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Non-Bank Lenders For Small Business

Non-Bank Lenders For Small Business

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Investing, Texas

Note: This post has a Texas bias and a version of it ran in the San Antonio Express News. However, there is no open-carry here on this blog, so you can bring your children.   I suggested in a recent post that it’s nearly impossible to fund a new business and there’s really no good [&hellip

Funding Your Small Business - All The Terrible Ways

Funding Your Small Business – All The Terrible Ways

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Texas

In a recent post  I mentioned that business owners may – among other benefits of entrepreneurship – achieve some tax savings. This week, inspired by my words, you’ve decided to hang a shingle. However, you need money. But where can you get money for a small business? Let me tell you all the great ways. Inherit [&hellip

Tax Avoidance - All The Feelings

Tax Avoidance – All The Feelings

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Taxes, Texas

One thing worse than paying our taxes is the idea that other people avoid paying their fair share of taxes. On the subject of tax avoidance by other people, I can think of at least three principal feelings. As the kids say, I feel all the feelings. Outright tax fraud People everywhere on the political [&hellip

How To Win With Powerball - Learn The Math

How To Win With Powerball – Learn The Math

By The Banker | Blog Posts, How Not To Invest, Investing, Taxes

First things first,1 never buy a lottery ticket. Seriously, ever. Having said that, obviously I did buy a few this past week because, you know, I’m an irrational human. I’ll be the first to admit it. I also sometimes buy “King Size” Reese’s peanut butter cups (that’s the four-in-one size) in the checkout line at [&hellip

Ranking of Credit-Card Indebted Cities Explained

Ranking of Credit-Card Indebted Cities Explained

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Personal Finance, Texas

My wife, who spent her formative years in College Station TX, asked me “why don’t Aggies eat barbecue beans?” Answer: “Because they keep falling through the holes in the grill.” That’s not nice at all! And, most likely, not even true! Although I can’t be sure because I’ve only visited College Station myself a few [&hellip