Dear Penny: We Have Bad Credit. Is There Any Hope for a Debt Consolidation Loan?

Dear Penny, We have credit scores in the 500s, and we are being declined for loans to consolidate our debt to improve our credit. We understand the importance of improving our credit scores and are frustrated that the debt consolidation we have been advised to apply for is not working out — no approvals. Who […]

How to Perfect Your Elevator Pitch for Investors (60-Second Video)

Here are three things investors want to hear from you. Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch is a show where entrepreneurs have just 60 seconds to wow a board of investors. Here are three things we’ve seen that separate the great pitches from the not-so-great: Be clear and concise. People who fail to get our investors’ attention are […]

This App Helps You Invest Like a Hedge Fund (You Can Start with $500)

Carmen Mandato/ The Penny Hoarder You’ve heard of robo-investing, right? That’s when online financial firms manage your investments with software. And you’ve heard of robo-advisors. That’s when apps automate your savings and investments for you. Ah, but have you heard of the app that’s built like a “robo hedge fund?” Have you? It’s an innovative […]

Making the Most of an Accelerator Program: 4 Startup Strategies

Accelerators are a great resource for startups, but those businesses still have to put in the work to see results June 5, 2019 7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Henrique Dubugras and Pedro Franceschi know financial technology, but you wouldn’t have guessed that was true if you’d looked at the […]

A 5-Step Guide to Planning for Retirement… Even if It’s Decades Away

Carmen Mandato/The Penny Hoarder Duck! Your retirement is coming! It might seem far off, but it’s not. How you act now is critical to your future security. Failure to start planning your retirement in your 20s, 30s or however old you happen to be now is more dangerous and misguided than it ever has been. […]

You Could Be Missing Out on Free Student Aid if You Skip This Deadline

If college students were superheroes, deadlines would be their kryptonite. Sure, some students thrive under a deadline, but most just suffer under the weight of the looming task before frantically pounding out a half-hearted assignment with only minutes to spare. But here’s a deadline you really don’t want to cut close (or worse, miss entirely): […]

These 5 ‘Jetpacks’ Just Won Big at an International Competition to Build Personal Flying Devices

Gwen Lighter launched GoFly, a $2 million international flying device competition, in 2017. These five creations won the prototype phase. June 4, 2019 6 min read For Gwen Lighter, it all started in the “spaceship tree.” Dubbed as such by Lighter and her sister, who dreamt of sailing out of it and onward through the […]

Cashing Out: What Every Entrepreneur Should Know Before Selling a Business

When the allure of selling your startup becomes too hard to resist, a business broker can be your ace in the hole. June 3, 2019 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Nearly 550,000 people become business owners every month, according to the Kauffman Index of Startup Activity. Many of these new entrepreneurs […]

You Don’t Need a Bachelor’s Degree For These 10 Hot Jobs in 2019

With more than 7 million job openings in the U.S. and the economy continuing to break records, this might be the time to look for a career change. Before you envision taking on $50,000 — or more — in student loan debt and sacrificing the next four years of your earning potential for a bachelor’s […]

An Insider Explanation of Programming vs Coding: Jobs, Salaries and More

Coding and programming are often touted by career advisers as ways to future-proof your job. In movies, these tech pros are portrayed by keyboarding-clanking, socially reclusive geniuses who have the divine gift of speaking the language of computers and work in tech hubs like San Francisco. The message being: You either get it, or you […]

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