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1:51 PM / Saturday October 23, 2021

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Three ways credit plays into mortgage refinancing

August 20, 2021

BPT If you’re thinking about refinancing your mortgage, there’s often a lot to consider. For instance, your decision to refinance may rely on current interest rates or your personal financial situation. Your credit score also plays a role in the mortgage refinancing process. While it can certainly factor into your ability to refinance, the relationship…

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Driving Diversity: How business leaders can spur workplace change

August 12, 2021

FAMILY FEATURES The spotlight on inequality is driving increased dialogue and inspiring change on social and cultural levels, and the same is true of the business community. According to the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, just 18% of businesses in the U.S. are minority-owned, even though minorities make up almost 40% of…

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Independence Health Group appoints Crystal E. Ashby as executive vice president and chief people officer

July 23, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Crystal E. Ashby  (Photo courtesy: Crystal Ashby) Independence Health Group (Independence) announces that Crystal E. Ashby has been appointed executive vice president and chief people officer. In this role, she will lead the company’s Human Resources division following the retirement of Jeanie Heffernan as executive vice president and chief human resources officer at…

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Keep your cool this summer with these energy-saving tips

July 23, 2021

BPT There’s a lot to love about summer. At the same time, the season can run up your electric bill fast, especially for Americans living in places where summer temperatures are reaching record highs. According to recent reports, states like Washington and Oregon have seen recording-breaking temperatures this summer — just recently, Salem, Oregon, reached…

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The right advisor can boost your financial health

July 2, 2021

BPT Many people have reexamined their finances since the pandemic. While some are itching to dine out and travel again, others are looking to invest in their future. According to a recent survey, Americans’ top financial goals include boosting their savings, planning for retirement and paying off debt. To reach these and other goals, people…

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The Business Corner: How businesses rebuild post COVID-19

July 2, 2021

By Teresa M. Lundy The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for both new and experienced business owners to retain customers, grow their business, find capital, and provide products and services to customers.  With every roadblock to success, there is an opportunity to use new and proven solutions to achieve your business goals.  Here are…

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Affordable and totally worth it: How renters insurance works

June 18, 2021

BPT Just because you’re not a homeowner (yet) doesn’t mean your stuff is disposable. Chances are you’ve got pricey electronics, musical instruments or other valuables you wouldn’t want to lose to theft or damage. That’s how renter’s insurance works: No matter where you’re renting, having this coverage can make a huge difference in your ability…

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Dads deserve THESE for Father’s Day

June 18, 2021

BPT We all have heroes in our lives who go under the radar. Often among the first to make quiet, inconspicuous sacrifices for the ones they love are dads and father figures. Last year was challenging for most families, and this coming Father’s Day gives us an opportunity to show our appreciation to the dads…

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Remote Control: Finding your optimal work-life balance in 2021

June 11, 2021

By Jeannie Finkel, Cetera Financial Group BPT Before the pandemic, many industries resisted the idea that work could be done primarily from home. They hadn’t fully suited up for extensive remote work. That left many scrambling last spring, and employees had to quickly figure out how to stay connected, collaborate with co-workers and show they…

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The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff