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Credit Scores – The Confusion Continues

28/09/12 9:14 pm | Comments (0) | Posted By:

  Credit scores...do we really understand where they come from and how they are used?  A study just released by researchers at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau found that credit bureaus sometimes provide Americans with credit scores different than those used by lenders in as many as one out of four times.  The study was based on a ran...

When Should You Start Collecting Social Security?

20/09/12 2:00 pm | Comments (0) | Posted By:

With baby boomers nearing or at retirement age, many expect social security to be one of their main sources of income, or at least a nice addition. If you were born between 1943 and 1954, the age for receiving the maximum amount of your earned benefits is 66. This age increases by two months for each year born until being born after 1959 when it...

Plan and Prep – How to Start a Business during Hard Times

13/09/12 8:42 pm | Comments (0) | Posted By:

  “A negative economy has little effect on a given business’ survival. Businesses started in expanding economies in 1995 and 2005, those started just before the downturn in 2000, and those started just after the downturn had almost identical survival paths”…(Source: BLS, Business Employment Dynamics.)   Many new small businesses go ...

What I Learned in School Today (OK, it’s actually in Leadership this Year)

06/09/12 9:16 pm | Comments (0) | Posted By:

I am excited to share what I have learned from participating in the 2012 Leadership Reno Sparks Program. I have really enjoyed the experience and learned so much about our community. Leadership Reno-Sparks is a year-long program consisting of 12 workshops throughout the year where the participants are exposed to different segments of our comm...