Are Extended Warranties Worth The Cost?

Call them extended warranties or call them service contracts. The question is: Are they worth what you pay for them? Such an arrangement provides for service and repairs beyond what is agreed to in the purchase price. Obviously, it’s a gamble, … [Read more...]

CEO Pay Ratio Requirement By The SEC

It’s no secret that the top bosses in any company make more money than the workers down in the ranks. It’s expected. But the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is asking the question: Just how large should the gap be? The SEC commission … [Read more...]

Fraud And Liability Charges For Merchants

More and more credit and debit cards containing fraud-busting chips are showing up at the point of purchase. reports 78,800 merchants have installed EMV technology. That’s good news for most individuals, but have become a source of … [Read more...]

3-D Printing Coming Into Its Own

As manufacturers catch on to the technology as faster and less expensive, 3-D printing is making significant inroads in the arena, applying it to high-volume manufacturing. The updated methods are … [Read more...]

Home Cleaning Services Booming

Online services that match people who want their homes cleaned and those who clean homes are beginning to bloom internationally. In just four months, Helpling, an on-demand home cleaning service headquartered in Berlin, Germany, has significantly … [Read more...]

Amazon Home Services Marketplace

Amazon has launched its Home Services (formerly Amazon Local Services). If you are looking for voice lessons, yoga classes, furniture assemble, mounting wall televisions, setting up baby gates, house keeping or even assembling those products you buy … [Read more...]

Small Businesses Also Get Hacked

Everyone has heard, read about or seen the multi analyses of the disastrous computer breaches at JP Morgan Chase, Target and Home Depot, but what about the small businesses that have suffered similar (possibly greater when you consider scale) … [Read more...]

Small Business Hires Are Up

For some time, financial experts have been predicting a surge in hiring among small businesses. Now it’s happening. As the demand for their products and services swell, the companies are leaving behind their post-recession caution and stepping up … [Read more...]