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Infographic: 10 Cheap Fruits and Veggies Under 30 Cents per Portion

Cheap Fruits and Veggies Infographic

Everyone thinks it costs a lot more to eat healthy, but this infographic shows 10 cheap fruits and veggies that are under 30 center per portion, including broccoli, carrots, oranges and plums. Replace your afternoon bag of chips with something from this list, and you’ll save money and get a little nutrition while you’re at it. To […]

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How Does Social Security Disability Insurance Work?

Man in wheelchair researching Social Security disability

It’s not something most of us think about on a daily basis, but injury and illness prevent millions of Americans from earning an income each year. In fact, according to the Social Security Administration (SSA) a little more than 1 in 4 of today’s 20-year-olds will become disabled before reaching retirement. While Social Security benefits […]

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When there’s too much month at the end of the money

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Originally Published in American Banker By Alan Kline For one blackjack dealer at a Mississippi casino, responsible money management requires some clever strategy. “Janice” earns about $26,000 a year, but her income can fluctuate significantly from one month to the next. She has a checking account, but cut her debit card in half and destroyed […]

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An Insurance Policy That Kicks In After Unemployment

Family preparing meal

Originally Published in Forbes How financially prepared would you be if you suddenly lost your job or became disabled? Chances are, not very. As a recent Federal Reserve study noted, 31% of Americans are “struggling to get by” or “just getting by.” The Fed has also found that nearly half of U.S. households would struggle to pay […]

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Infographic: Top 10 Projected Occupational Losses in Wisconsin for 2024

The number of jobs in some occupations is declining in Wisconsin, according to these Wisconsin Long-Term Occupational Employment Projections from 2014-2024. The Wisconsin occupation projections in this infographic are for the year 2024 and reflect the projected change from 2014. These projections were derived using May 2015 OES Survey, annual data 2014 QCEW and CES data, unpublished […]

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Is there insurance for that?

Woman thinking

Originally Published in Isthmus on April 13, 2017 By Joe Tarr CUNA Mutual finds a way to insure people against job loss and more After Steve Millen began to hear rumblings last year that the company he worked for might be in trouble, he started searching online for ways to prepare for a job loss. “I’d […]

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National Financial Literacy Month: Do You Know How to Calculate Compound Interest?

Man improving his financial literacy

Suppose you owe $1,000 on a loan and the interest rate is 20% per year compounded annually. If you didn’t pay anything off, at this interest rate, how many years would it take for the amount you owe to double?*

If you don’t know the answer to that question, you’re not alone. Nearly two-thirds of Americans can’t pass a basic financial literacy test with questions about interest rates, mortgages and economic trends, according to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation.

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Infographic of U.S. Employment Numbers by Industry

SafetyNet infographic 2016 jobs report

December 2016 Jobs Report This is an infographic showing the U.S. employment numbers by industry for November 2016 as released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics / U.S. Department of Labor in December. The unemployment rate declined to 4.6 percent in November, and total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 178,000, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. […]

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Madison firm insures against personal cash-flow cliff

Workers looking at computer

Originally published in InBusiness BY JOE VANDEN PLAS America is a rich country. It’s also a savings-challenged country, as 26% of Americans have no emergency savings and 47% were unable to cover an unexpected $400 expense in 2015, according to a Federal Reserve study. That’s not all — 67% of Americans do not have enough savings to […]