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5 financial tips for millennials in the Southeast

(BPT) - Your financial health impacts your life, not only in the way you live today and in the future, but in the legacy you leave behind to those you love the most. Whether you’re paying off student loans, buying spin classes or caring for an aging loved one, the way you live today and in the future is shaped by your financial health.

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Tuesday 09/18/2018
5 financial tips for millennials in the West
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:14 pm

(BPT) - Your financial health impacts your life, not only in the way you live today and in the future, but in the legacy you leave behind to those you love the most. Whether you’re paying student loans, buying spin classes, or caring for an aging loved one, the way you live today and in the future is shaped by your financial health.

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5 financial tips for millennials in the Northwest
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:14 pm

(BPT) - Your financial health impacts your life, not only in the way you live today and in the future, but in the legacy you leave behind to those you love the most. Whether you’re paying student loans, buying spin classes, or caring for an aging loved one, the way you live today and in the future is shaped by your financial health.

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Monday 09/17/2018
How one state is fighting food waste
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:14 pm

(BPT) - Up to 40 percent of food grown, processed and transported in the United States is never eaten, yet one in eight Americans suffers food insecurity. The average four-person family wastes $1,500 a year on food.

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Thursday 09/13/2018
Life Insurance: What Everyone Needs to Know
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:14 pm

(StatePoint) No matter if you’re single or married, in your twenties or your forties, a parent or not, life insurance coverage is important in ways you may not realize, and costs less than you’d expect. And experts now stress that employer-sponsored coverage typically isn’t sufficient to cover most people’s needs.

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Wednesday 09/12/2018
Teaching kids about money management at any age and every age
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:14 pm

(BPT) - As a parent you understand the importance of successful money management firsthand. Every bill must be accounted for and budget balanced. It’s the only way you can manage your household and save for those bigger events in life. Your kids, on the other hand? They are not quite so money savvy and you’d like to change that. After all, smart money management will help them throughout their entire lives. So how do you teach these skills to your kids?

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Monday 09/10/2018
Finding the support teachers need during the school year
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:14 pm

(BPT) - The school year has begun, and while the back-to-school expenses of many parents are done for the summer, students will still have ongoing needs throughout the year. But parents are not the only ones who spend their own hard-earned cash to make the school year a success, and they are not the only ones that can expect the costs to continue throughout the year.

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Thursday 09/06/2018
Four Tips For Better Managing Your Retirement Budget
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:14 pm

(NAPSI)—A recent survey by Ameriprise Financial found that 68 percent of retirees with at least $100,000 in assets have not yet taken money out of their savings, beyond what they must withdraw as part of the IRS’ required mini-mum distributions from their retirement accounts.

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Monday 08/20/2018
Do You Have Enough Savings for Planned and Unplanned Expenses?
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:14 pm

(StatePoint) Nearly half of consumers have encountered an emergency expense in the past year, but when it comes to financially preparing for the unexpected, many fall short, according to CIT Bank’s new Summer Savings Survey conducted by The Harris Poll. What’s more, the survey also found that many consumers don’t have the savings to afford the planned expense of the vacations they take.

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Sunday 08/19/2018
5 Life Insurance Myths Busted
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:14 pm

(StatePoint) Life insurance. It’s something that most people need but a topic that no one wants to discuss, leading to many misconceptions.

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Monday 08/13/2018
Tips to pass your credit score with flying colors while in college
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:14 pm

(BPT) - No one ever said that college was cheap. In fact, many of the largest expenses have nothing to do with tuition — and no, we’re not talking about pizza.

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Sunday 08/12/2018
How Much Do Your Kids Know About Money?
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:14 pm

(StatePoint) With consumer debt on the rise and many failing to adequately save for the future, experts say that financial illiteracy is a major problem for Americans -- and one that communities and parents have a joint responsibility to address, starting in childhood. And right now, most children are coming up short in this area.

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Thursday 08/09/2018
The ABCs of Finance Apps
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:09 pm

(NewsUSA) - As back-to-school time sets in, personal finance becomes more complicated for many families. Some have students away from home for the first time, others have expenses for tuition, and of course the many purchases associated with the start of school: backpacks, lunch bags, clothes, books, dorm room furnishings, not to mention the tech gear - phones, tablets, laptops, and don't forget extra chargers.

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Tuesday 08/07/2018
Paying for college: It pays to have a cosigner when applying for student loans
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:14 pm

(BPT) - Adding a cosigner to your student loan application can be a smart financial move, according to a new analysis from online student loan marketplace Credible.com. The research found that borrowers who added a cosigner to their private student loan applications were more than five times more likely to be approved for a loan. In addition, borrowers applying with a cosigner reduced their interest rate by 2.36 percentage points, on average, opening the door to rates that were 28 percent lower than those available to borrowers applying without a cosigner.

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Monday 08/06/2018
Twice A Victim: Finding A Path Forward After An Accident
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:14 pm

(NAPSI)—Each year, hundreds of thousands of Americans are injured in serious accidents. Though the causes may be different, one thing is increasingly common: Because there are often long delays in collecting payments for legitimate insurance claims, injured parties can become “twice victims.”

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Friday 08/03/2018
Millennial women and money: 5 things that might surprise you
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:14 pm

(BPT) - Now more than ever, women are speaking out on a variety of issues, from social inequality to inadequate representation to harassment, but there is one thing that’s still taboo: money.

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Thursday 08/02/2018
How to Afford a Pricier House in the Neighborhood You Love
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:09 pm

(NewsUSA) - When Danielle and Jimmy returned to their home state after three years in Germany, they spent the next six months looking for their first home.

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Tuesday 07/31/2018
How to Cut Years Off of the Mortgage of Your Home, Sweet, Home
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:14 pm

(StatePoint) Whether you’ve just moved into your dream home and are experiencing the elation of making it your own or you are a few years into paying off your mortgage, if you are like most homebuyers, chances are you have the standard 30-year mortgage and may feel daunted as you anticipate decades of payments.

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Thursday 07/26/2018
Bitcoin Gains Can Become "Tax-Free"
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:09 pm

(NewsUSA) - The 2017 Reform Act of 2017 is starting to gain traction as former United States Congressman Mark Schauer (MI-07) suggest that the "Opportunity Zones created under the tax bill incentivize capital flow to businesses in low-income neighborhoods all over the nation. Investment of even a portion of unrealized capital gains will have an historic, transformative effect in distressed communities."

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Friday 07/20/2018
E-Wallet App Protects Family Debit Card Number
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:09 pm

(NewsUSA) - Many families have a single debit or credit card shared among several individuals, including teens and college students who may lose track of purchases, buy from unsecured websites, or access money without clearing the amount with parents.

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Thursday 07/19/2018
Parents Say They're 'Yoda' About Finances
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:14 pm

(NAPSI)—Parents identify with Yoda more than other Star Wars characters when it comes to family finances—according to a survey by New York Life. Yoda is patient, uses past experiences to guide future decisions and finds it important to teach the next generation.

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Monday 07/16/2018
Youth Learn the Dollars and Cents of Agriculture this Fair Season
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

(NewsUSA) - For students around the country, summer vacation may be in full swing, but for many, that hasn't kept them from learning - especially those interested in a career in agriculture.

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Five Tips To Help You Ace Personal Finance 101
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:14 pm

(NAPSI)—Managing money as a college student can be challenging—with juggling tuition, room and board, books and everyday expenses, costs can quickly add up. Money is often tight and income limited. What's more, for many, college is a time when they may be managing their money for the first time, not to mention with the added financial stress of looming student debt.

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Wednesday 07/11/2018
5 tips for reducing back-to-school stress
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:14 pm

(BPT) - Just as everyone is settling into summer, parents around the country suddenly realize that the start of another school year is right around the corner. The back-to-school season seems to start just as the last school year ends! This year, rather than getting caught off guard, be prepared with some tips to reduce mental and financial stress.

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Wednesday 06/20/2018
Millennial Men vs. Women: Different Financial Habits
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:14 pm

(StatePoint) As the saying goes, “men are from Mars, women are from Venus.” But when it comes to how each gender approaches their finances, the two groups might as well be from different universes, according to findings from the recent PNC Investments Millennials & Investing Survey.

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Tuesday 06/19/2018
Is Your Retirement Income Protected? 9 Questions to Ask
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:14 pm

(StatePoint) When it comes to retirement planning, anxiety comes with the territory. Will you be able to maintain your lifestyle in retirement? Will you have enough to cover your monthly bills without depleting your savings? Are you at risk of outliving your money? While such concerns are common among Americans approaching retirement, protecting part of the money that you’ve saved to ensure monthly income for life can make a difference in your confidence about the future, suggests a new study.

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Monday 06/18/2018
4 Tips for Paying for College While Saving for Retirement
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:14 pm

(StatePoint) Saving for retirement and college simultaneously is a balancing act that many families face. However, experts say these goals don’t have to be in competition with each other. To manage both priorities, consider the following tips.

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Wednesday 06/13/2018
Coupling Finances: What All Newlyweds Should Know
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

(NewsUSA) - Coupling finances.

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Monday 06/11/2018
Consumers need to be on guard against common rental scams
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:14 pm

(BPT) - You know the old saying, that if it's too good to be true, it probably is?

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Friday 06/08/2018
Survey Finds That Employers, Employees Disagree On The Importance Of Professional Soft Skills
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:14 pm

(NAPSI)—With the unemployment rate dropping below 4 percent for the first time since 20001, higher education could help those looking to take advantage of record employment.2

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Wednesday 06/06/2018
The Latest Job Benefit Helps Employees Pay Off Student Debt
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

(NewsUSA) - What perk would most entice you to accept one job offer over another?

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Tuesday 06/05/2018
After An Accident: Dealing With The 'What Now?'
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:14 pm

(NAPSI)—According to the National Safety Council, in the United States there are about 10 million accidents of all kinds each year: from parking lot scrapes to multicar pileups. Nearly 1.3 million people die in road crashes, and an additional 20−50 million are injured or disabled.

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Friday 06/01/2018
Now's The Time To Get Set For Applying To College
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:14 pm

(NAPSI)—If you or someone you care about is among the 3.6 million students who will graduate high school next year, here’s a hint: Vacation time is a good time for seniors and their parents to get a head start on the college application process. You can focus on finding the right college without balancing the responsibilities of schoolwork and extracurriculars.

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Friday 05/25/2018
Wise weddings: Avoid the 5 most common overspending woes
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:14 pm

(BPT) - Everyone loves a beautifully staged wedding. Few are as enamored with the bills that roll in later.

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Friday 05/18/2018
Study What You Love—Entrepreneurship As The Path To Success And Fulfillment
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:14 pm

(NAPSI)—The United States has long been considered a leader in entrepreneurial pursuits, with everyone from ambitious self-starters to certified moguls making their way here from around the globe to transform dreams into realities. According to the Global Entrepreneurship Development Institute, the United States provides the best environment for cultivating entrepreneurship, ranking first out of 138 countries.

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Loan Officer Reveals Secret To A Good Night's Sleep
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:14 pm

(NAPSI)—John and Jennie were renting a small house in Delray Beach, Florida when the perfect house came on the market: only four blocks from their rental home, 3,400 square feet, with five bedrooms and the biggest yard in the neighborhood. An excellent fit for their family of six.

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Thursday 05/17/2018
Top Saving-for-College Trends
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:14 pm

(StatePoint) Parents are socking away more money for their children’s higher education, and they are doing so in smarter ways, suggests a new report from Sallie Mae.

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Monday 05/14/2018
Where Does School Money Go? Not To Teachers, Study Shows
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:14 pm

(NAPSI)—There are a little over 3 million teachers in America’s public schools and for the majority of them, interacting with children is the best part of the job. That’s just as well, since for too many, salary and working conditions are pretty poor.

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Friday 05/11/2018
Visa Returns Zlatan Ibrahimovic to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia [Video]
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:14 pm

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MovoCash to Sponsor Paul Walker's Reach Out WorldWide Event
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:09 pm

(NewsUSA) - Many companies place a higher premium on getting than on giving, but MovoCash (MOVO), a payment platform that empowers people to convert their mobile phone into a digital bank in their pocket, is a company centered on compassion.

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Wednesday 05/09/2018
Are Millennials in Good Financial Shape?
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:14 pm

(StatePoint) Now comprising the largest percentage of the workforce, millennials report that their parents did not give them much guidance about investing and many are not confident they are saving enough for the future.

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A Great Way To Tap Into A Hot Job Sector
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:14 pm

(NAPSI)—If you or someone you know is exploring careers that make a difference, consider the fast-growing field of professional health communication.

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Wednesday 05/02/2018
4 Tips to Help You Rent Out Your Space Like A Pro
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:14 pm

(StatePoint) From city apartments to beach houses, vacation home rental sites like Airbnb, VRBO and others have become popular among homeowners and travelers alike. Renting your entire house or even just one room, especially if there’s a big event coming to your town, can be a wonderful way to earn extra income, but it can also expose you to unexpected and potentially costly risks. Before you start seeing dollar signs, learn how to rent your home like a pro.

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Tuesday 05/01/2018
A Great American Workforce
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:14 pm

(NAPSI)—According to a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll, 70 percent of Americans think it is “very” or “somewhat important” to buy U.S.-made products. Fortunately, when it comes to the kind of quality long associated with the phrase “Made in the U.S.A.,” the more than 5,800 people who are blind working in National Industries for the Blind’s (NIB) nationwide network of associated nonprofit agencies are ready to deliver.

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Monday 04/30/2018
Compassion Forms Cornerstone of Company Vision
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:08 pm

(NewsUSA) - Most companies have a stated corporate vision, but such a vision may be limited to quantitative goals such as hitting financial targets or attaining certain levels of productivity. MovoCash (MOVO), a company that delivers financial inclusion to all, including individuals who are not able to use traditional banking services, sees its corporate vision differently.

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An American Classic At Work
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:14 pm

(NAPSI)—If you've ever served in the military, worked for the federal government, signed a visitors log in a federal building, or addressed a letter at a post office, chances are you've had your hands on an American classic.

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Tuesday 04/24/2018
A Primer for First-Time Homebuyers
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:09 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored by GAF - Finally ready to take the plunge? Join the club.

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Sunday 04/22/2018
Higher Salaries and More Jobs May be Coming for U.S. Workers
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:14 pm

(StatePoint) Small and mid-size business owners are feeling more optimistic than they have for a long time, suggests a new survey, and experts say this could mean positive things for the overall economy -- including for workers’ salaries and job-seekers’ prospects.

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Wednesday 04/18/2018
Stop What You're Doing And Download These Free Money-Saving Tools ASAP
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:14 pm

(NAPSI)—The stock market is down and it's tax season. We've got money on our mind and how to save it. So we've rounded up our top three favorite apps to help you save or at least make sure you don't overpay.

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Become Credit Savvy And Help Better Protect Your Identity
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:14 pm

(NAPSI)—How much do you know about credit, credit reports, credit scores and how they work? Even if the answer is “not much,” there are resources available to help you learn more about credit and put you in the driver’s seat.

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