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What Do Negative Oil Prices Mean?
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What Do Negative Oil Prices Mean?

With oil prices having dipped into negative territory, S&P Global Platts's Vito Turitto joins our hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey to break down exact…
April 28, 2020
Effective Succession Planning Leads to Business Longevity
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Effective Succession Planning Leads to Business Longevity

An important part of owning a successful business is having a plan for what happens when it's time for you to move on.
April 27, 2020
IRS Fires Warning Shot for Audits on Small Businesses Using Captive Insurance
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IRS Fires Warning Shot for Audits on Small Businesses Using Captive Insurance

Should small-business owners be afraid of being held captive by 831(b) rule changes? Captive insurance has been a legal tax strategy for years, but th…
April 22, 2020
15 Safe Ways to Earn Extra Cash in the Age of the Coronavirus
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15 Safe Ways to Earn Extra Cash in the Age of the Coronavirus

Coming up with extra cash to pay the bills, cover unexpected expenses, boost savings, or accelerate your flagging 401(k) as we hunker down to ward off…
April 21, 2020
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38 Ways to Earn Extra Cash With a Cool Side Hustle
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38 Ways to Earn Extra Cash With a Cool Side Hustle

Coming up with extra cash to pay the bills, cover unexpected expenses, boost savings, accelerate your 401(k) or perhaps even finance a dream vacation …
April 21, 2020
9 Ways COVID-19 Will Change the 2020 Elections
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9 Ways COVID-19 Will Change the 2020 Elections

The 2020 election will be like no other in history, as the COVID-19 pandemic will upend the business of politics as usual.
April 21, 2020
12 Ways COVID-19 Will Change the Tech Industry
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12 Ways COVID-19 Will Change the Tech Industry

April 20, 2020
Is Your State Prepared for a Recession?
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Is Your State Prepared for a Recession?

The Kiplinger Letter's managing editor Jim Patterson joins our hosts Ryan Ermey and Sandy Block to break down the ramifications for states that aren't…
April 20, 2020
Coronavirus Pandemic Reviving the Reviled Plastic Bag
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Coronavirus Pandemic Reviving the Reviled Plastic Bag

Localities that have pushed reusable bags are backing off as the plastics industry argues their disposable bags are safer.
April 20, 2020
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PPP Program Is Out of Funds — But Firms Should Keep Applying
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PPP Program Is Out of Funds — But Firms Should Keep Applying

There’s a reason the money’s all gone — the terms of the Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses are generous.
April 17, 2020
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Another COVID-19 Victim: The Touch Screen
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Another COVID-19 Victim: The Touch Screen

Consumers will look askance at anything they’re asked to touch, leading to a surge in app usage and other alternatives to contacting public screens.
April 16, 2020
7 CARES Act Tax Breaks for Businesses
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7 CARES Act Tax Breaks for Businesses

While stimulus checks, small business loans and expanded unemployment benefits have gotten the lion's share of media coverage, there are also a number…
April 8, 2020
Build a Career As a Consultant in Retirement
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Build a Career As a Consultant in Retirement

The fastest growing segment of entrepreneurs is 50 years old or older. Learn what it takes to grow your own business.
April 7, 2020
The Best- and Worst-Case Forecasts for This Coronavirus Recession
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The Best- and Worst-Case Forecasts for This Coronavirus Recession

Here is a rough guide to how deep a decline we’re facing, and how the eventual recovery may unfold.
April 7, 2020
What Small Businesses Must Know About the SBA's New Stimulus Loans
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What Small Businesses Must Know About the SBA's New Stimulus Loans

CARES Act expands select loan programs administered by the Small Business Administration. See if you qualify.
April 3, 2020
Small Businesses Should Jump on CARES Act Benefits Now
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Small Businesses Should Jump on CARES Act Benefits Now

I've never seen anything like the CARES Act for small businesses. Here's how to take advantage of this economic stimulus opportunity.
April 3, 2020
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Claim These Tax Deductions Even If You Don’t Itemize
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Claim These Tax Deductions Even If You Don’t Itemize

One of the biggest changes the 2017 tax reform law brought was a near doubling of the standard deduction.
April 2, 2020
If You Need a Real ID, Visit the DMV Soon
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If You Need a Real ID, Visit the DMV Soon

2020 is the year Real ID goes into effect for air travel. So having a star on your license will become more important if you don’t have a passport.
March 29, 2020
Survival Tips for Small Businesses on the Edge Awaiting Stimulus Help
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Survival Tips for Small Businesses on the Edge Awaiting Stimulus Help

The CARES Act could put money in Americans' pockets soon, but those checks and the relief for small businesses may not come soon enough for some. To h…
March 27, 2020
Hey, Landlords: Let's Pay It Forward During This Coronavirus War
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Hey, Landlords: Let's Pay It Forward During This Coronavirus War

We all should be asking ourselves what we can do to help others during this difficult time. Forgiving rent is a good place to start.
March 27, 2020
When It Comes to Coronavirus, Can My Boss Do That?
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When It Comes to Coronavirus, Can My Boss Do That?

From enforcing temperature checks to testing for COVID-19 and whether the results of those tests must be kept private, here's what lawyers have to say…
March 27, 2020
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How Hard Will Coronavirus Hit U.S., Global Economies?
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How Hard Will Coronavirus Hit U.S., Global Economies?

COVID-19 poses serious risk of economic damage, possibly even a recession, even as its health impacts will be limited.
March 26, 2020
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10 Products in Short Supply Due to the Coronavirus
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10 Products in Short Supply Due to the Coronavirus

Certain consumer goods are getting scarce, and we don't just mean hand sanitizer and toilet paper.
March 26, 2020
Inside Tips on Handling Coronavirus Business Insurance Claims
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Inside Tips on Handling Coronavirus Business Insurance Claims

Business owners should be digging out their insurance policies to see what coverage they might have to help with losses due to the coronavirus pandemi…
March 26, 2020
Stock Market Trading Hours: What Time Is the Stock Market Open Today?
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Stock Market Trading Hours: What Time Is the Stock Market Open Today?

When does the stock market open? While the market does have regular hours, trading doesn't stop when the major exchanges close.
March 14, 2020
How Long Should You Keep Tax Records?
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How Long Should You Keep Tax Records?

Save your tax documents at least until the time limit for an audit runs out—and hold on to some records even longer.
March 13, 2020