS.  I don’t want to do it but I know I ...