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Starting a Family: Finances You Need to Consider

9/10/21 8:27 AM

Starting a family is exciting, and when you begin to have children, you will likely adjust your savings goals, budgets, and the way you manage money. In addition to diapers, formula, clothing, and other daily baby essentials, there are also some other important costs you will need to consider before welcoming your new family member.

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Markets, Economy

Economic Update: Consumer Confidence

9/6/21 8:00 AM

With consumer spending accounting for the bulk of U.S. economic output (GDP) it is worth again reviewing some of the recent developments related to this important component of the recovery.

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Financial Planning, Retirement

Retire By 45: 5 Tips to Achieve Early Financial Freedom from The FIRE Movement

9/3/21 9:00 AM

Could you retire early? There are many who believe the age for retirement is most appropriately post-age 45. Surely, it’s possible with proper planning from the very beginning. But how?

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Economy

Economic Update: Labor, Migration and Unemployment Trends

8/30/21 8:00 AM

The latest regional job report from the U.S. Department of Labor revealed that non-farm employment in America increased in 38 states in July, decreased nowhere, and was essentially unchanged everywhere else. As for joblessness, the unemployment rate fell in 17 states in July and was stable elsewhere.

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Financial Planning, Retirement, Economy

6 Podcasts for Financial Wellness

8/25/21 9:36 AM

Whether you’re creating a budget, saving for retirement, establishing a debt payoff plan, or sending your child to college, everyone can learn a thing or two when there are financial experts at your fingertips.

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Markets, Economy

Economic Update: Consumer Spending

8/23/21 8:00 AM

Consumer spending has cooled recently, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Specifically, retail and food services sales totaled $617.7 billion in July, down 1.1 percent from the previous month and much worse than the 0.2 percent decline analysts anticipated.

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Financial Planning

Using A Health Savings Account: What You Need to Know

8/20/21 9:00 AM

As enrollment season approaches, it’s important to know all your options when it comes to the financial aspects and tax advantages of different savings accounts. 

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Markets, Economy, Small Business

Economic Update: Labor Market & Small Business

8/16/21 8:00 AM

There were several important reports on the U.S. economy released last week. First, the latest job openings and labor turnover survey (JOLTS) from the U.S. Department of Labor revealed that there were 10.073 million job openings in America in June (lagged release schedule).

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Financial Planning

Sending Your Teen to College: Preparing a Student-Friendly Budget

8/13/21 9:00 AM

Going to college is exciting, but it also requires some financial planning, which is why budgets are so important for students. Aside from tuition, room and board, and textbooks, you need to consider everyday spending and savings, as well as sound financial habits.

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Markets, Economy

Economic Update: Payroll & Job Report

8/9/21 8:00 AM

There were several important reports on the U.S. economy released last week. Most notable is the monthly job report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which revealed that 943K payrolls were added to the economy in July. 

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