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Color Of Money

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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Simple steps to keep your second home safe from costly repairs

October 4, 2019

BPT Whether it’s a cabin up north, a villa down south or a quaint cottage near family, many people in the United States own second homes. You spend time at these vacation properties during some seasons, but for much of the year they remain empty. That’s why it’s important to take precautions to ensure your…

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Free yourself from living paycheck to paycheck

September 26, 2019

BPT About 80% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck, often struggling between paydays. If this is a challenge for you, here are three easy ways that can help you get from one paycheck to the next with ease, avoid financial pitfalls, and even come out ahead. Avoid overdrafts and late fees Since most people are…

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McDonald’s enlists Alexa and Google to help with its hiring

September 25, 2019

By DEE-ANN DURBIN Want a job at McDonald’s? Just ask your smartphone. Starting Wednesday, McDonald’s Corp. will let job seekers start an application by using voice commands with Amazon’s Alexa or Google’s Assistant. If users say, “Alexa, help me get a job at McDonald’s,” Alexa will ask which country they want to work in and…

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Are you a Maverick? A Dreamer? Find your financial personality

September 20, 2019

BPT When it comes to managing your finances, are you more likely to be spontaneous and optimistic or stick to a formal plan? Understanding your financial personality can be important on the journey to reaching your financial goals, whether it’s something short-term like buying a home or longer term like your dream retirement. For some…

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