Being a small business owner has its perks, but it is not for the faint of heart. Especially in the first few years when there are operational costs that might exceed the revenue generated, it can feel like a losing proposition.
The United States is approaching uncertain financial times once again. The outcome of some trade wars with foreign governments can have a negative effect on America's farmers and their ability to get top prices for their harvests.
Despite a cavalcade of precursors and dire predictions, Chapter 12 bankruptcy filings in the U.S. were down 8 percent in fiscal year 2018.
If you are a federal worker in or around Tampa and are furloughed right now -- or worse, working without pay -- you may be struggling mightily to make ends meet. You might not be fortunate enough to have an emergency stash of cash to meet your basic needs and pay the bills.
When was the last time that you checked your credit score? Has it been awhile? Maybe you are afraid to see how bad it really is, or perhaps you mistakenly believe that checking your credit score can damage your credit rating. That is not the case, and it is actually a very good idea to check your scores regularly so you can be aware of any changes or errors.
Debt takes a heavy toll on those who owe and sometimes forces them to seek relief via bankruptcy. But there is a little-known tool that creditors can use to get their money -- involuntary bankruptcy.