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(BPT) - Debt: Americans’ least favorite four-letter word. But for many, it looms over their everyday lives. According to a recent report from The Pew Charitable Trusts, nearly 80% of Americans are saddled with some type of debt, leaving many of them feeling trapped and hopeless. Debt can neg… Read more

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(NewsUSA) - New Year's Day is a popular time for making resolutions to save more and spend less, but you don't have to wait until January 1 to commit to financial well-being. This October 6, World Financial Planning Day provides the perfect opportunity to refresh your financial plan and set … Read more

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(BPT) - Text message phishing, or SMiShing, is a text message scam that can compromise your finances and your identity. According to the Federal Trade Commission, popular tactics include asking to verify purchases, claiming issues with payment information, and offers to claim prizes or gift … Read more

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(BPT) - With the school year underway, this can be an exciting time for students and parents, but it can also be a source of financial stress. According to the National Retail Federation, the back-to-school season is the second-biggest shopping season of the year, and a recent study showed t… Read more

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(NewsUSA) - In the northern hemisphere, the sun's lower winter angle in the sky peers straight into your windows, causing glare, more fading from its UV rays and unwanted hotspots. The usual remedy is to block out the natural daylight with curtains or blinds. However, this may darken the int… Read more

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(NewsUSA) -High-achieving college graduates are continuing to flock to Wall Street pursuing dream careers in finance. This year, investment banks and other financial firms received record numbers of applications for internships, leading prospective candidates to seek new ways to stand out. Read more

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(NAPSI)—Every year millions of people struggle through the confusing and stressful process of finding the right ostomy supplies to manage their health at home. Better Health, a next-generation medical supplier, is innovating on outdated industry practices by offering unique customer support … Read more

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(NAPSI)—Americans are navigating a rapidly evolving pandemic environment—and that extends to how they’re feeling about their finances, according to the latest Wealth Watch survey.“As people across the country begin to emerge from the pandemic, they are reporting a combination of emotions —fr… Read more

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(NAPSI)—More Americans may be looking to retire before age 65, according to several studies. However, they need to understand their financial needs, both long term and before age 65. This includes enrolling in health insurance to cover the gap before they are Medicare-eligible at age 65.“Cho… Read more

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(NAPSI)—If you’re like most Americans, you have hundreds, perhaps thousands, of photos and videos stored on your phone, computer, tablet and so on. They bring back memories of happy times, loved ones, important occasions and beautiful places and you’d hate to lose them just because your comp… Read more

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(BPT) - Wildfires are already impacting communities in the Western and Southwestern United States even ahead of the fall winds that threaten to push them into more populated areas. Wildfires spread in hot, dry and windy conditions, so continuing maintenance and reducing fuels, especially in … Read more

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(BPT) - In today's environment, when many things may seem like they're not in your control, finding ways to help your family feel more financially secure and protected is important. As anyone who has suffered a loss in their family is likely to tell you, having life insurance in place before… Read more

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(BPT) - Chase Home Lending’s new First-Time Homebuyer Study included more than 1,100 consumers who indicated that they are looking to purchase a home and are actively preparing to buy. Though the COVID-19 pandemic had a considerable impact, 60% of respondents said they were likely to purchas… Read more

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(StatePoint) Good credit opens doors. Not only can it help you secure an affordable loan, but it is also often needed for access to open everyday accounts, such as for your utility services and cell phone. It can help you land a job, boost your chances of securing an apartment, and even impr… Read more

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(NewsUSA) They may be one of the best-kept secrets out there. In fact, even as college costs keep rising as surely as we're all getting kind of sick of Zoom meetings, a new Morning Consult survey done with financial firm Edward Jones found that only 36 percent of adults even knew what a 529 … Read more

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(NAPSI)—When it comes to bargains on back-to-school supplies, the early bird gets the backpack. Compared to July 2020, online prices for office supplies and clothes were up 4.8% and 11.13%, respectively, according to research by the eCommerce analytics firm Profitero. It tracks online prices… Read more

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(BPT) - College costs can add up quickly. Not only are you and your child paying for tuition and fees, but you also have to factor in room and board, textbooks, extracurricular activities, the child’s personal expenses and more. For nearly three in four families (72%), the cost of college is… Read more

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(BPT) - The second half of summer brings a welcomed sense of familiarity for families across the country as back-to-school season approaches, and enthusiasm is particularly strong after more than a year of uncertainty upended the education system as we know it. While a widespread return-to-c… Read more

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(BPT) - Collegebound students have to complete their most important assignment before arriving on campus: paying the first semester’s tuition bill. Before you do anything else, make sure you've applied for all available aid. If you haven’t already, fill out the Free Application for Federal S… Read more

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(NewsUSA) - Female financial planners, (specifically, CFP® professionals) are in need, and provide a pivotal role to wealth management firms in serving diverse client bases and delivering holistic financial planning services to clients. Read more