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/ By Chris Kay

7 Wise Money Moves From Warren Buffett, Tony Robbins, and Other Experts

Want to end 2016 with more money than you started it with? Here’s how.   Will 2016 be the year you start building real wealth? It can be if you set your mind to it. Every year, the personal finance site GOBankingRates asks the world’s most famous financial experts for their tips for the coming year. Here are some of the best–which you can do no matter how much or how little money you have at the moment. Follow this advice and you’ll end 2016 with more money in the bank (or investments) than you have now. These are the seven best tips from the…

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/ By Chris Kay

Understanding Interest and APR

  APR (Annual Percentage Rate) and Interest are all part of the banking or finance industry and affect consumers, sometimes, without their knowledge. Consumers should have a clear understanding of these terms to know how their credit is affected and how much money they are actually paying their creditor on borrowed funds. Complex financial jargon is typically hard to understand to the average consumer, but it is important to understand industry terms for the benefit of the consumer. This understanding will assist them in making positive financial and credit decisions in the future. For example, first time home or car…

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/ By Chris Kay

Evette Cecena Promoted to VP of Marketing at Blue Global Media

Positions company to continue as a leader in the online lead generation space. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Blue Global Media, a Scottsdale-based online financial services company, is pleased to announce the promotion of Evette Cecena to VP of marketing. Cecena has been with the organization for nearly four years, where she has served as a senior PPC (pay per click) specialist and most recently, as the conversions and marketing director. For more than 10 years, Blue Global Media has operated a worldwide loan marketplace where borrowers of non-traditional financial products and lenders are matched together through a first-of-its-kind global platform. In her new…

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/ By Chris Kay

10 Professional Resolutions for the New Year

By Caroline M.L. Potter, Yahoo! HotJobs The end of the year typically prompts people to reflect on what they’ve accomplished in the last 12 months — and what they might do better in the coming 12 months. Have the lessons of the last year formed how you will approach next year? Have you even thought that far ahead yet? If you’re not sure about your goals, consider borrowing one of these 10 resolutions from professionals who have already decided what they will focus on in the new year. Here’s what they resolve to do in the new year: Focus on…

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/ By Chris Kay

6 Tips For Better Work-Life Balance

These days, work-life balance can seem like an impossible feat. Technology makes workers accessible around the clock. Fears of job loss incentivize longer hours. In fact, a whopping 94% of working professionals reported working more than 50 hours per week and nearly half said they worked more than 65 hours per week in a Harvard Business School survey. Experts agree: the compounding stress from the never-ending workday is damaging. It can hurt relationships, health and overall happiness. Work-life balance means something different to every individual, but here health and career experts share tips to help you find the balance that’s right…

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/ By Chris Kay

Simple Life Hacks For Enjoying Work Every Day

By Jason Shah Many people dread going to work — even entrepreneurs. They may dislike their job, the people they work with, the environment they’re in, or are simply bored of their monotonous routines. With a few simple tips and tricks (backed by science), you’ll finally be able to enjoy your job — and more importantly — look forward to going to work. Hack #1: Try Something New Every Day Psychologists assert that “nothing contributes to our happiness more than shattering the delusions to which we cling.” Opening up to trying or doing something new is often frightening at first…

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/ By Chris Kay

Innovating the Online Lending Industry to Boost Consumer Choice

By Chris Kay   Blue Global has written before about our strong belief that if every participant in the online lending world would take the steps necessary to establish best practices for our sector and to promote transparency and equity, we would all raise the performance bar.  Steve Jobs, the tech industry visionary and inventor behind the iMac, iPhone, iPad, iPod, and many other essential Apple products, once said, “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” This has never been more true, and it is now particularly apt in the online lending industry, where “outside the box” thinking is…

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Restaurant Owners Seek Alternative Lending To Expand Business

With the circulation of online lending platforms, many small businesses are finding it is an effective way to obtain capital to help their business grow. This is especially true for the restaurant industry, which is commonly considered a huge risk to banks. While restaurant owners may have experienced being denied a bank loan, they are finding online lending is a great alternative and can be an effective way to get the financing needed for opening more locations, purchasing new equipment, or expanding in other ways.   Before online lending was established, small business owners often had to put their home…

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Blue Global Media Becomes Partner In Hope At St. Jude’s Children Hospital

“The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay.”   St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital counts on partners to keep their research and facilities going. About 75 percent of St. Jude’s budget comes from public contributions. Without partner’s, such as Blue Global Media this miracle-making hospital could not survive. No parent should have to worry about no being able to afford care for his or her…

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