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Business And Finance Front

  • Business And Careers

    5 Ways Companies are Keeping Employees Happy

    (StatePoint) For years, many American businesses have provided wellness programs dedicated to encouraging employees to improve their physical health and fitness. But a new work culture is emerging, as employers recognize the need to focus on the overall well-being of their associates in order to keep them at a company.

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    Millennials Most “At Risk” When It Comes To Life Insurance

    (NAPSI)—The Millennial generation is now the least prepared for unexpected life events due to a lack of adequate life insurance coverage, according to the latest edition of New York Life’s Life Insurance Gap survey. The survey asks Americans to compare how much life insurance they need, based on living expenses and plans for their loved ones, with the amount of life insurance protection they have. Millennials as the most exposed contrasts with 2013 study, which found Gen X under the most pressure.

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    Coalition Vows To Reform Dark Underbelly Of Timeshare Industry

    (NAPSI)—The timeshare industry is infamous for perceived high-pressure sales techniques, for locking millions of people in perpetuity with noncancelable contracts, and for practices that can make it difficult for owners to vacation where and when they want. Dozens of lawsuits have alleged that consumers are subject to fraud, deception, preying on the elderly, and violations of numerous local, state and federal regulations. Now, the Coalition to Reform Timeshare (CRT) has been launched to advocate for the rights of over 9 million timeshare owners in the U.S.

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Tuesday 02/19/2019
Millennials Most “At Risk” When It Comes To Life Insurance
Posted: February 19, 2019

(NAPSI)—The Millennial generation is now the least prepared for unexpected life events due to a lack of adequate life insurance coverage, according to the latest edition of New York Life’s Life Insurance Gap survey. The survey asks Americans to compare how much life insurance they need, based on living expenses and plans for their loved ones, with the amount of life insurance protection they have. Millennials as the most exposed contrasts with 2013 study, which found Gen X under the most pressure.

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Coalition Vows To Reform Dark Underbelly Of Timeshare Industry
Posted: February 19, 2019

(NAPSI)—The timeshare industry is infamous for perceived high-pressure sales techniques, for locking millions of people in perpetuity with noncancelable contracts, and for practices that can make it difficult for owners to vacation where and when they want. Dozens of lawsuits have alleged that consumers are subject to fraud, deception, preying on the elderly, and violations of numerous local, state and federal regulations. Now, the Coalition to Reform Timeshare (CRT) has been launched to advocate for the rights of over 9 million timeshare owners in the U.S.

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Saturday 02/16/2019
Tidying Up Your Finances
Posted: February 16, 2019

(StatePoint) The cultural phenomenon sparked by professional organizing consultant Marie Kondo has motivated millions worldwide to declutter. While cleaning out your closet and making a financial plan may be two very different things, tidying up your finances can also “spark joy.”

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Friday 02/15/2019
Answering your questions about tax reform, delayed tax refunds [Video]
Posted: February 15, 2019

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Wednesday 02/13/2019
Talking money: 10 financial tips for relationships
Posted: February 13, 2019

(BPT) - In a recent survey, one in five Americans reported they have never had a serious conversation about money with their significant other, and less than half said they’re comfortable discussing finances with their partner.

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Online Conference Connects Global Startups and Investors
Posted: February 13, 2019

(NewsUSA) - The current startup business environment today is full of opportunities for investors who want to get in on the global economy.

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Tuesday 02/12/2019
Five Tips To Help Kickstart Your Savings
Updated: February 14, 2019 - 2:44 am

(NAPSI)—Make the most of your money this year by following these five suggestions from Erin Lowry, personal finance expert, author, and founder of BrokeMillennial.com:

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Thursday 02/07/2019
Women Say They're Ready to Put Their Money to Work for Them
Posted: February 07, 2019

(NewsUSA) - More women than ever before are realizing they need to make their money grow for them.

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Wednesday 02/06/2019
An IRS Incentive To Save For Retirement
Updated: February 09, 2019 - 2:50 am

(NAPSI)—Tips for claiming the Saver’s Credit:

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Friday 01/25/2019
Big Swings in The Market Haven't Dampened People's Optimism
Posted: January 25, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Despite the recent wild swings in the stock market, most people predict they'll be better off financially this year.

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Wednesday 01/30/2019
New Year, New Goals: Tools to Get You Where You Want to Go
Posted: January 30, 2019

(NewsUSA) - The start of a new year prompts many people to resolve to be more organized and set goals to help them be more creative and productive as well. One of the keys to successful goal-setting is regular reminders, but the information overload of today's digital, 24/7 world makes filtering the important information a challenge.

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Tuesday 01/29/2019
How Self-Publishing Made This Author A Best-Seller
Posted: January 29, 2019

(NewsUSA) - When Jess Michaels isn't obsessively checking her steps on FitBit or watching daytime Court TV, she's a best-selling author who writes historical romances with heroines who speak their mind.

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Thursday 01/24/2019
Surety Bonds: What They Are and Why They Matter
Posted: January 24, 2019

(NewsUSA) - A surety bond, as the name suggests, means a sure thing - at least when it comes to the financial security of construction projects. Simply put, surety bonds are similar to loans from a bank, and construction contractors who qualify for them show owners their ability to do the job right. Bonds bring successful outcomes.

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Monday 01/14/2019
Is Becoming a Financial Planner the Right Career Move for You?
Posted: January 14, 2019

(StatePoint) Job growth potential, work-life balance and the satisfaction of helping others; these are not only top priorities for job seekers, they are some of the most commonly cited rewards associated with careers in the financial planning profession.

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Friday 12/21/2018
New Data Show Workplace Challenges Exist After a Cancer Diagnosis
Posted: December 21, 2018

(StatePoint) The ability to manage employment after a cancer diagnosis can be complex, which means working people with cancer need support to balance work and health demands.

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Tuesday 12/04/2018
How to Succeed in Selling Your Business
Updated: February 05, 2019 - 2:34 am

(NewsUSA) - As a larger proportion of the American population reaches retirement age, the issues of wealth transfer and asset management become even more prominent.

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Thursday 11/29/2018
Steal the Show at Your Next Holiday Party
Updated: February 01, 2019 - 2:34 am

(NewsUSA) - For those who like to wear their holiday spirit front and center, it's the most wonderful time of the year. But it's also the season of charity, so why not feel good by making a fashion statement that's socially conscious as well?

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Wednesday 11/28/2018
Junior Achievement Celebrates 100 Years
Updated: January 31, 2019 - 2:38 am

(NewsUSA) - Ask any young person what they want to be when they grow up and you most likely will get lofty answers, such as a pro-football player or a You Tube star. While admirable, it may be worthwhile to temper these expectations and get kids thinking about a Plan B that incorporates their dreams into the real world.

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Thursday 11/15/2018
Bed and Breakfasts Give Travel a Personal Touch
Updated: January 30, 2019 - 2:42 am

(NewsUSA) - Travelers seeking a personal touch and insider stories would do well to consider staying at a local bed and breakfast (B&B).

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Discover how Virginia entrepreneurship changed the world
Updated: February 20, 2019 - 2:43 am

(BPT) - If you really want to go deep and learn how the American tradition of innovation and entrepreneurship came about, there’s no better place to begin than the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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