• December 19, 2014

Business & Finance

  • Money And Finance

    Helping Hispanic Students Prepare For College

    (NAPSI)—There is good news for Hispanic parents whose children are approaching college age. A new PSA campaign provides parents with access to the resources they need to help their children prepare, plan, and pay for college.

  • Money And Finance

    Three Things NOT To Do In 2015

    (NAPSI)—It is not surprising that most New Year’s resolutions revolve around health and financial matters, two areas that emerged as key priorities for Americans in Northwestern Mutual’s 2014 Planning and Progress Study. The study underscored the need for better decision making, with 60 percent of Americans stating that their financial planning needs improvement and more than half admitting that they do not feel financially secure. Moreover, with longevity and costs increasing at a steady pace, there is also likely heightened pressure to prepare for the future, especially considering that, per Bankrate research, one-third of American workers have no retirement savings whatsoever.

  • Money And Finance

    Engage a financial professional to boost your bottom line

    (BPT) - Women today are enjoying a hard-won sense of independence. While there are many aspects of a woman’s life that can be successfully navigated alone, when it comes to financial planning, a collaborative approach is best.

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Thursday 12/18/2014
Helping Hispanic Students Prepare For College
Updated: December 19, 2014 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—There is good news for Hispanic parents whose children are approaching college age. A new PSA campaign provides parents with access to the resources they need to help their children prepare, plan, and pay for college.

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Wednesday 12/17/2014
Three Things NOT To Do In 2015
Updated: December 18, 2014 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—It is not surprising that most New Year’s resolutions revolve around health and financial matters, two areas that emerged as key priorities for Americans in Northwestern Mutual’s 2014 Planning and Progress Study. The study underscored the need for better decision making, with 60 percent of Americans stating that their financial planning needs improvement and more than half admitting that they do not feel financially secure. Moreover, with longevity and costs increasing at a steady pace, there is also likely heightened pressure to prepare for the future, especially considering that, per Bankrate research, one-third of American workers have no retirement savings whatsoever.

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Monday 12/15/2014
Engage a financial professional to boost your bottom line
Updated: December 19, 2014 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Women today are enjoying a hard-won sense of independence. While there are many aspects of a woman’s life that can be successfully navigated alone, when it comes to financial planning, a collaborative approach is best.

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Will the Affordable Care Act impact your taxes? Myths debunked
Updated: December 19, 2014 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - There are a lot of changes to this year’s tax code – 46 to be exact – as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). What’s most important is to be aware if your taxes – and your annual refund – will be affected.

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Friday 12/12/2014
The 6 smartest money moves Millennials can make in 2015
Updated: December 19, 2014 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Money worries know no age limit, and financial health is important for everyone – which could explain why financial pledges are among the most common New Year’s resolutions. Still, Millennials are a bit more likely than any other age group to be tempted into spending too much, according to research by the Barna Group.

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Thursday 12/11/2014
ACA Marketplace Complicates Tax Returns -- May Delay 2015 Tax Season
Updated: December 12, 2014 - 2:31 am

(NewsUSA) - No one wants a big surprise at tax time, which is why tax professionals recommend that clients review their tax situation early to make any necessary adjustments to withholding or estimated tax payments.

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Monday 12/08/2014
Take Time To Review College Savings Strategies
Updated: December 09, 2014 - 2:32 am

(NAPSI)—If you’re like 89 percent of parents, you believe paying and saving for college is an investment in your children’s future, a survey by Sallie Mae suggests.

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Friday 12/05/2014
Understanding Escheatment And How To Keep Your Property Safe
Updated: December 06, 2014 - 2:32 am

(NAPSI)—If you have a bank account, are holding uncashed checks, own stock, are heir to an insurance policy or have property in a safe-deposit box, there are steps you can take to help protect your property from escheatment.

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New Year, New You: Recharge Your Career
Updated: December 06, 2014 - 2:32 am

(NAPSI)—According to some career experts, the holiday season or any quiet time at work is a good time to plan, organize, reflect on where you are in your career and where you would like to go.

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Résumé Mistakes To Avoid
Updated: December 06, 2014 - 2:32 am

(NAPSI)—For your résumé to stand out in a good way, avoid these common blunders:

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Monday 11/10/2014
Innovation Improves Lives: How to Get Your Idea Heard
Updated: November 10, 2014 - 10:14 am

(StatePoint) From the light bulb to the smartphone, innovation has the power to improve lives, and big ideas are all around us, say the statistics.

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Wednesday 11/05/2014
What It Takes to Get One of the Most In-Demand Jobs
Updated: November 06, 2014 - 2:31 am

(NewsUSA) - Which jobs will be in demand in the coming years?

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Friday 10/31/2014
Seasonal Temporary Jobs Help Workers Earn Cash and Find Permanent Positions
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) The holiday season helps put millions of people to work in jobs that may begin as temporary employment, but often turn into permanent employment, according to Express Employment Professionals, which having employed nearly 400,000 people in 2013, is the largest franchised staffing company and second largest privately held staffing company in the United States. 

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Monday 10/13/2014
Where the Jobs Are: Why Relocating May Be the Best Option
Updated: October 14, 2014 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - Unemployment rates and joblessness has been a prevalent topic in the U.S. since the recession began in 2007. Just three years into the country's economic slump, an estimated 8 million jobs were lost nationwide.

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Cancer Survivors Face Workplace Challenges
Updated: October 13, 2014 - 2:30 am

(StatePoint) Cancer affects more than a person’s health, it can impact his or her working life. While nearly four-fifths of survivors say they need to work for financial reasons, nearly half worry that prospective employers would treat them differently if they knew about their diagnosis, according to survey results from Harris Poll on behalf of Cancer and Careers, an organization dedicated to supporting the growing number of people working during and after cancer treatment.

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Wednesday 10/08/2014
Are Workers Taking Enough Time to Understand Their Benefits Choices?
Updated: October 09, 2014 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - NewsusaInfographic - Choosing the right health insurance plan is one of the most important decisions Americans make, yet workers spend more time researching for a car or planning a vacation. In fact, the 2014 Aflac Open Enrollment Survey found many workers spent 15 minutes or less researching their benefits options during open enrollment last year.

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The Big Winners in Politics? Local Host Communities
Updated: October 08, 2014 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) The political process is all about face-to-face meetings. From casting a vote in Congress to attending a national convention, political leaders know the critical role of in-person interactions.

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Monday 10/06/2014
Tips for Being Your Own Boss
Updated: October 06, 2014 - 2:30 am

(StatePoint) If you’ve ever thought about starting your own business, you may have found the prospect of starting from scratch overwhelming, particularly after reviewing statistics about the success rates of new start-ups. But there are ways to become your own boss while eliminating some of the intrinsic risk that comes with this territory, say experts.

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Tuesday 09/30/2014
Survey highlights importance of technology to small business owners [Infographic]
Posted: September 30, 2014

(BPT) - Small businesses rank the computer as their most important tool and email as the top software for running their business. The infographic below shows the significance of autumn as small business owners gear up for the holiday shopping season with plans to increase promotional marketing, develop social media and manage inventory better.

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Tuesday 09/09/2014
Common-Sense Strategies From a Natural Marketing Guru
Updated: October 02, 2014 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - When it comes to natural marketing expertise, there may be no other like Peter Tabibian.

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UMHB offices closed Monday to Jan. 2
Posted: December 19, 2014

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor will be closed for the Christmas holidays Monday through Jan. 2.

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H-E-B and Killeen host Feast of Sharing tonight
Posted: December 16, 2014

H-E-B and Killeen host the seventh annual Feast of Sharing community meal from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center, 3601 S. W.S. Young Drive. The public is invited.

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