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What to Do After a Fire Shuts Down Your Business

What to Do After a Fire Shuts Down Your Business

Although many of us go through great efforts to fireproof our home, we rarely bring this outlook into the workplace. While there’s no replacement for a little bit of forethought and diligence, a fire at your place of business doesn’t have to mean the end of your...

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18 Habits of Mentally Strong People

18 Habits of Mentally Strong People

As the author of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do, I usually spend my time talking about the bad habits that can rob you of mental strength. After all, it only takes one bad habit to hold you back from reaching your greatest potential.

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Precious Metals Shine Bright for Brexit Haven Seekers

Precious Metals Shine Bright for Brexit Haven Seekers

Silver vaulted above $21 for the first time in two years and gold advanced for a fourth day as investors sought precious metals as a haven after the U.K.’s vote to leave the European Union. Shares of silver miner Fresnillo Plc surged. Bullion has benefited as...

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Is Cashless Now King?

Is Cashless Now King?

The continued use of cash is surprising given its inconveniences and the risk consumers face in carrying it around. Love it or hate it, cash is increasingly playing a diminishing a role in the U.S. economy including the convenience store industry.

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Ask Policeman Dan: How to Get Stolen Guns Back from Pawn Shop

Ask Policeman Dan: How to Get Stolen Guns Back from Pawn Shop

Q: My guns were stolen from my pickup on a recent trip to town. I found them in a pawn shop but due to the fact that I did not record the serial numbers or mark them with my initials or a way to prove they were mine. The police are telling me that I can’t get my guns....

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Payday lending isn’t helping the poor. Here’s what might.

Payday lending isn’t helping the poor. Here’s what might.

Each week, In Theory takes on a big idea in the news and explores it from a range of perspectives. This week we’re talking about payday lending. Need a primer? Catch up here. Mehrsa Baradaran is the J. Alton Hosch Associate Professor of Law at the University of...

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What’s the alternative to payday loans?

What’s the alternative to payday loans?

There are more payday lending storefronts in the United States than Starbucks and McDonald’s combined. Lenders loan to about 10 million people every year — an $89 billion industry. The “free cash now!” ads on talk radio and daytime television are incessant. Earlier...

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