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Friday 12/15/2017
22 million strong: 4 ways to make VA loans work for you
Posted: December 15, 2017

(BPT) - If you’re a veteran, active military member or reservist, you’ve likely heard about all the benefits offered with VA home loans.

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New Benefits and Insurance Options You Can Expect in 2018
Updated: December 15, 2017 - 3:36 am

(StatePoint) Ever wondered whether your insurance policy was actually working for you? You may be in luck, as your insurance plan may start to follow the same trends being adopted in other industries: simpler, more convenient and personalized products – all supported by the latest mobile technology.

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Thursday 12/14/2017
Are Fewer New Year's Financial Resolutions A Worrisome Sign of Inertia?
Updated: December 15, 2017 - 3:36 am

(NewsUSA) - Blame it on things being too good?

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Wednesday 12/13/2017
'Tis the season: Holiday gifting and budgeting strategies [Infographic]
Posted: December 13, 2017

(BPT) - The Coinstar Holiday Survey, conducted among 2,000 U.S. adults, reports that the majority (65 percent) will set a budget this holiday season. The holiday infographic showcases results including budgeting and shopping strategies, creative gift giving, the “Scrooge” effect as well as ways to recover post-holiday if budget limits are exceeded.

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Growing need for ag expertise: Not all high-paid careers are on the farm
Updated: December 16, 2017 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - (BPT) – As the farming industry faces growing consolidation in the U.S., one might get the impression fewer jobs are now available in agriculture.

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Thursday 12/07/2017
PSAT/NMSQT Gives Students Learning Tools And Opportunities
Updated: December 08, 2017 - 3:36 am

(NAPSI)—Every year, some 4 million students take the PSAT/NMSQT, a valuable part of preparing students for college success. When the results come in, they get so much more than a score—they get an invitation to productive practice and a connection to distinct benefits and opportunities to support their journey to college.

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Wednesday 12/06/2017
5 tips for working adults returning to college
Updated: December 15, 2017 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - Most working professionals want to advance their skills, land that promotion and get a raise. However, some 36 million adults face a significant barrier to achieving their goals and aspirations: They still need to complete a significant amount of coursework in order to earn a college degree.

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3 Reasons to Consider Refinancing Your Auto Loan
Updated: December 06, 2017 - 3:35 am

(StatePoint) Most people know they can refinance their mortgage, but less than half are aware that they can also refinance their auto loan, according to a study by Harris Poll for Ally Financial. It’s a simple task that could reduce your car payments by about $1,300 a year.

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How to Talk Money With Your College Student on Break
Updated: December 06, 2017 - 3:35 am

(StatePoint) While college students earn their degrees, paving the way for future success in their chosen fields, they should also be paving the way for a healthy financial future.

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Tuesday 12/05/2017
5 ways digital natives are giving our lives a mobile makeover
Posted: December 05, 2017

(BPT) - Their heads may be buried in their smartphones, but don’t be fooled; the youngest generation is changing the world as we know it, one emoji at a time.

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Monday 12/04/2017
How to Be A Better Medicare Patient
Updated: December 04, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - The doctor is in. But are you prepared to make the most of your appointment?

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Here's Something Your Life Insurance Company May Be Hiding From You
Updated: December 05, 2017 - 3:34 am

(NAPSI)—American seniors are postponing retirement, primarily for financial reasons. Unfortunately, many experience unexpected health problems and ultimately shorter life spans, according to a recent report from Bloomberg—fortunately, you don’t have to be among them. More seniors are exploring creative options to generate the cash needed to pay off bills, finance vacations or deal with health care expenses.

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Thursday 11/30/2017
How Much Will This Holiday Season Cost You?
Updated: November 30, 2017 - 3:34 am

(StatePoint) According to one festive and fun annual economic indicator, the cost of this holiday season for shoppers is not expected to rise a significant amount over last year.

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How to Cut Through the Chaos and Stay Organized in the New Year
Updated: November 30, 2017 - 3:34 am

(StatePoint) Want to be better organized this year? From making and keeping appointments, to completing your to-do list, there’s no reason to get overwhelmed. Try these tips and tools for a more organized 2018, no matter how much chaos is thrown at you.

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Wednesday 11/29/2017
Beyond the diploma: Helping teens forge their futures
Updated: December 07, 2017 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - What’s the key to optimism? From a career standpoint, it’s having a vision where you see yourself climbing and thriving, and you know there will be a place in the world for your skills and knowledge.

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Easing Senior Loneliness - It's More Important Than We Think
Updated: November 29, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - Social isolation is a little-thought-of, but growing, factor in the health and well-being of people 65 and older - and it may play a greater role than obesity as a public health hazard, according to research at Brigham Young University.

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How Young Men Can Improve Their Futures
Updated: November 30, 2017 - 3:34 am

(NAPSI)—Many high school and college students and their families don’t realize it, but the road to a good education and career can begin with a single, simple step: registering with the Selective Service.

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Monday 11/27/2017
Buying life insurance can be complicated. But it doesn't need to be
Updated: December 05, 2017 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - Getting insurance can be famously complex and time-consuming. Whether it’s life, health, automobile or home, it takes time to understand what coverage you need and how to get it. As a result, it’s easy to put off items that don’t feel truly urgent until it’s too late.

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Doing The Right Thing Matters
Updated: November 27, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Equal pay for equal work tops the list of concerns expressed by respondents for Aflac's third annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) survey. Consumers and investment professionals were asked what companies can and cannot do while claiming to be socially responsible. 

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Wednesday 11/22/2017
Between The Farm And Your Table: The Finance Behind Thanksgiving Dinner
Updated: November 23, 2017 - 3:35 am

(NAPSI)—When you sit down to a Thanksgiving feast this year, you may not be thinking about the global financial markets that helped land the meal on your table. The ingredients in your favorite stuffing, the butter in those mashed potatoes and even the gasoline in the car that got your relatives to your door, all cost something. What goes into determining these prices?

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Tuesday 11/21/2017
FICO Score: Why it matters and what you can do to change it
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 3:37 am

(BPT) - For anyone who has tried to borrow money to purchase a car, buy a home or open a revolving line of credit, you may be familiar with the term FICO Score. The vast majority of lenders use this scoring model, which essentially determines a person’s creditworthiness.

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Friday 11/17/2017
Top Tips For Retirement Planning In Your 40s, 50s and 60s
Updated: November 18, 2017 - 3:35 am

(NAPSI)—For some, retirement may still be down the road, but planning for your future should happen at every age.

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Wednesday 11/15/2017
4 questions to ask your financial advisor right away
Updated: November 16, 2017 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - Let’s face it: Finances can be complicated. Whether opening a new investment account, saving for your child’s college fund or rolling over a 401(k), sometimes you need professional financial help.

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How To Be Prepared In Case The Housewarming Party Isn't The Only Surprise In Your New Home
Updated: November 17, 2017 - 3:37 am

(NAPSI)—No matter how thorough your home inspection, the odds are your new house will reveal a surprise shortly after you move in.

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Tuesday 11/14/2017
Choosing Health Care Benefits - a Chore or a Labor of Love?
Updated: November 14, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - If you're like most Americans, you probably view benefits open enrollment as somewhat of a chore. After all, 67 percent of employees describe shopping for benefits as complicated, long or stressful according to the 2017 Aflac WorkForces Report.

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Voluntary Insurance Can Help Keep Employees
Updated: November 14, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - How can employers keep their best workers when increasing salaries isn't necessarily an option?

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Small businesses have struggled to find funding: Not anymore
Updated: November 16, 2017 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - In business, dreams are easy. Finding the money to make them happen, however, can be difficult.

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Beware Of Stock Fraud In The Wake Of Natural Disasters
Updated: November 15, 2017 - 3:36 am

(NAPSI)—Financial fraud routinely follows on the heels of natural disasters like hurricanes, wildfires and earthquakes—but you don't have to be a victim. After a disaster, you may receive unsolicited phone calls, e-mails and texts, including from messaging apps, about investments that exploit a variety of disaster-related opportunities.

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Friday 11/10/2017
Winter is coming: 3 reasons why you need to install winter tires
Updated: November 18, 2017 - 3:35 am

(BPT) - Winter brings unpredictable and dangerous road conditions, yet changing out all-season tires for winter tires isn't high on our priority list. No matter the type of vehicle you drive, tires are the only connection between a vehicle and the road. Improper tires put drivers at a higher risk of mishandling, including reduced control when trying to stop or steer and the inability to effectively accelerate.

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5 Things to Know this Benefits Enrollment Season
Updated: November 10, 2017 - 3:36 am

(StatePoint) Benefits open enrollment season can be a confusing time for many employees. But rather than make decisions you don’t feel confident about, take a bit of extra time to become better informed. Luckily, these days, there is a wealth of resources available online, and getting your questions answered is easier than ever, according to experts.

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Thursday 11/09/2017
Do Your Health Insurance Homework
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Fall means not only shorter days and colorful leaves, but also the season of open enrollment for health insurance for most Americans.

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3 reasons to consider a group legal plan
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 3:32 pm

Being a parent is a balancing act. You are constantly being pulled in different directions and it can be challenging to manage all the things you need to get done. Your company’s open enrollment period is a chance to take stock of benefits that can help you manage some of the issues you face.

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Wednesday 11/08/2017
Common Small Business Health Insurance Misconceptions
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NAPSI)—Running a small business is challenging enough without the confusion health insurance can cause. Too often, the resulting angst is driven by common misconceptions that an experienced benefits advisor can help dispel.

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It's Time To Get Smart About College Savings
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NAPSI)—Fall: It's a time of bright leaves, crisp apples, family feasts and a chill in the air. But for many American families, there's a chill in the pocketbook, too, as parents around the country consider the daunting challenge of saving for their children's college education.

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Understanding Education And Military Families
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NAPSI)—America’s military service members make great sacrifices for our country—and for their own families—but are their kids getting what they need from our K−12 education system?

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What Parents Want
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NAPSI)—As the current administration shines a spotlight on school choice, families around the country are opening their minds to new educational opportunities.

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Tuesday 11/07/2017
Employees 'Uninspired' To Do Health Homework
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - How do American workers really feel about researching their health care benefits options? 

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Monday 11/06/2017
5 steps to prepare for open enrollment
Updated: November 10, 2017 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - Millions of Americans will select or switch their health benefits plan during open enrollment, so now is the time to prepare for that decision that usually happens once a year.

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Freelancers: Are you grabbing the best possible tax relief?
Updated: November 10, 2017 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - If you earn all or part of your income these days from freelance or contract work, you’re far from alone.

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Tips to Reduce Holiday Spending, Without Cutting Back on Cheer
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(StatePoint) Amid the merriment of the holiday season is a hard reality -- nearly six in 10 Americans don’t have enough savings to afford an unexpected expense like a $500 car repair or $1000 emergency room bill, according to a Bank survey conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associations International.

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Friday 11/03/2017
Honoring Veterans through Partnership And Education
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Every year on November 11th, we formally thank men and women who have honorably served in the United States military. In fact, Veterans Day was born on May 13, 1938 as a way of honoring the veterans of WWI. Fast forward to 2017, and thousands of our fathers, mothers, sons and daughters have served in WWII, the Vietnam War and War in Afghanistan, to name a few.

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Monday 10/30/2017
How to Pick a Retirement Account
Updated: October 30, 2017 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) Whether you’re starting your career, approaching retirement or you’re somewhere in between, it’s important to understand the various options available to help you reach your retirement goals.

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Thursday 10/26/2017
Don't get hooked: Know warning signs of a phishing scam
Updated: October 27, 2017 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - Half of the world’s 7 billion inhabitants use email, generating 269 billion emails per day in 2017, according to technology market research firm The Radicati Group. Email is so commonly used in business and personal interactions that it’s also become a prime avenue for scammers to attempt to trick people and companies into voluntarily giving up money and valuable information, like credit card or Social Security numbers.

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5 steps to making annual enrollment the most wonderful time of the year
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(BPT) - It’s that time of year again. But before you plan your Thanksgiving menu or check off your gift list, it’s time to think about employee benefits.

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Tuesday 10/24/2017
5 auto insurance myths you've been wrong about all along
Posted: October 24, 2017

(BPT) - Most drivers “know” for certain just two things about car insurance: they’re required by law to have it, and it’s expensive. Beyond that, there’s a lot of confusion and a lot of misconceptions, according to a recent survey by The Zebra, an online auto insurance search engine that recently introduced the Insurability Score (like a credit score for insurance) to help drivers understand what factors impact their car insurance rates.

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Holiday Budgeting Tips for Savvy Consumers
Updated: October 24, 2017 - 3:34 am

(StatePoint) Sticking to one’s budget is important all year long, but doing so during the holiday season can be especially tricky, when expenses run high and festive cheer makes it difficult to put the brakes on over-spending.

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Monday 10/23/2017
Futures for All - Online Resource Makes Financial Markets 101 Fun
Updated: October 23, 2017 - 3:30 pm

Futures Fundamentals helps educators and students tackle complex economic topics

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COMMENTARY Interpol's Most Wanted: Bulgarian Bernie Madoff Tries To Buy His Freedom
Updated: October 27, 2017 - 3:34 am

(NAPSI)—Tzvetan Vassilev’s scheme was as simple as it was daring: buy a bank and, over the course of several years, systematically drain its assets through a complex and opaque network of shell companies into private businesses he controlled.

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Thursday 10/19/2017
5 myths keeping millennials in their parents' basements
Posted: October 19, 2017

(BPT) - Millennials are often called “perennial renters,” yet studies show they are not only planning to own a home one day, but they expect to own multiple throughout their lifetimes. Many people incorrectly assume these “boomerang kids” are moving home due to laziness when they’re actually doing it to save.

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Tuesday 10/17/2017
How to Increase Your Savings on Your Terms
Updated: October 17, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - "You need to save money." You tell yourself this. Others tell you this too. However, according to the 2015 FDIC National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households*, approximately nine million U.S. households don't use any type of bank account to save their money. Since banks tend to offer similar products and services, even those who do save often don't see a need to explore their options. Understanding the ins and outs of saving for the future is the first step to becoming a successful saver.

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Friday 11/17/2017
How to Boost Your Business in The UK
Updated: November 17, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - The term "global economy" has been bandied about for more than a decade and there is no doubt that with evolving technology, businesses can go global from anywhere in the world.

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Thursday 11/16/2017
Aerospace Industry Uses 3D Printing to Make Parts Safer, Stronger
Updated: November 16, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - A revolution is brewing in manufacturing, especially in high-tech industries such as aerospace.

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Wednesday 11/15/2017
Managing Technology To Keep Mobile Workers Happy
Updated: November 15, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - Walk into any coffee shop and there you'll see them - the freelancers, hunched over their laptops at corner tables, talking furtively into their earphones, fingers flying across their keyboards. They might be employees working remotely or contractors securing a new deal. The world is their office and their phones are universal remotes for professional services.

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Tuesday 11/14/2017
Reassessing Office Culture - The Demise of The Desk Phone
Updated: November 14, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - People used to just pick up the phone and resolve work issues on the spot. Today, employees have to choose from among many different communication channels - emails, texts, video calls, chat windows, messenger apps and many more, especially for those who work remotely.

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Choosing Health Care Benefits - a Chore or a Labor of Love?
Updated: November 14, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - If you're like most Americans, you probably view benefits open enrollment as somewhat of a chore. After all, 67 percent of employees describe shopping for benefits as complicated, long or stressful according to the 2017 Aflac WorkForces Report.

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Voluntary Insurance Can Help Keep Employees
Updated: November 14, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - How can employers keep their best workers when increasing salaries isn't necessarily an option?

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Small businesses have struggled to find funding: Not anymore
Updated: November 16, 2017 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - In business, dreams are easy. Finding the money to make them happen, however, can be difficult.

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Thursday 11/09/2017
4 reasons why a real estate franchise might be the career move for you
Updated: November 10, 2017 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - Small business has always been the backbone of the American economy, and today's entrepreneurs are as diverse as American culture itself. Entrepreneurship takes many forms, from freelancers and independent contractors to sole proprietors. In fact, just one form of entrepreneurship — franchises — employs 8 million people and accounts for 40 percent of all retail sales, according to the Small Business Administration.

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Tuesday 11/07/2017
2017 Holiday Hiring Could Be a Boon for Seasonal Workers
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Let the holiday hiring season begin.

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Employees 'Uninspired' To Do Health Homework
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - How do American workers really feel about researching their health care benefits options? 

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