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Data Shows How Bad American "Retirement Crisis" Really Is

Are you properly preparing for retirement? If you're like many Americans, the answer is most likely "no" — and that's a big problem. As CNBC reports, data shows that the majority of Baby Boomers as well as other generations are woefully ill-prepared for retirement, with savings, pensions, and Social Security benefits all lacking. Starting with private retirement savings, Vanguard found that the average 401(k) account value for individuals over 65...

A Guide to Understanding Your Retirement Account Options

These days, retirement is proving to a massive topic. Between consistent talk and speculation about the future of Social Security to the fact that we as humans tend to be living longer now, there have been many efforts to make individuals aware of how they should be preparing for retirement. While you may know the basics — such as start early and save as much as you can — you...
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Renovation Tips for an Age-in-Place Smart Home

A house is more than walls, roofing, and appliances — those are just the requirements to make a building. A house is where you raise your kids, where you cook breakfast on the weekends, where you celebrate holidays with your family. It’s a place where you can sit in contentment, growing old with the ones you love, living your life in it day by day. For most Americans, buying a...

New Study Ranks the Best States to Retire In

One of the biggest decisions workers will make in their lifetime is when to retire. However determining where to retire can be equally as important. While lifestyle, weather, and amenities can often lead this conversation, financial factors such as cost of living and overall tax burden should also be considered. To help guide you, a new study conducted by the financial resource site WalletHub compared all 50 states (they excluded the District of...
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How to Plan a Realistic Retirement Budget

Retirement should be a time of reduced stress but if you don't have a realistic budget in place you could end up causing yourself even more stress than when you were working. No one wants to spend their twilight years stressed over paying bills so getting a budget in place now is key for a happy retirement. Why Do You Need a Retirement Budget? One of the most important reasons...

Money at 30: Walking Away from 401(k) Matching Funds

As I've written about in the past, one of the best ways to boost your retirement savings is to max out the free money you can earn from employer matching. With that in mind, the question then becomes: when does it make sense to walk away from those matching funds?
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FedEx Announces Winners of 11th Annual 2023 Small Business Grant Contest

Nearly three months after the entry period ended, FedEx has announced the winners of its 11th annual Small Business Grant Content. This year's event saw more than $300,000 in funds going to a variety of small businesses across the nation. Last month, the company revealed 100 finalists, with that list now being narrowed down to just 10 winners. This year's grand prize winners included KindVR, The Cupcake Collection, Up In...
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Imprint Launches Credit Cards from H-E-B and Central Market 

The FinTech Imprint is partnering with the popular Texas-based grocery chain H-E-B for a pair of new rewards credit cards. This week saw the launch of the H-E-B Visa Signature Credit Card as well as the Central Market Visa Signature Credit Card. With these two (nearly identical) options, customers will be able to earn rewards on groceries and beyond. First, both versions of the card earn up to 5% back on select...
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Student Loan Benefit FinTech Summer Raises $6 Million

For years, student debt has been one of the most talked about financial topics. What's more, while the debt itself has become a major part of many Americans' lives, discussion of student loans has become political due to efforts to forgive certain loan repayments. However, while we wait for resolution on that front, a FinTech that brings student debt benefit solutions to employers and consumers has raised a new round...
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Choice Hotels, Wells Fargo Debut Choice Privileges Select Card

With spring well underway and the summer travel season now just around the corner, Choice Hotels and Wells Fargo have unveiled their latest co-branded credit card offering. Today, the two companies announced the Choice Privileges Select Mastercard. Carrying an annual fee of $95, this card will serve as the premium option in the hotel brand's new lineup. Looking at the Choice Privileges Select, it offers a mix of rewards categories....
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Health and Wellness Rewards Card Ness Partners with Whole30

In recent years, several unique rewards cards have come to market. These include offerings from FinTech startups as well as brands looking to do something special for their loyal fans. On that note, a recently-announced rewards credit card offering is now working with a popular brand to introduce new benefits for customers. This week, the Ness Card (which is issued by The Bank of Missouri) unveiled a new partnership with...