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February 7, 2016

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Wednesday 02/03/2016
Picking next year's work benefits? Check to see if these 4 innovative offerings are on the table
Updated: February 04, 2016 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - The last months of the year don’t just usher in the holidays, they also herald the arrival of open enrollment for employee benefits at many American companies. While you’re rushing to fulfill your holiday gift list, it pays to take a few moments to consider what benefits you’ll choose for the coming year — and to be aware of some innovative new ones that may be available to you.

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Tuesday 02/02/2016
What To Bring The Tax Preparer
Updated: February 03, 2016 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—While a plate of cookies may be nice to bring a hostess, what your tax preparer would prefer (at least in the office) is that you bring in the proper paperwork. Here's a list of the most likely paperwork to provide:

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Friday 01/29/2016
How To Improve Your Home And Its 'Joy Score'
Updated: January 30, 2016 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—The next time you’re thinking about sprucing up your digs, consider these projects, which the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) recent “Remodeling Impact Report” says can bring the greatest cost recovery or deliver the most happiness based on a “joy score.”

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Wednesday 01/27/2016
3 tips for evaluating what your business is worth
Updated: February 04, 2016 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Financial and business education is a critical pathway for the future of America’s small business community.

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Tuesday 01/26/2016
A Tool For Your Financial Planning Tool Belt: The Reverse Mortgage
Updated: January 27, 2016 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—More than 10,000 Americans retire every day. When the time comes that you’re among them, will you be as prepared as you should be? Many are not. A survey from investment company BlackRock found that, on average, baby boomers have a gap of more than $36,000 per year between their expected retirement income and what their savings will actually allow them.

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Visualizing success: 6 ways to set yourself apart in business
Updated: February 02, 2016 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - More than half a million new businesses emerge onto the scene over the course of each month, according to Forbes Entrepreneurs. But even more businesses shut down than start up. Whether you’re a new business owner or an employee looking to take your career to the next level, it’s definitely a competitive environment. How can you differentiate yourself from the millions of others?

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Tuesday 01/19/2016
How to get your tax refund in days vs. weeks
Updated: January 20, 2016 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - As 2016 begins, managing your money better may be at the top of your New Year’s resolution list. What better way to tackle that resolution than filing your tax return early. You know there’s a big advantage to getting it done early — getting the refund fast. But did you know you can get your refund even faster by having it loaded onto a prepaid card vs. receiving it by mailed check?

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Sunday 01/17/2016
Tips on using a balance transfer to become debt-free
Updated: January 25, 2016 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - If you’re carrying a balance on your credit card, don’t worry — most Americans are too. In fact, the average U.S. household carries just over $15,000 of credit card debt, which isn’t a bad thing when managed properly. Let’s look at the big picture.

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