• July 7, 2020

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5 tips to financially prepare for college this fall

(BPT) - For many students starting or returning to school this fall, the experience may be far different from what they envisioned last year. In response to COVID-19, a number of colleges and universities are temporarily moving to virtual learning models. At the same time, there are colleges and universities planning to reopen with new social distancing measures—some still determining exactly how to best proceed.

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Thursday 07/02/2020
4 Steps for Developing a Thoughtful Estate Plan
Posted: July 02, 2020

(StatePoint) Many people may avoid estate planning because they think it can be put off until later in life. But experts agree that adults of any age should have a plan in place to make sure their financial affairs are in order after they pass on, or in case they are incapacitated. A complete and thoughtful estate plan covers more than who will get what -- it helps to ease the burden on your family and beneficiaries by documenting your wishes and instructions.

Wednesday 07/01/2020
Boost Your Retirement Income with Little-Known Benefits
Posted: July 01, 2020

(NewsUSA) - Retirement is a life-changing experience. For some older adults it can be relaxing, for others it can be energizing. Bu it should never be stressful.

Saturday 06/27/2020
Eight Quick Tips for Saving Money
Posted: June 27, 2020

(StatePoint) Saving money is a top priority for many Americans, but it becomes even more important during times of economic turmoil. Luckily, there are many simple steps you can take to eliminate wasteful spending in your daily life.

Monday 06/22/2020
Five Fast Tips To Keep More Of Your Money
Updated: June 24, 2020 - 2:33 am

(NAPSI)—With day-to-day activities affected by the coronavirus, many people greatly reduced their spending. While saving money is great, a solid financial plan is even better. Here are hints on how:

 1.Make a budget, but focus on the things that you can control. You can’t change your mortgage or rent payment overnight, but you can eat more meals at home.

2.Clear the clutter, but keep the cash. You can use sites such as Declutter, Facebook Marketplace and Offer Up to profit from the things you no longer need.

3.Simplify your subscriptions. Today there are subscriptions for everything from entertainment to plants. It’s easy to lose track of how much money you’re really spending. Make a list and do away with subscriptions you don’t fully use.

4.Plan major purchases. If you’ll need a new dryer, roof or car, figure out how much it will cost so that you can start saving.

5.Buy used or refurbished electronics. You can find great smartphones, laptops and other electronics in good condition on such sites as Gazelle, Swappa or eBay. Another tip for saving money is to use Upsie for the most affordable warranties for your electronics, appliances and more. Upsie also offers warranties that include accident protection for used devices.

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Wednesday 06/17/2020
How to Choose the Right Personal Loan
Posted: June 17, 2020

(StatePoint) When it comes to selecting a personal loan, making the right choice is essential, particularly when you’re in a tight financial spot or have imperfect credit and fewer options.

Thursday 06/11/2020
Tips for Handling Your Finances During a Crisis
Posted: June 11, 2020

(StatePoint) With record numbers of Americans filing for unemployment and many facing income loss, the financial impacts of COVID-19 are far-reaching.

Wednesday 06/10/2020
Adding financial fitness to your routine
Posted: June 10, 2020

(BPT) - If you’re trying to stay healthy, chances are you have a routine to boost your physical fitness. But what about your financial fitness? As with exercise, you can establish regular routines to help keep your bank account healthy — and increase your peace of mind.

Monday 06/08/2020
Pandemic spurs innovation for small- to mid-sized businesses
Updated: July 07, 2020 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - As COVID-19 continues to disrupt normal day-to-day operations of small- to mid-sized businesses and nearly half of the U.S. workforce hangs in the balance, employers are taking creative measures to reset their go-to-market strategies and offerings. By changing their operations to meet the demands of their customers, businesses can not only stay relevant but keep their staff employed and thrive in the new economy.

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