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(StatePoint) February is the month of love and one of the most popular times of year for couples to get engaged. According to a recent study, 36% of respondents said Valentine’s Day is the most romantic day to propose. If you’re about to get married or just walked down the aisle, here are fi…

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(BPT) - Life is full of surprises, and unfortunately, they are not always good ones. While you can never fully prepare for the unexpected, you can take steps to safeguard your family against the financial impact from these negative events. As you make resolutions for the new year, it’s the p…

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(StatePoint) The average national rent surpassed $2,000 for the first time ever in 2022, which has made keeping up with rent payments challenging for millions of people across the United States. In fact, a recent Freddie Mac survey found that 70% of renters are concerned about making their r…

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(NewsUSA) - The past few years have upended many perceptions of financial stability. A layoff or career change, inflation never before seen by younger generations and the lingering uncertainty of the pandemic might have thrown off your financial planning.

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(BPT) - Do you remember the feeling of getting your driver's license? Excited? Nervous? Eager to get on the road and drive? All of those? Now, it’s your teen’s turn to get a driver's license. To help you start your teen on the right foot, we offer you six tips to prepare him or her for respo…

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(BPT) - Payday advance loan alternatives are great for those with bad credit and who need quick cash. While payday loans can provide an easy solution to short-term financial needs, they often come with high-interest rates, hidden fees, and other downsides that make them challenging to pay of…

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(NAPSI)—If you’re like many people, you make New Year’s resolutions. Whether you love or hate the tradition, studies show that one of the most popular resolutions is healthier living—followed closely by setting financial goals. 

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(NewsUSA) - Natural gas and electricity produced with natural gas are critical sources of energy throughout the year, but especially during the winter months when families need to keep their homes cozy and bright.

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(StatePoint) After a holiday season spent racking up credit card bills, many Americans consider making financial resolutions in the New Year. However, now is the perfect time to not only reevaluate your saving and spending, but also commit to creating a more holistic financial plan designed …

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(BPT) - Did you know your dollars have the power to support positive change? Spending your money in ways that align with your values makes a difference for yourself and the causes close to your heart, while staying within your budget.

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Ashley, a junior at Eastern Illinois University, poses with a photo of her father, who was killed in action in Iraq in 2009. Ashley continues to receive educational scholarships from Children of Fallen Patriots.

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(NAPSI)—While the holiday season is generally a time of joy and celebration, military families can often experience a very different range of emotions. Active service members and veterans returning home for the holidays might struggle to participate in family gatherings or even find the seas…

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 (NAPSI)—Rural small businesses face greater challenges to economic recovery and are less optimistic about the future compared to their non-rural counterparts, according to new survey data from SCORE, mentors to America’s small businesses.

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(NewsUSA) - Winter is coming. And so are winter expenses. Planning ahead for inevitable winter expenses, from holiday shopping to home winterization, can save you time and stress as well as money. And it can leave you with a robust nest egg when spring arrives.

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(Statepoint) At a time when Americans are keeping a closer eye on their expenses, finding more value where they are already spending on the essentials is more important than ever.

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(NewsUSA) - Finding a rewarding career that offers growth potential, work-life balance and the satisfaction of helping others is a key priority for many job seekers. With those goals in mind, a career in financial planning should be a top contender, whether you are just starting out or looki…

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(BPT) - Millions of college students are making a budget for school for the new year and taking charge of their finances for the first time. Managing money and homework can be stressful, especially with trying to make your money go further with recent inflation causing price hikes that may h…

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(NewsUSA) - Financial inflation, whether you have experienced it before or this is your  first time, can seem frightening, and the rapid rise in prices of gas, groceries and consumer goods in the past year threatens to throw off the best-planned budgets.     

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(NAPSI)—Beware, cybercriminals target consumers with malicious ads that use scare tactics to trick them into downloading malware, including ransomware that takes over files to force victims to pay to regain access—but you can protect yourself.

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(StatePoint) According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), floods are the most frequently occurring natural disaster in the United States, which is why it is important to understand the risks and costs associated with flooding, and what you can do to protect your home.

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(BPT) - Increasing tuition and mounting student debt is making a college degree more difficult to achieve. While policymakers are implementing debt forgiveness, nothing is addressing the root cause of the problem — traditional colleges and universities have built unsustainable cost models th…

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(BPT) - In a time of record-high inflation across the country, anyone can benefit from additional savings. Whether you want to save money at the gas pump, lower the grocery bill, or maybe save up for a vacation, credit cards ensure you get benefits that make your wallet fuller and happier. H…

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(BPT) - The holiday season is here, and with it comes gift-giving, travel and plenty of other ways to rack up expenses. If you want to maximize your dollars, you need to spend like a pro — and that means using credit card rewards. Whether you want to plan a trip away or have the best-decorat…