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Between The Farm And Your Table: The Finance Behind Thanksgiving Dinner

The prices of agricultural futures depend on a number of external factors—and these prices ultimately impact what you pay for your food. (NAPS)

Posted: November 22, 2017

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Between The Farm And Your Table: The Finance Behind Thanksgiving Dinner

(NAPSI)—When you sit down to a Thanksgiving feast this year, you may not be thinking about the global financial markets that helped land the meal on your table. The ingredients in your favorite stuffing, the butter in those mashed potatoes and eve...

Updated: November 23, 2017 - 4:34 am
FICO Score: Why it matters and what you can do to change it
Posted: November 21, 2017
FICO Score: Why it matters and what you can do to change it

(BPT) - For anyone who has tried to borrow money to purchase a car, buy a home or open a revolving line of credit, you may be familiar with the term FICO Score. The vast majority of lenders use this scoring model, which essentially determines a pe...

Updated: November 22, 2017 - 4:37 am
Top Tips For Retirement Planning In Your 40s, 50s and 60s

Proper planning now can mean a more comfortable retirement when the time comes. (NAPS)

Posted: November 17, 2017
Top Tips For Retirement Planning In Your 40s, 50s and 60s

(NAPSI)—For some, retirement may still be down the road, but planning for your future should happen at every age.

Updated: November 18, 2017 - 4:34 am
4 questions to ask your financial advisor right away
Updated: November 16, 2017 - 4:35 am
4 questions to ask your financial advisor right away

(BPT) - Let’s face it: Finances can be complicated. Whether opening a new investment account, saving for your child’s college fund or rolling over a 401(k), sometimes you need professional financial help.

Updated: November 16, 2017 - 4:35 am
How To Be Prepared In Case The Housewarming Party Isn't The Only Surprise In Your New Home

Although she had enough money from the sale of her first home to make a 20 percent down payment on her next one, Andrea opted to use private mortgage insurance and make a smaller down payment. She used the spare cash to build a patio and land…

Updated: November 17, 2017 - 4:34 am
How To Be Prepared In Case The Housewarming Party Isn't The Only Surprise In Your New Home

(NAPSI)—No matter how thorough your home inspection, the odds are your new house will reveal a surprise shortly after you move in.

Updated: November 17, 2017 - 4:34 am
Choosing Health Care Benefits - a Chore or a Labor of Love?

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Posted: November 14, 2017
Choosing Health Care Benefits - a Chore or a Labor of Love?

(NewsUSA) - If you're like most Americans, you probably view benefits open enrollment as somewhat of a chore. After all, 67 percent of employees describe shopping for benefits as complicated, long or stressful according to the 2017 Aflac WorkForce...

Updated: November 14, 2017 - 4:31 pm
Voluntary Insurance Can Help Keep Employees
Posted: November 14, 2017
Voluntary Insurance Can Help Keep Employees

(NewsUSA) - How can employers keep their best workers when increasing salaries isn't necessarily an option?

Updated: November 14, 2017 - 4:31 pm
Small businesses have struggled to find funding: Not anymore
Updated: November 16, 2017 - 4:35 am
Small businesses have struggled to find funding: Not anymore

(BPT) - In business, dreams are easy. Finding the money to make them happen, however, can be difficult.

Updated: November 16, 2017 - 4:35 am
Beware Of Stock Fraud In The Wake Of Natural Disasters

Stop and think before you invest in disaster-related financial opportunities. It could be a disaster for you. (NAPS)

Posted: November 14, 2017
Beware Of Stock Fraud In The Wake Of Natural Disasters

(NAPSI)—Financial fraud routinely follows on the heels of natural disasters like hurricanes, wildfires and earthquakes—but you don't have to be a victim. After a disaster, you may receive unsolicited phone calls, e-mails and texts, including from ...

Updated: November 15, 2017 - 4:36 am
Winter is coming: 3 reasons why you need to install winter tires
Updated: November 18, 2017 - 4:34 am
Winter is coming: 3 reasons why you need to install winter tires

(BPT) - Winter brings unpredictable and dangerous road conditions, yet changing out all-season tires for winter tires isn't high on our priority list. No matter the type of vehicle you drive, tires are the only connection between a vehicle and the...

Updated: November 18, 2017 - 4:34 am
5 Things to Know this Benefits Enrollment Season
Posted: November 10, 2017
5 Things to Know this Benefits Enrollment Season

(StatePoint) Benefits open enrollment season can be a confusing time for many employees. But rather than make decisions you don’t feel confident about, take a bit of extra time to become better informed. Luckily, these days, there is a wealth of r...

Updated: November 10, 2017 - 4:34 am
Do Your Health Insurance Homework

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Posted: November 09, 2017
Do Your Health Insurance Homework

(NewsUSA) - Fall means not only shorter days and colorful leaves, but also the season of open enrollment for health insurance for most Americans.

Updated: November 09, 2017 - 3:30 pm
3 reasons to consider a group legal plan
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 3:30 pm
3 reasons to consider a group legal plan

Being a parent is a balancing act. You are constantly being pulled in different directions and it can be challenging to manage all the things you need to get done. Your company’s open enrollment period is a chance to take stock of benefits that ca...

Updated: November 09, 2017 - 3:30 pm
Common Small Business Health Insurance Misconceptions

New systems and technology can make it easier for small businesses to provide quality health care. (NAPS)

Posted: November 08, 2017
Common Small Business Health Insurance Misconceptions

(NAPSI)—Running a small business is challenging enough without the confusion health insurance can cause. Too often, the resulting angst is driven by common misconceptions that an experienced benefits advisor can help dispel.

Updated: November 09, 2017 - 3:30 pm
It's Time To Get Smart About College Savings

The sooner you start saving for your child's education, the better—and special investment plans can help. (NAPS)

Posted: November 08, 2017
It's Time To Get Smart About College Savings

(NAPSI)—Fall: It's a time of bright leaves, crisp apples, family feasts and a chill in the air. But for many American families, there's a chill in the pocketbook, too, as parents around the country consider the daunting challenge of saving for the...

Updated: November 09, 2017 - 3:30 pm
Understanding Education And Military Families

The schooling options many military parents are able to access now don't match what they want for their children—and that can affect America's preparedness. (NAPS)

Posted: November 08, 2017
Understanding Education And Military Families

(NAPSI)—America’s military service members make great sacrifices for our country—and for their own families—but are their kids getting what they need from our K−12 education system?

Updated: November 09, 2017 - 3:30 pm
What Parents Want

New study finds families are highly satisfied with school choice programs. (NAPS)

Posted: November 08, 2017
What Parents Want

(NAPSI)—As the current administration shines a spotlight on school choice, families around the country are opening their minds to new educational opportunities.

Updated: November 09, 2017 - 3:30 pm
Employees 'Uninspired' To Do Health Homework
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 3:30 pm
Employees 'Uninspired' To Do Health Homework

(NewsUSA) - How do American workers really feel about researching their health care benefits options? 

Updated: November 09, 2017 - 3:30 pm
5 steps to prepare for open enrollment
Updated: November 10, 2017 - 4:34 am
5 steps to prepare for open enrollment

(BPT) - Millions of Americans will select or switch their health benefits plan during open enrollment, so now is the time to prepare for that decision that usually happens once a year.

Updated: November 10, 2017 - 4:34 am
Freelancers: Are you grabbing the best possible tax relief?
Updated: November 10, 2017 - 4:34 am
Freelancers: Are you grabbing the best possible tax relief?

(BPT) - If you earn all or part of your income these days from freelance or contract work, you’re far from alone.

Updated: November 10, 2017 - 4:34 am
Tips to Reduce Holiday Spending, Without Cutting Back on Cheer
Posted: November 06, 2017
Tips to Reduce Holiday Spending, Without Cutting Back on Cheer

(StatePoint) Amid the merriment of the holiday season is a hard reality -- nearly six in 10 Americans don’t have enough savings to afford an unexpected expense like a $500 car repair or $1000 emergency room bill, according to a Bank survey conduct...

Updated: November 09, 2017 - 3:30 pm
Honoring Veterans through Partnership And Education

Veterans of World War II at a Memorial Day service.

Updated: November 09, 2017 - 3:29 pm
Honoring Veterans through Partnership And Education

(NewsUSA) - Every year on November 11th, we formally thank men and women who have honorably served in the United States military. In fact, Veterans Day was born on May 13, 1938 as a way of honoring the veterans of WWI. Fast forward to 2017, and th...

Updated: November 09, 2017 - 3:29 pm
How to Pick a Retirement Account
Posted: October 30, 2017
How to Pick a Retirement Account

(StatePoint) Whether you’re starting your career, approaching retirement or you’re somewhere in between, it’s important to understand the various options available to help you reach your retirement goals.

Updated: October 30, 2017 - 4:35 am
Don't get hooked: Know warning signs of a phishing scam
Posted: October 26, 2017
Don't get hooked: Know warning signs of a phishing scam

(BPT) - Half of the world’s 7 billion inhabitants use email, generating 269 billion emails per day in 2017, according to technology market research firm The Radicati Group. Email is so commonly used in business and personal interactions that it’s ...

Updated: October 27, 2017 - 4:34 am
5 steps to making annual enrollment the most wonderful time of the year

(BPT) - It’s that time of year again. But before you plan your Thanksgiving menu or check off your gift list, it’s time to think about employee benefits.

Updated: November 09, 2017 - 3:30 pm
5 auto insurance myths you've been wrong about all along

(BPT) - Most drivers “know” for certain just two things about car insurance: they’re required by law to have it, and it’s expensive. Beyond that, there’s a lot of confusion and a lot of misconceptions, according to a recent survey by The Zebra, an...

Posted: October 24, 2017
Holiday Budgeting Tips for Savvy Consumers
Posted: October 24, 2017
Miller is Dare Employee of the Month

Kelli Miller, Leisure Activities Specialist with the Department of Parks...

Friends of Youth reach out to Harmony Café

Mentors and youths from the Dare County Friends of Youth mentoring progr...

NHES students experience pioneer life

The Nags Head Elementary School Literacy Team spearheaded the One School...

New FOBHC board members

The Friends of the Outer Banks History Center recently added three new m...

Chamber welcomes Outer Banks Anglers Club

The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for the Outer ...

Aquarium hosting Santa Paws Pet Supply Drive

The annual Santa Paws Pet Supply Drive is underway at the N.C. Aquarium ...

Fearing, Brady-Daniels receive Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award

Lib Fearing and Angie Brady-Daniels, both of Manteo, recently received t...

1st Annual Dare to Scare 5k & Fun Run Raises Over $3,000

The 1st Annual Dare to Scare 5k Race and Fun Run was a huge success rais...

Hatteras schools say goodbye to Wallis

Cape Hatteras Schools are sending off their maintenance man, Bo Wallis, ...

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