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Why Your Food is Costing More—And What to Do About It

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It’s not your imagination. If you think your food costs have been rising over the past few years, you are right—and not just because you may be leaning a bit too hard on the convenience of eating out. Over the past 20 years, food prices have increased steadily—an average of 2.6% per year. While the […]

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Why SC Residents Are Buying Layoff Insurance

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Originally Published by The Greenville News on Aug. 10, 2018 By Anna B. Mitchell “SafetyNet” has spread to nine states this year, and its creators want to expand to all 50 An insurance product newly arrived to South Carolina is tapping into worker uncertainty that persists in America’s booming economy. SafetyNet, a type of private unemployment […]

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Can You Afford to Be a Stay-At-Home Parent

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If you’re like most parents of young children, you have probably given some thought to the idea of packing up your office to become a stay-at-home parent. After all, for middle-income American families, child care and education is second only to housing when it comes to major expenses. These days, more than one-third of American […]

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Money and Pets: Q&A with Access Veterinary Care

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Last year, Gregory Frahm-Gilles and his colleagues founded Minneapolis-based Access Veterinary Care to provide “exceptional veterinary care that is approachable, affordable and accessible.” We asked them how all pet owners can take the best care of their pets within their financial constraints.

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What Is Private Unemployment Insurance and Why Do You Need It?

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Imagine for a moment you get the dreaded news: you’ve been laid off. What goes through your mind first? How long can you go without an income before you can no longer make that car payment? Will your state-sponsored unemployment insurance be enough to keep you afloat? How long will it take to kick in? Are you even […]

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The Positive Power of Compound Interest

Often when you think about compound interest, it is in the context of debt, say, a credit card’s annual percentage yield (APY) and the real cost of that loan over time. But compounding is not something that only financial institutions benefit from. In fact, when it comes to your savings strategy, compound interest (essentially lending your money to a financial institution for a period […]

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Where Does All That Money Go? Infographic of Consumer Spending

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Data from the Consumer Expenditure Surveys (CE) measure how consumers allocate their spending among the various areas of their lives. Not surprisingly, housing is the number one expenditure, followed by transportation. Here is where consumers are spending money. Average expenditures and income of all consumer units*: Income before taxes          $73,207 Average […]

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SafetyNet Expands in Four More States

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Originally published in Insurance Business America on July 19, 2018 By Lyle Adriano Insurance program SafetyNet has plans to launch in four new states. The insurance provider said in a release that it will extend its program to the states of Colorado, Michigan, Missouri and Oklahoma. With the expansion, SafetyNet will serve over 21 million workers […]

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SafetyNet Expands to Michigan!

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Today is a big day as we get ready to launch in the car capital of the world! From those who work in the auto industry to those in manufacturing and beyond, we’re excited to bring SafetyNet’s job loss and disability insurance to residents of The Great Lakes State. It’s our mission to bring financial […]

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SafetyNet Launches in Oklahoma!

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We’re so excited to be launching in the Sooner State today, helping to improve the financial well-being of the 1.8 million workers employed in Oklahoma! From those living in Oklahoma City to the Great Plains, our mission is to bring Okies greater peace of mind over their financial future. As with all the states in […]