Budgeting Tips: How to Prioritize Expenses

By: Maurine Anderson Prioritizing expenses can be one of the hardest aspects of budgeting. How do you decide where to allocate your money first? Which expenses can or should you choose to forego?   Many smart budgeters live by the mantra ‘pay yourself first’. The phrase ‘pay yourself first’ refers to putting money into personal savings, such as your retirement fund, emergency fund, and any other savings funds you might have going (money for a down payment, for example). Beyond ...
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Is Your Home Business on Budget?

A healthy budget makes for a happy home Internet business, which is exactly why your business should put its finances first. Whether it is costs related to your in-home career or your personal expenses, balancing your budget will help your business prosper. With money management in mind, here are just a few budgetary tips for managing your expenses when running a home-based business: Make Sure Expenses and Earnings Align When running a home business, it's important to remember ...
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Evaluating Your Budget: Are You Spending Extraneously?

At least once a year, take the time to evaluate your spending. If you are like most businesspeople, after a thorough review of your budget, you'll be able to identify several items that can either be eliminated or significantly reduced. If you are having trouble achieving an objective viewpoint to evaluating your budget, here are some areas where you may be spending extraneously. Accounting software Do you really need to spend hundreds of dollars on accounting software for your business...
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Creating an SEO Budget: Use These Tools!

You could have the best business with an amazing website to back it up, but if it doesn't appear high in the search rankings, no one will find it and all your hard work will have been for naught. Search engine optimization, or SEO, is your ticket to the top - of Google, that is. Nothing can replace quality content and good business practices, but with a good SEO strategy, you can back that up with great visibility when people search a string of words that match the subject matter on your webs...
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Small Business: Five Solutions to Reduce Business Expenses

When first starting out, a business will tend to find that its monetary funds are scarce. In fact, money from the owner's personal pocket may have to be tapped into just to make sure ends meet. Keeping all of this in mind, it is pertinent to identify ways in which business expenses can be reduced. From cutting down on postal mail costs to substituting traditional marketing methods with free Internet marketing tactics, there are many ways in which business can find ways to cut down on their busin...
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Recommended Education and Training for Starting an Internet Business

There's never been a better time to start an internet business. Although the final numbers are still trickling in, there's no reason to believe that sales on Cyber Monday didn't blow the previous year's out of the water once again. More and more people are doing their shopping online, just as most people now get their brand recommendations through social networking as opposed to traditional advertising. And as quality broadband connections continue to roll out across the world, it's easy for a m...
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