6 multicultural money lessons worth learning- CreditCardGuide.com

As international travelers can attest, the world is as wonderful and weird as it is wide. Nowhere is this more evident than in humanity’s multifarious customs, which are as diverse as the global cultures that spawned them. … 1. Muslim culture Muslims follow Sharia law. Derived from the Islamic holy text, the Qùran, it governs…

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Steal these 5 sports strategies and use them to run your startup – Examiner

4) Control anxiety during the “hurry up and wait” moments. “In drag racing automobiles you sit for a long time in the lineup. Often a car will break and half an hour will pass while they clean up the track. Then you are rushed to start. This requires intense preparation, clear routines for getting ready,…

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9 Additional Valuable Business Lessons From Leaders – EBOC

5. Don’t Spend Money Until You Have It I made a mistake with an early tech firm I had where I secured venture financing, went out and started making deals for how I would spend it, then the money didn’t come in and I was left picking up the pieces. This was in the early…

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5 Ways a Hot Market Hurts Sellers – Trulia

4. Trying to beat the 1031 clock Section 1031 of the U.S. tax code lets you sell one investment property and buy another investment property without paying tax on the sale. The catch? The clock is ticking. You need to identify a property to buy within 45 days. In a seller’s market, “Sellers can find…

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Which Is Better: Renting or Buying? See Answers from Experts – Curbed DC

It’s a tie: “I’ve always used a general rule of thumb that if the rental price is greater than 1% of the purchase price ($3,000 monthly rent for a $300,000 home as an example) then buying is a no-brainer. If the purchase price ratio is lower than 0.5% ($3,000 monthly rent for a $600,000 home)…

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Rent Vs Buy Expert Advice – Crystal Square

Crystal Stranger EA, President of 1st Tax Author of The Small Business Tax Guide and Pro Choice, A Financial Guide for Women www.1sttax.com “Renting can be better than buying in many circumstances.” As a tax professional who works with many real estate investors, and a real estate investor myself, I find renting can be better…

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25 Tips to Help New Business Owners Achieve Success – EBOC

18. Be Prepared to Pivot My piece of advice would be to cover everything imaginable during the planning phase, but then to not be too attached to the outcome. I find most businesses have almost no plan they are going off, and no contingency plans for when things don’t go right. Spend the time before…

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Big Changes Ahead for Consumers, Merchants With New Chip Cards – The Street

“Another positive effect: Overseas travel should be more consumer friendly. ‘It will make international travel easier and more secure,’ says Crystal Stranger, president of1st Tax, a Los Angeles tax services provider, and the author of The Small Business Tax Guide. ‘I travel internationally frequently and, particularly in Northern Europe and Scandinavia, it is getting very difficult…

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How to Select an Exceptional Leader – Y Scouts

“PASSIONATE, DECISIVENESS, TOUGHNESS CRYSTAL STRANGER, EA, PRESIDENT OF 1ST TAX There are three things that businesses should look for in hiring an exceptional leader: 1. Passionate – having someone who genuinely loves what you do is critical as this person must be the one driving the motivation for everyone else on the team. 2. Decisive…

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