YOUR MIND ON MONEY: Fed’s version of ‘normal’ may have changed

Whats in a word? Well, if the word comes from the mouth of Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen, then a word can move the world.

This week investors obsessively analyzed the meeting minutes of the recent Fed Open Market Committee meeting looking for guidance on when and how fast short-term interest rates would rise here in the US

As weve discussed many times, the Federal Reserve Bank sets interest rate levels by using a couple of different policy tools. The most conventional tool is the federal funds rate used to determine short-term lending rates between banks. The fed funds rate is the policy tool most directly impacting short-term interest rates and hence returns on savings...

Leave a Comment September 22, 2014

Saving time and money in your yard

Over the past few weeks, I have talked to two different customers who have had great success with one of our money-saving products. The product is Possums Wetting Agent with Biostimulants (PWAB for short).

Possums Wetting Agent with Biostimulants is a water-management product also called a wetting agent. Imagine a bunch of tiny little balloons that penetrate into your soil through the tiny cracks, absorb water, expand, relieve compaction and then release the water slowly back to the plant. After about a month, these balloons begin to break down in the soil, like a helium balloon does in the atmosphere.

The first customer that thanked me for introducing her to Possums Wetting...

Leave a Comment September 22, 2014

Don’t Stick Your Neck Out Unnecessarily Today

Stocks rallied Tuesday on the expectation that the Federal Reserve announcement today will not be as hawkish as earlier anticipated. The Wall Street Journal s chief economics correspondent Jon Hilsenrath noted that the Feds language would probably indicate interest rates would remain low for a considerable time. That was all that was needed to rally stocks and send the Dow industrials to a new intraday high.

China said it will provide $89.5 billion to its top five banks through a short-term lending facility in a stimulus effort to support economic growth. European markets fell as polls from Scotland indicated a strong possibility of a vote for independence from Britain.

The Labor...

Leave a Comment September 22, 2014

Square makes a deal with Victory Park Capital

Square announced today that it has made a deal with Victory Park Capital to expand its merchant cash advance program called Square Capital. Square will give a cut of the revenue it makes from cash advance fees in exchange for the capital from Victory Park. Square has provided around $50 million in cash advances to about 10,000 businesses so far. Businesses can receive a lump sum cash advance from Square in exchange for a cut of daily transactions made with debit and credit cards.

Tags: Square, Victory Park Capital

September 21, 2014

‘Coupon Queen’ shares money-saving tips

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The Coupon Queen shares tips

Area residents learned tips to save money from the Coupon Queen Sarah Roe Tuesday. Participants include, from left: Aubrey Mouse, Sara Howard and Roe.

September 21, 2014

In routine county meeting, board hears money-saving plans

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September 21, 2014

3 money saving tips for aspiring poker players

Being a winning poker player has a lot to do with the Xs
and Os of the game. Make no mistake about it, you simply cannot win in poker without
understanding the math and strategies of the game.

That being said, the math and strategies are only going to
take you so far; they can cause you to be a good enough player to avoid a death
blow, but suffer a death by 1,000 cuts (for lack of a better analogy). There is a
mental component to the game that needs to be mastered in order to become a
real winner at the poker tables.

Here are three simple tips to help you get started down the
right path in poker.

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September 20, 2014

Converge Enterprise Releases Its First Vertical Edition for the Merchant Cash …

Dublin,CA (PRWEB) September 04, 2014

Converge Enterprise has customized its CRM application to offer the world’s first CRM developed exclusively for Business Cash Advance, Business Loan, and Merchant Processing industry.

Rise of the Merchant Cash Advance Industry

Merchant Cash Advance Industry has caught the attention of high rollers who have transformed the funding system. Within two years, venture capitalists and hedge funds have invested tens of millions of dollars, funding the small and medium businesses. Meanwhile, other big players have also launched their own programs to provide working capital to merchants. At present there are more than 1500+ MCA companies...

September 20, 2014

Gilmore: Schlager will bring unique, money saving ideas


Steve Schlager, candidate for the Natrona County Commission, will bring unique ideas on how to save money for the county and improve their operating abilities. He loves Casper, Wyoming, and has lived here his entire life. Please get out and vote this November — vote for Steve Schlager.

September 20, 2014

San Diego Micro Brewery Business Is Booming With The Help Of Innovative …

Carlsbad, CA (PRWEB) September 09, 2014

Innovative Lease Services (ILS), located in the “The Craft Beer Capital of America,” has reported a tremendous growth in the number of San Diego breweries financed this year. San Diego leads the country in new licenses for craft brewery businesses with breweries in the North County region generating $272.3 million in 2013 alone and contributing over $37 million in the local economy. Starting a brewery requires considerable up-front capital investment and most breweries require some level of financial assistance. ILS has expanded their brewery equipment leasing and financing team to support the emerging industry and also provides...

September 19, 2014

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