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May

Starbucks' Howard Schultz on racial bias training: 'It takes moral courage to do this'

Starbucks' Howard Schultz on racial bias training: 'It takes moral courage to do this' The chain's executive chairman joins thousands of employees in receiving racial bias training as a result of the Philadelphia incident           Source: USA Today Retirement Starbucks' Howard Schultz on racial bias training: 'It takes moral courage to do this'

29
May

Sonic Drive-In joining fast-food trend of taking orders ahead of time via smartphone

Sonic Drive-In joining fast-food trend of taking orders ahead of time via smartphone Sonic, the Oklahoma City-based restaurant chain, has been testing an app that allows consumers to order food and drinks and pick a location and pickup time before they arrive.           Source: USA Today Retirement Sonic Drive-In joining fast-food trend of taking orders ahead of time

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9
Apr

Social Security & You

Social Security & You Are you on the verge of retirement? Then you are probably asking yourself when you should stop working and how long after that do you take Social Security benefits? While your first thought may be to take both as soon as you are able, the reality is a little more complicated. Here are the top Social

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9
Apr

Social Security & You

Social Security & You Are you on the verge of retirement? Then you are probably asking yourself when you should stop working and how long after that do you take Social Security benefits? While your first thought may be to take both as soon as you are able, the reality is a little more complicated. Here are the top Social

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23
Feb

Have I Saved Enough for Retirement?

Have I Saved Enough for Retirement? Many Americans look forward to their retirement years; however, if you’re not prepared, it can also be financially stressful. When it comes to retirement, most Baby Boomers are unsure if they’ve saved enough and are concerned about running out of money. In fact, only 1 in 3 Americans are confident or extremely confident they’ll

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1
Feb

Protect the Ones You Love

Protect the Ones You Love February is here — the month that celebrates love and romance and of course, Valentine’s Day. In a recent survey, Life Happens (a nonprofit life insurance organization dedicated to consumer education) found that people would much prefer their romantic partner plan for their financial future (44%) than buy them gifts (8%).1 Does this statistic surprise

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3
Jan

5 Tips for Reaching Your Financial Goals in the New Year

5 Tips for Reaching Your Financial Goals in the New Year You may already be retired or you’re just starting to plan for it; either way, this is the time for making New Year’s resolutions toward your financial goals. Make 2018 “the year of making the right choices.” Take these five easy steps to reach your retirement goal sooner. Assess

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1
Dec

Give yourself the gift of peace of mind with Life Insurance

Give yourself the gift of peace of mind with Life Insurance One of the biggest stressors of the holiday season can be money or more specifically, not having enough to purchase the presents we think we should. In the U.S., we live in a country that is obsessed with stuff — both giving and receiving it. While there is nothing

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2
Nov

How Much Money Will I Need in Retirement?

How Much Money Will I Need in Retirement? Planning and saving for retirement can seem daunting, but as with any long-term project, it may help to have a plan. Surprisingly, less than half of current workers have tried to estimate how much savings they will need to live comfortably in retirement.1 And even more alarming is the fact that one-third

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3
Oct

3 Retirement Pitfalls to Avoid

3 Retirement Pitfalls to Avoid As you near retirement, you’re probably looking forward to the laid-back lifestyle it can offer. But there can also be some snags that could cause you to run into financial trouble later in life. Here are three retirement pitfalls you should try to avoid. 1. Underestimating your spending in retirement Many older Americans bank on

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