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Friday 06/23/2017
3 tips to save money every wedding guest should know
Updated: June 24, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Wedding season fills summer weekends with nuptials, and while we enjoy celebrating the bride and groom, all the “something borrowed and something blue” adds up to some serious green. In fact, a new survey from Bankrate.com (April 2017) found that nearly half of those surveyed — 47 percent — will spend $100 or more on a wedding gift for close friends or family.

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Thursday 06/22/2017
Breaking Down The School Staffing Surge
Updated: June 23, 2017 - 3:34 am

(NAPSI)—Most parents believe the more personnel there are in a school, the better the education their kids can get—but this may not be so.

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Tuesday 06/20/2017
Viscount Mining Corp: Company to Watch In 2017
Updated: June 20, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Back in the late 1800s, hordes of miners descended on Colorado's Custer County to seek their fortunes. They staked nearly 100 individual claims, and mined large amounts of top-grade silver and gold from the ground. The area even acquired a revealing name: the Hardscrabble Silver District.

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Monday 06/19/2017
Making Informed Choices About Student Debt
Updated: June 20, 2017 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—Millions of students are pursuing a college degree in the hope that it leads to a successful career and a meaningful life. It can seem like the only way to a stable financial future. But is it really? The decision to go to college might seem like an easy choice for some high school graduates; for others it could be challenging, especially if they can’t easily afford it.

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Thursday 06/15/2017
Mobile Banking Offers Greater Ease, Better Deals
Posted: June 15, 2017

(NewsUSA) - It seems that almost anything can be done with a click of a mouse or a downloaded app these days -- including your banking.

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Thursday 06/08/2017
220 Cities, 140 Million Americans To Lose Amtrak Service; Federal Budget Will Kill U.S. Train Network
Updated: June 09, 2017 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—This summer travel season may be the last year with train travel as an option for millions of Americans. The Administration’s proposed 2018 budget wipes out funding for almost all Amtrak trains except on the East and West coasts. More than 220 cities and towns will lose train service completely and 140 million people will completely lose an entire transportation mode.

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Wednesday 06/07/2017
5 Investment Strategies That Can Outlast Market Spikes
Updated: June 08, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - You’re familiar with the saying “If it seems too good to be true, it probably is”?

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Check Your Dollars: You Could Have A $1 Bill Worth $10,000
Updated: June 08, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—They get shoved in pockets and run through the laundry. Jammed in and spit out of vending machines. And grasped by many hands as they make their way across the United States.

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Monday 06/05/2017
7 tips for balancing retirement savings and paying for college
Updated: June 13, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Most people want to help their children pay for a quality college education, but it can be difficult to balance personal financial goals and funding your kids' educational aspirations. When retirement savings is sacrificed for college costs, it can be a disservice to the entire family.

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Tuesday 05/30/2017
Financial Tips for Grads Considering Their First Job
Updated: May 30, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Perhaps the best financial advice for newly minted college grads? At least eight factors -- not just salary -- should be considered before deciding which job offer to accept. 

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Take Control of Your Personal Finances with New Express Bill Pay
Updated: May 30, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - We all work hard for our money, which in turn is divided up to pay our bills. That's how it works. But with the added stress of managing daily life, managing bill payment can often be overwhelming and sometimes get overlooked. It can be hard to keep track of what's due and when; never mind those bills that have fallen through the cracks and are late.

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Thursday 05/25/2017
3 tips when buying a used car
Updated: June 02, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - If you’re in the market for a used vehicle, the car-buying process can be both an exciting and daunting experience. Whether you are a first-time buyer or looking for a different model, a car is one of the largest purchases you will ever make. It’s not only important to make sure you have the right car for your lifestyle, but one that makes the most sense for your personal financial situation.

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A Present For A Future
Updated: June 08, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—Take a look at the children you care about. Then picture them far from family and friends, in foster care, and with very little in the way of luxury or even stuff they can call their own.

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Tuesday 05/23/2017
Tips For A 100 Percent Hassle-Free Move
Updated: May 24, 2017 - 3:35 am

(NAPSI)—Moving can be a hassle, stressful and emotional.

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For Many, Small Business Is Close To Home
Updated: May 24, 2017 - 3:35 am

(NAPSI)—If you are like many Americans, you either own or work for a small business. Small businesses are a big part of the country’s economy, employing 56.1 million members of the nation’s private workforce and creating two out of every three new jobs every year.

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Wednesday 05/17/2017
Are You Banking On Social Security For Your Retirement Income?
Updated: May 18, 2017 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—If you’re a middle-income baby boomer, chances are you’re still struggling to recover from the financial crash that began in 2007. You’re not alone: According to a new study, only two percent of boomers feel the economy has fully recovered, and 65 percent say they have not felt personal benefit from any recovery.

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Monday 05/15/2017
Using Academic Practices To Improve Your Communications
Updated: May 16, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—In today’s fast-paced world, new content is coming out faster than many people can keep up. According to an article in Science Daily, 90 percent of the world’s data has been generated in just the last few years. People actively develop new content every day, whether in their professional roles or when choosing what to blog about, link to on social media, and actively share in some way. With all this increased access to information that can be used to create content, it’s important to be mindful of the process and how companies can most effectively connect with consumers or any audience in a way that is accurate and authentic.

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Friday 05/12/2017
Keeping Your Business Running Smoothly
Updated: May 13, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—According to the latest statistics from the U.S. Small Business Administration, 80 percent of the 28.8 million U.S. small businesses have no employees, placing a heavy burden on the business owner when it comes to juggling every detail of running a company. From IT issues to customer service and even facilities management, a small-business owner must be a jack-of-all-trades.

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Change Careers: Answer The Calling To The Classroom
Updated: May 13, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—Here’s news many may find educational: According to a recent University of Phoenix College of Education survey,* one in three (34 percent) K−12 teachers nationwide say they changed careers to join the teaching profession, with 36 percent of career changers coming from a business and management background.

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Thursday 05/11/2017
The Benefits of A Flexible Work Schedule
Updated: May 24, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - Within the past two decades, job opportunities that offer telecommuting options have quadrupled, and as technology advances, that number will continue to grow.

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Wednesday 05/10/2017
Important And Intriguing Graduation Information
Updated: May 11, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—If you’re among the estimated 3 million young Americans getting a high school diploma this year—Congratulations!

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When Free Trade Agreements Are Not So Free
Updated: May 11, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—As a successful businessman and negotiator, President Trump ran much of his campaign on promises of updating established international trade agreements to benefit American businesses and their workforces. Needless to say, he has taken on a challenge that many of his predecessors, with their focus on diplomatic relations, were unable to achieve. Time will show whether this 45th president will be able to fulfill this challenge, but many American businesses are relying on him to not only improve their freedom to trade internationally but to protect their assets from loopholes that continue to hurt their business.

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Sunday 05/07/2017
Non-Profit Venture Fund Seeks to Support The American Dream
Updated: May 11, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - An innovative venture fund is creating opportunities to support the American Dream by providing capital and resources to small businesses. ProgressWorks is a non-profit 501(c)(3) U.S. job-creation venture fund with a mission to facilitate job creation and retention in the United States. Its vision is to impact the growth of employment through targeted investment, strategic partnering, and resources that reduce the challenges small businesses face when seeking capital.

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Thursday 05/04/2017
The Time To See A Tax Pro Is Now
Updated: May 05, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—Many taxpayers may be surprised to discover that a good time to get tax advice is after their taxes are done and filed.

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Wednesday 05/03/2017
Precious Metals Investing 2017: Keep an Eye on Silver
Updated: May 03, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - When it comes to investing in precious metals, gold usually gets most of the attention. But silver -- and silver mining -- may now be the better bet.

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Monday 05/01/2017
Ready to start saving? Sometimes the best rates can be found across state lines
Updated: May 02, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - With interest rates on the rise, now is a great time to start saving. Whether you want to put away money for a large purchase — such as a down payment on a new home or to purchase a vehicle — or you need a secure way to generate a return on money you’ve already set aside, certificates of deposit (CDs) or high-interest checking accounts can be a solid option.

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A Retirement Paycheck Better Than A Pot Of Gold
Updated: May 02, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—Retiring from the workforce will mean a lot of changes in your life—and some big decisions about what to do with the money from your pension or 401(k). Taking all the money as a lump sum—or “pot of gold”—may be tempting, particularly since this may be the most money you’ve ever had at one time. However, there can be significant drawbacks with a lump sum, according to a recently released study by MetLife.

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Tuesday 04/18/2017
5 tips to help teens master their money
Updated: April 26, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - For most teens, high school is an exciting time, one that offers the opportunity to set their own path and make some of their own decisions. However, with this added independence comes additional responsibility, especially regarding money.

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Spring cleaning to make money: Don't toss these 5 hidden sources of extra cash
Updated: April 19, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Before we soak up the summer sun, we need to think about spring cleaning. As you clear out your closets and drawers, be on the lookout for these five often overlooked sources of money:

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Monday 04/17/2017
Reverse Mortgages Benefit Younger Seniors
Updated: April 21, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - This article is a paid advertisement. The content was provided by One Reverse Mortgage.

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Get extra money all year: Tips to adjust your tax withholdings
Updated: April 19, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Every year, nearly eight out of 10 taxpayers receive a federal tax refund. Many of them are more than happy to see that “extra” money drop into their bank accounts. In fact, according to a recent TaxAct survey, 61 percent of tax filers said they’d rather receive a big refund than a larger paycheck throughout the year.

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Protect Your Money: There’s an App for That
Updated: April 17, 2017 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) Since the credit card made its debut as an alternative to cash over 50 years ago, more Americans are using debit or credit cards as a primary payment method than ever before. In addition to the convenience and simplicity of using a card, another reason they have become increasingly popular is because they offer certain protections for consumers.

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Thursday 04/13/2017
No Better Time To Prepare For Your Own Funeral Than Tax Time
Updated: April 14, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—As Benjamin Franklin famously wrote, "In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." If you, like most Americans, are beginning to work on your yearly taxes, why not start preparing for that other inevitability of life—your death.

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Monday 04/10/2017
What Millennials Ought To Know
Updated: April 11, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—If you are—or care about—a millennial, someone between the ages of 18 and 35, here’s something you may care to consider:

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Tuesday 04/04/2017
6 tips for decoding college financial aid award letters
Updated: April 12, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Monday 04/03/2017
Balance is the key to help build financial confidence [Infographic]
Posted: April 03, 2017

(BPT) - Taking small financial steps today can help prepare you for a more confident tomorrow. Learn how to get started with these tips for tackling your biggest financial concerns.

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National Retirement Planning Week: Help Meet Your Retirement Income Goals
Updated: April 03, 2017 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) Most Americans care about enjoying a financially comfortable retirement, yet almost two in five people express concerns over whether they will have enough money to live the lifestyle they want, according to new research on savers from Greenwald & Associates and CANNEX.

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Teach Your Children about Money this Financial Literacy Month
Updated: April 03, 2017 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) April is Financial Literacy Month, an ideal time to think about the lessons your children are learning about money. Setting a good financial example is just the start. Parents should also actively engage children on the topic. These lessons can help put kids and teens on the right path towards a financially responsible adulthood.

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Friday 03/31/2017
Many Working Moms Can't Afford Their Health Care Deductible
Updated: March 31, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - A survey from Aflac and Working Mother magazine found that growing health care deductibles are unaffordable for nearly half of working mothers.

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Summer Break: A Good Time To Check Your Credit Report
Updated: April 01, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—School will be out soon and that means summer vacation planning for families. Before planning your vacation, financial experts recommend reviewing your finances by getting a FREE annual credit report from Equifax, Experian and/or TransUnion at www.annualcreditreport.com.

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Thursday 03/30/2017
Tips for paying less in taxes all year long
Updated: March 31, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - American taxpayers file roughly 140 million tax returns annually, according to the IRS. Of those, just 14 percent are the simplest type of form, the 1040EZ. In fact, all the 1040EZs, 1040s and 1040As filed — the least complex types of returns that you should, in theory, be able to do for yourself — account for just 22 percent of all tax returns, IRS data show.

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Wednesday 03/29/2017
The lowdown on leasing
Updated: April 06, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - If you’re in the market for a new car, you might be thinking about leasing. After all, it seems very attractive on the surface — so attractive that leases accounted for one-third of all vehicles sales nationally in 2016. Taking a closer look though, you may be surprised to see there's more than meets the eye in some lease offers. So, here are a few need-to-know nuggets about leasing a car.

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Friday 03/24/2017
Big Advice For The Smallest Businesses
Updated: March 25, 2017 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—While large enterprises may make the most headlines, it’s often the country’s smallest businesses that are providing jobs, fueling innovation and growing the economy. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, 62 percent of all U.S. businesses are microbusinesses, or businesses with fewer than 10 employees. These businesses also account for 75.3 percent of all private-sector employers.

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Wednesday 03/22/2017
Veteran Raises Capital Via Alternative Financing
Updated: March 22, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) -Every veteran entrepreneur needs capital, but investing in them via regulated channels may be the best bet for investors.

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Smart Tips to Prevent Identity Theft
Updated: March 22, 2017 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) More than 13 million U.S. consumers fall victim to identity theft each year, according to Javelin Strategy and Research, with more than $15 billion stolen. Fortunately for consumers, many of these crimes are preventable.

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Tuesday 03/21/2017
Facts On Filing Tax Extensions Without Paying A Penalty
Updated: March 22, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—There’s good news, bad news and better news for people who can’t file or pay their taxes on time.

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Monday 03/20/2017
3 tax hints every investor should know
Updated: March 24, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - It's a common misconception that if you have investments you need to shell out a large chunk of change to have your taxes prepared by an accounting genius. The truth is, it’s easy and affordable to do your own taxes and maximize tax savings — even if you’re an investor.

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Friday 03/17/2017
University Students Take Top Honors at CME Group's Annual Trading Challenge
Posted: March 17, 2017

(NewsUSA) - For college students who aspire to work in financial markets, there is no better way to experience trading than participating in CME Group's annual Trading Challenge.

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Thursday 03/16/2017
Three Ways To Save
Updated: March 17, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—Every year, some 35 million Americans move to a new home. If you’re ever among them, you should know that three simple steps can help you go a long way toward more savings and less stress:

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Tuesday 03/14/2017
Entrepreneurs Provide TIPS! Monthly Yield Now Makes Sense
Updated: March 14, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) -The ability to invest in cash-flowing and profitable entrepreneurs has disappeared with the loss of the regional exchanges in Philadelphia, Chicago and Seattle, among others. Local investors have lost the ability to invest locally -- easily.

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Tuesday 06/13/2017
Entrepreneurs Embrace In-House Fitness
Updated: June 13, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - The popularity of health and fitness services is driving many entrepreneurs to start home-based businesses.

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Tuesday 06/06/2017
Rum Aficionados Are in For a Treat with Relaunch, New Label
Updated: June 06, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Rum aficionados, rejoice. A classic brand is re-entering the spotlight with a new look.

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Iconic US Winemaker Toasts Tradition While Embracing Change
Updated: June 06, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - For those who appreciate wine, it is an art unto itself. After all, great wine comes from all over the world. If, however, you want to remain true to your North American roots, it may be more difficult than you think.

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Monday 06/05/2017
How to Use Social Media to Build Your Career
Updated: June 05, 2017 - 3:35 am

(StatePoint) Seventy-seven percent of American women want to be their own boss, a new survey from Avon finds. While their reasons vary -- from scheduling flexibility to more control to less office politics -- now it’s easier than ever to start living like a boss or simply to advance in your career.

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Tuesday 05/30/2017
Financial Tips for Grads Considering Their First Job
Updated: May 30, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Perhaps the best financial advice for newly minted college grads? At least eight factors -- not just salary -- should be considered before deciding which job offer to accept. 

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Take Control of Your Personal Finances with New Express Bill Pay
Updated: May 30, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - We all work hard for our money, which in turn is divided up to pay our bills. That's how it works. But with the added stress of managing daily life, managing bill payment can often be overwhelming and sometimes get overlooked. It can be hard to keep track of what's due and when; never mind those bills that have fallen through the cracks and are late.

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Thursday 05/25/2017
Optimism About Farm Economy Remains Robust, Says New Economic Indicator
Updated: May 25, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - One year ago, Purdue and CME Group launched the Ag Economy Barometer, the first economic indicator to help gauge the monthly outlook of the U.S. farm economy. Since its inception, the barometer has measured farmers' sentiment through market-moving events -- such as Brexit, the U.S. presidential election and key agricultural reports -- and continues to be an important tool for taking the temperature of the nation's agricultural sector.

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Thursday 05/11/2017
The Benefits of A Flexible Work Schedule
Updated: May 24, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - Within the past two decades, job opportunities that offer telecommuting options have quadrupled, and as technology advances, that number will continue to grow.

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Sunday 05/07/2017
Non-Profit Venture Fund Seeks to Support The American Dream
Updated: May 11, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - An innovative venture fund is creating opportunities to support the American Dream by providing capital and resources to small businesses. ProgressWorks is a non-profit 501(c)(3) U.S. job-creation venture fund with a mission to facilitate job creation and retention in the United States. Its vision is to impact the growth of employment through targeted investment, strategic partnering, and resources that reduce the challenges small businesses face when seeking capital.

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Wednesday 05/03/2017
Precious Metals Investing 2017: Keep an Eye on Silver
Updated: May 03, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - When it comes to investing in precious metals, gold usually gets most of the attention. But silver -- and silver mining -- may now be the better bet.

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