A Saving’s Guide for Teens

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You need money; it’s the reality of life. If you want to make some, listen up. Here are 5 easy tips on how to ensure a financially stable future. Hi, I’m Javier Carlos. I am an Arizona-native, small business owner, and active investor. I am in a secure place now with my finances, but they weren’t always that way. Back in eighth grade, upon establishing C West Entertainment, I never thought it would be a sustainable source of income. Here is how it all began: My Backstory Being an irresponsible…

Understanding the Payroll Protection Program

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In the response to the negative economic impact the Coronavirus has had on American business, the federal government implemented the Payroll Protection Program, a $349 billion component of the recent CARES Act to help small businesses through these difficult times. Applying is straightforward, the loan may be forgivable, and the purpose behind it is to help keep one’s employees paid and financially secure.  What is It and How Does It Work? The Payroll Protection Program offers loans to most United States businesses that have 500 or fewer employees, and have…

2020 Tax Season- 6 Things to Remember

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With the 2020 tax deadline of April 15th drawing near, now is a good time to organize essential forms, think about your filing choices, and set yourself up to avoid a last-minute rush to ensure your returns are submitted on time. Here are 6 things to keep in mind to help ensure a smooth and simpler filing: 1. Collect All Documents With Tax Implications Anything that shows earned income, taxes withheld, interest paid, and any type of investment implication are of vital importance in preparing an accurate tax filing. Leaving…

Book Recommendation: Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini, PH.D.

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What if persuasion wasn’t just down to a person’s “natural charisma”? In Robert Cialdini’s book, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion”, he goes over 6 principles of influence and how to use them. This book focuses on seeing persuasion as a skill rather than a natural attribute, thus making it possible for anyone to learn this skill. The 6 Principles of Influence Reciprocity – Give what you want to receive Consistency – Active, public, and voluntary commitments Social Proof – People rely on and believe others similar to themselves Liking –…