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Here are the 10 worst states to start a new business

Here are the 10 worst states to start a new business

Finance
“Location, location, location” has been a real estate industry cliché for nearly a century and, since clichés are clichés because they are largely true (according to the well-known, er, cliché), the mantra still applies — and across many industries. To wit, a less-than-ideal location or failed geographic expansion was a factor in 9 percent of business start-up failures in a recent analysis of 101 shuttered new businesses from research firm CB Insights. Around one-fifth of all start-ups, in fact, don’t survive one year of operation, according to the U.S. Bureau of Statistics, reports WalletHub in its recent “2018’s Best & Worst States to Start A Business” ranking.Here’s a look at the 10 absolute worst U.S. state...
Here we go again! Cher makes Mamma Mia debut

Here we go again! Cher makes Mamma Mia debut

Entertainment
Cher makes a dramatic entrance into the Mamma Mia film franchise as she crashes her granddaughter's party, a new trailer has revealed.The final trailer for the sequel to 2008's smash hit has been released and shows the glamorous singer alongside Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Julie Walters and Colin Firth as well as Pierce Brosnan and Stellan Skarsgard.The trailer shows Cher in a white trouser suit, sunglasses and with bleached blonde hair landing on the island to make a "commitment to being a grandmother".When Sophie, played by Seyfried, tells her she wasn't invited, she responds: "That's the best kind of party, little girl."The second film will introduce three younger versions of the suitors pursuing Sophie's mother Donna (Streep), as her daughter tries to work out how her three fathers ...
Here are some hidden tax benefits for seniors, caregivers

Here are some hidden tax benefits for seniors, caregivers

Finance
One huge expense awaiting a large percentage of Americans near the end of their lives is long-term care.Coming up with the money to pay for a nursing home, an assisted living facility or other such care isn't always easy. What many seniors and their families don't realize, however, is that there are tax deductions they can take advantage of that would give them extra money to help with long-term care expenses.There are also tax-advantaged ways they can exit out of a life insurance policy they don't need anymore, which could help them solve some of the financial challenges they face.More from Fixed Income Strategies:On a fixed income? Here's what to invest in, and notWhere the bonds are: The outlook for fixed incomeAnnuity illustrations aren't always what they seemSome of those potential ta...
Here are the biggest reasons every entrepreneur should have a financial plan

Here are the biggest reasons every entrepreneur should have a financial plan

Finance
I understand the attraction and challenges of entrepreneurship. I am also acutely aware of how financial planning for entrepreneurs is different. In college I went to Mexico to study Spanish and paid for most of the cost by buying American candy in bulk and selling it to other students. In my working career I've spent more time working for myself than working in a corporation.Financial planning for entrepreneurs can be more difficult. But being an entrepreneur has many payoffs. Retiring years before "normal" retirement age, starting another business or only working on things that are really interesting to them personally are all things clients who have entrepreneurial goals can achieve. But you need a financial plan to attain those payoffs.Planning in the early stage of an entrepreneurial ...