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Smart Start Money provides information on making smart money decisions. Providing tips, personal experiences, and opinions on saving smart and spending smart.

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Smart Start Money provides information on making smart money decisions. Providing tips, personal experiences, and opinions on saving smart and spending smart.

    Why Do Employers Offer Severance Pay?

    Why Do Employers Offer Severance Pay?

    A Severance Package Is Not Offered Out of KindnessEmployers do not offer severance pay out of the kindness of their heart for a worker that is let go. A company that decides to give a parting employee severance does it to protect their interests.Not all companies offer severance pay and it isn’t a requirement in most instances. Yet, a growing number of businesses are putting packages together for employees that are let go. What is severance pay and why are a growing number of employers choosing to offer it?This podcast episode talks about why companies decide to offer severance packages. Visit Our Website: https://smartstartmoney.comSubscribe to the Podcast:  https://smartstartmoney.podbean.com/Questions or Comments About the Podcast? Email: info@smartstartmoney.com Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/smartstartm... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Smart-Start-... Linkedin: https://linkedin.com/in/smart-start-m... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/smartstartm...    

    • 15 min
    Why Is a Reverse Mortgage Almost Always a Bad Idea?

    Why Is a Reverse Mortgage Almost Always a Bad Idea?

    Considering a Reverse Mortgage?With 1 in 5 Americans having no retirement savings, it should not come as a surprise that a reverse mortgage is sometimes something people turn to in order to try and solve a financial problem at retirement. A reverse mortgage might seem like a good way to come up with some extra money for daily living expenses, medical bills, or to provide the money needed to stay in a home. However, taking a reverse mortgage is almost always a bad idea and there are several reasons why. This podcast episode talks about the dangers of taking a reverse mortgage. Visit Our Website: https://smartstartmoney.comSubscribe to the Podcast:  https://smartstartmoney.podbean.com/Questions or Comments About the Podcast? Email: info@smartstartmoney.com Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/smartstartm... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Smart-Start-... Linkedin: https://linkedin.com/in/smart-start-m... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/smartstartm...   

    • 14 min
    Politics and Sports: Do Political Views Belong in Professional Sports?

    Politics and Sports: Do Political Views Belong in Professional Sports?

    Most employers in America have rules. It could be a dress code or requiring employees to act a certain way on the job in which an employer wants to be portrayed. For most people in America, there are rules they must follow to be employed, and often this means sticking to actual work rather than getting involved with other employees on political or religious beliefs. Most employers in the real world know it is important to keep political, religious, and sexual beliefs to a minimum at work. The reason for this is because it can create division and hurt working relationships that can ultimately hurt productivity. It seems professional athletes and sports teams are given a special pass for drug use or being a felon. They also are able to use their time at work to let everyone know how they feel politically. They are given a pass for not following company culture or tradition. Everyone has the right to express themselves freely. However, politics and time in the game do not mix.This podcast talks about why politics do not belong in professional sports.Visit Our Website: https://smartstartmoney.comSubscribe to the Podcast:  https://smartstartmoney.podbean.com/Questions or Comments About the Podcast? Email: info@smartstartmoney.com Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/smartstartm... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Smart-Start-... Linkedin: https://linkedin.com/in/smart-start-m... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/smartstartm...   

    • 16 min
    Don’t Take a Home Equity Loan for a College Education

    Don’t Take a Home Equity Loan for a College Education

    With the rising cost of a college education, it can be challenging to come up with the money to pay for higher education. Student loans, grants, scholarships, and college savings plans can all help with financing a college education. However, sometimes even with several different funding sources there just never seems to be enough money for a college education.For a homeowner, taking out a home equity loan or line of credit can appear to be a solution to funding a college education. However, the cons of doing this will almost always outweigh the advantages for numerous different reasons.Borrowing from the equity in a home to fund college is not a good idea. The cost of doing this could end up being the most valuable thing a person has and this is a place to live.This podcast episode talks about why taking a home equity loan is not a good idea for funding a college education. Visit Our Website: https://smartstartmoney.comSubscribe to the Podcast:  https://smartstartmoney.podbean.com/Questions or Comments About the Podcast? Email: info@smartstartmoney.com Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/smartstartm... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Smart-Start-... Linkedin: https://linkedin.com/in/smart-start-m... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/smartstartm...  

    • 15 min
    Why Do Employees Hate Performance Reviews?

    Why Do Employees Hate Performance Reviews?

    The negative perception of performance reviews by employees is simply because, for the most part, they are a waste of time. The truth is performance appraisals are not in place for the benefit of employees. Performance reviews are negatively perceived by employees because for a lot of companies they are in place for control. This podcast episode talks about why most people hate performance reviews at work. Visit Our Website: https://smartstartmoney.comSubscribe to the Podcast:  https://smartstartmoney.podbean.com/Questions or Comments About the Podcast? Email: info@smartstartmoney.com Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/smartstartm... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Smart-Start-... Linkedin: https://linkedin.com/in/smart-start-m... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/smartstartm...  

    • 16 min
    Are New Cars Worth the Money?

    Are New Cars Worth the Money?

    Aside from most new automobiles being a terrible purchase from a financial perspective, are new cars worth the money? The truth today is when you buy a new car you are paying for the technology and not necessarily the overall build quality.The ever-changing global business model and the chase for the highest profits while continually cutting costs does not just come in the form of shopping at your local Walmart. The concept of low-quality cheap throw away consumer items doesn’t stop at the discount store. It might also be present at your local car dealership.This podcast episode talks about the lack of quality in new cars today.  Visit Our Website: https://smartstartmoney.comSubscribe to the Podcast:  https://smartstartmoney.podbean.com/Questions or Comments About the Podcast? Email: info@smartstartmoney.com  Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/smartstartm... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Smart-Start-... Linkedin: https://linkedin.com/in/smart-start-m... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/smartstartm...    

    • 19 min

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