Articles on SR

08.10.11

Starting a Business with Poor Credit

Stan Reybern

While having bad credit can make it more difficult to start a business, it doesn’t make it impossible. If you are truly dedicated to the idea of entrepreneurship, there are some ways to help you get the financing you’ll need for your business. First, reevaluate your funding plan. Studies show that credit card and bank loans account for only 25%

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08.08.11

America’s Multi-Billion Dollar Coupon Industry

Alex Gutow

Rising food and commodity prices, combined with the economic downturn has led to an increased interest in coupons by consumers looking for a way to fight inflation and stretch their family budget. Fueling the recent coupon craze are popular television shows like “Extreme Couponing” on TLC, and the thousands of consumer-led couponing websites and message boards that have sprung up

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08.04.11

The Federal Reserve

Samantha Eckles

Whenever you listen to the news, you have probably heard about “The Fed” in some form or another, especially with the current economic crisis. But what exactly is The Fed and why does it matter? Here’s a brief history about The Federal Reserve and the power it has. click to enlarge Use the code below to embed this Infographic: Source:

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07.13.11

Top 5 IPOs

Samantha Eckles

2011 seems to be the year of Internet companies going public. From LinkedIn to Groupon to Pandora, it seems like everyday a new startup is filing their SEC or setting a new record with their IPO. However, how are these Internet darlings stacking up against other companies who have gone public in the past? Here is a look at some

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06.30.11

Best Credit Cards to Use When Traveling Abroad

Stan Reybern

With summer in full swing, many of us are packing up our bags and jet-setting around the world. Before you take off though, keep in mind that your credit card might be costing you more than you thought with foreign transaction fees. Below are BillShrink’s picks for the best cards to use while traveling that won’t affect your travel budget

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06.29.11

Crowdfunding: Private Equity Made Accessible

Erik Chang

Imagine if all the pocket change in an entire city could be directed to fund or grow a small business. One handful of change might not make a difference, but a thousand of those small contributions can create a solid source for funding for an aspiring company. Funding through many people, or crowdfunding, is a way in which many private

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06.23.11

America Saves

Erik Chang

Sometimes a shock to the system is the best way to change behavior, and the recession did just that with many of our savings. However, it looks like that change may have been short-lived. BillShrink studied their user’s average amount of savings, as well as intended savings, and found that users were actually saving less than they used to. Do

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