(NewsUSA) - At some point, you may need to step in and help care for the parents who once cared for you. Starting this new role can be a challenge, but with preparation you’ll be ready. These concrete steps will help you support your aging parents.
(NAPSI)—The next time you enjoy watching something on YouTube, you may care to consider there’s a lot more to the service than fun and learning. It’s an important part of our economy, too.
(NAPSI)—There are an estimated 68 million Americans in what’s known as Gen Z, or “Zoomers,” born between 1997 and 2012. They’re now flowing into the workforce and represent significant spending power. Gen Z households spend an average of 12% more on consumer packaged goods (CPG) than all oth…
(NAPSI)—Swindlers are scamming homeowners concerned about the health and safety of their families with phony air duct cleaning schemes—but you can protect yourself.
(BPT) - Graduation is an important milestone, whether your child is graduating from elementary school, high school or college. With each milestone comes new advantages, new responsibilities — and learning opportunities. As your child grows and becomes a little more independent, there are imp…
(BPT) - Whether you're graduating from high school or college, chances are you're becoming more independent about handling your own money. While finances can be stressful, they don't always have to be — which is why a new initiative from Secret Deodorant focuses on providing young women with…
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Reduce, reuse, redecorate: Why you should shop pre-owned for furniture (and how to do it like a pro)
(BPT) - If you’re searching for new ways to make a positive impact on the planet, have you considered how you buy furniture? By opting for pre-owned or used furniture you can save money, plus it's an excellent way to reduce waste and contribute to a more sustainable future.
(NewsUSA) - As a parent, you want your child to succeed in life and have a career where they are fulfilled and paid well. It’s even better if that career can offer benefits such as personal and professional growth, job security, and the ability to have a positive impact on the lives of others.
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(BPT) - What are the hottest must-haves of summer 2023? Look at social media and you’ll find influencers touting everything from luxury sunglasses to name-brand emotional support water bottles. These items may be great, but they also can come with a hefty price tag and long waitlists.
(BPT) - Liquidity is the “it” financial term of the moment as businesses brace for a potential slowdown. Without sufficient cash or the ability to borrow funds quickly, many companies could face tough business decisions and struggle to cover costs or seize growth opportunities.
(BPT) - Spring is here! As you enjoy the warmer weather, you may notice that your eyes begin to water or feel like they're burning. Chances are you may have seasonal eye allergies. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, up to 30% of the general population suffers from a…
(BPT) - Tighten the purse strings. Balance the budget. Cut back. There are many ways to say it, but the current economy has millions of Americans doing the same thing: struggling to make ends meet. Wouldn't it be nice to alleviate the financial pressure?
(StatePoint) Whether you’re saving to buy a home, putting money in your child’s college fund or just trying to cover higher costs for necessities, you may be looking for ways to keep more money in your wallet so you can spend on the things that matter most. And you’re not alone.
(NewsUSA) - If you’re getting ready to graduate from college, congratulations! After years of dedication and hard work, your future awaits! And while it’s an exciting time, it can also be challenging if you haven’t yet decided on a clear career path.
(NAPSI)—There’s a movement to take hundreds of millions of Texas taxpayer dollars and use it to limit the education available to millions of Texas students. It has nothing to do with school curriculum and everything to do with public school funding.
(BPT) - For small manufacturers, every penny counts. From buying raw materials to paying for equipment and utilities, expenses can add up quickly. That's why finding ways to save money wherever possible is crucial. One often overlooked method is taking advantage of credit card rewards progra…
(BPT) - Whether it’s your local ice cream shop, neighborhood dry cleaners or go-to family-owned grocery store, mom-and-pop shops bring communities together. These businesses foster connections between residents and merchants, provide a more personalized shopping experience and support the lo…
(BPT) - Farmers: there’s no doubt that you are the backbone of our nation. Hardworking, industrious and passionate, you’re the small business owners that put food on America’s tables. But that doesn’t mean you’ve got it easy — far from it. So, let's talk about an often-neglected tool that ca…
(BPT) - Health and wellness are meaningful to you, so you strive to make it a priority in your life. It’s also important to you to give back and you are looking for ways to do something truly meaningful for others. One activity that reflects all these values and makes a real difference is wa…
(NewsUSA) - Filing your taxes can be stressful and intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. As the deadline for filing taxes approaches, don’t let the pressure overwhelm you. Follow these five tips for a smooth tax season.
(NewsUSA) - The financial services industry is changing and diversifying, and this includes women becoming financial advisors at a rate higher than ever before.
(BPT) - With spring comes the desire for a fresh start — whether it’s for yourself, your wardrobe or your home. It’s the perfect time to sport a new look, clear out clutter and swap out tired, old decor for fresh, seasonal colors and textures. Unfortunately, revamping for spring can easily b…
(BPT) - In the wake of many global changes post-pandemic, most communities are facing changed populations and economies and new, unexpected challenges.
(NewsUSA) - A new poll paints a troubling picture of how anxious Americans are about their finances.
(BPT) - In the U.S., diverse entrepreneurs launch new businesses at a faster pace than any other group, serving as an important source of jobs and opportunity in their communities. Every year, minority-owned employer firms generate $1.48 trillion for the U.S. economy. They’re also responsibl…
(State Point) As consumers focus on filing taxes and spending returns, a new study reveals a need for increased awareness around tax-efficient financial strategies. Lincoln Financial Group’s Consumer Sentiment Tracker reports that only 2% of Americans can correctly identify financial solutio…
(NewsUSA) - Teaching children about money is one of the greatest gifts you can give them. Start when they’re young with simple lessons like saving up to buy a toy. You can build upon those lessons as they get older and become responsible for things like buying their own car or preparing thei…
(BPT) - Consumers are more anxious about tax time than in past years, according to a new survey by OnePoll for Straight Talk Wireless — not surprising given the financial challenges so many are facing. Read on to learn practical ways to make the most out of your refund.
(NAPSI)—The IRS offers an incentive to lower your tax bill when you save for retirement. Many taxpayers may be eligible to claim the Saver’s Credit, but they may not know that it exists. Also referred to as the Retirement Savings Contributions Credit, the Saver’s Credit can reduce federal in…
(BPT) - By Peter Taunton
(NewsUSA) - Financial planning is about helping individuals and families make sound financial decisions that enable them to achieve their life goals. When financial planners provide these services to diverse clients, they help bridge the gaps between different communities.
(BPT) - By John Simmons, Head of Middle Market Banking & Specialized Industries, JPMorgan Chase Commercial Banking & Ben Walter, CEO, Chase Business Banking
(NAPSI)—This year, you can send thoughtful expressions of love with help from 1-800-Flowers. They offer an wide selection of gifting options designed to win hearts on Cupid’s big day.
(NAPSI)—If you’ve been you looking for love on dating sites like Tinder, Hinge, or Bumble, there are some things you should know. These platforms (and others) can be great for finding a real connection, but it’s crucial to be aware of the dangers of romance scams.
(NAPSI)—If your family is like most, you spend more time inside when it’s cold and dark outside. On the one hand, that can make this a great time for enjoying baking, reading, board games, movies, and so on together. On the other hand, you’re also all breathing in what could be poor-quality …
(BPT) - With the rising cost of goods and signs of an impending recession, employees in all industries are worried about pay and job security. While the news is filled with headlines about "quiet quitting," "rage applying" and "the Great Resignation," not everyone is looking to jump ship dur…
(BPT) - Consumers are using their mobile phones for banking far more than three years ago, due to the pandemic and technology innovations, according to Chase’s third annual Digital Banking Attitudes Study.
(BPT) - When stocks seem to be in constant fluctuation, even experienced investors may worry whether their investment strategy will stand the test of time. Whether you are new to investing or an experienced pro, market volatility can cause anxiety. You may wonder if you’ve chosen your invest…
(StatePoint) Many consumers are feeling financial strain after a challenging economic year in 2022. One in three Americans say they are struggling to get by or are in trouble financially, according to Lincoln Financial Group’s Consumer Sentiment Tracker. The study also found that people aren…
(StatePoint) February is the month of love and one of the most popular times of year for couples to get engaged. According to a recent study, 36% of respondents said Valentine’s Day is the most romantic day to propose. If you’re about to get married or just walked down the aisle, here are fi…
(StatePoint) The average national rent surpassed $2,000 for the first time ever in 2022, which has made keeping up with rent payments challenging for millions of people across the United States. In fact, a recent Freddie Mac survey found that 70% of renters are concerned about making their r…
(StatePoint) Research shows that if you’re dreading tax season, you’re not alone.
(StatePoint) After a holiday season spent racking up credit card bills, many Americans consider making financial resolutions in the New Year. However, now is the perfect time to not only reevaluate your saving and spending, but also commit to creating a more holistic financial plan designed …
(Statepoint) At a time when Americans are keeping a closer eye on their expenses, finding more value where they are already spending on the essentials is more important than ever.
(StatePoint) “True Loves” will spend more this holiday season if they buy all of the gifts from the classic carol, “The 12 Days of Christmas.”
(StatePoint) According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), floods are the most frequently occurring natural disaster in the United States, which is why it is important to understand the risks and costs associated with flooding, and what you can do to protect your home.
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