When starting a business, it’s sometimes hard to know what to prioritize, and going at it alone can be overwhelming. But there are strategies you can use to avoid common pitfalls.

My mission is to teach people how to earn money from their passions. It’s what I did: I went from living on food stamps to building two online businesses.

Today, I run a music blog, The Recording Revolution, and a entrepreneurship coaching company. I work just five hours a week from my home office and make $160,000 a month in passive income.

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Suncor (TSX:SU) and TD Bank (TSX:TD) are top TSX dividend stocks to consider in 2023 for passive income. Both stocks are now down considerably from their 12-month highs, and investors are wondering if one might be good to buy today for an income portfolio.


Suncor trades near $40 per share at the time of writing compared to $53 last June. The pullback has occurred amid a plunge in oil prices from the 2022 highs. West Texas Intermediate oil currently trades near US$74 per barrel compared t…….

As Washington and Wall Street struggle to figure out how to create and fill more jobs, a key figure in the battle is offering a contrarian view to new policies and payouts: Just get out of the way.

Alfredo Ortiz, the son of immigrants who heads the Job Creators Network, said the answer isn’t a handout but the encouragement of those who are eager to build their American dream.


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The hot new thing in the moribund housing market is called a mortgage buydown — it’s one of the concessions home sellers are increasingly offering buyers to seal a deal.

Why it matters: Though they’ve been around a while, buydowns seem a tailor-made solution for the current real estate market’s biggest problem: High mortgage rates hovering around 6% have turned off buyers.

How it works: Sellers, homebuilders or even lenders pay cash to lower the buyer’s mortgage rate by typically one to three points.

Where does that cash go? It sits…….

Mortgage rates are still twice what they were a year ago, but home prices have been falling since June, and that’s finally making consumers feel better about what had been an overheated, highly competitive housing market.

A monthly housing sentiment index from Fannie Mae showed sentiment improving from November to December. The index is still lower than it was a year ago and just slightly off its record low set in October and November.

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It’s only early January, but so far in 2023 the pendulum on Wall Street has swung (to paraphrase Billy Joel) from sadness to euphoria.

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Gains in technology helped the Nasdaq Composite skirt losses on Monday as traders added to bets that inflation may be easing.

The Nasdaq was the only major index to end the day up as it got boosted by a nearly 6% rally in Tesla shares. The tech-heavy index gained 66.36 points, or 0.6%, to end at 10,635.65 points.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 112.96 points, or 0.3%, to end at 33,517.65 as defensive drug stocks like Merck and Johnson & Johnson weighed on the average. The S&P 500 lost 0.1%, or 2.99 points, to close at 3,892.09, but the information technology sec…….

Crypto whales, or large traders, are staying on the sidelines of the bitcoin (BTC) market despite a risk reset in traditional markets because thin liquidity is making transacting without impacting the cryptocurrency’s price difficult.

In signs of the increasing appetite for risk, stocks have gathered upside traction while the U.S. dollar has taken a beating on optimism that China’s reopening is gaining steam and the Federal Reserve may be close to winding up its liquidity-tightening cycle. In crypto, however, market depth – a measure of an asset’s price resilience to large orders …….

Airtm, a Latam popular cryptocurrency exchange and wallet, has announced it is winding down cryptocurrency trading and custody in its platform. The company stated that starting Jan. 4, 2023, all cryptocurrency deposits and withdrawals would be paused due to the changes in the service offer of one of its providers.

Airtm Removes Cryptocurrency Trading Options

Airtm, a popular exchange used by freelancers in Latam, has announced it is winding down cryptocurrency trading and custody services. The company, which has more than 2 million customers in the region, disclosed in a m…….

CTech’s comprehensive survey among dozens of Israeli VCs over recent weeks raised one clear conclusion: Unicorns are dead, long live the Seed! A combination of several factors like billions in dry powder, a global financial slowdown, entrepreneurial opportunities, and the maturing of the local ecosystem are making Seed investments more attractive than ever