Amazon Is Giving Away Free Turkey With $100 Grocery Buy

At a time when offline supermarkets appear to have backed off giving away free turkey, Amazon is debuting this type of promotion for the first time ever. The online mega-retailer is leveraging its acquisition of Whole Foods to try to get more people hooked on Amazon Fresh by offering a free turkey with the purchase of at least $100 in groceries. Safeway Promotions This is similar to a promotion Safeway ran earlier this month -- only the minimum grocery purchase ranged from $100 to $150, depending Read more [...]

Can You Really Live on Minimum Wage?

Sometimes circumstances might lead you to take a job that only pays minimum wage to avoid starvation. Right out of college or high school is one likely time to expect that pay rate. Some 29 states, dozens of cities and the District of Columbia have higher minimum wages than the federal rate of $7.25. Although some states and municipalities have debated measures that would have pushed the minimum wage in their respective locations below the federal minimum, none appears to have succeeded as of Read more [...]

Handling the IRS is Stressful: 5 Important Facts About Taxes That You May Not Know

In theory and in fact, the IRS is not your enemy. It has its obligations, as do you. But, it does not seek to press you to the wall. It is a bureaucracy created to fill a need. And, it has grown unwieldy over time. It has 7,000 pages of tax code to monitor and enforce, and the average citizen presents no threat. For many political and budgetary reasons, the IRS has seen its budget cut. And, that hampers its ability to be aggressive. CNN Money points out, “Fewer than 1% of taxpayers are audited Read more [...]

How Hiring a Business Consultant Could Actually Save Your Small Business Money

Business consultants—the term carries both positive and negative meanings for entrepreneurs. Some business owners think that business consultants are nothing more than a waste of money. The “experts” charge a fortune for doing so little. Then there are other companies that do not hold back when it comes to spending money on consultants. Large corporations, for example, have thousands of consultants on retainer. Can your small business actually benefit from a business consultant? If you hire Read more [...]

Things You Can Do During Your Free Time

Do you finally have a big chunk of free time on your hands or only have a few minutes to spare? No matter how busy we are going through our daily lives, there will be instances where we need to rest and have time for ourselves. When you have a few days off, the best way you can use it is to relax, have fun, find ways to de-stress yourself or spend time with your family or loved one. If you find yourself only having a few minutes to spare, you can still put it to good use and there are still a few Read more [...]

Be Thankful: Give to Charity

As the end of the year steadily approaches, it's a good time to consider donating to charity. Make enough of thse contributions and you reach the minimum required to claim a deduction on your tax return.  Here are 10 great nonprofits that would appreciate your money or any kind of gift in kind, like toys and food. Books for Africa This organization is dedicated to collecting, sorting, and shipping books to underprivileged areas in Africa. Boys and Girls Club Kids in poverty-stricken communities Read more [...]

3 Ways A Beginner Investor Can Buy Stock

Stocks are slowly coming to the forefront as something beginner investors should get involved with. But how to start on this journey of wealth creation when the market is just filled with indecipherable jargon and confusing strategies? There are a number of ways to get started on this journey and it’s far easier than it seems. Follow tips in this guide for the best ways a beginner investor can buy stocks. Why Using a Brokerage Can Work in a Beginner Investor’s Favor The hardest part about using Read more [...]

Holiday Season Budgeting Tricks

Although the approaching winter holidays are a wonderful time of year for most people, too many people abandon their budgets (and diets!) around this time. You don't have to break the bank -- instead, just follow these holiday season budgeting tricks. Host a Potluck If you typically host a meal for Thanksgiving or one of the winter holidays, ask guests to bring a dish with them. This not only saves you money but also reduces the amount of time you have to spend preparing the meal. It can also Read more [...]

Preparing your business for change and growth: Essential to all start-up business plans

Change is unavoidable. How frequently it happens or needs to happen is dependent on a business’ environment and long-term goals. How a business goes about executing change or responding to it is capable of determining the future success or failure of the business. Businesses that are unable to properly respond or adapt to change are rarely able to make it beyond their first five years of existence. On the other hand, businesses that are capable of adapting to a changing environment are prepared Read more [...]

Can And Should You Invest In Online Gaming Businesses

Many people will be interested in the following question: can and should you invest in online gaming businesses? Obviously, people can invest in these businesses on a technical level. Investors can invest in any business. However, the real question is whether or not it is a good idea to invest in businesses like this, and that is a lot harder to answer. Anyone who contributes some money to a business in the hope of making more money once the business becomes successful is an investor. It's possible Read more [...]