I admit it. I get excited when people start talking about “hedge funds” and especially when they mention “disaster recovery” or “business continuity.” But, I admit that I am a geek in those areas. For years I have been hearing about “penny stocks” and have wondered, at least mildly, what they were. So, I started… Read more
Identity theft and identity fraud has been a concern for a number of years now. It is not new on the horizon, but it seems easy to set aside if it hasn’t happened to you, personally. In 2010, the reported number of identity theft complaints exceeded 250,000, as reported by the US Federal Trade Commission… Read more
I know, for some people it is like getting your test back and not sure what your grade will be, but knowing you went to the Superbowl instead of studying for the test. A credit report doesn’t have to be nerve-wrecking. This is especially true if the financial burden of obtaining the report is taken… Read more
Before becoming an IT professional in the Financial Industry, I ran my own business. I remember researching and trying to find the right company to handle our online payments. This was before the time of PayPal and the respectability that PayPal has earned since then. So, as you can imagine (and some of you remember), it was a bit of a challenge to find a reputable company that not only you, as the merchant trusted, but also, was credible with the clients.
Even if you believe you have “heard it all” and already know what to do (Yeah, like stop spending?), there is always more information that you can learn – a tidbit here, a tidbit there, to help you not only improve your financial prowess, but help that sun to come make an appearance from behind the clouds.
With tax time looming around the corner, the topic on some of our minds is, yep, you guessed it, Taxes! And, with that, we may wonder, especially those of us who run consulting firms, whether our bookkeeping solution is adequate for our needs. I have personally been using QuickBooks for years now and love it… Read more