Things felt like they were finally turning around for Aaron Woodrum in March 2015 after several months of unemployment. The 38-year-old had fallen behind on bills, causing his credit score to slip. But, thankfully, he’d secured a new job, bolstering his prospects. He just needed a car. Living in Plainfield, Indiana, population 31,000, a vehicle is almost always necessary to get—and keep—a job. One day, he found a solution: an online ad for an auto dealer that offered financing to consumers with low credit scores. Woodrum said he filled out a form and, shortly after, the dealership gave him a call. When he arrived, Woodrum found a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 that seemed perfect. He had a decent chunk of savings, $4,000, as a down payment. The dealer said that was more than enough. “I didn’t think I’d get one because of my credit,” he said. “But they worked it out somehow.” The sales price of his truck was about $21,000. Woodrum purchased … [Read more...] about How Subprime Car Loans Are Ruining Lives And Repeating The Mistakes Of The Housing Crisis
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If you own your own business and have no partners, chances are you'll file taxes as a sole proprietor. © BUCK Studio/Corbis So you have a bang-up idea for a business, and you're willing to commit your heart and soul to getting it up and running. How will you structure it? Though you may have a personal preference, you should understand the views of the IRS. You'll be filing tax returns, and different types of businesses have different filing requirements. The IRS recognizes five types of businesses: sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, S corporation and limited liability company or LLC. Many small businesses go the sole proprietorship route. Its name says it all: One person is in charge and accepts all responsibilities, debts, losses and obligations. On the plus side, the owner also receives 100 percent of the profits. Another bonus: The owner simply has to file the standard 1040 tax form along with Schedule C, which identifies profits, losses and expenses. Sole … [Read more...] about What are the different types of businesses?
Toys and Collectibles Action figures, statues, exclusives, and other merchandise. Beware: if you look here, you’re probably going to spend some money afterwards. Geoffrey the Giraffe, 1969-2018, purveyor of material joy. After fighting an unwinnable battle against online retailers and the lasting consequences of its own gross debt mismanagement, Toys “R” Us is finally closing up shop in the US. Though the company at first planned on trying to keep some 700 stores across the globe open after filing for bankruptcy last year, the retail giant pivoted suddenly when it filed for liquidation last week. According to USA Today, all remaining Toys “R” Us locations in the US will start clearing their inventory with massive price cuts on basically everything in the store, with most locations beginning their sales tomorrow, March 22, and running through June. It’s an excellent opportunity for anyone to pick up whatever toys or games they might have been … [Read more...] about The Massive Toys ‘R’ Us Going-Out-of-Business Sales Begin Tomorrow [Update]
Ostriches are raised for their lean red meat. These ostriches are seen at a commercial farm. Dima Korotayev/Pressphotos/Getty Images Standing up to 9 feet (2.7 meters) tall with lanky legs, massive bodies, huge overbites and eyes the size of a child's fist, an ostrich looks like an avian punch line [source: San Diego Zoo]. These birds are no laughing matter, though. They're the largest birds alive, and they can kill a lion with one swift kick. The ostrich is different from almost all other birds. They belong to a family of birds called ratites, which includes emus and rheas as well, and they are easy to tell apart from other winged creatures. For one thing, these birds can't fly. As strange as it seems for a bird to be flightless, it makes sense if you consider flight as a way to escape predators. Ostriches don't need that particular escape route because they can sprint at up to 43 miles per hour (70 kph) and run long distances at more than 30 mph (50 kph) [source: San Diego … [Read more...] about Why do ostriches have red meat instead of white?
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