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Despite National and Global Uncertainties, Education Savings Remains Top of Mind for Americans, Edward Jones Finds

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11th annual survey finds nearly half of Americans do not believe they are saving enough for education ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — Despite weathering a pandemic and rising inflation, a majority of Americans (55%) say the current socio-economic conditions in the country have not changed their opinions on the importance of saving for higher education. This is according to an annual 529 awareness…

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New Book and Website Assist Tax-Wise Use of 401k and IRA Accounts in Retirement

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From Savvy Saver to Smart Spender shows how withdrawals before age 72 can reduce taxes, countering conventional wisdom NAPLES, Fla. /PRNewswire/ — Daniel McDonald’s new book, From Savvy Saver to Smart Spender, bucks conventional wisdom for retirees and people nearing or planning for retirement. While most people focus on saving for retirement, few consider how best to withdraw those savings when it is time to use them. McDonald’s book and…

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U.S. Phones Received Over 3.9 Billion Robocalls in April, Says YouMail Robocall Index

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April Robocall Volume Down Nearly 10% After March Spike IRVINE, Calif. /PRNewswire/ — In April, Americans received over 3.9 billion robocalls, keeping 2022 on pace to hit 48 billion robocalls for the full year, averaging roughly 4 billion robocalls a month. This monthly call volume marked a 9.7% decrease from March. Because April has one fewer day than March, robocalls were…

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CFP Board Releases Six-Part Book on Psychology of Financial Planning

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The Psychology of Financial Planning is a resource for financial planning professionals and students on a critical competency WASHINGTON /PRNewswire/ — Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) announced today the release of The Psychology of Financial Planning, a six-part book published by ALM. The book is a resource for financial planning professionals on the Psychology of Financial Planning, a new Principal…

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5 Tips to Stretch Your Summer Travel Budget

(Family Features) Many of the nation’s leading travel experts are predicting a surge in travel this summer. It’s no surprise that after months of restrictions, Americans are ready to set out on their next adventures. While popular destinations are likely to be open and welcoming visitors, the uptick in traffic combined with higher prices may translate into more expensive travel….

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How to Be a Savvier Shopper

(Family Features) Whether you’re shopping online or in-store, you can ensure you’re getting the most for your money with a little extra planning. These savvy shopping tips can help you score the most savings and added benefits while you’re at it. Time Your PurchaseBefore any big purchase, spend time researching the product and retailers to find potential upcoming sales or…

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Realtor.com® Drives to “Close the Gap” of Homeownership in America

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Realtor.com® is donating the first $100,000 to the Homeownership Council of America’s new Equity DPA Fund and matching donations of those who respond to its Closing the Gap Challenge SANTA CLARA, Calif. /PRNewswire/ — In April, we celebrate National Fair Housing Month, but data shows the realities of inequality and a history of discriminatory policies are still blocking homeownership for underserved and underrepresented communities….

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New Survey from Digit Finds Nearly 3 in 5 Americans Believe Managing Their Money Is More Mentally Demanding Than Solving a Crossword Puzzle

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Digit launches a new all-in-one financial app that intelligently and automatically manages your money and financial goals SAN FRANCISCO, April 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Despite investing significant time into their finances, many Americans find managing their money to be too complex, according to a new Digit survey released today. In fact, nearly three in five (58%) said managing their money is more mentally demanding…

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