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5 Alternatives To The 401k

So your employer doesn’t offer a 401(k). While there are several obvious benefits to this common retirement plan (including easy set-up and the possibility of matching contributions from your employer), that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re out of luck when it comes to saving for retirement. Here are five alternatives to […]

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Why is the Secretary of the Treasury So Important?

Does the name Jacob Lew sound familiar? You may have heard his name, but many do not know that he has been Secretary of the Treasury since 2013. More disconcerting, too many Americans do not understand why the Treasury Secretary is such an important position. The Treasury Secretary is a […]

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How Does the Government Calculate the Unemployment Rate?

The number of people in the workforce is one of the most watched statistics that the federal government tracks each month. More people at work means more state and federal taxes collected by the government. More people at work also means more families are able to earn money and thus, […]

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Top Auto Loan Companies in U.S.

Automobile sales have been one of the key drivers of the U.S. economy for nearly a century. And one of the most important forces behind car sales is car financing. When preparing to buy a new or used vehicle, most consumers also prepare to finance that same purchase. Auto sales […]

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Money Order vs. Cashier's Checks: What's the Difference?

Money Orders vs. Cashier's Checks: What's the Difference?

If you’re on the house hunt, you’ve probably encountered a couple of terms again and again — cashier’s checks and money orders. Although the two can, often, perform the same roles, acting as trusted forms of payment, there are big differences between the two. What are they? Learn more about [...]
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Are Faxed Legal Documents Legal for Court and Finances?

Are Faxed Legal Documents Legal for Court and Finances?

A faxed copy of a document is not the original and, obviously, neither is a copy of an original document. The original is the original, and anything else is, well, not the original. But does a faxed document have the same legal authority, particularly when it comes to financial and […]

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