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Millennials Most “At Risk” When It Comes To Life Insurance

(NAPSI)—The Millennial generation is now the least prepared for unexpected life events due to a lack of adequate life insurance coverage, according to the latest edition of New York Life’s Life Insurance Gap survey. The survey asks Americans to compare how much life insurance they need, based on living expenses and plans for their loved ones, with the amount of life insurance protection they have. Millennials as the most exposed contrasts with 2013 study, which found Gen X under the most pressure.

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Tuesday 02/19/2019
Coalition Vows To Reform Dark Underbelly Of Timeshare Industry
Posted: February 19, 2019

(NAPSI)—The timeshare industry is infamous for perceived high-pressure sales techniques, for locking millions of people in perpetuity with noncancelable contracts, and for practices that can make it difficult for owners to vacation where and when they want. Dozens of lawsuits have alleged that consumers are subject to fraud, deception, preying on the elderly, and violations of numerous local, state and federal regulations. Now, the Coalition to Reform Timeshare (CRT) has been launched to advocate for the rights of over 9 million timeshare owners in the U.S.

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Saturday 02/16/2019
Tidying Up Your Finances
Posted: February 16, 2019

(StatePoint) The cultural phenomenon sparked by professional organizing consultant Marie Kondo has motivated millions worldwide to declutter. While cleaning out your closet and making a financial plan may be two very different things, tidying up your finances can also “spark joy.”

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Friday 02/15/2019
Answering your questions about tax reform, delayed tax refunds [Video]
Posted: February 15, 2019

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Wednesday 02/13/2019
Talking money: 10 financial tips for relationships
Posted: February 13, 2019

(BPT) - In a recent survey, one in five Americans reported they have never had a serious conversation about money with their significant other, and less than half said they’re comfortable discussing finances with their partner.

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Online Conference Connects Global Startups and Investors
Posted: February 13, 2019

(NewsUSA) - The current startup business environment today is full of opportunities for investors who want to get in on the global economy.

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Tuesday 02/12/2019
Five Tips To Help Kickstart Your Savings
Updated: February 14, 2019 - 2:35 am

(NAPSI)—Make the most of your money this year by following these five suggestions from Erin Lowry, personal finance expert, author, and founder of BrokeMillennial.com:

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Thursday 02/07/2019
Women Say They're Ready to Put Their Money to Work for Them
Posted: February 07, 2019

(NewsUSA) - More women than ever before are realizing they need to make their money grow for them.

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Wednesday 02/06/2019
An IRS Incentive To Save For Retirement
Updated: February 09, 2019 - 2:32 am

(NAPSI)—Tips for claiming the Saver’s Credit:

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Friday 01/25/2019
Big Swings in The Market Haven't Dampened People's Optimism
Posted: January 25, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Despite the recent wild swings in the stock market, most people predict they'll be better off financially this year.

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It’s Not Too Hard For Parents To Choose
Updated: February 01, 2019 - 2:40 am

by Andrew Campanella

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Thursday 01/24/2019
Surety Bonds: What They Are and Why They Matter
Posted: January 24, 2019

(NewsUSA) - A surety bond, as the name suggests, means a sure thing - at least when it comes to the financial security of construction projects. Simply put, surety bonds are similar to loans from a bank, and construction contractors who qualify for them show owners their ability to do the job right. Bonds bring successful outcomes.

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Wednesday 01/23/2019
Pets-Come-First Trend Unleashes Happy Results For Homeowner
Posted: January 23, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Some dog lovers show their puppy love with fancy dog food, a special spot on the sofa or toys and outfits.

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Monday 01/07/2019
Join The School Choice Celebration
Updated: January 09, 2019 - 2:38 am

(NAPSI)—Across the country, millions of students, teachers, parents and community leaders are gathering at more than 40,000 events and activities to celebrate National School Choice Week, January 20−26, though the idea of school choice can be something to be celebrated all through the year.

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Saturday 01/05/2019
Tips to Tackle 2019 With Greater Financial Confidence
Updated: January 15, 2019 - 2:33 am

(StatePoint) Many Americans will start the New Year with specific goals or resolutions in mind. While resolutions are often broken where your finances are concerned, they don’t have to be.

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Thursday 12/27/2018
Four Retirement Readiness Fixes For Baby Boomers
Updated: January 04, 2019 - 2:46 am

(NAPSI)—The Stanford Center on Longevity’s 2018 “Sightlines Report” found that baby boomers have accumulated less household wealth and carry more debt in comparison to previous generations of American retirees.

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Monday 12/17/2018
Small Businesses Need To Invest In These Four Technologies
Updated: December 19, 2018 - 2:42 am

by Anthony Bradley, GVP of Research, Capterra

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Tips for a Smooth Tax Season
Posted: December 17, 2018

(StatePoint) Though Tax Day happens every year, it still seems to take many Americans by surprise. This year, don’t miss the deadline or let this crucial to-do loom large over your head.

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Wednesday 12/12/2018
Going Back To School On Your Company’s Dime
Updated: December 18, 2018 - 2:40 am

Corporate Tuition Assistance Programs Are Growing In Popularity.

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Saturday 12/08/2018
Savvy Tips for Your Holiday Spending
Posted: December 08, 2018

(StatePoint) We are in the midst of the holiday season, and if you are like many people, you’ve probably already spent more than you anticipated.

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Friday 12/07/2018
Why It’s Wise To Hire Veterans With Disabilities
Updated: December 12, 2018 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—“Today, nearly 4 million Americans have a service-connected disability. At a time when many employers are struggling to fill positions, hiring veterans with disabilities can boost diversity and inclusion efforts,” explained Jeff Hall, national employment director for DAV (Disabled American Veterans).

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Wednesday 12/05/2018
Don’t Get Snowed Under This Christmas: Tips to Spend Wisely
Posted: December 05, 2018

(StatePoint) Even after setting a holiday budget, the most wonderful time of year is often the most expensive. Experts say that this Christmas, there are new ways to make your dollar go further.

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Tuesday 12/04/2018
How to Succeed in Selling Your Business
Updated: February 05, 2019 - 2:32 am

(NewsUSA) - As a larger proportion of the American population reaches retirement age, the issues of wealth transfer and asset management become even more prominent.

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Monday 12/03/2018
Ultimate Life Hack for Managing Your Money after the Wedding Day
Updated: February 05, 2019 - 2:32 am

(NewsUSA) - While your love may know no bounds for your spouse, things can get a little more tricky when talking about finances.

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Happiness And How Couples Spend
Updated: December 06, 2018 - 2:36 am

(NAPSI)—Quicken, maker of the best-selling personal finance software in the U.S., recently surveyed over 1,000 married adults to get a picture of their spending habits over the holidays—and to find out if spending impacts their relationship happiness.

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Saturday 12/01/2018
How Much Will This Season Cost Holiday Shoppers?
Posted: December 01, 2018

(StatePoint) According to one quirky and fun annual economic indicator, the cost of holiday shopping is on the rise this year, at least according to the song “The 12 Days of Christmas.”

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Thursday 11/29/2018
The Risks And Rewards Of Multilevel Marketing
Updated: December 01, 2018 - 2:53 am

(NAPSI)—Many retirees and others looking for extra income consider what’s known as multilevel marketing (MLM) or network marketing. It’s a type of direct selling where products are purchased from a company and sold through independent contractors. These contractors make commissions from what they sell, and from sales made by people they recruit.

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How To Stay Comfortable During A Cold
Updated: December 01, 2018 - 2:53 am

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Take Steps To Improve Your Retirement Confidence
Updated: December 01, 2018 - 2:53 am

(NAPSI)—A recent study by the Insured Retirement Institute found that only 25 percent of baby boomers believe they will have enough money in retirement and just 28 percent believe they did a good job financially preparing for their retirement years.

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Five Tips For Safety
Updated: December 01, 2018 - 2:53 am

(NAPSI)—For many of us, this season is a time to celebrate the holidays with family and friends. Unfortunately, thieves take advantage of the holidays to steal packages containing gifts for loved ones or supplies needed for holiday celebrations.

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Tuesday 11/27/2018
Why your business credit score matters
Updated: February 20, 2019 - 2:34 am

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New exchange program introduces young adults to corporate agriculture
Updated: February 20, 2019 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - For years, the International Farm Youth Exchange Association (IFYE) has offered young adults an opportunity to travel and learn about agriculture in a different country. Now, global agribusiness Syngenta is taking the program a step further by introducing a corporate component to the experience. This one-of-a-kind approach to agricultural education gives young adults the opportunity to job shadow in corporate settings as well as on farms — a practice that gives participants valuable industry insight as they prepare to enter into the workforce themselves.

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Wednesday 11/21/2018
How To Give The Most Requested Gift This Holiday Season
Updated: November 27, 2018 - 2:49 am

(NAPSI)—According to InComm’s 2018 Holiday Index, over 211 million U.S. consumers will be shopping for holiday gifts this year, and gift cards are this season’s most requested gift. If you’ll be among those giving a gift card, these three wrapping ideas can make them even more special to your recipient.

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Friday 11/16/2018
Pepperlane Gives Moms Tools, Network To Build Their Own Business
Updated: November 20, 2018 - 2:41 am

(NAPSI)—Mothers want to do it all, but between work, children’s schedules and home life, you can be left scrambling to keep all the balls in the air. For most, there are just two options: work full-time or stay at home to care for your children. A new company, Pepperlane, is working to give mothers another option—so you don’t have to choose between professional passions and being home for your families.

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Are You Taking Full Advantage of Your Workplace Benefits?
Posted: November 16, 2018

(StatePoint) Millennials are a generation with unique financial challenges. Seven in 10 possess student loan debt, according to the Institute for College Access and Success’ “12th Annual Report, Student Debt and the Class of 2016.” Combined with car loans, housing expenses and entry level salaries, it’s no surprise to learn that many young workers lack the savings necessary to cover unexpected medical costs.

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Wednesday 11/14/2018
3 Ways Military Families and Veterans Can Stretch Their Budget
Posted: November 14, 2018

(StatePoint) “How can we make our money go further?” The eternal question being asked by families everywhere, every day. While military families are no strangers to the same budgeting dilemmas as everyone else, the good news is that there are plenty of ways that our servicemen and women, veterans and their families, can stretch their dollar and live more affordably.

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Tuesday 11/13/2018
Medicare Plans Offer More Health And Wellness Benefits for 2019
Updated: January 26, 2019 - 2:39 am

(NewsUSA) - Beginning next year, Medicare Advantage plans will be allowed to cover a broader array of health-related services that may help people with Medicare improve their health.

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Seasonal Work Can Bring The Gift Of A Great Career
Updated: November 17, 2018 - 2:46 am

(NAPSI)—With historically low unemployment and a strong economy, retailers are expecting a huge shopping season this year, with the National Retail Federation forecasting holiday retail sales in November and December—excluding automobiles, gasoline and restaurants—to increase between 4.3 and 4.8 percent over 2017. That compares with an average annual increase of 3.9 percent over the past five years.

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Monday 11/12/2018
Digital Cash Can Aid Marital Money Management
Updated: January 24, 2019 - 2:32 am

(NewsUSA) - You may be happy with your honey, but the happiest of couples can argue over money.

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Avoid the Naughty List: Don’t Let the Holidays Ruin Your Credit
Posted: November 12, 2018

(StatePoint) Looking for the “perfect gifts,” paired with enticing retail discounts and deals, can pressure holiday shoppers to spend more than they can afford. As a result, consumers may max out credit card limits or miss payments, negatively affecting credit scores. In addition, store credit cards may offer instant discounts that are tempting at the register -- but that new application could decrease your credit score.

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Monday 11/05/2018
Postal Service Tips For A Less-Stressed Holiday
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 2:45 am

(NAPSI)—The U.S. Postal Service plans all year for the holiday season. With more than 240 years of experience delivering the holidays, the Postal Service and local postal elves are ready to make this year the best one yet. Here are some tips designed to help postal customers have a happier, less-stressed holiday by getting those greeting cards and packages delivered on time and intact.

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Friday 11/02/2018
Making Sense Of Cryptocurrencies
Updated: November 14, 2018 - 2:44 am

(NAPSI)—Social and traditional media have been abuzz with articles and information about the rising phenomenon of digital currencies. But what does it all mean and should you buy in?

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Bring Home Some Wild Beauty
Updated: November 14, 2018 - 2:44 am

(NAPSI)—The days of formal, buttoned up and by the book, it seems, are over. The new trend is for easy breezy, free-spirited, casual. An attitude of latitude! From lifestyle to fashion to flowers, today’s beauty is in the looser details. You might say it’s perfection in imperfections.

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Thursday 11/01/2018
Tax franchise owners give back to Nashville [Video]
Updated: February 20, 2019 - 2:34 am

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Veterans and Medicare: Myths Debunked
Updated: January 10, 2019 - 2:41 am

(NewsUSA) - For military veterans with Medicare and their caregivers, the Annual Election Period (AEP) for Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plans is a critical time. You'll want to assess that your health care coverage to ensure you select the best possible health plan to cover your doctor visits, medical equipment, medications and other needs, within your budget in the coming year. To help you with this process, which runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, let's set the record straight on four common misperceptions about veterans and Medicare.

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Six Steps To Help Students Get Into, And Pay For, College
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 7:01 am

(NAPSI)—Getting into college can seem complicated, even overwhelming—but help is available.

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Wednesday 10/31/2018
Remember your savings? Here's why you should make them work for you
Updated: February 20, 2019 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - A generation ago, Americans were savers. When the Greatest Generation and Boomers needed to make a major purchase or wanted to take a trip, they put money aside. And then they saved some more. Putting money aside each week or month was an ingrained habit, perhaps as an outgrowth of people living through the Depression and World War II.

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Monday 10/29/2018
How to make online learning work for you
Updated: February 20, 2019 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - Many students juggle work and family, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, which found that 62 percent of students work full- or part-time, and 29 percent have at least one dependent. Today’s college students are just as likely to be moms and dads themselves, full-time and part-time employees or members of the U.S. armed forces. Needing flexibility and variety in course offerings, more students are turning to online learning to design a path that fits their lifestyle.

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Wednesday 10/24/2018
6 tips to protect yourself from an immigration scam
Updated: February 20, 2019 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - Navigating the United States' immigration process is not without its challenges, especially for those who are learning to speak English. From the anxiety of trying to decide whether you qualify for a green card or another visa, to navigating the various information sources and the lingering fear that something was missed, there's always something to consider.

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A senior-year checklist to help parents and students feel prepared for college
Updated: February 20, 2019 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - As your child is wrapping up their high school career and making plans for college, there is often a mix of emotions for everyone involved. On one side, you and your student may be feeling a sense of pride and excitement for the ambitious plans ahead. However, as with any transition, graduation may come with some anxiety because of the unknown. One of these worries might be whether your child is getting into the right college program that will help them find a career worth the time, money and effort invested.

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