tax prep

Why Do Tax Preparers Loan You Money for Free?

Tax Refund Loans used to be big money makers for companies like H&R Block, Liberty Tax Service and Jackson Hewitt.  Tax preparers might have charged something like a $50 fee plus a 36% annual interest rate.  Let’s say the customer had their taxes prepared and it showed that they would receive a refund of $1000…

Charleston, SC

Beacon Community Bank Opens Its Doors Today

Beacon Community Bank was officially granted a bank charter from the South Carolina Board of Financial Institutions and deposit insurance from the FDIC.  The bank opened this morning at its permanent location at 578 East Bay Street in downtown Charleston, SC.  The chairman of the board is Tommy Baker, a well-known auto dealer in Charleston. …

Microsoft

How to Generate Income with Covered Calls

When you sell a call option, you are giving the buyer the chance to buy shares of a particular stock at a set price at some future date. For instance, let’s say Microsoft (MSFT) is trading for $85.52 or January 3rd.  The call option to buy MSFT for $86 on January 5th sells for $0.28. …

The Salon Suites Business Opportunity – Semi-Passive and Profitable

Some of the better hair stylists out there are shying away from the traditional salon, and going into business for themselves with their own salon suite. Salon suites appeal to hair stylists and others in related businesses like spa services because they get their own distinct space, and don’t have to deal with just renting…

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How Teachers Can Legally Make an Extra $50,000 or More in 3 Years

The U.S Housing and Urban Development offers a program that allows teachers, firefighters, law enforcement officers (police, prison guards, border patrol, etc.), and emergency medical technicians to purchase a foreclosed house from HUD for 50% off the list price.  Called the Good Neighbor Next Door program, the way it works is that members of these…

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Is Buying a Golf Course Profitable?

The golf industry has been in decline for over 10 years.  The number of rounds being played is going down, the number of courses open in the U.S. has decreased, and the average age of golfers has gone up.  Real estate developers that had once planned large master planned communities around golf courses have turned…

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