SBA ARC Loan Program Provides Up To $35,000 to Small Businesses

If you run a small business that’s in need of some capital, the Small Business Administration (SBA) will launch a new loan program beginning June 15, 2009. Called the America’s Recovery Capital Loan Program, or ARC loan for short, SBA’s loan program can provide up to $35,000 in short-term relief for viable small businesses facing […]

Code Warriors: Build an App and Win $10,000

Karen over at MSN’s Smart Spending Blog sent over some details of a contest MSN is running. Actually, it’s two contests in one. They are looking for the best web application to help folks through the current economic crisis and a second app to help people go lean and “green.” The contest is called Will […]

Wear It Out – Frugal Around the House

This post is part two of a four-part series by SD Guy, the blogger behind , a blog that focuses on the basics of personal finance and is geared towards those who don’t have much experience. StretchyDollar is geared towards a younger audience, and highlights frugal tips, financial books and tools, and the basics […]

Credit Card Legislation: The ‘Winners’ and ‘Losers’ May Surprise You

Conventional wisdom in and around Washington, D.C. is that the credit card legislation that passed the Senate yesterday is a big win for consumers. On an overwhelming majority of 90-5, the measure passed the Senate and is on its way to the White House. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., who had sponsored a similar measure that […]

Treat Your Personal Finances Like A Business

This is a guest post from Pinyo, the author of Moolanomy Personal Finance. His blog covers a wide variety of personal finance topics including income building, smart spending, investing, and financial planning. If you like this article, please consider subscribing to his blog. What are the three most important numbers in the business world? While […]

Review: 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget

Writing a book about ways to save money is tricky business. While some folks wash a zip-lock bag to reuse it, others feel a sense of accomplishment when they limit take-out to three times a week. How do you appeal to both crowds? The truth is, you don’t. But what you try to do is […]