Kevin Mercadante

How to Pay Off Your Student Loans So You Can Get On With Your Life

by Kevin Mercadante March 30, 2015

For an entire generation, student loan debt has become a crippling fact of life. Part of the problem is the sheer size of student loan debt. For the Class of 2013, average student loan debt is approaching $30,000 and about 70% of graduates are carrying them. How can you pay off your student loans so […]

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Are You Being Paid What You’re Worth?

by Kevin Mercadante February 13, 2015

If you want to know if you’re being paid what you’re worth, here are five websites that can help you do that. These can be especially important if you’re thinking of asking for a salary increase. You want to make sure you’re being paid the going rate for your job, but at the same time […]

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Five Reasons Why the Dow Will Probably Blow Past the 20,000 Mark in 2015

by Kevin Mercadante January 22, 2015

As a rule, I’m not big on predictions – mine or anyone else’s. But I’m going to stick my neck out here, and say that the Dow Jones Industrial Average will probably blow past the 20,000 mark in 2015. Feel free to disagree, but here are five reasons why. Inertia – A Rising Stock Market […]

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How to Find Ideas For a Part-time Business

by Kevin Mercadante September 12, 2014

Millions of people dream about starting their own businesses. But dreaming is usually as far as it goes. Risk, fear the unknown, and fear of failure often stop them in their tracks. But there is a way to spread your entrepreneurial wings that will largely remove that uncertainty, and that’s to start a part-time business. […]

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Your Parents Have NO Retirement Savings – What’s Your Responsibility?

by Kevin Mercadante August 25, 2014

We all know what a bad situation it is to have no retirement savings. But what if it’s not you, but your parents, who have no retirement savings – what’s your responsibility? On first thought, it might be tempting to dismiss the entire scenario. You can simply assume that your parents have some kind of […]

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Ten Ways to Maintain the Value of Your Car

by Kevin Mercadante July 14, 2014

A lot of car owners become concerned with the value of their cars only when it comes time to sell them. But cars don’t lose value overnight, unless of course they undergo an accident. The value of your car can be maintained – or lost – over the many years that you own it. How […]

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How to Market Your Small Business Without Breaking the Bank

by Kevin Mercadante June 16, 2014

Marketing is often the Achilles’ heel of businesses, particularly upstart businesses. Many businesses and business owners have excellent ideas, products, and services, but they fail for lack of ability to reach out to the market and draw in paying clients and customers. If you have a business, marketing will be your life’s blood. How can […]

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