Do EMV cards mean check fraud will be on the rise?

EMV cards have been pushed by financial institutions and retailers because they are significantly safer than traditional credit cards. Traditional credit cards keep their data on a magnetic strip that is swiped in order to make a transaction. With EMV cards, the data is stored in a chip inside of the card, which is then placed inside of a reader, where each transaction is encrypted. The extra layer of encryption helps to make the transactions harder to crack, which deters hackers and data thieves who are looking to make a quick buck. Continue reading “Do EMV cards mean check fraud will be on the rise?”

The Art of Lending

The Evil of Money

It’s a funny world we live in isn’t it? Life can be sublime or a bit of a hassle. They say money is the root of all evil, and there’s a lot of truth in that. But money is also the root of most of life’s problems. Maybe we would be better off if we had stayed in caves and exchanged services for food, or food for food. Man always seems to be working to earn, earning to spend, then starting the cycle again. Sounds like a road to insanity. Continue reading “The Art of Lending”

3 Small Changes To Make Today For A Healthier You

Almost everyone can think of a way that they can be healthier in life, whether it’s quitting smoking, eating less sugar, or being more active. But while we know how important all of these things are, making big changes in your daily routine is much harder than you may think.

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4 Careers Available with an Art Degree

Do you enjoy letting your creative juices flow and making a masterpiece? Find yourself sketching every chance you get? If so, you may be a prime candidate for an art degree. Getting to pursue a job in the field you love and are passionate about is everyone’s dream. Included here are a few opportunities available to you if you choose to pursue a career in the fine arts.

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3 Resources for Cheap Legal Advice

Even if you live the most responsible lifestyle possible, you can and probably will run into some sort of situation where you need legal assistance.  With the cost of living on the rise, paying for said legal assistance is always a huge question mark in our budget.  Sometimes we struggle to put food on the table, fuel in the car, and a roof over our family’s heads.  Legal assistance isn’t usually built into the monthly budget.  Here are a few tips and resources to help you get around the expense of a retainer.

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3 Ways to Make Running a Business More Manageable

Running your own business should never be easy. You should always be trying to strive for improvement. When your business starts to feel out of control, this is when you should stop and think. After all, not only does this have an effect of you, but also your employees and customers as well. This is why it’s so important to take the necessary steps in making your business more manageable as soon as the cracks start to appear. Continue reading “3 Ways to Make Running a Business More Manageable”

4 High-Paying Industries To Get Involved In

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Although money isn’t everything, and certainly is not the only key to a happy life, it is often a deciding factor for many people when it comes to the job market. However, the hard thing about determining job prospects based on this is that it’s sometimes hard to tell what jobs are not just going to pay well now, but are going to continue to pay well as you move up or across in the industry. To help narrow your focus, below are 4 high-paying industries not to overlook. Continue reading “4 High-Paying Industries To Get Involved In”