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Friday 09/20/2019
Estate Planning: Most People, Alas, Fail to Make Crucial Decisions
Posted: September 20, 2019

(NewsUSA) - How best to put this delicately?

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Thursday 09/19/2019
With tax extensions up, October tax deadline nears
Posted: September 19, 2019

(BPT) - The IRS projected that more people than ever before — 14.6 million — would file an extension. That estimate may have been conservative, given how tax reform influenced people to delay filing as they figured out what tax reform meant for them.

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Would you like the power to own your own home? Here are 4 steps to follow if you want to make your dream a reality
Posted: September 19, 2019

(BPT) - For many people, a monthly mortgage payment may be manageable, but their biggest obstacle is the upfront expense — namely down payment and closing costs — of buying a home. In fact, according to the Bank of America Spring 2019 Homebuyer Insights Report, 69% of prospective homeowners say saving enough money for a down payment and closing costs is the biggest challenge they face.

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7 Traits to Look for in a Financial Planner
Posted: September 19, 2019

(StatePoint) When looking for a financial planner who can bring all the pieces of your financial life together and put you in the driver’s seat of your own financial future, experts say it’s important to look beyond his or her resume.

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Saturday 09/14/2019
How to Protect Yourself From Financial Fraud
Posted: September 14, 2019

(StatePoint) There are more than 300,000 professional financial advisors in the U.S. It’s fair to say that a majority are dedicated to helping their clients achieve their financial goals. However, some unethical individuals seek to take advantage of clients’ trust and lack of financial knowledge to benefit themselves.

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How New Tech Could Help You Manage Your Money
Posted: September 14, 2019

(StatePoint) From fitness apps monitoring daily activity to calendar apps that send appointment reminders, having high-quality, real-time information in the palm of your hand can be an effective way to stay accountable to your goals. So if you’re looking to better manage your money, it may be time to consider how an app can help.

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Thursday 09/12/2019
Yes, There May Be A Positive to Come Out of the Student Debt Crisis
Posted: September 12, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Are all those stories about crippling student debt having an effect on college campuses? Just ask post-Millennials now trying - albeit not always successfully - to avoid being saddled with the same heavy burden of debt as their predecessors.

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Could You Pay Your Mortgage on One Income? Here’s What to Know
Posted: September 12, 2019

(StatePoint) For many people, getting married and buying a house is still part of the American Dream. That’s reflected in the numbers. The homeownership rate among married couples in the U.S. is 80 percent, according to recent data reported by Statista. But what if something were to happen to you or your spouse? Would the person left behind still be able to afford the mortgage?

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Wednesday 09/11/2019
Meeting The High Cost Of Higher Education
Updated: September 14, 2019 - 2:53 am

(NAPSI)—If you or someone you care about is—or hopes to be—a college student soon, a few facts and stats may prove educational:

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Exciting Changes Coming To The Advanced Placement Program
Updated: September 14, 2019 - 2:57 am

(NAPSI)—The Advanced Placement (AP) Program gives students a chance to experience college-level classes in high school and opens the door to earning college credit before they ever set foot on campus. Students get to dig deeper into subjects they love, while building the skills and confidence they need to succeed in college. There are more statewide and system-wide AP credit policies than ever; over 99 percent of colleges have an AP credit policy in place.

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Adulting: Financial Tips for Gen Z
Posted: September 11, 2019

(StatePoint) As more states nationwide adopt laws requiring high schools to offer personal finance classes, a new survey suggests that generation Z is on board with the trend.

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Monday 09/09/2019
Free yourself from living paycheck to paycheck
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 2:41 am

(BPT) - About 80% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck, often struggling between paydays. If this is a challenge for you, here are three easy ways that can help you get from one paycheck to the next with ease, avoid financial pitfalls, and even come out ahead.

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Friday 09/06/2019
Study Shows College Kids Hide Debt From Parents
Updated: September 10, 2019 - 2:59 am

(NAPSI)—For college freshmen looking to manage their own finances—often for the first time—heading to college can often mean a lot of unexpected expenses and even new debt.

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How to Prepare Young Adults for Financial Independence
Posted: September 06, 2019

(StatePoint) As you prepare your young adult for college and beyond, it’s important to talk about the road to financial independence, which includes building healthy credit. This is vital for big life moments like getting a car, apartment, house or job, and your child’s credit report will be the financial resume necessary to help him or her achieve these goals.

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Thursday 09/05/2019
For A Purpose-Driven ROI, Partner With Those On The Front Lines
Updated: September 10, 2019 - 2:59 am

by Rick Shadyac

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Tuesday 09/03/2019
A New Way to Benefit From the Competition For Your Money
Posted: September 03, 2019

(NewsUSA) - You win.

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Friday 08/16/2019
What Money Tips Would You Tell Your Younger Self?
Posted: August 16, 2019

(StatePoint) As we age, we sometimes regret those life lessons that might have served us better when we were younger. If you could roll back the years, what would you tell your younger self about money? 

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Thursday 08/15/2019
Ticket To Work Helps People Regain Independence
Updated: August 20, 2019 - 2:57 am

(NAPSI)—Millions of Americans get Social Security disability benefits yet want to work. They may be glad to know about a federal program that can help them enter the workforce while maintaining access to benefits. Thanks to Social Security’s Ticket to Work program, free employment support services help people prepare for work, find jobs or progress in their careers.

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Monday 08/12/2019
Worried about saving for college? California is giving money to parents to help jump start their savings plan
Updated: August 20, 2019 - 2:57 am

(BPT) - If you’re like many parents, one concern at the back of your mind is whether you’ll be able to help with your children’s education costs once they graduate from high school.

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Wednesday 08/07/2019
Put Your Home To Work This Winter
Updated: August 15, 2019 - 2:38 am

(NAPSI)—Here’s an idea many homeowners may warm to: Rent out your place as a vacation home.

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Wednesday 07/31/2019
How investment in public transportation boosts the economy
Updated: September 21, 2019 - 2:49 am

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How to discuss money with your date
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 2:41 am

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Smart Ways To Save For Your Future
Updated: August 06, 2019 - 2:41 am

(NAPSI)—According to the Federal Reserve Board, four in 10 adults, if faced with an unexpected expense of $400, would either not be able to cover it or would cover it by selling something or borrowing money. If you’re ever among them, or the 78 percent of American workers who live paycheck to paycheck, you can assist yourself. It can pay to consider these six hints that can help you save:

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Wednesday 07/24/2019
Unscrupulous financial advisors undermine public trust
Updated: August 20, 2019 - 2:57 am

(BPT) - Financial advisors are supposed to help you achieve your financial goals by providing expert guidance and strategic recommendations. Most truly want to see their clients succeed and work hard in your interest. But what about when they put their interests ahead of your own? Unfortunately, unscrupulous behavior from financial advisors and brokers is more common than you might think. This results in not only financial hardship for victims, but it can undermine confidence in those entrusted to protect our most important assets.

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Tuesday 07/23/2019
Students Learn to Steer Their Farm Through Ups And Downs This Fair Season
Updated: August 23, 2019 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - Although school may still be out for summer vacation, learning opportunities are all around us - even at county and state fairs.

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Students Learn to Steer Their Farm Through Ups And Downs This Fair Season
Updated: September 10, 2019 - 2:58 am

(NewsUSA) - Although school may still be out for summer vacation, learning opportunities are all around us - even at county and state fairs.

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Bringing a message of the importance of financial education to youth and community leaders
Updated: September 21, 2019 - 2:49 am

(BPT) - How do you identify future leaders? Is it GPA? Test scores? Another metric? There are all kinds of formulas to predict who among the nation’s youth will become our country's leaders. But trying to decipher them can leave you lost in a sea of analytics.

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Monday 07/22/2019
A Better Way to Buy and Own A Home
Updated: August 23, 2019 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - Whether it's your first house or your fourth, buying a home is exciting - but also stressful.

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A Better Way to Buy and Own A Home
Updated: September 07, 2019 - 2:56 am

(NewsUSA) - Whether it's your first house or your fourth, buying a home is exciting - but also stressful.

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How Companies are Supporting Employees’ Financial Goals
Posted: July 22, 2019

(StatePoint) Many businesses -- and almost all employees -- would like it if there was a way for companies to help members of their workforce save for financial goals or pay off student loans. While most employers would like to offer such benefits, many have limited budget flexibility. But now, new options are helping them offer more meaningful perks without making substantial increases to their benefits budget.

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Thursday 07/18/2019
Eighty-Eight Percent of Teachers Seek Book Discounts and More
Updated: August 23, 2019 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - It's undeniable that teachers are considered to be some of the most significant and respected people in our lives. In fact, about 80 percent of Americans feel strongly so, according to the Global Teacher Status Index.

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Eighty-Eight Percent of Teachers Seek Book Discounts and More
Updated: September 04, 2019 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - It's undeniable that teachers are considered to be some of the most significant and respected people in our lives. In fact, about 80 percent of Americans feel strongly so, according to the Global Teacher Status Index.

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Wednesday 07/17/2019
ICO Offers Investors a Chance to Cash in on Green Energy Plan
Updated: August 23, 2019 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - Interest in alternative, environmentally-friendly energy sources continues to grow, and one company, Eco Smart Energies, offers investors a unique opportunity to get in on the ground floor of green energy with a pre-sale Initial Coin Offering (ICO) at renbdo.io to raise funds for the Renewable Energy Network Based on Decentralized Organization (RENBDO) project.

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ICO Offers Investors a Chance to Cash in on Green Energy Plan
Updated: September 04, 2019 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - Interest in alternative, environmentally-friendly energy sources continues to grow, and one company, Eco Smart Energies, offers investors a unique opportunity to get in on the ground floor of green energy with a pre-sale Initial Coin Offering (ICO) at renbdo.io to raise funds for the Renewable Energy Network Based on Decentralized Organization (RENBDO) project.

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5 creative ways to help pay for rising school costs
Updated: September 21, 2019 - 2:49 am

(BPT) - It’s that time of year again — back-to-school sales are starting up, and parents everywhere are preparing to send kids back to the classroom. In a recent Coinstar back-to-school survey conducted among 1,004 U.S. parents, three in five said that they felt stressed about managing school-related costs, from new clothes to all the school supplies their kids will need.

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Monday 07/15/2019
5 Tips for Managing Your Student Loan Debt
Posted: July 15, 2019

(StatePoint) Student loan debt is a fact of life for many college graduates and their parents, with borrowers owing approximately $1.6 trillion in federal and private student loans in 2019. While some graduates easily repay their loans, others struggle to manage their debt.

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Friday 07/12/2019
Tips to Build Good Credit During and After College
Posted: July 12, 2019

(StatePoint) There’s a lot of learning that takes place during and after college, including many lessons outside of the classroom. When it comes to personal finance, however, young people don’t need to learn their lessons the hard way.

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Tuesday 07/09/2019
What To Do If You Lose Your Health Insurance
Updated: July 13, 2019 - 2:53 am

Transamerica Center for Health Studies

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A Ticket To Work: Designed Just For You
Updated: July 13, 2019 - 2:53 am

(NAPSI)—As you may have discovered, looking for work is not a one-size-fits-all journey. That’s why the Ticket to Work (Ticket) program, Social Security’s national employment-related program, uses a customized approach to help people with disabilities find meaningful work that leads to financial independence.

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Friday 07/05/2019
Find Resources For Social Security Disability Beneficiaries Who Want To Work
Updated: July 07, 2019 - 2:35 am

(NAPSI)—When Laura set a goal of becoming a certified orthotist and prosthetist to help people who, like her, experienced limb loss, she was concerned that earning the income she would need to afford the necessary training and education would affect her Supplemental Security Income (SSI) from Social Security. But working with Social Security’s Ticket to Work (Ticket) program and using other Social Security Work Incentives helped her create a path to success.

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Uniformed Services Members: Protect Your Family With The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program
Updated: July 07, 2019 - 2:35 am

(NAPSI)—The prospect of needing long term care may be far from your mind today, but be aware, circumstances can change. A long term care event can happen at any age, and the potential financial and emotional strain that comes with it can affect you and your loved ones.

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Tuesday 07/02/2019
Helping Veterans Fight The Battle Of The Budget
Updated: July 07, 2019 - 2:35 am

(NAPSI)—Being a warrior can be stressful enough, but for 62 percent of active-duty service members, veterans and military families, there’s added stress due to their financial situation, according to a 2018 survey by Blue Star Families—but help may be available.

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Monday 07/01/2019
Safeguard Your Jewelry on Summer Vacation
Updated: August 23, 2019 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - Julie Embling and her fiancé were traveling from Milwaukee, WI to Bridal Veil, Oregon to mail their wedding invitations. It was a quick 36-hour trip that was supposed to be filled with bliss but turned horrifying when Embling noticed her engagement ring was gone.

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Safeguard Your Jewelry on Summer Vacation
Updated: August 28, 2019 - 2:54 am

(NewsUSA) - Julie Embling and her fiancé were traveling from Milwaukee, WI to Bridal Veil, Oregon to mail their wedding invitations. It was a quick 36-hour trip that was supposed to be filled with bliss but turned horrifying when Embling noticed her engagement ring was gone.

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Friday 06/28/2019
Raising Financially Successful Children
Updated: June 30, 2019 - 2:53 am

(NAPSI)—Good news for parents: You can help your kids learn to do well. Studies suggest a clear correlation between early education in money and future financial success.

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Thursday 06/27/2019
5 Signs it’s Time to Ask for a Raise
Posted: June 27, 2019

(StatePoint) For U.S. workers, living expenses continue to generally outpace pay increases, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In fact, a recent study by Randstad US and Apartment Guide found that 44 percent of employed Americans say their annual residential expenses (rent, mortgage, utilities, household maintenance, etc.) increase more than their salary does each year — and 37 percent of house, room and apartment renters claim the cost of their home is too high when compared to their income. This has resulted in long commutes, as well as a need to supplement expenses by taking on side gigs and seeking out roommates.

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Tuesday 06/25/2019
H&R Block volunteers help Kansas City community gardens
Updated: September 21, 2019 - 2:49 am

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Wednesday 06/19/2019
Canadian CBD Company Is on Explosive Track for Growth
Updated: July 31, 2019 - 2:47 am

(NewsUSA) - As the CBD industry continues its growth spurt in the United States, new research suggests that it is poised to take off in Europe as well.

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Summer Entertaining Hosted By The California Avocado Commission
Updated: June 28, 2019 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—With longer days and warmer nights, entertaining becomes almost inevitable during the summer months. Thanks to the abundance of fresh produce, like California avocados, your backyard barbeques, pool parties and beachside picnics will never have to sacrifice versatility or taste.

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Tuesday 06/18/2019
The Rise of Digital Wallets and Mobile Payments
Updated: July 25, 2019 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - More businesses and countries worldwide are embracing digital payments as a way to make e-commerce more efficient and create a smoother transaction experience for consumers.

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Wednesday 09/04/2019
4 Tips to Dress for Success at Work
Posted: September 04, 2019

(StatePoint) In today’s workplace, many employers have abandoned strict dress code policies, providing employees with more flexibility to dress casually.

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Monday 08/26/2019
Technician Education Can Fuel Financial Success
Posted: August 26, 2019

(NewsUSA) - It doesn't take a college degree to understand that a four-year education may not be the end-all and be-all it once was, according to a new survey of U.S. high school students. With rising costs for higher education, and the way it equates to a career, more high school students say costs will be a "deciding factor in which college they attend or whether they end up going at all," according to the Washington D.C.-based nonprofit College Savings Foundation.

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Self-Publishing Helps Parents Share New Books with Kids
Posted: August 26, 2019

(NewsUSA) - It's no surprise that parents today seek books that will delight, engage, and educate their children. However, some parents are seeing gaps in the available options of topics they want to share with their children. To combat this, there is a growing trend of parents who have taken matters into their own hands and turned to self-publishing to fill these holes themselves.

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What to Know About Financial Planning Careers
Posted: August 26, 2019

(StatePoint) Considering a career in financial planning? Those in the industry point out that financial planning provides opportunities to chart one’s own path, maximize growth potential, and maintain work-life balance.

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Monday 07/29/2019
How One Furniture Manufacturer Goes 'Beyond Sustainability'
Updated: August 23, 2019 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - It's no surprise that more companies are paying attention to their impact on their environment. However, some stand out by going beyond reducing their carbon footprints, to cultivating socially conscious corporate cultures in which making a positive impact is as important as making a profit.

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How One Furniture Manufacturer Goes 'Beyond Sustainability'
Updated: September 14, 2019 - 2:52 am

(NewsUSA) - It's no surprise that more companies are paying attention to their impact on their environment. However, some stand out by going beyond reducing their carbon footprints, to cultivating socially conscious corporate cultures in which making a positive impact is as important as making a profit.

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Tuesday 07/23/2019
Students Learn to Steer Their Farm Through Ups And Downs This Fair Season
Updated: August 23, 2019 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - Although school may still be out for summer vacation, learning opportunities are all around us - even at county and state fairs.

more »
Students Learn to Steer Their Farm Through Ups And Downs This Fair Season
Updated: September 10, 2019 - 2:58 am

(NewsUSA) - Although school may still be out for summer vacation, learning opportunities are all around us - even at county and state fairs.

more »
How to Transfer Your Military Skills to the Corporate World
Posted: July 23, 2019

(StatePoint) A military background brings with it an ability to collaborate, problem-solve and thrive under pressure, making veterans well-positioned to take on leadership roles in the corporate world.

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Wednesday 07/17/2019
ICO Offers Investors a Chance to Cash in on Green Energy Plan
Updated: August 23, 2019 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - Interest in alternative, environmentally-friendly energy sources continues to grow, and one company, Eco Smart Energies, offers investors a unique opportunity to get in on the ground floor of green energy with a pre-sale Initial Coin Offering (ICO) at renbdo.io to raise funds for the Renewable Energy Network Based on Decentralized Organization (RENBDO) project.

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