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8:58 AM / Friday December 13, 2019

Color Of Money

Companies struggle to grow profits, look ahead to 2020

December 5, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: A pair of specialists work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Corporate profits continued their yearlong slide during the third quarter and analysts expect another poor performance before things start improving. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) By Damian J. Troise Accosiated press NEW YORK — Corporate profits continued their yearlong slide…

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Tips for growing your small business this holiday season

November 29, 2019

BPT Small businesses have a major impact on their communities: 67 cents of every dollar spent on small businesses stays in the local economy. But when it comes to growing their businesses, nearly one in four small business owners say marketing is one of their biggest challenges. As small businesses prepare for the holiday rush…

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Financial insight: Tips to reduce or eliminate high-interest debt

November 22, 2019

BPT Reality is eye opening: The total amount of consumer debt is more than $13 trillion in the United States. That means if you have revolving bills to pay off loans and other debt, you’re certainly not alone. Having high-interest debt can feel like a big weight on your shoulders that stresses your financial wellness…

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Five tips for teens to avoid debt

November 15, 2019

BPT Back in the day, most people learned how to manage their money through the school of hard knocks. That’s still true. But today’s young people face much larger, higher-stakes financial decisions at a younger age than their elders. For example, in 2018, the average college graduate faced $29,200 in student loan debt — the…

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Millennial Money: Don’t let anxiety rule your finances

November 8, 2019

By Amrita Jayakumar  ASSOCIATED PRESS Financial decisions are rarely easy, whether it’s buying your first car or home or deciding whether to refinance student loans. The anxiety can be heightened for millennials who witnessed economic turmoil during the Great Recession as they weigh milestone financial choices as adults. “Many (millennials) grew up and saw their…

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How you feel about money impacts your spending

November 1, 2019

NNPA NEWSWIRE Being aware of your own psychological and emotional approach to money is the first step to developing healthy spending habits. Psychologists agree that these beliefs can start early. They may also come from other life experiences — whether you need to support a family, for example, or if you’ve had a negative history…

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4 DIY-friendly projects to get your house ready for winter

November 1, 2019

BPT The leaves have changed, temperatures are dropping and pumpkin spice treats abound, which means winter is coming. Now is the time to winterize your home, which can mean up to a 10% savings on your energy bills, according to Energy Star. “Winter brings unpredictable weather and dropping temperatures, which can test the limits of…

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Investing tips for smart and steady growth

October 18, 2019

BPT From mobile deposits to apps that transfer money in the blink of an eye, financial technology (or fintech) is disrupting the financial marketplace in new ways. The latest example is an innovation in the annuity marketplace that expands online access to a conventional retirement product, offering a smart tool for savers, even those years…

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Small business: How ethics can help your bottom line

October 11, 2019

BPT  The last thing any company wants is a misstep that hurts the trust it has built with customers. This is especially true for smaller businesses, which may not have the resources to recover from a reputation setback. To prevent mistakes, bad decisions and wrongdoing, smaller businesses can take a proactive approach to developing ethical…

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