Should your small business get a loan to cover the rising costs of inflation? This may help you decide.

Small business owners have spent years trying to deal with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and now inflation has thrown a wrench in the recovery’s progress. Four in five businesses report that rising prices have had a significant impact on their operations, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Index for the … Read more

Does COVID spread on airplanes? Hello science? Anyone?

This article reprinted with permission from NerdWallet. It seems like all my friends got COVID this summer and many think they got it on a plane. But this is as anecdotal as the data. What does it do, you know science I must say? I spoke with Arnold Barnett, a statistics professor at MIT who … Read more

Does COVID spread on airplanes? Hello science? Anyone?

This article reprinted with permission from NerdWallet. It seems like all my friends got COVID this summer and many think they got it on a plane. But this is as anecdotal as the data. What does it do, you know science I must say? I spoke with Arnold Barnett, a statistics professor at MIT who … Read more

When to buy travel insurance and when to skip it

Lori Park, a resident of the Chicago area, and her 80-year-old mother, Nancy Park, were on a cruise to Hawaii when Nancy became ill. She spent five days in the ship’s hospital before being evacuated to Mexico and then flown back to the United States. All that medical care and transportation added up to thousands … Read more

Three alternatives to a small business loan

Banks and credit unions tend to offer the most affordable business financing – if your business can qualify. Only a small proportion of small business loan applications have been approved and this discrepancy is exacerbated. According to the Federal Reserve Credit Survey for 2022, approval levels from both small and large banks decreased from 2019 … Read more

Three alternatives to a small business loan

Banks and credit unions tend to offer the most affordable business financing – if your business can qualify. Only a small proportion of small business loan applications have been approved and this discrepancy is exacerbated. According to the Federal Reserve Credit Survey for 2022, approval levels from both small and large banks decreased from 2019 … Read more

Three alternatives to a small business loan

Banks and credit unions tend to offer the most affordable business financing – if your business can qualify. Only a small proportion of small business loan applications have been approved and this discrepancy is exacerbated. According to the Federal Reserve Credit Survey for 2022, approval levels from both small and large banks decreased from 2019 … Read more