“Consumer Reports” Study Reinforces Need for Right to Repair Act

Higher Level of Satisfaction with Independent Repair Shops than New Car Dealerships BETHESDA, MD – May 12, 2010 – According to the June 2010 issue of Consumer Reports, more Americans (74 percent) are very satisfied with independent repair shops for vehicle repairs than new car dealers (59 percent). To ensure that car owners can continue […]

Tax Credit Helps Small Employers Provide Health Insurance Coverage

IR-2010-38 Many small businesses and tax-exempt organizations that provide health insurance coverage to their employees now qualify for a special tax credit, according to the Internal Revenue Service.   Included in the health care reform legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, approved by Congress and signed by President Obama on March 23, the […]

Here is something you will want to have and use!

The telephone company charges $1.00 to $1.50 to get a phone number from information.   Here’s a number worth putting in your cell phone, or your home phone speed dial:                 1-800-goog411 (1-800-466-4411) This is an awesome service from Google, and it’s free — great when you are driving on the road with no pen, […]

Tips To Prevent Identity Theft

It’s important to safeguard your personal information.  Data breaches increased 47% last year and affected 35.7 million Americans.  Here are some things you can do to protect your information from criminals: Don’t carry sensitive personal Information such as your Social Security Card with you.  Identity theft commonly results from information found in lost or stolen wallets, […]

Don’t Be A Victim of Insurance Fraud

It’s long been said that if something seems too good to be true, it probably is. That adage definitely holds true when it comes to health insurance. The Coalition Against Insurance Fraud (CAIF) reports that as many as 200,000 people have purchased fake health coverage over the last three years. How does this happen? According […]

Rental Car Insurance – What You Need To Know

What you need to know about Rental Car Insurance So, there you are.  Standing at the car rental counter after a long flight and delayed baggage claim, you are faced with a barrage of insurance choices, which seemingly never end.  You simply want to get on with your vacation or business trip.  Besides, your Super […]

Five Survival Tips

Five Survival Tips for Entrepreneurs By DIANA RANSOM From smSmallBusiness.com What do you do when sales are down and your credit’s been slashed?  You rethink your business. Because of the ongoing credit crisis, banks are becoming even more reluctant to extend lines of credit to small-business owners.  And the sluggish conditions aren’t expected to improve […]

Expertise Available for Small Business

SMALL BUSINESS EXPERTISE FOR STARTUP AND ESTABLISHED BUSINESSES Seattle SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business, is the non profit resource sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The mission of SCORE is to provide business assistance for both existing and start up business owners. SCORE’s counseling and training programs are well known in the […]

Beware of Bogus IRS e-mail

from Consumer Reports Money Advisor, 11/2007 The Internal Revenue Service is warning about yet another bogus e-mail that looks like it was sent by the agency. The scam offers recipients $80 for participating in an online survey. Along with customer satisfaction questions, the survey asks participants for their name, phone number and credit card data. […]