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Color Of Money

Four reasons to plan your own funeral

March 4, 2022

BPT  At some point, most of us will need to make final arrangements for someone we will miss. Coupled with overpowering grief, making even the simplest decisions about a funeral or cremation service can be confusing and overwhelming, especially since those decisions often need to be made in the days immediately following a death. Occasionally,…

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Understanding financial infidelity and its effect on relationships

February 17, 2022

 FAMILY FEATURES Infidelity and deception can take many forms in a relationship, including some that have nothing to do with romance at all. One example is financial infidelity, where deceptions are reported in nearly half of relationships where finances are combined. Among people who have combined finances with a partner, 2 in 5 (43%) confessed…

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Six smart ways to save money for your kids

February 4, 2022

BPT Paid content by Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc. While there are many ways to set your kids up for a successful future, money in the bank is one of the most powerful financial tools you can pass along. Every dollar you save or invest can help your child create a productive and stable foundation…

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Ask HR: How to make the most of the current job market

January 28, 2022

BPT If you look at the numbers, the past few months have been a great time to search for a new job. In the U.S., the number of available jobs in 2021 topped 10 million, which is a record high, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Despite so many open opportunities, 6.3 million Americans…

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How to improve your financial health

January 21, 2022

FAMILY FEATURES Your financial health is just as important as your physical and mental health. Money affects almost every aspect of your life and can be the determining factor in many of your day-to-day decisions.  Being financially healthy isn’t just about how much money you have in the bank. It also encompasses your financial capability…

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Five strategies for a successful hybrid workplace

January 14, 2022

BPT The COVID-19 pandemic drastically changed the work lives of many, especially those working in offices. New challenges and opportunities are arising for both employees and employers in almost every industry. Many workers want to return to the workplace, but they also want to keep the benefits and flexibility of remote work. But getting a…

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Reminder: Deadline for Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Is December 31

December 23, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Pa. Secretary of Aging Robert Torres ( Photo/pa.gov) Older adults and people with disabilities in Pennsylvania have until Friday, December 31, 2021 to apply for rebates on property taxes and rent paid in 2020.  The departments of Revenue and Aging are reminding Pennsylvanians that the rebates are available through the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program, which…

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Tips for small businesses inspired by 2022 tech trends

December 17, 2021

BPT Small businesses are important parts of communities and a key driving factor of the current economic recovery. Modern technology and workplace trends are transforming how these organizations are run, not only to increase productivity, but expand the possibilities of the future. New research found that the United States is home to 32.5 million small…

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Three tips to boost your home design with energy-efficient LED bulbs

November 25, 2021

BPT If you dream about transforming your home on a budget, chances are you’ve considered new paint, area rugs or window treatments. While these updates can refresh rooms without breaking the bank, there’s a crucial and often overlooked design element that can truly transform a room — lighting. The good news is, improving lighting doesn’t…

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Four ways to give back while you shop this holiday season

November 19, 2021

BPT The holiday season has arrived, and with it the hunt to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. The holidays are also a great time to give back to local communities and to those in need. From supporting small businesses and charitable organizations to shopping sustainably, here are four convenient ways to…

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