Tag Archives: Finance

5 tips for budget-savvy gift shopping

(BPT) – Are you ready for the holidays? Searching for the perfect gifts for friends and family can be fun and exciting, but it can also be stressful. Especially when money is tight, it’s a challenge to shop for just the right gifts for your loved ones and BFFs. But with a bit of planning, holiday shopping can be just

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4 ways to protect your finances and investments in 2021

(BPT) – Finances are consistently a top concern for many Americans, with “saving money” a top-10 most common New Year’s resolution. This year, Americans are more concerned than ever before due to the uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic. USE Credit Union reported that more than 75% of non-transactional calls received since the start of the pandemic were from members

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Jumping on the real estate boom? Do your homework first

(BPT) – Over the past several months, everyone’s lives have been upended, with consequences nobody predicted. One unexpected result of the pandemic? A real estate boom. With so many more people working from home, people are re-evaluating their living spaces, including those who need to factor in homeschooling. Some families are realizing they need more bedrooms, larger yards or just

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How digital engagement can offer more control over personal finances in unpredictable times

(BPT) – Since the coronavirus pandemic began taking hold in early 2020, global stock markets have taken investors on a rollercoaster ride, with aggressive climbs in value, precipitous drops and an overall queasy feeling in the pits of our stomachs about what’s next. COVID-19’s impact on personal investments Millions globally have been affected financially during the pandemic, and in very

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Fidelity’s® Annual Snapshot of America’s Student Debt: Boomers Burdened With the Most Student Debt

Fidelity Investments® Student Debt Tool Reveals that Private Health Care & Social Assistance, Higher Education Professionals Have Highest Monthly Payments, on Average Despite Declining Interest Rates During Pandemic, Overall Debt and Monthly Payments Have Increased Across Generations and Occupations Employers Nationwide Helping Make a Difference in Current No-Interest Environment (BUSINESS WIRE)–Who’s paying the most when it comes to America’s student debt burden?

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Is this the right time to switch careers? Many people are discovering passions during the pandemic

(BPT) – The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted people in countless ways. From quarantine and social distancing to remote working, furlough and job loss, many people are reassessing how they spend their time and make money. Turning proverbial lemons into lemonade, people of all ages and backgrounds have decided to pivot their careers to do something that they truly enjoy. Time

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