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Top 3 Myths About Retirement Planning

Regardless of the time you may spend planning for retirement, it’s possible that you may have at least a few misconceptions about being financially prepared for the stage of life when you no lon...

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6 Low-Cost Ways to Test Your Business Idea

Think you have a great idea for a new product or business and are ready to dive into entrepreneurship? Step on the brakes. Although you can never know with 100% certainty whether your business idea wi...

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Homeownership in the Digital Age

There’s no denying the power of the Internet. It can save time and money, and now it’s becoming a routine source of information, particularly among millennials, in the purchase or sale of ...

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4 Ways to Fund a College Education

The bad news: College tuition is continuing to rise faster than inflation and family income, causing student debt to be a major problem for many new graduates. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of...

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6 Tips to Build Your Savings Faster

Thinking about building your savings may seem overwhelming, especially when you just paid for your car insurance, student loans and rent. Taking more money out of your paycheck, even if it’s to ...

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How to Build a Retirement Income Stream at Every Life Stage

While most people expect to spend less money in retirement, that may no longer be the case. A recent analysis by the Investment Company Institute and the IRS found that spending rose for more than hal...

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Smart Wealth Management Habits for Millennials

Between student loans, car payments and rent, managing personal finances can be an overwhelming task if you’re a millennial. The good news is time is on your side! So how can you get started? He...

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Considering an SBA Loan? Ask Yourself These Questions

While the Small Business Administration (SBA) itself does not make loans, it does guarantee loans made to small businesses by banks, credit unions and other lenders who partner with SBA. Their guarant...

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5 Things to Know About Safe Deposit Boxes, Home Safes and Your Valuables

It’s not something you think about every day, but are you protecting some of your most valuable objects and possessions? From jewelry to original important documents, protecting these types of i...

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Fraudsters Target Small Businesses: Don't Be a Victim

While large firms may have sophisticated technology and staff dedicated to thwarting crime, many small businesses don't — and scammers know this. Here are ways to protect your business:...

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