Financial Education

Go out into your yard and dig a big hole. Every month throw $50 into it but do not take any money out until you are ready to buy a house, send your child to college, or retire. It sounds a little crazy, right? This is what investing without setting clear-cut goals is...

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Forty years ago, President Ronald Reagan signed Proclamation 5847 and marked August 21 as the day seniors will be celebrated. The majority of seniors being celebrated at the time were people who lived through world wars and difficult economic times, banded together to...

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Pet scams are big business these days, with scammers posing as breeders and raking in money from many people in the United States. The Better Business Bureau estimates that pet scam reports have increased nearly five times since 2017, when the trend first came to...

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The Game of Life (the board game introduced by Milton Bradley as The Checkered Game of Life) was originally created over 160 years ago, in 1860. In the modern version released in 1960, the game starts out with an interesting scenario. Each player must choose whether...

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Quick question: Would you prefer to inherit—1. A $200,000 portfolio of stocks and bonds, or 2. A $200,000 IRA invested in the same stocks and bonds? All things being equal, the IRA should be your second choice since it comes with an income tax obligation. Most...

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If you own or manage a business, your mailbox and inbox are probably full of offers to give you a loan. Why? Because making loans for businesses is easy. But at the end of the day, a loan is just a transaction – you get money and you’re obligated to repay that money...

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When it comes to the day-to-day operations of your business, you have a lot on your plate. With fraud and data security threats constantly evolving, you need to be aware of safety measures to keep your customer card data protected. The Payment Card Industry Data...

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Serving as a caregiver for a child or adult who has special needs brings unique challenges and is an admirable role. Each disability can present unique challenges, which require unique solutions. However, one common challenge involves managing financial resources,...

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The U.S. economy had never experienced anything like the coronavirus pandemic, which triggered widespread lockdowns of the local economy and a general economic contraction.  Once vaccines became available, the economy did not reopen smoothly, with many disruptions in...

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