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Estate Planning Guidelines to Protect Family Assets

Estate Planning Guidelines to Protect Family Assets

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Estate planning can be seemingly uncomfortable. Yet, for the sake of preparedness, it's necessary. The last thing anybody needs is a quarrel about assets. Furthermore, when a family member passes, how responsible are you for their debts? Using the estate planning guidelines below, we hope to ease the burden. Here are the main points of this article: - A lawyer can help you assign your estate. - A will provides for the distribution of property. - Estates are responsible for paying off debts. - You should review your estate designation regularly.  What is estate planning? Estate planning coordinates the transfer...
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How to Handle a Missing Stimulus Check

How to Handle a Missing Stimulus Check

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The Treasury disbursed the second round of Economic Impact Payments back in December 2020. They issued direct deposits first, and other forms following shortly after. With several weeks passing since the beginning of disbursement, what do you do if you still have a missing stimulus check? Who is eligible for the second round of EIPs? Before we discuss how to handle a missing stimulus check, let's review the requirements. U.S. citizens and U.S. resident aliens generally qualify for payment as long as: - they have a valid social security number - are not claimed as a dependent of another taxpayer...
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Common Money Mistakes and Ways to Fix Them

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Article highlights: - Using credit wisely prevents a majority of common money mistakes. - Financial stewardship is easier when you have a plan. - In regards to investing, a little can go a long way. Money management is about numbers. Not only should you spend responsibly, but you should also avoid these common money mistakes. Continue reading our foolproof guide below.  #1. Being scared of credit Credit, in itself, is not a bad thing. While several financial gurus advocate a cash-only system, many find starting that type of lifestyle unrealistic. Instead, consider living in moderation and using credit as a...
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The Best Resume Writing Tips for Remote Jobseekers

The Best Resume Writing Tips for Remote Jobseekers

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The job market is in transition. Employers need remote workers. Now is the perfect time to stand out from the crowd and get hired. Review our resume writing tips below to land your dream job as a digital nomad.  How to write a winning resume There are a few things to know about resumes in general. First, let's discuss the basics, such as formatting, word quality, and space fillers. Then, we'll provide resume writing tips specifically for remote applicants.  Formatting Your resume is ultimately an advertisement. You want to showcase your strengths so employers will hire you. With that said,...
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Vision Casting for a Strong First Quarter

Vision Casting for a Strong First Quarter

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Regardless of your job title, vision casting will provide an outlet for growth. The process requires employees to assess their ambitions and see how they fit within the big picture.  While most will say that vision casting is a vital tool, many admit to not using it enough. Sometimes going through day-to-day tasks exerts all of the energy, or more often, team members do not want to overstep. In this article, we'll evaluate the steps necessary to implement an idea; and ways to make it work harmoniously within a company. Discover the full details below. What is vision casting in...
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Password Security Tips to Protect Your Accounts

Password Security Tips to Protect Your Accounts

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There are approximately 4.66 billion internet users, with mobile devices accounting as the prime way to log in. As we speak, information exchanges at a rate faster than a millisecond. We can access our data from almost anywhere, but unfortunately, the technology comes with risks. Just as we're able to check our accounts, so are hackers. Some have even been able to do it undetected. Want to know how you can protect your data? Read our password security tips below to find out. How to create a strong password Creating a strong password makes it harder for data thieves (or...
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How to Categorize Personal Expenses for a Better Budget

How to Categorize Personal Expenses for Better Budgeting

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Budgeting is a plan for your money’s future. While there are several choices available to manage household finances, the way you categorize personal expenses makes a difference. In essence, a simple system is more reliable. The better you can track your spending, the better you can control it. In this article, we’ll describe how to categorize personal expenses, regardless of your initial budget. Moreover, we’ll list three budgeting options so you can pick the one that’s right for you. Are you ready to talk about income and expenditures? Continue reading for full details. Three types of household budgets Each of...
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Finances of the Highest-Grossing Christmas Movie Ever Made

Financial Figures of the Highest-Grossing Christmas Movie

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It's fascinating to think that a film created in the '90s remains profitable to this day. Thirty years after its debut, streaming services report that the motion picture receives higher views than other holiday competitors. Additionally, last December, it sold over forty-thousand Blu-Ray copies in a single week. What's the name of the highest-grossing Christmas movie of all time? You've guessed it, Home Alone. How Home Alone continues to make money Disney now owns the rights to Home Alone after it completed the $71 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox assets in March. Before that, the franchise earned money through several well-negotiated licensing agreements. It's an interesting...
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Simple Energy-Efficient Upgrades for Your Home

Simple Energy-Efficient Upgrades for Your Home

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Back in November, we celebrated the official opening of our first-ever net-zero branch. Located in Trinity, the entire facility runs 100% on solar power. Not only is it a product of sustainability, but it also sets the path for other energy-efficient upgrades in the future. As we invite you to check out the branch, continue reading for inspiration that you can use within your own home. When done correctly, these simple energy-efficient upgrades prove to be a good investment and are likely to increase your home's market value. More about our Trinity location The branch is located about four miles...
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Be a Part of GOOD: Achieva in Partnership with The Salvation Army

Be a Part of GOOD: The Salvation Army & Achieva Credit Union

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Achieva Credit Union invites you to be a part of GOOD. Continuing our longstanding Salvation Army partnership, Achieva branches will participate in supporting two donation programs.   With the efforts of The Salvation Army and its partners, millions of families have the opportunity to celebrate a brighter Christmas. Angel Tree Program: November 28 - December 11 At the locations listed below, you will see Angel Trees supplied by The Salvation Army. Each tree will have angel tags and information about a child in need.  The tags will include the age, gender, clothing, and shoe size of the child. Additionally, there will be...
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