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(NewsUSA) - An innovative venture fund is creating opportunities to support the American Dream by providing capital and resources to small businesses. ProgressWorks is a non-profit 501(c)(3) U.S. job-creation venture fund with a mission to facilitate job creation and retention in the United …

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(BPT) - For most teens, high school is an exciting time, one that offers the opportunity to set their own path and make some of their own decisions. However, with this added independence comes additional responsibility, especially regarding money.

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(BPT) - Every year, nearly eight out of 10 taxpayers receive a federal tax refund. Many of them are more than happy to see that “extra” money drop into their bank accounts. In fact, according to a recent TaxAct survey, 61 percent of tax filers said they’d rather receive a big refund than a l…

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(StatePoint) Since the credit card made its debut as an alternative to cash over 50 years ago, more Americans are using debit or credit cards as a primary payment method than ever before. In addition to the convenience and simplicity of using a card, another reason they have become increasin…

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(NAPSI)—As Benjamin Franklin famously wrote, "In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." If you, like most Americans, are beginning to work on your yearly taxes, why not start preparing for that other inevitability of life—your death.

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(NAPSI)—If you are—or care about—a millennial, someone between the ages of 18 and 35, here’s something you may care to consider:

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(StatePoint) April is Financial Literacy Month, an ideal time to think about the lessons your children are learning about money. Setting a good financial example is just the start. Parents should also actively engage children on the topic. These lessons can help put kids and teens on the rig…

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(NAPSI)—School will be out soon and that means summer vacation planning for families. Before planning your vacation, financial experts recommend reviewing your finances by getting a FREE annual credit report from Equifax, Experian and/or TransUnion at www.annualcreditreport.com.

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(BPT) - American taxpayers file roughly 140 million tax returns annually, according to the IRS. Of those, just 14 percent are the simplest type of form, the 1040EZ. In fact, all the 1040EZs, 1040s and 1040As filed — the least complex types of returns that you should, in theory, be able to do…

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(BPT) - If you’re in the market for a new car, you might be thinking about leasing. After all, it seems very attractive on the surface — so attractive that leases accounted for one-third of all vehicles sales nationally in 2016. Taking a closer look though, you may be surprised to see there'…

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(NAPSI)—While large enterprises may make the most headlines, it’s often the country’s smallest businesses that are providing jobs, fueling innovation and growing the economy. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, 62 percent of all U.S. businesses are microbusinesses, or busine…

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(StatePoint) More than 13 million U.S. consumers fall victim to identity theft each year, according to Javelin Strategy and Research, with more than $15 billion stolen. Fortunately for consumers, many of these crimes are preventable.

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(BPT) - It's a common misconception that if you have investments you need to shell out a large chunk of change to have your taxes prepared by an accounting genius. The truth is, it’s easy and affordable to do your own taxes and maximize tax savings — even if you’re an investor.

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(NAPSI)—Every year, some 35 million Americans move to a new home. If you’re ever among them, you should know that three simple steps can help you go a long way toward more savings and less stress:

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(NewsUSA) -The ability to invest in cash-flowing and profitable entrepreneurs has disappeared with the loss of the regional exchanges in Philadelphia, Chicago and Seattle, among others. Local investors have lost the ability to invest locally -- easily.

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(StatePoint) After the work day is over and the long list of household chores is completed, there are important things young adults want to do with their free time. Whether it’s gut-busting hilarity at the new comedy club or sweating out those toxins at the hottest yoga class in town, these …

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(NAPSI)—The role of teachers in children’s lives cannot be understated. Beyond children’s parents, their teacher is often the primary adult influencer in their life. Yet, this essential role faces difficult setbacks as schools and districts across the country are tasked with stabilizing the …

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(NAPSI)—Nobody has a secret formula for successfully investing in real estate, but brushing up on your financial literacy, digging deep into market dynamics, understanding property-specific costs and turning to today's access to unprecedented data and technology can lead to more-informed buy…

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(NewsUSA) - Not long ago we only used cell phones to make calls or send cryptic, short-hand text messages. Now, we rely on our phones for storing our contacts and calendar appointments, watching videos, checking email, managing our connected devices and, of course, keeping up on social media…

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(BPT) - Thinking about combining finances with your significant other? Whether you’re getting married or just thinking about getting serious, talking about money can help couples understand each other and avoid unhappy surprises down the road. Here are five reasons why talking about money ca…

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(NAPSI)—In the 2016−17 school year, colleges and universities are expected to award more than a million bachelor’s degrees alone.1 Under these graduates’ seemingly identical caps and gowns are men and women with incredibly different stories, struggles and accomplishments—many don’t fit the “…

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(NAPSI)—Here’s good news for businesses of all sizes and the people who work for them: Companies can raise capital to invest for growth and expansion—and unlike with bank loans and the like, this money doesn’t have to be paid back. What’s more, it’s all perfectly legal.

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(NAPSI)—If you ever feel your finances are too stretched to save for retirement, you're not alone—and there could be good news for you. The Saver's Credit—a little-known tax credit made available by the IRS to eligible taxpayers—could make saving for retirement more affordable than you think…

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(NewsUSA) - Just started a new job with an employer who thinks you're as visionary as Steve Jobs? Or maybe you're between gigs and "exploring other opportunities." Either way, you need to decide what to do with your old 401(k).

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(NAPSI)—For many adults, passing a high school equivalency test (such as the GED® test) is the first step toward a better job, a college degree and a brighter future. Last year, adults in the U.S. who had a high school diploma or equivalent earned nearly $10,000 per year more than those with…

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(NAPSI)--While many families are considering area schools for their children, an increasing number of families are opting to homeschool their children. Since its rebirth in the 1970s, homeschooling has rapidly grown. Currently, more than 2.3 million students are involved in K−12 home educati…

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(NewsUSA) - Economics comes to life for students in a new, compelling, three-part mini-documentary series by Discovery Digital Networks' Seeker, and partnered with CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace.

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(NAPSI)—The holidays are over and many of us are hunkering down to wait out the rest of the winter. Tens of millions of students across the country will be celebrating their educational options from January 22 through 28—traditional public schools, charter schools, magnet schools, private sc…

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(NAPSI)—According to data from the IRS, millennials—those between 18 and 34—file one out of every three tax returns, earn one out of every six dollars in income and pay one out of every 13 dollars in taxes.

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(NAPSI)—Many small businesses can increase their revenue by becoming money transfer agents. Often, immigrants and others will turn to a locally owned and operated business when they want to send money to family and friends in their native countries.

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(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 Ameri…

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