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Hawaiian Airlines Credit Card Review

Hawaii is often at the top of the list when it comes to vacation destinations. With almost perfect weather year round and more beaches than you can count, it’s easy to see why Hawaii is such a popular destination. If you have a family, it can be really challenging to make plane tickets work for your budget. We are pretty much limited to taking our big trips around Christmas, spring break, or summer vacation. Seasoned travelers know this as “peak season” and buying flights is usually most expensive during this time. Yes, you can sometimes find a sale or mistake ...

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How To Fund The Growth Of Your Small Business

With the growth of your small business, your funding needs don’t diminish. Instead, you’ll need some form of financing to expand into additional markets, bring in new recruits or contract employees, purchase new IT equipment, add to your facilities, or introduce new variations of your products and services. Finding funds for supplementing your growth should be easier than financing the start-up phase of your company as your business can demonstrate its history of operations. However, the obvious funding sources, such as angel investors and conventional banks, still need to be convinced about the growth potential before they agree to investment, ...

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The Lemonade Stand Review and iPad Mini Giveaway

I am happy today to be reviewing The Lemonade Stand by Shannon Ryan. The Lemonade Stand is a book aimed at children 4-9 years old and it offers a lesson in financial literacy wrapped up in a cute story line. The Lemonade Stand discusses how to save, spend and share and explains how buying what makes your heart happy is much better than instant gratification. The Lemonade Stand is easy to read and has illustrations that would keep children of non-reading age entertained. I really like how the book shows kids how to use income minus expenses from their lemonade ...

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How To Avoid Paying Taxes

This is a post from Gary Dek at Gajizmo.com. Enjoy! Benjamin Franklin said “The only two certainties in life are death and taxes” but with loopholes in the tax code, a little research and planning with your CPA or tax attorney may significantly reduce or altogether eliminate your tax liability. The mega rich know all the ways to avoid income and capital gains taxes, but those with lower incomes can find ways to cut their tax bills, too. Here are a few strategies to teach you how to avoid paying taxes. Not all our tips may apply to you so ...

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The Lessons My Parents Didn’t Teach Me About Money

    Today’s post is from Glen at How To Save Money and Monster Piggy Bank. Enjoy! I was fortunate when it came to having parents who taught me about finance and money management, although they only taught me what they knew. Looking back I can say that my parents had it mostly correct, but there are some things which I think they missed, things that I think are important and that I will be teaching my son as he grows up. Budgeting For someone who just said he was fortunate and that his parents taught him heaps about finance ...

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