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  • How Businesses Can Prepare for Hurricane Season

    Hurricane season begins May 15 in the East Pacific Ocean and June 1 in the Atlantic, the Caribbean and the Central Pacific Oceans. But the season typically reaches its peak between mid-August and late October. If you live along the … Continue reading → The post How Businesses Can Prepare for Hurricane Season appeared first on SmartAsset Blog.

  • What Is Donald Trump’s Net Worth?

    He’s boastful, he talks a lot and controversy might as well be his middle name. Donald Trump might just be the most unpredictable presidential candidate the nation has seen. It’s hard to keep track of where he stands financially and, in … Continue reading → The post What Is Donald Trump’s Net Worth? appeared first on SmartAsset Blog.

  • The Biggest Changes in American Consumption

    In 2005 the American consumer landscape looked pretty different than it does today. Some once-ubiquitous items like Motorola Razr cellphones and Livestrong bracelets have all but disappeared. Changes in taste over time are expected as trends go in and out … Continue reading → The post The Biggest Changes in American Consumption appeared first on SmartAsset Blog.

  • All About Taxes on Lawsuit Settlements

    Representation in civil lawsuits doesn’t come cheap. In the best-case scenario you’ll be awarded money at the end of either a trial or a settlement process. But before you blow your settlement, keep in mind that it may be taxable … Continue reading → The post All About Taxes on Lawsuit Settlements appeared first on SmartAsset Blog.

  • 5 Mistakes Homebuyers Can’t Afford to Make

    Choosing to buy a home is a major decision that you probably shouldn’t make impulsively. Sealing the deal on a home sale before you’re ready – or buying a house that you aren’t completely satisfied with – could turn your … Continue reading → The post 5 Mistakes Homebuyers Can’t Afford to Make appeared first on SmartAsset Blog.

  • The Best Minor League Baseball Towns of 2016

    Don’t sleep on minor league baseball. Even some of the worst teams in the league manage to attract thousands of fans each season. Besides being able to find super-cheap tickets, the folks who attend minor league games get to root … Continue reading → The post The Best Minor League Baseball Towns of 2016 appeared first on SmartAsset Blog.

  • 6 Reasons to Buy a Home in the Fall

    Spring is traditionally the hottest time of year to buy a home. But there’s a lot to be said for waiting until September or October to begin shopping around for a property. As nature’s landscape begins to change, so does … Continue reading → The post 6 Reasons to Buy a Home in the Fall appeared first on SmartAsset Blog.

  • What Is Kanye West’s Net Worth?

    Kanye West is one of the most polarizing figures in entertainment today. The outspoken rapper knows how to keep fans guessing with his unpredictable behavior. While we don’t know what he’ll do next, one thing we do know is that he … Continue reading → The post What Is Kanye West’s Net Worth? appeared first on SmartAsset Blog.

  • 4 Unique Ways to Save More for Retirement

    Saving for retirement can be a daunting task and it’s hard to do it without a road map. Maxing out your employer-sponsored plan (such as your 401(k) account) can be a great starting point. But there’s more than one way … Continue reading → The post 4 Unique Ways to Save More for Retirement appeared first on SmartAsset Blog.

  • What Is a SEPP?

    SEPP stands for substantially equal periodic payment. Setting up a series of substantially equal payments is a little-known maneuver that can enable you to withdraw money from your retirement accounts before age 59 1/2 – without paying an early withdrawal … Continue reading → The post What Is a SEPP? appeared first on SmartAsset Blog.

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  • What to Do When Your Homeowners Insurance Claim Is Denied

    Ideally, a good homeowners insurance policy should cover the cost of repairing or replacing your home when disaster strikes. But even if you believe that you have enough coverage, your insurance company could still deny the claim you file. If … Continue reading → The post What to Do When Your Homeowners Insurance Claim Is Denied appeared first on SmartAsset Blog.

  • How Working in Retirement Can Affect Your Social Security Benefits

    By the time you turn 60, you may be ready to leave the workforce for good. But some seniors aren’t in the financial position to quit their jobs. While working in retirement won’t prevent you from claiming your Social Security … Continue reading → The post How Working in Retirement Can Affect Your Social Security Benefits appeared first on SmartAsset Blog.

  • The Best Places to Work in Manufacturing

    Ever since Samuel Slater brought the secrets of the English textile industry to America, manufacturing has been a big part of the American economy. From the New England textile mills to Pittsburgh’s steel and Detroit’s automobiles, manufacturing has long been a … Continue reading → The post The Best Places to Work in Manufacturing appeared first on SmartAsset Blog.

  • 5 Fall Fashion Trends You Can Afford

    If you’re into fashion, you probably pay close attention to the fall Fashion Week events in New York City, Paris, London and Milan. Many people drool over the designs they see on the runway but not everyone can afford to … Continue reading → The post 5 Fall Fashion Trends You Can Afford appeared first on SmartAsset Blog.

  • All About Bank-to-Bank Transfers

    Bank-to-bank transfers allow consumers to move money electronically. Specifically, they allow someone to transfer money from an account with one bank to an account with another institution. If you’ve never used this service before, it might seem a little confusing. … Continue reading → The post All About Bank-to-Bank Transfers appeared first on SmartAsset Blog.

  • The Best Places to Be a Nurse – 2016 Edition

    Entering the nursing field might not be a bad idea. The average growth rate for all jobs is 7%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But growth for nursing jobs is expected to be a lot faster than average. In … Continue reading → The post The Best Places to Be a Nurse – 2016 Edition appeared first on SmartAsset Blog.

  • Top 5 Tips for Understanding Jobs Reports

    The monthly jobs reports (also known as the Employment Situation Surveys) offer insight into what’s happening in the economy. Investors, economists, employers and consumers use the information in these reports to make important decisions. And even the Federal Reserve relies … Continue reading → The post Top 5 Tips for Understanding Jobs Reports appeared first on SmartAsset Blog.

  • Can Selling Your Home Hurt Your Credit?

    Maintaining a good credit score isn’t always easy. Maxing out credit cards, making late payments and failing to pay off your student loan debt are just a few moves that can hurt your credit. Even selling your home could potentially have … Continue reading → The post Can Selling Your Home Hurt Your Credit? appeared first on SmartAsset Blog.

  • What You Should Know About Absentee Voting

    Maybe you’re stuck on a business trip that happened to fall on voting day. Or maybe you’re a college student who doesn’t have time to go home and vote. The good news is that even if you can’t make it … Continue reading → The post What You Should Know About Absentee Voting appeared first on SmartAsset Blog.

  • The Pros and Cons of Unions

    Unions are controversial in the U.S. – more controversial, in fact, than they are in other countries. Here in the States, some people tout unions as essential to a strong working class, while others criticize unions for putting too many … Continue reading → The post The Pros and Cons of Unions appeared first on SmartAsset Blog.

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  • All About Taxes on Pensions

    If you have a pension, you’re one of the lucky ones. Defined benefit retirement plans like pensions are increasingly rare, having been largely replaced by defined contribution plans like the 401(k). But drawing on your pension income when you hit … Continue reading → The post All About Taxes on Pensions appeared first on SmartAsset Blog.

  • What You Should Know About Credit Scoring Models

    If you’re a little confused about how credit scores are calculated, you’re definitely not alone. Credit scoring models can be difficult to interpret, which isn’t very helpful when you’re trying to improve your credit. But don’t worry – we’re here … Continue reading → The post What You Should Know About Credit Scoring Models appeared first on SmartAsset Blog.

  • The Best Cities for Book Lovers

    Modern subway book lovers are in many ways like tango dancers. If they can’t get a seat, they bravely stand together, limbs interlocked for balance, books tenderly placed against noses, swaying together with the stop and go of the train, … Continue reading → The post The Best Cities for Book Lovers appeared first on SmartAsset Blog.

  • 3 Economic Ideas That Democrats & Republicans Support

    Convincing politicians on both sides of the aisle to agree on anything can be a daunting task. Conservatives and liberals have opposing viewpoints on everything from immigration to healthcare and trying to find common ground usually isn’t easy. But once … Continue reading → The post 3 Economic Ideas That Democrats & Republicans Support appeared first on SmartAsset Blog.

  • 5 Pitfalls First-Time Renters Should Avoid

    Whether you’re a new college grad or you’re a homeowner who’s ready to ditch your mortgage, hunting for an apartment can be nerve-wracking and exciting at the same time. You might be eager to settle into a new place, but … Continue reading → The post 5 Pitfalls First-Time Renters Should Avoid appeared first on SmartAsset Blog.

  • The Best College Towns to Live In – 2016 Edition

    A college town can be a fun place to live even as an older adult. There are often endless activities to participate in from football and hockey games to concerts and cultural events. And since the students in the area are … Continue reading → The post The Best College Towns to Live In – 2016 Edition appeared first on SmartAsset Blog.

  • 5 Ways the Rich Can Avoid the Estate Tax

    Donald Trump recently unveiled his economic plan for the country and announced that he wanted to get rid of the estate tax. While the prospect of paying fewer taxes probably excites you, the truth is that only a handful of American estates … Continue reading → The post 5 Ways the Rich Can Avoid the Estate Tax appeared first on SmartAsset Blog.

  • What Does the World Trade Organization Do?

    Although the World Trade Organization (WTO) affects all of us, many people aren’t very familiar with it. You might remember hearing about it over the years since its beginnings in 1995. If you had no idea that it exists, don’t worry. … Continue reading → The post What Does the World Trade Organization Do? appeared first on SmartAsset Blog.

  • Top 5 Ways to Stay Healthy This Fall

    Fall is on the horizon and the summer heat will soon be replaced by a chilly breeze. One factor that the fall season brings that we don’t love is cold and flu season. Between busy schedules and upcoming holiday travel plans, … Continue reading → The post Top 5 Ways to Stay Healthy This Fall appeared first on SmartAsset Blog.

  • What Is a Good Debt-to-Equity Ratio?

    The debt-to-equity ratio is one of the metrics people use to evaluate publicly traded companies. A high ratio indicates that a company is highly leveraged and may be a risky investment. Knowing what the ratio is and what makes a … Continue reading → The post What Is a Good Debt-to-Equity Ratio? appeared first on SmartAsset Blog.

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