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When can I shred these paper checks and bank statements?
Answers to your mobile banking questions
Major banks recommend that after you’ve made a mobile deposit, you write “mobile deposit” and the date of deposit on the front of the check. Keep the check until you’ve made sure the deposit has gone through — which may take several days — and that the bank doesn’t need the original check for any reason. Once the check has been cleared in your account, it’s best to shred it. More info...

Refinance Your Mortgage Now
Rates are lowest in history.
Save thousands of dollars on your mortgage by refinancing while interest rates are low. Many homeowners have already begun the process because saving money is more important than ever. Us this online mortgage application to get started on your plan to save money. More info...

Credit Cards for Money Management
A Credit Card is a financial tool
Credit cards should be used as a money management tool and an emergency source of funds when needed. Credit cards are useful as money management tools since they provide a record of what you have purchased and you don't have to carry large amounts of cash. You can also dispute charges if the product or service you purchase does not live up to expectations. When credit cards are used wisely they can provide a real benefit to your family finances or your business record keeping. And don't forget the cash bach rewards that are free money. More info...

Business Loans for LLCs
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Apply for a small business loan with one simple application and get several offers. Lenders will make offers based on your business credit and income. It cost nothing to apply so it is worth a few minutes to see what kind of loan offer suits your needs. More info...

101 Small Business Marketing Ideas
ALYSSA GREGORY Alyssa Gregory - headshot Full Bio Follow Linkedin Follow Twitter Alyssa Gregory is former writer for The Balance Small Business covering small business management. Read The Balance's editorial policies
Marketing attracts prospects, prospects become buyers, and buyers provide profit. But marketing is more than just putting your business name out into the world. The Small Business Administration has a marketing 101 course that states: "Marketing is everything an organization does to build a relationship between the company and consumer." More info...

Three Important Traits of a Successful Entrepreneur
Success starts with passion.
Passion for the business- The entrepreneur must have more than a casual interest in the business because he or she must overcome many hurdles and obstacles. If there is no passion or consuming interest, the business will not succeed. Confidence- Entrepreneurs are confident in their abilities and the business concept. They believe they have the ability to accomplish whatever they set out to do. This confidence is not unfounded, however. Often they have an in-depth knowledge of the market and the industry, and they have conducted months (and sometimes years) of investigation. Self-determination- Nearly every authority on entrepreneurship recognizes the importance of self-motivation and self-determination for entrepreneurial success.

Where the Money is for Small Business
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Need Money Fast?
Get a low cost personal loan.
Did you run up your credit cards during the last few months? Apply for a personal loan at a low-interest rate and get the money you need to pay the rent or pay of your credit cards. Personal loans can be used for any purpose and the interest rate is much lower than credit cards. Apply now. More info...