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(BPT) - Addressing student debt. Dismantling inequity. Creating thriving communities. If making real change to real problems is what inspires you or someone you know, you may be a Prudential Emerging Visionary.

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(BPT) - Many Americans may be rededicating themselves to getting outside and focusing on their fitness. This may be especially important after so much time spent inside due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which contributed to unwanted weight gain for 61% of Americans.

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(NewsUSA) - New Year's Day is a popular time for making resolutions to save more and spend less, but you don't have to wait until January 1 to commit to financial well-being. This October 6, World Financial Planning Day provides the perfect opportunity to refresh your financial plan and set …

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(NAPSI)—According to the Social Security Administration, there are 65 million retirees in the U.S. If you or someone you care about is among them—or you expect to be someday—there could be good news for you. An innovative healthcare program can make paying for medical care in retirement much easier.

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(BPT) - Text message phishing, or SMiShing, is a text message scam that can compromise your finances and your identity. According to the Federal Trade Commission, popular tactics include asking to verify purchases, claiming issues with payment information, and offers to claim prizes or gift …

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(BPT) - If you are employed in the US, it’s more likely than not that you worked remotely this past year.

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(NAPSI)—According to the Social Security Administration, there are 65 million retirees in the U.S. If you or someone you care about is among them—or you expect to be someday—there could be good news for you. An innovative healthcare program can make paying for medical care in retirement much easier.

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(NewsUSA) - A growing body of research shows that throughout the next decade women will control significantly more financial assets. Today, they control a third of total U.S. household financial assets (about $10 trillion), but by 2030 women are expected to control most of the $30 trillion i…

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(BPT) - With the school year underway, this can be an exciting time for students and parents, but it can also be a source of financial stress. According to the National Retail Federation, the back-to-school season is the second-biggest shopping season of the year, and a recent study showed t…

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(NewsUSA) - In the northern hemisphere, the sun's lower winter angle in the sky peers straight into your windows, causing glare, more fading from its UV rays and unwanted hotspots. The usual remedy is to block out the natural daylight with curtains or blinds. However, this may darken the int…

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(BPT) - The U.S. honored small businesses across the country with National Small Business Week in September and will honor National Women’s Small Business Month in October. While these annual celebrations have been held for many years, some may argue small businesses deserve even more recogn…

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(NewsUSA) - The COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed the face of America's workplace. In fact, an increasing number of folks might find their "new office" feels a lot like home -- because it is literally their home.

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(NewsUSA) - For many people, the idea of creating and sticking to a budget is intimidating. The thought of investing, managing debt and saving for major purchases, such as a house or car, can leave anyone overwhelmed.

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(BPT) - People think of their credit scores when measuring their "creditworthiness," like when they're looking to take out a loan, buy a home or open a new credit card. But did you know your insurance credit score can affect your auto insurance premiums too?

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(BPT) - There’s a decent chance you drove the wrong tires last winter. Fortunately, there’s still time to install the right set before snow and ice arrive this year.

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(StatePoint) Fall kick starts the financial road to college for parents of high school seniors. But if you’re like the majority of parents, you both value the importance of a college degree, while harboring anxiety about the price tag.  

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(BPT) - Whether you're actively looking for a job or are simply curious about a new career, you're not alone. Millions of people nationwide are open to work, but it can be hard to know the most effective methods for finding the right job for you.

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(NewsUSA) -High-achieving college graduates are continuing to flock to Wall Street pursuing dream careers in finance. This year, investment banks and other financial firms received record numbers of applications for internships, leading prospective candidates to seek new ways to stand out.

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(BPT) - Strange texts and curious emails requesting personal information. Unauthorized purchases on your credit card. New online accounts being opened in your name. Digital crime can vary greatly and is increasingly concerning as criminals get more sophisticated every day.

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(NewsUSA) - The "Sandwich Generation" is a term that can be used to describe many adults in their 30s through 50s who support both their children and their parents -- whether financially, physically or mentally.

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(BPT) - A person’s golden years may be some of the best years of their life, living each day to the fullest by doing what they love, from pursuing hobbies to spending time with their families and beyond. Thinking about senior living may seem like a distant concern, but it's an important conv…

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(NewsUSA) - With school back in session, now is a good time for college students to consider their potential career options.

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(BPT) - There’s nothing worse for a household budget than big-ticket expenses, even when you know they're coming. And one of the most challenging spending periods is well underway: back-to-school shopping.

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(BPT) - Heading to college is an exciting adventure. While schools everywhere may look and feel a bit different than how they’ve been traditionally or family finances may be up in the air, it’s still important to explore your options.

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(StatePoint) Do you and your family regularly discuss money matters or do you shy away from the subject? Experts note that money talk taboos are common among American families and that this needs to change.

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(BPT) - As the world becomes increasingly digital, careers in electrical engineering continue to be in high demand. Technology constantly changes and advances, which means trained electrical engineers who are skilled and agile will be needed to adapt to the needs of that ever-changing technology.

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(NAPSI)—Every year millions of people struggle through the confusing and stressful process of finding the right ostomy supplies to manage their health at home. Better Health, a next-generation medical supplier, is innovating on outdated industry practices by offering unique customer support …

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(NAPSI)—Americans are navigating a rapidly evolving pandemic environment—and that extends to how they’re feeling about their finances, according to the latest Wealth Watch survey.“As people across the country begin to emerge from the pandemic, they are reporting a combination of emotions —fr…

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(NAPSI)—More Americans may be looking to retire before age 65, according to several studies. However, they need to understand their financial needs, both long term and before age 65. This includes enrolling in health insurance to cover the gap before they are Medicare-eligible at age 65.“Cho…

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(NAPSI)—If you’re like most Americans, you have hundreds, perhaps thousands, of photos and videos stored on your phone, computer, tablet and so on. They bring back memories of happy times, loved ones, important occasions and beautiful places and you’d hate to lose them just because your comp…

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(BPT) - Wildfires are already impacting communities in the Western and Southwestern United States even ahead of the fall winds that threaten to push them into more populated areas. Wildfires spread in hot, dry and windy conditions, so continuing maintenance and reducing fuels, especially in …

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(BPT) - With recent news reports focusing on professional athletes' mental health, the conversation has turned to a broader shared experience. According to a report from Insider, athletes can suffer from mental health issues due to the public and financial pressures they face when competing.…

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(NewsUSA) -The internet and the evolution of social media platforms makes it easy to find information -- and misinformation -- on almost any topic, including financial planning.

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(BPT) - Let’s be honest, owning a small business is hard work! On any given day, it can be full of unexpected rewards and challenges, because there’s just so much to do and so little time. While being your own boss is great, it also comes with responsibilities you may not enjoy and could end…

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(BPT) - During the pandemic, many older adults went digital, adopting technology to manage daily tasks and stay connected to family and friends. As we emerge from COVID-19, here’s what we see ahead for older adults with respect to their use of technology.

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(BPT) - At first, some cloud storage platforms let users upload unlimited content for free. But now, some of the biggest cloud storage companies are tacking on monthly fees that can increase when you use more data. Others are cutting back on their cloud services as a whole, limiting free sto…

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(StatePoint) The pandemic has changed our lives in numerous ways. As a result of all the upheaval, many people are reassessing their priorities and thinking about early retirement. According to Pew Research, 28 million baby boomers retired in 2020 and a recent study found 39% plan to retire …

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(NewsUSA) -Whether you are just starting out with your first job and apartment, or entering the later stages of your working life, there is no wrong time to plan for retirement.

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(BPT) - In today's environment, when many things may seem like they're not in your control, finding ways to help your family feel more financially secure and protected is important. As anyone who has suffered a loss in their family is likely to tell you, having life insurance in place before…

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(NewsUSA) -Many of today's students are tuning in to the possibilities of a career in financial planning.

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(BPT) - Chase Home Lending’s new First-Time Homebuyer Study included more than 1,100 consumers who indicated that they are looking to purchase a home and are actively preparing to buy. Though the COVID-19 pandemic had a considerable impact, 60% of respondents said they were likely to purchas…

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(StatePoint) Good credit opens doors. Not only can it help you secure an affordable loan, but it is also often needed for access to open everyday accounts, such as for your utility services and cell phone. It can help you land a job, boost your chances of securing an apartment, and even impr…

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(NewsUSA) They may be one of the best-kept secrets out there. In fact, even as college costs keep rising as surely as we're all getting kind of sick of Zoom meetings, a new Morning Consult survey done with financial firm Edward Jones found that only 36 percent of adults even knew what a 529 …

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(NAPSI)—When it comes to bargains on back-to-school supplies, the early bird gets the backpack. Compared to July 2020, online prices for office supplies and clothes were up 4.8% and 11.13%, respectively, according to research by the eCommerce analytics firm Profitero. It tracks online prices…

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(StatePoint) August 14 is National Personal Finance Awareness Day, an excellent occasion to assess and improve your finances. And if you’re like many Americans, having a better understanding of money management is a priority for you right now.

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(BPT) - Preparing to go back to school can be exciting as well as stressful for kids and parents, and this year is no exception. A recent survey found that nearly 9 in 10 parents (86%) are relieved or excited about their kids returning to in-person schooling this fall. However, the Coinstar …