Why Buying a Franchise Could Be Better Than Opening Your Own Business

Why Buying a Franchise Could Be Better Than Opening Your Own Business

By Brittany Hawthorne

Making the decision to open your own business or start a new franchise can be difficult. There are both pros and cons to doing either, and it heavily relies on your own preference, circumstances, and your own management skills (among many other factors).  Starting your own business can be fun at first. You set the…

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These Are the Best Cities for Your Industry

These Are the Best Cities for Your Industry

By Andrew

Many people, both those who are experienced and those who are not, are looking to work in places where they can earn the most in their industry. It’s not uncommon for people to flock towards the latest and greatest industry “hot spots” such as Silicon Valley or Wall Street. However, while these hot spots give…

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Your Commute to Work is Costing You More Than You Think

Your Commute to Work is Costing You More Than You Think

By Kat

When you’re planning for your annual budget, you probably account for things such as rent, groceries, utilities, gas, etc. But there are often fees hiding that you’ll forget to account for that could ruin your perfectly laid out financial plan.  If you drive to work every day, one of these hidden financial losses could be…

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Wage Wars: The Average Salaries of these Industries Are Increasing

Wage Wars: The Average Salaries of these Industries Are Increasing

By Brittany Hawthorne

In a time when things are seemingly financially unstable, it’s always nice to hear that there are jobs out there with salaries that are increasing instead of decreasing. The Great Recession hurt a lot of Americans’ savings, but recently, traditionally low-paying jobs such as roles in the service industry like bartenders or cashiers have seen…

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Boston Ranked One of America’s Top Cities for Startups

Boston Ranked One of America’s Top Cities for Startups

By Andrew

Starting up a business is no easy task. It takes an immense amount of dedication, financial support, and a little bit of luck in order to be successful. Every decision made in the process can have resonating effects on the growth of the business. One of these all important decisions – finding the perfect spot…

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Trends in Fortune 500 Companies Going Global

Trends in Fortune 500 Companies Going Global

By Kat

Being classified as a Fortune 500 company is an incredibly prestigious honor. They have been deemed top of their class in terms of revenues, profits, return to investors, earnings per share, and several other factors. All of these companies share two things in common. They publicly file financial statements with a government agency and are…

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Personal Finance for Main St

When residents of Main St look for news on how the economy is performed that day, it's often reported in terms of how the "Dow" or the S&P 500 performed that day. So what is the Dow? Ditto for the S&P 500?

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