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(BPT) - As we move away from a year unlike any other, Americans have developed a newfound tolerance for uncertainty—and the need to prepare for it. The start of a new year is a time for resolutions, especially financial ones. As part of this process, it is essential to review your insurance …

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(BPT) - Today’s U.S. housing market is leaving many prospective homebuyers priced out. Homes, on average, have become less affordable, and the ones that are affordable are in short supply. As a result, 55% of future homebuyers believe that homeownership is out of reach for them financially, …

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(BPT) - Higher education has become synonymous with debt. The Federal Reserve reported more than $1.7 trillion in outstanding student loans as of Q4 2020 while nearly $120 billion in student loans were in default, according to Statista. Whether you’re fresh out of high school or returning as…

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(NAPSI)—When it comes to gathering information to make an investment decision, investors have access to a variety of online information sources, from investment platforms to news and social media. No matter where you get your trading insights, know this: Where there is opportunity, there is …

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(NewsUSA) - Residential real estate provides one of the most basic human needs -- shelter. When the world shifted to 'everything from home' due to the pandemic, that place of shelter took on many more identities. The home is now the focal point in many of our lives, representing where people…

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(NewsUSA) - No matter how you and your partner organize your money, making a financial plan and reviewing it regularly should be a priority for all committed couples, from newlyweds to those in long-term relationships.

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(NewsUSA) - For those fortunate enough to find themselves with unexpected income through an inheritance, the task of managing a large amount of sudden wealth at once can seem daunting. However, a smart financial plan can boost confidence in your money management skills and optimize your new assets

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(NewsUSA) - Recreational Vehicles, or RVs, are a great way to experience a unique method of travel across the country, a welcome departure from the typical resort vacation for many. Thousands of Americans discovered the RV lifestyle in 2020 and RVs emerged as the go-to choice for U.S. travelers.

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(NAPSI)—According to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), there are currently about 77 million people age 60 and older in the U.S. Another 61 million, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention point out, are living with disabilities. No matter how young and healthy y…

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(NAPSI)—The U.S. Postal Service has added tiers to the USPS® Loyalty Program for business customers—a move that helps small businesses improve their bottom line through incentives. Tiers are based on qualifying shipping totals from the previous calendar year. A higher tier equals a larger be…

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(BPT) - The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult on small businesses. Whether it's a local eatery, service provider, retail store or another type of business, when you shop small, you're supporting a real person who is striving to keep his or her entrepreneurial dream alive.

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(NAPSI)—Count the number of neighbors, relatives, or friends who tried a new form of schooling this year…the number is surprising, isn’t it? Coronavirus has disrupted life and education for nearly a year now, and a myriad of families have considered or chosen a new learning environment. The …

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NAPSI)—The Sandwich Generation, named for the population of Americans caring for both their school-aged children and an aging parent or other relative, has been uniquely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent survey and white paper from New York Life, “Caregiving and COVID-…

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(BPT) - COVID-19 has sparked unprecedented impact across industries and has changed the way almost every business operates. And while many of these businesses have probably sought funding in the past — whether business loans for expansion, venture capital to launch or otherwise — the concept…

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(BPT) - If your family is working to identify funding sources to finance a college education, there are a lot of options and resources to consider. From FAFSA and scholarships to grants and student loans, learn more about how the puzzle pieces fit together.

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(BPT) - Among its downfalls, 2020 was a fraud-heavy year. However, there is one type of fraud that can be thwarted in 2021: pay-at-the-pump fraud using cloned payment cards, also known as counterfeit fraud. This happens when cybercriminals skim cards and steal payment card data at fuel pumps…

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(BPT) - There’s no doubt the pandemic has hit small businesses hard. Even in its early weeks, February to April 2020, the number of active businesses plummeted by 22%, according to a report from the National Bureau of Economic Research. And unfortunately, the consequences of the early shutdo…

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(BPT) - With a fresh start upon us, it's the perfect time to set goals and look forward to the possibilities of a new beginning — especially after 2020. The start of a new year is a great time to review your finances, realign your budget and make big plans for the coming months.

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(StatePoint) 2020 was a particularly stressful year -- but filing its taxes doesn’t need to be. With the following tips, you can stay organized and cool-headed throughout the process.

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(BPT) - Uncertainty is a fact of life and for millions of Americans that includes losing their job at one point or another. It’s a particularly stressful time because many find themselves without their primary source of health insurance when they lose their job. But job loss doesn’t mean you…

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(BPT) - The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted people in countless ways. From quarantine and social distancing to remote working, furlough and job loss, many people are reassessing how they spend their time and make money. Turning proverbial lemons into lemonade, people of all ages and backgroun…

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(NewsUSA) - As 2020 comes to a close, the rush of the holiday season will soon turn into a scramble for flexible spending account (FSA) users who have a December 31 deadline. An FSA is an employer-sponsored, tax-advantaged account you can use to pay for eligible healthcare expenses. However,…

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(NAPSI)—For many Boomers, retirement may involve taking vacations, taking up a new hobby, and spending more time with family, friends and the grandchildren. In anticipation of these activities, Boomers work diligently to build up their next egg. But as Boomers age, and as healthcare costs ri…

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(BPT) - If your son or daughter is a high school senior this year, you're probably in the midst of applying to colleges right now. There’s a lot for everyone to think about — where to apply, the steps involved in the application process and of course, the finances.

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(NewsUSA) - In the wake of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, many people are looking to cut costs and better manage expenses. Some may view financial planners as an unnecessary expense, but in reality, a smart relationship with an experienced financial planner will save you money in the short- …

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(NAPSI)—According to the Small Business Administration, there are some 30 million small businesses in America. Lately, too many of them have been beset by big problems. Good News Fortunately, there’s one thing companies can count on: quality, reliable broadband. Businessservicesconnect.com i…

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(BPT) - Are you a servicemember preparing to transition to civilian life? If so, you probably have a lot of questions, including where you should live after transitioning from service. If you are like other surveyed servicemembers this year, you are prioritizing low cost of living, low crime…

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(NewsUSA) - Every year timeshare owners lose millions of dollars by hiring the wrong exit company. A lack of effective regulation has led to the proliferation of timeshare exit companies -- many of which are not able to fulfill the promises made to their customers -- prompting the Better Bus…

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(NAPSI)—The next time you look around your home, or that of your aging relatives, you may be astonished how much “stuff” accumulates over the years. Are there things—and the stories they tell—you want to save to pass down to the next generation? Is your will or estate plan on hold because yo…

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(NewsUSA) - The holiday season looks different in many ways this year, and chances are finding the perfect gift for your loved one is even more challenging. Shoppers are looking to minimize the amount of time they spend in crowded stores during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, and online shopp…