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(BPT) - The COVID-19 pandemic has forced people to embrace flexibility in navigating daily life. Over the last year, consumers have adjusted their habits to follow safety precautions. People adopted or established a new reliance on apps and digital services for restaurant and grocery deliver…

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(BPT) - Like many small business owners, you may view spending time on financial tasks — like doing your taxes — as a time-consuming chore that’ll take your focus away from your core business. Or perhaps you have so many questions, you just don’t know where to start. If so, you’re not alone.

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(BPT) - While becoming a new mom brings a variety of joyful new experiences, it can also be a challenging adjustment. Paired with an ongoing pandemic, balancing parenthood on top of work and other responsibilities has left many women feeling overwhelmed.

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(StatePoint) Planning on retiring single? You aren’t alone. Nearly 22 million Americans age 65 and older were unmarried in 2019, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, representing 41.5% of those in that age category. And for women, it’s more likely to be the case. According to the Administrat…

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(StatePoint) Americans are living longer than ever before, and with continually rising health care costs, the need for a long-term care solution becomes more of a “when” than an “if” situation, according to financial experts, who warn that Americans are largely waiting too long to plan and prepare.

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(BPT) - After an extremely trying year, small business owners have a reason to rejoice — there are many tax breaks available due to the pandemic. The catch is knowing how to unearth these golden nuggets of tax savings. But you don’t have to become a tax expert overnight. You just need to kno…

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(StatePoint) While the tireless work of medical professionals, teachers and grocery store workers has rightfully been celebrated throughout the pandemic, you may be less familiar with the work of housing counselors. During a challenging year that exacerbated the U.S. housing crisis, those cl…

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(StatePoint) What does paying for college during life’s “new normal” and current economic climate look like? A new survey highlights parent plans and concerns regarding the upcoming 2021-2022 school year.

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(NewsUSA) - Military families are the foundation of our nation's security, and they deserve respect and support for their dedication and service to the country. And given the unique challenges and frequent unpredictability of a military lifestyle, proactive financial planning is especially v…

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(BPT) - Do you have a side hustle you're looking to grow? Are you a small-business owner wondering if you should use your personal credit for your business? Before you do, consider your business credit score. Whether it's a modest side gig or you're looking to expand your small business into…

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(BPT) - With millions of Americans looking for employment, and the population now balancing different roles at home such as an employee, parent or caregiver, teacher and more, there is an increasing need for more jobs with flexible work schedules. Many are taking an opportunity to learn abou…

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(NAPSI)—The 55-plus crowd is more active than ever, continuing to stay in the workforce longer, growing in numbers—to the tune of 73 million and counting—and exerting an even greater economic impact. In fact, 55+ers are responsible for over half of U.S. consumer spending, according to AARP, …

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(NewsUSA) --Tax time is just around the corner, and although many people still face various degrees of financial upheaval in the wake of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the IRS now says that taxes are due a bit later this year -- on May 17, 2021. If you haven't started organizing your tax …

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(BPT) - Managing your small business will be one of the hardest things you’ll ever do! Turning your dream into a reality takes more than courage — it takes hard work, planning, diligence and trust. Trust is paramount because you’ll have to outsource much of the work involved, unless you’re a…

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(NAPSI)—If you receive Social Security disability benefits and are interested in working from home, Social Security’s Ticket to Work (Ticket) Program may be able to help! The Ticket Program supports career development for people ages 18 through 64 who receive Social Security disability benef…

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(BPT) - Financial confidence for many Americans begins with the tax refund. And, it’s less about total household income, and more about knowing what to expect at tax time — especially when it comes to your refund.

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(BPT) - Each year, approximately 200,000 men and women transition from the U.S. military to civilian life.1 It can be a dramatic life change with financial implications that many people don’t realize or plan for. Much attention is given to accessing healthcare, transitioning careers and purs…

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(NewsUSA) - As we celebrate Women's History Month, we take time to reflect on the important contributions women of different backgrounds have made to our country and on the importance of diversity and inclusion in our communities and economy.

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(NAPSI)—Whether you are receiving Social Security benefits or retirement is years away, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has a free and secure online tool you want to check out today. According to SSA, more than 55 million people have already created their own online my Social Securi…

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(NAPSI)—Saving for retirement can be difficult in the best of times but even harder during the pandemic and challenging economy. One thing that can make it easier is the Saver’s Credit, a tax credit made available by the IRS to eligible taxpayers. The Saver’s Credit could reduce your federal…

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(NewsUSA) - Congratulations! You have taken your first steps towards a career as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. As you prepare for your CFP® exam, consider connecting with a CFP® professional as a mentor for support and guidance during a window of time before your test date.

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(BPT) - The idea of making “extra” money is nothing new, but the ways to make money in the gig economy have evolved. For example, a recent increase in demand for restaurant delivery drivers, grocery shoppers, delivery services and other service positions allows some people to stay at home du…

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(NAPSI)—The Sunshine State is in the spotlight for its economic impact from the video game industry. Statistics Suggest Bright FutureA new study by Entertainment Software Association (ESA), shows the video game industry in Florida generates $2.7 billion in annual economic output, either thro…

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(NAPSI)—The video game industry stands tall—economically—in the Evergreen State. A new study by Entertainment Software Association (ESA), shows the video game industry in Washington state generates $11.6 billion in annual economic output, either through direct industry output ($5.7 billion) …