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  • Money Advice For Same-Sex Couples After Supreme Court Ruling
    In light of the Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling, same-sex couples need to be proactive to take advantage of the spousal benefits they are entitled to receive.
  • Choosing The Right Solo 401(k) Plan For Your Business
    When it comes to deciding what type of Solo 401(k) plan is best for your business, it is important to look at all the options the plan provides to make sure it will satisfy your retirement planning, tax, and investment goals.
  • 10 Things Every College Grad Needs To Know About Money
    One Stanford student thought “paid vacation” meant that her boss would pay for all her travel and leisure activities. Another didn’t know there was such a thing as a water bill, and a third threatened to call the police and report the work study office because it was letting the government withhold money from her paycheck.
  • Military Members Better At Monitoring Their Money
    Compared with the rest of the U.S. population, military families are doing a better job at keeping tabs on their personal finances.
  • Child Care Is Biggest Expense For A Growing Number of Families
    More working families than ever are spending more of their income on child care than any other household expense. For many parents the cost is greater than housing, transportation or utilities.  In some places its even more expensive than college. And with rising child care costs the number of parents paying more for care than anything else is going up, according to the newly released Child Care in America: 2015 State Fact Sheets from Child Care Aware of America. "We are in a child care crisis," says Michelle  McCready, deputy director of policy Child Care Aware of America. "Child care costs are on the rise for American families and parents are spending the majority of their family budget on it." Every week in the United States, child care providers care for nearly 11 million children younger than 5 whose parents are working. As defined by the report, child care is any licensed child care-program. That can include anything from a traditional day care center to small in-home care as well as some child-care centers that have Head Start or are combined with Pre-K.
  • The Advantages Of Belonging To An Angel Group
    Angel investing as an asset class is continuing to grow and many accredited investors want to learn how they can best get involved. When I’m asked that question I have one simple answer—start with a local angel group. There is no better way to simplify the complexities of angel investing than by working alongside like-minded angels. There are many good choices for investing, from investing on their own or informally with friends, to using on-line platforms for accredited investors and working with local startup accelerators.
  • Losing Sleep? Your Wallet Is To Blame.
    According to three new studies, all released this week, Americans are seriously stressed about their finances. After examining the state of savings, spending, and financial stress in the U.S, all three studies found that while Americans aren't totally floundering when it comes to managing their household finances, they're feeling under-confident and over-stressed when it comes to what's in (or, in some cases, not in) their wallets.
  • Tactics To Delay Repaying Your Student Loan Debt
    There are ways to delay repaying your student loans - either student loan deferment or forbearance - but borrowers need to be aware of the consequences of not paying their student loans.
  • Is Credit Monitoring Worth The Cost?
    Businesses in the U.S. are beefing up their data security.
  • Whose Retirement Directions Are You Following?
    What if I told you the retirement directions you are following may lead you to a dead end? One where there is little room to turn-around and get back.


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