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Retirement's new game: Conventional wisdom on investing may need to change by life stage

“People tend to engage and change #investment strategies around life events, period,” Lord says.

usatoday.com The move to 401(k)s from pension plans makes it vital that people plan for retirement and reassess when they have children, change jobs.

Springfield Business Journal Illinois

Friday, May 31 is the deadline to submit a nomination for this year's Forty Under 40 class. Thanks to our sponsors, Security Bank, University of Illinois Springfield, Mark Cortesi - State Farm Insurance Agent and AmeriCall for helping us recognize outstanding young professionals in our community.

To make a nomination or view a list of previous selectees, visit:

https://springfieldbusinessjournal.com/awards-program/forty-under-40/

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Money tips for college grads who are about to get their first paychecks

💵 9 Money Tips for 2019 College Grads Anticipating Their First Paychecks

usatoday.com For college grads who are about to get those first paychecks, it might be tempting to overspend. Instead, plan to spend, save and invest.

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Here's how much a US dollar is worth in every state. In Mississippi, $1 goes further

Did you check out the Illinois stats?

usatoday.com The value of a dollar ranges by more than 30 cents across the US, depending on the state. In Mississippi, $1 is worth $1.16; in Hawaii, only 84 cents.

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Are you still supporting your college graduate kid? Here's how to wean them off your money

« A Bankrate survey last month found that half of American parents with adult children say their financial help has jeopardized their retirement savings. A survey last year from Merrill Lynch found that half of parents would draw down savings and a quarter would go into debt or pull from their retirement to help their adult kids. » ⬇️

usatoday.com Many parents help their adult children pay everyday expenses. Here's how to manage that help it responsibly.

🚨Note: location change! 5/17 movie will be at Southwind Park!

Security Bank is proud to sponsor 2019 Summer Movies in the Park with Springfield Park District. The first movie showing is tomorrow 5/17 at Southwind Park: The Perfect Game!

Movies are free and start around sunset. See you there!

Note: location change! 5/17 movie will be at Southwind Park!

Security Bank is proud to sponsor 2019 Summer Movies in the Park with Springfield Park District. The first movie showing is this Friday 5/17 at Southwind Park: The Perfect Game!

Movies are free and start around sunset. See you there!

usatoday.com

Mom knows best: The best financial advice she ever gave us

What’s the best financial advice your #mom gave you?

usatoday.com Moms have plenty of advice to dole out, and some of it is financial. Here are the best things our mothers taught us about money.

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3 mistakes you're probably making with your money

“What are these major mistakes that could lead to financial calamity? Here are three – along with some solutions for solving the related problems and getting back on track.” ⬇️

usatoday.com Everyone makes money mistakes, but some common missteps could come at a tremendous cost to your long-term financial security.

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Bolster your retirement: Treat savings like a line on your budget

This one’s a biggie!

#personalfinance

usatoday.com Saving for your retirement is not technically an expense. But if you treat it that way, you’re much more likely to do it.

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Changing jobs? Here are 5 financial to-dos to smooth the way

“Leaving your job can mean making some big life changes. It’s important that you’re prepared so those changes don’t cause you to experience financial hardship or put your future at risk.”

usatoday.com Changing jobs can mean big life changes, too so it’s important to be financially prepared for the transition.

Thanks for all you do United Way of Central Illinois!

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There's no secret to saving money: 7 tricks that actually work

“There are always many demands on our limited funds. So, here are seven ways you could start saving more money. See how many you can put into practice.” ⬇️

usatoday.com Saving money is not as difficult as it might seem. If your retirement savings are not where they should be, put some of these simple strategies to work.

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8 ways to spring clean your finances

“You’ve filed your taxes, and now it’s time to make good on your promise to “spring clean” your #finances.” ⬇️

usatoday.com You’ve filed your taxes and now it’s time to make good on your promise to “spring clean” your finances.

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Cheaper online or at the store? Heading to a store may save money

“A comparison of online and physical store prices by Adobe, provided exclusively to USA TODAY, reveals that what shoppers pay online or in-store generally track each other closely but have diverged noticeably in some categories. And if you where to #shop, that can add up to big savings.” ⬇️

usatoday.com Online prices are an even better deal for some items like PCs as deflation picked up or inflation slowed. But store prices are down more for toys.

money.usnews.com

Wealth of Knowledge – Episode 23 – The Importance of Financial Literacy

#Podcast > “U.S. NEWS credit card expert Beverly Harzog and U.S. News senior editor for personal finance Susannah Snider come on the show to help explain why improving #financialliteracy is so important. They discuss whether financial literacy should be taught in school, offer literacy tips and tools from personal experience and give examples for how to teach children financial lessons at an early age.”

money.usnews.com Understanding your finances is the first step in taking control of your money situation.

forbes.com

April Is Financial Literacy Month - Why Financial Wellness Matters

Did you know April is Financial Literacy Month?

forbes.com With millions of Americans facing a financial crisis in retirement, getting better educated on the challenges ahead makes eminent sense. April is financial literacy awareness month, and provides a great opportunity to focus on your individual situation.

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Want a good lesson in financial planning? Study how well your parents did or didn't do

“If you’re able to, ask the people who raised you what they would have done differently when they were your age. You can ask this of an older close friend as well. If their advice is still pertinent today, act.”

#personalfinance

usatoday.com Were your parents savers or spenders? Asking how they managed their money can show you how to improve your own financial habits.

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Best Deals to Snag on Tax Day 2019

“Tax Day on April 15 is to be celebrated.

Restaurants and stores are happy to help you do just that by offering free treats, discounting certain menu items and running sales that coincide with Tax Day. Details and participation may vary by franchise, so be sure to ask if your nearest location is participating. Here are some of the stores hosting the best Tax Day deals:”

money.usnews.com From free food to discounts at retailers, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the end of tax season.

[04/10/19]   Mark your calendar for the 2019 Women of Influence event.

Security Bank is partnering with Springfield Business Journal to recognize local women for their achievements. Women of Influence honors women from both the public and private sectors for their contributions to the #Springfield area community.

The recipients will be profiled in the May issue of the Business Journal and recognized at a special ceremony and reception held on Tuesday, May 14 at Island Bay Yacht Club.

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Taking these small steps can help build a good credit score

“You may have been avoiding the world of credit because you don’t want one more thing to worry about. But it doesn’t have to be complicated.”

usatoday.com Improving your credit score doesn't have to be complicated. Here's how you can do it.

forbes.com

How To Quickly Assess Your Financial Wellness

« Financial wellness isn’t just about your income, your net worth, or even your credit score. »

forbes.com If you're not fortunate enough to work for one of the growing number of companies that are now offering financial wellness programs that provide a free and comprehensive assessment of your financial wellness, here’s how you can quickly assess how you stack up:

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If you changed jobs, there may be lost money you need to find when retirement arrives

“People switch jobs, move, change names and the company or plan provider loses track of them. Or an employee can’t keep track after a company is sold or a plan is terminated. Some people don’t even know they were eligible for a pension, didn’t realize they were vested or were unaware they were automatically enrolled in a 401(k).”

#retirement

usatoday.com More than 25 million people left at least one retirement benefit plan behind when they left a job between 2004 and 2013, a government report finds.

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Pool party pooper: Is it rude to refuse the office Powerball pool?

“There's a more modest $40 million up for grabs in Saturday's drawing, and with March Madness basketball carrying on through April 8, there are even more chances to fatten your wallet.

So, who wants in on the office pool?

Not everyone.” Full story ⬇️

usatoday.com There's a $750 Powerball jackpot up for grabs and betting on March Madness abounds. But not everyone wants in on the office pool.

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More older women are returning to work, rebuilding savings and a professional identity

“The best job market in half a century has been a boon for older women going back to work, typically after raising kids for nearly 20 years, and for those staying in the workforce at more advanced ages.” ⬇️

#personalfinance

usatoday.com The best job market in half a century has been a boon for older women going back to work, typically after raising kids for nearly 20 years

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These money-saving travel tips will let you vacation with friends and stick to your budget

Thinking of a #springbreak trip?

usatoday.com Taking a trip with friends can add up: Airfare, lodging and dining out can add up to thousands of dollars. These tips can help you trim the costs.

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Spring clean your credit card debt and learn to stay on budget using these 3 steps

“If you need to sweep away piled-up debt, here’s how to employ similar cleansing strategies.”

usatoday.com If you need to sweep away piled-up debt, here’s how to employ cleansing strategies on your hefty credit card balance.

finance.yahoo.com

Oprah On Work: The Key To Success Is Making Others Feel Heard

"Last week, thousands gathered at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City for the Qualtrics X4 Experience Management Summit, where leaders from some of the world’s biggest companies, along with some very high-profile names, came together to share their cutting-edge "breakthroughs" for entrepreneurial #success."

finance.yahoo.com Last week, thousands gathered at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City for the Qualtrics X4 Experience Management Summit, where leaders from some of the world’s biggest companies, along with some very high-profile names, came together to share their cutting-edge "breakthroughs" for entrepreneurial

forbes.com

Is Your Teenager Learning Personal Finance In High School?

“According to the 2018 Survey of the States: Economic and Personal Finance Education in Our Nation’s Schools, conducted by the Council for Economic Education (CEE), only 17 states require that high schoolers take a personal finance course.”

#personalfinance

forbes.com Only 1/3 of US states require that high schoolers take a personal finance course. Here's why all states should require it, and what you can do to help make the change.

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Identity theft: 7 ways to protect yourself from cybercriminals

“With data breaches occurring so frequently, much of your personal information has become available for sale on the Dark Web to identity thieves,” says Steven J. J. Weisman, a lawyer in Amherst, Massachusetts. “Being aware of this, the best place to find help is at the end of your own arm.”

Here are seven ways to protect your digital assets online. (Full story ⬇️)

usatoday.com Cybercriminals will steal an estimated 33 billion records by 2023, according to Juniper Research. Here's how to protect yourself.

usatoday.com

Identity theft: 7 ways to protect yourself from cybercriminals

“With data breaches occurring so frequently, much of your personal information has become available for sale on the Dark Web to identity thieves,” says Steven J. J. Weisman, a lawyer in Amherst, Massachusetts. “Being aware of this, the best place to find help is at the end of your own arm.”

Here are seven ways to protect your digital assets online. (Full story ⬇️)

usatoday.com Cybercriminals will steal an estimated 33 billion records by 2023, according to Juniper Research. Here's how to protect yourself.

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Even with pet insurance, owning a dog or cat comes with medical bills, hidden costs

“What many people don’t consider before they decide to adopt that new companion is the true price tag of their #pet. The reality is that one pet could cost you more than $10,000 over the course of its lifespan, and much of that will come from hidden costs you may not have thought about.”

#personalfinance

Full article ⬇️

usatoday.com One pet could cost you more than $10,000 over the course of its lifespan, and much of that will come from hidden costs.

Congratulations to Security Bank’s 2018 Employee of the Year, Rachel Johns!

Rachel is important to our organization and we are pleased to share this prestigious recognition. Thank you Rachel, for all you do!

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How to protect your tax refund from scammers, identify risks

“Warnings about some guy calling pretending to be from the IRS — and demanding money — are so common, well, they're practically cliche. How can anyone run a #tax scam any more?”

⬇️ Full story below...

usatoday.com Tax scams continue to find new ways to rip off your tax refund. The IRS is helping fight back back with new ID options you can use to combat fraud.

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Caring for kids and elders, middle-aged Americans fall short on retirement savings

”If you're helping pay the expenses of your child and possibly your parent too, you may not have much cushion left for yourself.

Nearly four in 10 middle-aged Americans have no emergency savings fund and a third have less than $25,000 socked away for retirement as many grapple with the financial strain of helping support children, aging parents or both, according to a survey by PNC Financial Services provided exclusively to USA TODAY.”

Full article ⬇️

usatoday.com Four in 10 middle-aged Americans don't have emergency savings and another 31 percent have less than six months. Many are aiding kids, parents or both.

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How much does the tooth fairy give for lost teeth these days? Average payment down to $3.70

How much does the tooth fairy leave at your house?

usatoday.com When it came to reimbursing children for a lost tooth in 2018, the Tooth Fairy paid an average of $3.70 — a 43 cent decline from the year prior.

Come see us at the Springfield Area Home and Builders Show 2019 this weekend for your chance to win cash and prizes!

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Here are 3 small steps to grow savings of thousands of dollars in a 401(k)

“Here are some tips for saving, investing and retirement planning, with a focus on making changes in modest increments, without having to sacrifice too much or take on excessive risk.”

Full article ⬇️

usatoday.com Most people don't amass big savings overnight. Start small in a 401(k) and keep building with bonuses, remembering the power of dollar-cost averaging.

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Here's what an average Valentine's Day cost from 1948 to now

💗 Here's what an average #ValentinesDay cost from 1948 to now ...💕

usatoday.com For the first time ever, total Valentine’s Day spending is projected to top $20 billion in the United States – despite falling participation.

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Romance scams surge so hold onto your sweetheart's hand and your wallet on Valentine's Day

”There’s something you might want to hold onto this #ValentinesDay besides your sweetheart’s hand: Your wallet.”

Full article ⬇️

usatoday.com As Valentine's Day nears, be warned. Romance scams are rising. Losses totaled $143 million in 2018, up from $33 million in 2015.

thestreet.com

The 7 Best Personal Finance Books You Need for 2019

”Start with the personal finance books listed below (some old and some new), and see if they don't lead to a financial upgrade in life.”

Full article ⬇️

thestreet.com Most personal finance books aren't delivering for readers - but these are the exception.

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Taxes 2019: 10 common filing mistakes to avoid this year

”More than 150 million #tax returns are expected to be filed to the Internal Revenue Service this year. It’s likely some may have errors. Don't let it be you.”

Full article ⬇️

usatoday.com Every year, tax professionals see the same common errors, but this year is extra thorny after the tax law's major changes. Here are mistakes to avoid.

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Happy National Frozen Yogurt Day! Here's where you can score freebies and deals.

Feb. 6 is National Frozen Yogurt Day and several chains are giving away the frozen treat for free or running specials.

Yes, less than a week after record cold temperatures from polar vortex gripped much of the country, it's time for a cool treat.

usatoday.com Wednesday is National Frozen Yogurt Day and several chains are giving away the frozen treat for free or running specials.

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