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Is Mobile Banking Safe for My Business?
Is Mobile Banking Safe for My Business?

Is Mobile Banking Safe for My Business?

September 30, 2022 / Cynthia E. Marconi

As a prudent smartphone user, it’s natural to wonder if your smartphone bank transactions are secure. Rest assured, mobile banking is safe and secure because banks are in the business of securing sensitive customer data.…

The biggest financial mistakes business owners make
The biggest financial mistakes business owners make

The biggest financial mistakes business owners make

September 08, 2022 / Rich Best

Ask any business owner, and you’re not likely to hear any sugar-coating about how hard it is to start and run a business. There is nothing easy about it,…

Green Practices are Good for Nature and for Business
Green Practices are Good for Nature and for Business

Green Practices are Good for Nature and for Business

September 01, 2022 / F&M Trust

Business owners who operate "green" offices do more than protect the environment -- they save money on electricity, supplies, and operations in general. And they avoid running afoul of environmental protection laws.…

Fear of Missing Out is not a sound investment philosophy
Fear of Missing Out is not a sound investment philosophy

Fear of Missing Out is not a sound investment philosophy

August 04, 2022 / The Merrill Anderson Company

The Securities and Exchange Commission has created Investor.gov, a useful resource for the investing public prepared in ordinary, nonlegal, and nontechnical language. The website includes financial tools and calculators, as well as articles of general interest for investors.…

Why Growth Stocks Hate Higher Interest Rates
Why Growth Stocks Hate Higher Interest Rates

Why Growth Stocks Hate Higher Interest Rates

July 21, 2022 / Warren Hurt

The reaction to COVID-19 has been a case study in economic theory. Direct cash payments from the government to individuals and corporations were made for the first time in 2020.…

Don't Confuse Collecting with Investing
Don't Confuse Collecting with Investing

Don't Confuse Collecting with Investing

July 14, 2022 / The Merrill Anderson Company

What do you get when you cross art with the technology behind digital currencies such as bitcoin? The answer is a “Non-Fungible Token” or NFT.…

Is Short-term or Long-term Financing Best for Your Business?
Is Short-term or Long-term Financing Best for Your Business?

Is Short-term or Long-term Financing Best for Your Business?

July 07, 2022 / F&M Trust

Most businesses require capital, especially during their start-up and growth phase. While some small businesses – especially service businesses like consulting…

How to Calculate Home Office Deductions
How to Calculate Home Office Deductions

How to Calculate Home Office Deductions

July 01, 2022 / F&M Trust

The home office deduction is probably the most misunderstood deduction – misunderstood by non-tax professionals, of course – among all the entries in the tax code.…

Unretirement
Unretirement

Unretirement

May 24, 2022 / The Merrill Anderson Company

The pandemic led to many people retiring earlier they had planned, in part because so many businesses had to shrink their payrolls in response to the lockdowns. As the pandemic has eased, now the American economy has a labor shortage problem…

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