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Xero Review – Thoughts from a Non-profit Accountant

Recently we were approached by Xero – software that provides an affordable online accounting solution for small businesses, non-profits and accountants. We thought it would be great to get our resident accounting expert, Dave, to have a look at it. A year ago the small non-profit that I work with used a nation-wide payroll service …

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How to Increase Your Business’s Online Security

Not only is security important for protecting your business, but it also helps to build customer trust. Even just the fact of noting your top-level security systems on your website can make a customer more likely to shop with you. On the other hand, a security breach can be seriously bad PR, losing you future …

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Making Investment Interesting and Affordable to a New Generation

The following is written by our friends at Modest Money, a personal finance and investing site. For many years, there was a massive generation gap when it came to investing. Our parents and grandparents had their ways of buying and selling stock. This involved lots of phone calls and newspapers – perhaps a little emailing …

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What Do You Get Out of a Retirement Plan?

The following is a sponsored article. A retirement plan is a wise and profitable way of ensuring your financial security in the future. Despite hundreds of blog posts and articles, some people are still unaware about its existence as well as its advantages. This is mainly because they believe in retirement myths. Industrialists believe that …

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Ask the Credit Expert: What’s the Ideal Credit Score?

“Kay” is Kayleigh Gaddor, Community Manager at Credit Karma. Dear Kay: Should I leave a credit card open if I’m never going to use it again? -Steve Unless that card has an annual fee, the answer will usually be “yes.” Closing a credit card reduces the overall amount of credit available to you, which affects your credit card …

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Consumers Energy Unleashes SWAT Team On Homeowners

Throughout the 2014 winter, cold fronts and snow storms have continually swept across the northeastern states, keeping most people home-bound for days at a time. This winter season, the fierce cold has been especially bitter, forcing many homeowners to crank up their heat just to keep a comfortable temperature inside their homes. 

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It Pays to Be Prepared: 3 Tips to Plan for Your Retirement

Around 28 percent of those nearing retirement age claim to be unprepared for such a massive life change, with most citing inadequate financial planning as a main reason for being anxious about leaving the workforce. Many of us don’t feel ready for retirement, even when we’re well into our 60s and 70s, but even though …

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Finding a Job in Today’s Market – Leveraging Your Strengths

The world’s economies are starting to pick up their pace, but there is still an evident problem – landing a job. While many companies are hiring, there has been far too long of a gap between economic turmoil and the ability for recent graduates to land a job. In fact, just 3 years ago in …

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