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Could you use $100,000 in extra Social Security benefits? Where to find it

Could you use $100,000 in extra Social Security benefits? Where to find it

Did you know there are more than 8,000 ways a married couple can file for Social Security benefits? With all those thousands of options, knowing how to pick the right…

Facing financial pressures: 5 tips for the sandwich generation

Facing financial pressures: 5 tips for the sandwich generation

Would you sacrifice your retirement and savings to simultaneously support your elderly parents and adult children? It’s not something many people envision, but millions are doing just that. These individuals…

Young adults are getting serious about money sooner than you think

Young adults are getting serious about money sooner than you think

More evidence has emerged that parents are doing a better job teaching kids about money, and young adults are getting better at managing it. For instance, the majority of millennials…

The secret to achieving better work-life balance

The secret to achieving better work-life balance

If you’re feeling overworked and finding it a challenge to juggle the demands of your job and the rest of your life, then you’re not alone. Achieving the elusive work-life…

Ethical hackers combat cyber criminals to boost public safety

Ethical hackers combat cyber criminals to boost public safety

Home Depot announced that personal financial information from 56 million credit and debit cards was at risk following a data security breach in September. Americans were still reeling from the…

From battlefield to boardroom … jobs report suggests more positive employment environment for military veterans

From battlefield to boardroom … jobs report suggests more positive employment environment for military veterans

Employment opportunities seem to be on the upswing for military veterans, which is encouraging for the hundreds of thousands of service members returning from duty and veterans who are looking…

Growing up financially smart: prepaid cards provide college students security, convenience

Growing up financially smart: prepaid cards provide college students security, convenience

This fall, college students around the country will take their first steps toward financial independence. For many young adults, the college years are the first time they are responsible for…

Overlooking insurance during your job search could cost you

Overlooking insurance during your job search could cost you

An improving economy has many people entering the job market and looking for new employment opportunities. But if job seekers are not insurance-smart in their search, they may end up…

Stress-free back-to-school shopping tips for parents of teens

Stress-free back-to-school shopping tips for parents of teens

Back-to-school shopping with a teenager can be harrowing for both parent and child. Parents must balance the function and fashion of required supplies to make returning to school fun, yet…

How to maximize your tax benefits from charitable gifts

How to maximize your tax benefits from charitable gifts

You answer calls to support your alma mater, the local animal shelter and the American Red Cross with gifts of money and volunteer time. And after cleaning out the closets,…