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The Galveston County Daily News: Business & Finance

January 20, 2017

Business & Finance

  • Education

    Food, Fuel, and Finance ... The 3Fs of Economics

    (NewsUSA) - Nearly half of U.S. high school students say they do not know how to establish good credit and more than one-fourth believe they will be unprepared to manage their finances upon graduation. This is according to recent research that reveals a lack of financial literacy among American youth.

  • Education

    4 reasons you should review your beneficiary designations

    (BPT) - Baby boomers have been planning and saving for retirement for decades. They are also planning their legacy — creating wills, trusts and other sophisticated estate planning strategies to transfer their wealth to the next generation.

  • Education

    Registering With The Selective Service Is A 'No-Brainer'

    (NAPSI)—Once young men know the opportunities that registration with the Selective Service System can bring, and the high personal cost of not registering, they can see that registration is a “No-Brainer.”

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Friday 01/20/2017
Food, Fuel, and Finance ... The 3Fs of Economics
Updated: January 20, 2017 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Nearly half of U.S. high school students say they do not know how to establish good credit and more than one-fourth believe they will be unprepared to manage their finances upon graduation. This is according to recent research that reveals a lack of financial literacy among American youth.

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Thursday 01/19/2017
4 reasons you should review your beneficiary designations
Posted: January 19, 2017

(BPT) - Baby boomers have been planning and saving for retirement for decades. They are also planning their legacy — creating wills, trusts and other sophisticated estate planning strategies to transfer their wealth to the next generation.

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Wednesday 01/18/2017
Registering With The Selective Service Is A 'No-Brainer'
Updated: January 19, 2017 - 2:32 am

(NAPSI)—Once young men know the opportunities that registration with the Selective Service System can bring, and the high personal cost of not registering, they can see that registration is a “No-Brainer.”

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How To Handle Your Own Retirement
Updated: January 19, 2017 - 2:32 am

(NAPSI)—Retirement is evolving. And if you’re part of the baby boomer generation—an estimated 76 million Americans born between 1946 and 1964—you’re seeing this evolution first-hand. Call it the “new retirement,” where it’s increasingly likely your employer no longer provides you with a pension. This means it’s up to you to take care of your golden years. Are you ready? If you are, you’re ahead of many of your peers.

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Tech Goals to Save Money and Make Life Easier
Updated: January 18, 2017 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) These days, the average consumer needs to budget for a variety of tech-related expenses -- from data plans to cable bills. These monthly expenses quickly add up.

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Thursday 01/12/2017
Paying for college: Options reduce need for student loans
Updated: January 20, 2017 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - While only a fortunate few students can expect a free college education by winning full academic or athletic scholarships, everyone can take advantage of a combination of academic aid, grants, fellowships, work-study and student loans to pay for a four-year degree, says Peter Gayle, a vice president for Prudential Advisors. Unfortunately, many prospective students and their families often don’t know where to look.

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Wellness Program Rewards Healthy New Year's Goals
Updated: January 12, 2017 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - As we start the New Year, we have thoughts and make plans about resolutions. Many people with health-focused resolutions will head to the gym for a workout, turn to a weight-loss program or swap soda for water.

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Monday 01/09/2017
4 life changes that affect your taxes and how to tackle them
Updated: January 10, 2017 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Life changes often mean tax changes. Whether it’s getting married, buying or selling a home, moving abroad or having a baby, misunderstanding the tax and financial implications of these life changes can lead to taxpayers making mistakes or leaving money on the table.

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One New Year's Resolution You Don't Have to Keep to Be a Winner
Updated: January 09, 2017 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Looking for a resolution that can literally pay off even if you wind up not keeping it? Think your finances.

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Friday 01/06/2017
Top 5 tips for doing your own taxes
Updated: January 10, 2017 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - With the 2017 tax season a few short weeks away, now is the time to start thinking about your taxes, especially if you are doing your return by yourself. Whether you are a seasoned filer or a first timer, keeping a few tips in mind could help you increase the size of your refund (or minimize the amount you owe) and win the season like never before! Here are five tips to keep in mind while you prepare:

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Wednesday 12/21/2016
Marketers: Get in touch with your audience
Updated: December 21, 2016 - 2:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - Promotional products are more popular than ever, based on data from a 2016 consumer survey conducted by Promotional Products Association International (PPAI). The survey respondents were evenly split between men and women, and included millennials (43 percent), generation X (35 percent), baby boomers (19 percent), and the "silent generation" of older adults (3 percent).

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Tuesday 12/20/2016
Face-to-Face Meetings Help Drive Small Business
Updated: December 20, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) Face-to-face meetings are a high priority for the small business community, according to a new survey.

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Monday 12/19/2016
Small Businesses Hold the Key to Employee Happiness
Updated: December 19, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - As the calendar flips to another year, many employees will consider starting the new year on the hunt for a new job. In today's changing workforce, it is more important than ever for companies to realize that a salary alone is no longer enough to recruit or retain strong employees. According to a recent survey by Aflac, small businesses deserve a round of applause for their ability to keep employees happy. The report found that 85 percent of small-business employees are happy in their current job and more than half (51 percent) agree that most of or all of their happiness in their current job is because is a result of working for a small business.

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Friday 12/09/2016
Foodies Flock to Greater Fort Lauderdale's Dining Destinations
Updated: December 10, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NewsUSA) - The Greater Fort Lauderdale, Florida area has become a hotbed of new dining options that embrace traditional favorites and current food trends, from farm-to-table spots to breweries and gastropubs.

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Tuesday 11/29/2016
Time- and Budget- Stretching Tips for the Self-Employed
Updated: November 29, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) The ability to stretch a budget can help businesses or those who are self-employed weather lean times and flourish in good periods, and being efficient with time can mean surviving a busy season with your sanity intact. But these principles can be hard to uphold.

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Tuesday 11/22/2016
Getting Back to Basics: The Lost Art of Writing Things Down
Updated: November 22, 2016 - 2:33 am

(StatePoint) In this digital age, you may go days without using a pen and paper, but there are many reasons to skip the devices and stick to writing things down. From staying organized to planning your week to tracking career growth, here are a few things to take note of when it comes to taking notes.

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Tuesday 11/01/2016
Riding While Female: The New Peril in the Age of Uber
Updated: November 01, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Riding while female.

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Friday 10/28/2016
Content Agency Provides the Best Bang for Your Advertising Buck
Updated: October 28, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - These days, there are a several ways to get your company's message out -- if you have the dollars to pay for it. The problem is that small, niche companies need the same exposure (if not more) than the Fortune 500 companies, but are hamstrung by limited resources.

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Businesses, Athletes Are Getting in on Game Apps
Updated: October 28, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - There are few topics that cause as much heated debate and passion as sports -- especially football. And in this digital age, mobile technology only enables such zeal -- which is probably why sports apps are arguably one of the most popular ways to keep up with a beloved team, as well as help diehard football fans decide who will win a matchup on any given Sunday.

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Is It Time to Quit Your Day Job and Start Your Own Business?
Updated: October 28, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) Many people dream of quitting their jobs and starting their own businesses. But in a time when only half of new small businesses survive five years or more, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration, how do you know if you have what it takes to withstand a competitive market?

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