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(StatePoint) This Fourth of July, let freedom ring. Financial freedom, that is. Whatever your vision is of financial independence, having strong credit is fundamental, potentially impacting borrowing, and even routine matters, such as having utilities connected, getting a cell phone or even applying for a job.

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Wednesday 06/22/2016
Why Sunglasses Are a Must-Have for Kids
Updated: June 27, 2016 - 4:36 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Most parents know how damaging the effects of ultraviolet radiation (UVR) can be to our skin, which is why they dutifully slather sunscreen on their kids during the summer. But one thing that often gets overlooked is protecting their children's eyes.

Dads and Daughters Can Profit From Each Other on Father's Day
Updated: June 27, 2016 - 4:36 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Most parents know how damaging the effects of ultraviolet radiation (UVR) can be to our skin, which is why they dutifully slather sunscreen on their kids during the summer. But one thing that often gets overlooked is protecting their children's eyes.

Yes, Most Insurance Plans Cover Chiropractic Care
Updated: June 28, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Most parents know how damaging the effects of ultraviolet radiation (UVR) can be to our skin, which is why they dutifully slather sunscreen on their kids during the summer. But one thing that often gets overlooked is protecting their children's eyes.

Educational Game Lets You Raise A Hog To See If You Bring Home The Bacon
Updated: June 23, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NAPSI)—The nation’s youth can go hog wild and bring a pig to market—all in a quick visit to their local fairgrounds. For the fourth consecutive year, CME Group and National 4-H Council are sponsoring the interactive Commodity Carnival booth at 150 county and state fairs to teach youth about the risks of raising and bringing a farm animal to market. This year, that animal is a hog.

Monday 06/20/2016
High School Graduates: Sign Up Jobs And Grants
Updated: June 21, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NAPSI)—According to the U.S. Department of Education, some 3.2 million high school students are expected to graduate this year. If any of them is a young man you care about, first, congratulations, and second, there’s an important step he needs to take to qualify for many kinds of jobs and scholarships: registering with the Selective Service.

Thursday 06/16/2016
5 ways to earn extra money on the side
Updated: June 24, 2016 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Whether you’re a college student, a stay-at-home parent or have a full-time job, there’s always room in the budget for a little extra cash. Maybe you’re saving for a particular goal or you’re simply looking for a little more spending money. Thanks to the internet, it’s now easier than ever to earn some extra income in your spare time.

Biotech Companies Remain the "It" Stock to Have in Your Portfolio
Updated: June 28, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - If investors have learned anything from Wall Street in recent years, it's how finicky the market can be. While there is no "sure thing" when it comes to investing, analysts agree that biotech companies remain a solid opportunity.

What You Should Know About Your Chip Card
Updated: June 17, 2016 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—Hundreds of millions of chip cards have been distributed to help strengthen the security of the U.S. payments system. Instead of swiping these cards, you’ll be asked to insert your card in the terminal and keep it there until prompted to remove. Whether you’re using one for the first time or are getting used to the subtle differences between chip and magnetic stripe, here are a few things to keep in mind.

Wednesday 06/15/2016
How Brand Marketers Increase Loyalty and Reach
Updated: June 25, 2016 - 4:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Did you know that advertisers spend more than $400 billion in the United States to help influence consumers and businesses to purchase goods and services; promote brands and causes, and take action?

More Responsible Marketing of Opioids Needed
Updated: June 25, 2016 - 4:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - An overmedicated society is in need of adjustment.

When is the best time to invest - or not?
Updated: June 16, 2016 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - The stock market has ridden a roller coaster this year. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), a stock market index comprised mostly of “blue-chip stock” companies, swung down and then up by 2,000 points between Jan. 1 and mid-April.

Synthesis Of 100 School Choice Studies Finds Positive Outcomes
Updated: June 16, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NAPSI)—As school choice programs in the states continue to grow, researchers look to empirical evidence to find out whether they are working.

Tuesday 06/14/2016
Tips for Seniors Who Suffer From Muscle Aches and Pains
Updated: June 16, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - In a world that values 24/7 connectivity, consumers are quickly learning that technology and the demands we place on it do not necessarily align. Think about it: technology requires power, but energy sources that are currently available can't possibly meet our needs.

New Battery Has 5X More Energy Storage
Updated: June 28, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - In a world that values 24/7 connectivity, consumers are quickly learning that technology and the demands we place on it do not necessarily align. Think about it: technology requires power, but energy sources that are currently available can't possibly meet our needs.

Make the Most of Your Backyard This Summer
Updated: June 27, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Summer has arrived, and homeowners are ready to make the most of their outdoor spaces. Current outdoor living trends focus on several areas, including heating, lighting, dining and multilevel design, with the overall theme of creating a welcoming, relaxing environment suitable for entertaining guests or enjoying in private.

Friday 06/10/2016
Consider Annuities For Dependable Retirement Income
Updated: June 11, 2016 - 4:34 am

(NAPSI)—More than 10,000 Baby Boomers will turn 65 today, and about 10,000 more will cross that threshold every day for the next 13 years. Few of them, however, will take the time to adequately plan for the next phase of their lives.

Thursday 06/09/2016
7 Questions to Ask Before Hiring Your Wedding Photographer
Updated: June 22, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Warmer weather, sun and clear skies are nearly here; that means it's time to get outside, explore new terrain and create unforgettable memories. Whether it's taking a hike, going for a dip in the pool, or creating the perfect backyard party, it's time to take advantage of the gorgeous weather and have some summer fun.

Summer Must-Haves to Take the Fun to the Next Level
Updated: June 28, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Warmer weather, sun and clear skies are nearly here; that means it's time to get outside, explore new terrain and create unforgettable memories. Whether it's taking a hike, going for a dip in the pool, or creating the perfect backyard party, it's time to take advantage of the gorgeous weather and have some summer fun.

Wednesday 06/08/2016
A Safer Alternative to Opioids for Treating Chronic Pain
Updated: June 22, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - It happens more often than we like to think.

Is Your Home As Childproofed As You Think?
Updated: June 28, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - It happens more often than we like to think.

Selling Your Life Insurance Policy: Why And How
Updated: June 09, 2016 - 4:36 am

(NAPSI)—A growing number of American seniors are discovering the hidden value in an important asset—their life insurance policies.

Tuesday 06/07/2016
'Will' your estate plan be ready?
Posted: June 07, 2016

(BPT) - Recent celebrity deaths have shined a spotlight on the need for creating a will and other estate planning documents, but the need has always been there. You don’t need celebrity-sized assets to be concerned that a lack of estate planning on your part could cost your beneficiaries dearly. And that’s just one of the compelling reasons for creating an estate plan. To get started, you’ll need three core documents: a power of attorney, living will and health care proxy, and a will.

Friday 06/03/2016
Tote Your Wine in Style
Updated: June 27, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - For anyone who ever wished for an easy way to take a beverage on the go, a GenieBag will grant that wish. At first glance, a GenieBag looks like a designer handbag. But the unique design of GenieBags allows them to serve as stylish, discreet, and effective beverage carriers.

New Sauna Accelerates Health and Fitness Benefits
Updated: June 28, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Infrared sauna manufacturer Luxsauna has announced a new distribution deal with Hi-Q Fitness for the rights to promote its latest product, the FitBomb far infrared fitness sauna.

How Brand Marketers Drive Lift in Loyalty, Reach
Updated: June 15, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Through its unique patient assistance programs, EMD Serono, Inc., the North America biopharmaceutical business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, has been working to bridge significant gaps in coverage of fertility treatment for eligible active U.S. military, and veterans who have been injured in service such as Alex D., who suffered from a spinal cord injury while in active service.

EMD Serono Improves Access to Fertility Care for Eligible Military
Updated: June 28, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Through its unique patient assistance programs, EMD Serono, Inc., the North America biopharmaceutical business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, has been working to bridge significant gaps in coverage of fertility treatment for eligible active U.S. military, and veterans who have been injured in service such as Alex D., who suffered from a spinal cord injury while in active service.

Young Investors Win
Updated: June 04, 2016 - 4:36 am

(NAPSI)—Students across the country can invest a hypothetical $100,000 and gain an understanding of the economy and the government that many consider beyond price.

Thursday 06/02/2016
The secret to maintaining and enjoying the beauty of your deck
Updated: June 10, 2016 - 4:36 am

(BPT) - In many parts of the U.S., warm, summer weather draws families and friends outdoors to enjoy the season while it lasts, making decks, gazebos or other outdoor areas of a house favorite spots for entertaining and relaxation. In fact, according to a recent survey by Sikkens ProLuxe Wood Finishes, 96 percent of Americans use their outdoor decks in the daytime almost every other day, with 82 percent using decks during the night time for more than half of the month. With this much use, a deck is part of the living space of a house.

Motivating The Remote Workforce
Updated: June 03, 2016 - 4:35 am

(NAPSI)—According to Global WorkplaceAnalytics.com, 80 to 90 percent of the U.S. workforce would like to telework at least part-time. With the number of telecommuters expected to reach 5 million this year, virtual workplaces aren’t the wave of the future, they are already here.

The ABCs Of ESAs: What Parents Need To Know
Updated: June 03, 2016 - 4:35 am

(NAPSI)—Improved student achievement and higher graduation rates are not as hard to achieve as one might think. They could become a reality with one simple policy: educational choice.

Wednesday 06/01/2016
Am I insurable? 3 steps to take
Updated: June 02, 2016 - 4:39 am

(BPT) - Most people intuitively know the benefits of good health. Some work hard to maintain their health throughout their lifetime, and others not so much. Despite the best or worst intentions, health complications can occur at any time which may impact many areas of life, including finances.

Dads and Grads: They've Worked Hard for These Gifts
Updated: June 27, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - It's the only rhyming "holiday" on the calendar.

Encryption - Why It Matters to You
Updated: June 08, 2016 - 4:57 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - In a world that thrives on bad news and sensationalized storytelling, it can be difficult to find programming consisting of genuine and authentic shows about family.

Tamera Mowry-Housley Encourages Parents to Reclaim Family Dinner Nights
Updated: June 15, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Feel free to use your insurance card when seeing a doctor of chiropractic.

Short-Term Disability Insurance Helps Protect Your Income
Updated: June 28, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Unpredictable accidents and illnesses that result in loss of paychecks and unplanned out-of-pocket expenses can have an enormous impact on employees' lifestyles. In fact, disability is the leading cause of personal bankruptcies and causes nearly 50 percent of all mortgage foreclosures. With short-term disability insurance, if you're unable to work, you'll have the cash you need for everyday living -- we help protect your income so you have the ability to focus on recovery. Learn more at aflac.com.

4 things millennials need to know to protect their financial future
Updated: June 09, 2016 - 4:36 am

(BPT) - More than 100 million working Americans have no disability coverage other than Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Millennials — now the largest part of the workforce — may be most at risk. Millennials are least likely to have disability coverage offered through their employers or private insurance providers, and most don’t understand long-term disability insurance, according to a recent insurance industry study.

Tuesday 05/31/2016
CME Group Presents Scholarships to 77 Illinois High School Seniors
Posted: May 31, 2016

(NAPSI)—On Tuesday, CME Group, the world’s leading derivatives exchange, presented 77 high school seniors with $1,000 college scholarship awards. The students were selected based on essays they wrote about innovation, as well as their academic standing and extracurricular activities.

Friday 05/27/2016
Preparing 21st Century Enterprises for Success in the Digital Age
Updated: June 24, 2016 - 4:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - It is no longer a brave new world for businesses. The digital age is here, and if experts are to be believed, businesses that have not already embraced this opportunity, risk joining those companies that refuse to adapt, and consequently are rapidly losing customers and revenue.

Get Involved in Preventing Mosquitoes
Updated: June 23, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Across the country, families are embracing the warmer weather and spending more time outside. This year, as families prepare to host a variety of outdoor gatherings, mosquito prevention and protecting against mosquito bites should be top of mind.

Tuesday 05/24/2016
Make Your Vacation Home Work For You
Updated: May 25, 2016 - 4:37 am

(NAPSI)—One of the last things most homeowners think about when buying the vacation home of their dreams is work. They're envisioning more getaways and time with family and friends. However, if and when they decide to rent out their property to bring in some extra revenue, that can be a different story.

Money Management
Updated: May 25, 2016 - 4:37 am

(NAPSI)—The millennial generation, born between 1982 and 2000, accounts for almost 25 percent of the total U.S. population and is expected to be a driving force in the economy for decades. It’s also the first generation that’s always had technology at their fingertips, so, it’s predicted, they’ll manage their important financial decisions digitally.

Monday 05/23/2016
Change Lives: Become a Teacher
Updated: May 24, 2016 - 4:42 am

(NAPSI)—The nation is in the midst of a critical teacher shortage1 that is affecting the lives of students everywhere.

Friday 05/13/2016
Older Adults Turn To Fitness For Optimal Health And Prove Youth Is A State Of Mind
Updated: May 14, 2016 - 4:34 am

(NAPSI)—For older adults, regular physical activity is an essential part of maintaining overall health and well-being. Exercise allows them to continue normal daily activities and live their best lives throughout retirement years. And for millions of older Americans—like Ruby Dailey, Robert Groh and Willie Washington—this path to improved well-being starts with SilverSneakers Fitness.

Friday 05/06/2016
What Is $186 Million?
Updated: May 25, 2016 - 4:37 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Now what?

Purdue And CME Group Keep The Pulse Of The U.S. Agricultural Economy
Updated: May 07, 2016 - 4:34 am

(NAPSI)—There is a new economic index this year—and it matters to anyone interested in the health of our economy. Purdue University’s Center for Commercial Agriculture and the derivatives marketplace CME Group have partnered to launch the Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer-a monthly nationwide measure of the health of the U.S. agricultural economy.

Thursday 05/05/2016
Mom Knows Best: Even When Buying a Mother's Day Gift
Updated: May 25, 2016 - 4:37 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - How many times have you been prescribed medication by your healthcare provider, only to arrive home to find that you're unsure about possible side effects? Or the correct dose? Or the risk of taking the new medication together with other medicines you already use? Have you ever felt too embarrassed -- or too rushed -- to clarify medication information or instructions with your provider?

Monday 05/02/2016
Income, savings, retirement and debt calculations as easy as 5-10-15-20
Updated: May 10, 2016 - 4:37 am

(BPT) - To help people set basic, foundational goals that can help put them on their own unique path toward attaining financial security, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) today announced the launch of a new mobile-friendly Spanish-language financial goal calculator on MassMutual.com/es/Latino.

Sunday 05/01/2016
Kill the 9-to-5 by turning your hobby into a thriving business
Updated: May 09, 2016 - 4:35 am

(BPT) - A beloved hobby can feel like a mini vacation from everyday life. Whether it’s gardening for relaxation, photography as a creative outlet or computer coding to exercise the brain, hobbies serve as an escape from stress and boredom.

Friday 04/29/2016
How This Personal Stylist Uses The Cloud To Unleash Customers' Confidence
Updated: April 30, 2016 - 4:37 am

(NAPSI)—Here’s a look at how a personal stylist used technology to provide a more human touch for her clients.

Thursday 04/28/2016
Integrity, Humility, Technology: Secrets To Success
Updated: April 29, 2016 - 4:36 am

(NAPSI)—For an inspiring look at one company’s success, businesses of all kinds can look to Holwick Constructors.