What You Need to Know about Student Loan Forgiveness

ECONOMY & POLICY President Biden’s student loan relief exceeds expectations, said Ed Mills, managing director and Washington policy analyst for Equity Research. The details of the long-awaited student loan forgiveness program are more substantial than expectations. Headlines will highlight the $10,000 forgiveness for borrowers with income below $125,000 and households below $250,000, but the income-based repayment […]

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Making a Career Pivot

FAMILY & LIFESTYLE Need to change jobs? Read five tips to help you redesign your work life. The past year led many of us to reflect on a tough question: Am I doing what I really want to be doing, career-wise? Perhaps you were laid off and are seeking new employment. Maybe you’re wishing for […]

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The real cost of free apps and services

TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION Learn how to protect your personal information when you are using free services. You may use “free” apps for online shopping, email, cloud storage, and social media without really thinking about why those services are “free.” They are most likely free because they are harvesting and selling data about you, such as […]

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From the Desk of Kelli…

Days = Years = Wisdom: Don’t be afraid of Wisdom I have determined that along the way, I sometimes become ashamed or embarrassed about baseless facts, such as getting older or hearing what’s important to others and then allowing myself to fit into a box that doesn’t belong to me. I haven’t become the age […]

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Getting (Mentally) Ready to Retire

Even those who have saved millions must prepare for a lifestyle adjustment. A successful retirement is not merely measured in financial terms. Even those who retire with small fortunes can face boredom or depression and the fear of drawing down their savings too fast. How can new retirees try to calm these worries? Two factors […]

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Quick Facts about the Bright Future of Solar Energy

TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION Interest in solar energy is soaring – and for good reason. Humans have harnessed the power of the sun since time immemorial, using it to tell time and start fires. And we’ve only gotten better at it. These days, we use photovoltaic (PV) panels to generate renewable solar energy, but the idea […]

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Did you know 529s are powerful estate planning tools?

FAMILY AND LIFESTYLE Most of us associate 529 accounts as college savings vehicles. They’re flexible, allowing you to transfer assets to anyone, including yourself, for the express purpose of furthering the education of your beneficiary. But did you know that a 529 can be a powerful estate planning tool, too? Modern estate planning Not everyone […]

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