Weird Tax Laws around the US

Different states in the USA have their own unique (and sometimes weird) ways of generating income, whether it is to influence behavior or take benefit of key local industries. From tax on blueberries in Maine to candy in Illinois, you never know what thing is subjected to tax. Check out these 19 … Read more

Calculating Software TCO (Total Cost of Ownership)

Calculating Software TCO (Total Cost of Ownership)

What is Software TCO? Total Cost of Ownership can be defined as an all-inclusive assessment of IT and related costs of a software/solution, including hardware, software, maintenance, management, communications, support, training, opportunity costs due to downtime and productivity losses. It includes all the direct and indirect costs of implementing, maintaining and supporting … Read more

How to Get a Business Loan For Your Startup

How to Get a Business Loan For Your Startup

A business loan for your startup can be incredibly useful if you require some capital to cover your expenses while you work to fulfill orders and contracts that are associated with a certain income at the tenure – even a blessing in disguise if the return of investment exceeds the borrowed amount … Read more

10 Easy Ways to Pay Off or Reduce Your Debt

10 Easy Ways to Pay Off or Reduce Your Debt

Are you drowning in debt and struggling to find ways to pay it off? Don’t worry, you are not alone in this battle, as a recent study shows thatalmost 70% of the American households have some form of debt. It may sound counter intuitive but paying off debt is actually a great … Read more

How to Raise Funding for Your Newly Established Business

Raise Funding for Your Newly Established Business

Establishing a promising new company is great – but what’s next? You probably require a team, a custom website, some space for running your operations, and, of course, enough funds to cover your monthly rent and salaries. All that means you need to raise funding if you really want to get your … Read more

Best Accounting Software for Small Businesses

Accounting Software for Small Businesses

What’s an Accounting Software? An accounting system or software is a computer program that records and processes accounting transactions, including general ledger, accounts payable and receivable, trial balance and payroll. Although businesses, especially large enterprises can develop their own systems tailored according to their own unique requirements, most businesses prefer to use … Read more

Asymmetric Investments: Investing Smartly for Higher Returns

Introduction A key tenet of finding passive income opportunities is figuring out where to invest your time and money up front for those long term solid gains that will not require extensive efforts.  The concept of asymmetric investing can be a corner stone of a passive income strategy. Investing is much more … Read more

Weird Tax Laws around the World

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Tax laws are established for a reason, but sometimes that reason is a bit illogical or downright strange. There are many weird tax laws all around the world, with people being unaware of them until they’re caught breaking them. Some of the reasons behind such laws may be logical in some sense, … Read more

History of Stock Exchanges and Stock Trading

History of Stock Exchanges and Stock Trading

When people talk about stocks, one of the few things that will come to mind is investing. However, it wasn’t always the case. The first stock exchange originated on dealing with debts, and not a single stock was being traded at all. During the 12th century in France, there were moneylenders called … Read more

Interesting Facts About Wall Street

Interesting Facts About Wall Street

Wall Street is at the very heart of the financial industry in America. Here, traders can either earn or lose, sometimes in extremes. It first belonged to the Dutch and was an important place for them as well.  They supposedly built a wall in order to protect their settlement from the British … Read more

So What Is A Hedge Fund?

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A “hedge fund” is a small partnership or a limited liability corporation (LLC) essentially designed to minimize risk while anticipating sure profits.  If you tend to be a low-risk investor, read about what a hedge fund does to your advantage. Imagine you are an investment beginner but you feel a little bit … Read more

So What Is A Derivative?

so what is a derivative

A derivative might have many definitions according to the context. In the financial world, however, a derivative is much like a contract between parties. It has a value that’s based upon one or more financial assets. The instruments in this process include stocks, bonds, commodities, currencies, interest rates, etc. Types of Derivates … Read more