The Installation and Ongoing Maintenance Costs of a Hot Tub

This guide provides an in-depth look into the installation and ongoing maintenance costs of a hot tub. Find out how much you need to budget toward maintenance expenses. A steamy, soothing soak in the hot tub helps ease most aches and pains — except for the sting of having to pay for the hot tub […]

Business Loans for Contractors

Construction contractors often experience uneven cash flow. The business is highly seasonal — lagging during the winter and then picking up in the summer. Bidding for projects is extremely competitive. Those who have enough working capital to start the job right away have an edge on cash-poor companies. If the bid is accepted, the client […]

Business Loans for Franchises

Opening a business as part of a franchise has many perks: namely, the parent company’s brand power, an established business model, and supportive infrastructure. But startup costs can be substantial — with new franchise fees alone averaging around $20,000 to $30,000 — and the new franchisee is on the hook for most of them. Of […]

How to finance tiny houses

How to Finance a Tiny House

Massive mortgages, rising interest rates, and expensive utilities are some of the causes to an uptick in downsizing. Many Americans shifting from suburban homesteads to so-called tiny-houses. Interested in owning a home, but don’t necessarily need a huge home? Consider learning how to finance a tiny house. The diminutive dwellings are generally smaller than 400 […]

How To Finance Multiple Rental Properties

Looking to expand your investments beyond stocks, bonds, and mutual funds? Consider real estate investment. In 2015, investment home purchases rose for the first time in five years, surging by 7% to more than 1 million sales. The median investment home sales price rose 15.3% to $143,500. In 2016, investment home sales rose another 4.5%, and […]

Small Business Loans

Small businesses help fuel the U.S economy. Since the most recent recession, they accounted for two-thirds of net new jobs and now make up 99.7% of employer firms, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. But survival isn’t a given: Only half of the new businesses last five years, while only a third make it […]