For nearly a year, East County residents have stayed home, sheltered-in-place and missed out on vacations, theme parks and other crowd-filled …

In 2020, East County saw a shortage of properties for sale and an increase in homebuyers, leading to a dream come true for sellers.

Money & Finance Features

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(BPT) - Credit is an essential part of any strategic financial plan, particularly when individuals are planning to make a major life change or reorganize their affairs. Whether you’re seeking to cover unexpected expenses, fund a major purchase like a new home, or make a long-term investment,…

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(NewsUSA) - Selecting the Medicare plan best suited for your individual health needs is important for all eligible beneficiaries to consider at this time of year as the Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan Annual Election Period (AEP) runs from October 15 through December 7.

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(NewsUSA) - The number of women starting their own businesses continues to rise. According to data from American Express, women create more than 1,800 new businesses in the United States each day. As people reassess their careers and goals in the wake of the pandemic, more women are making t…

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(NewsUSA) - Medicare's annual enrollment period (October 15 - December 7) is an important time of year during which Medicare beneficiaries can review their current coverage and evaluate whether they want to remain with their current plan or switch to a new one that is a better fit for their …

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(BPT) - Debt: Americans’ least favorite four-letter word. But for many, it looms over their everyday lives. According to a recent report from The Pew Charitable Trusts, nearly 80% of Americans are saddled with some type of debt, leaving many of them feeling trapped and hopeless. Debt can neg…

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(BPT) - When Broadway theaters lowered their curtains due to COVID-19 in March 2020, it was not immediately apparent how long the stages would be empty. As a cultural and economic engine for New York, Broadway’s 18-month closure not only impacted the more than 293,000 workers it employs, but…

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(BPT) - Addressing student debt. Dismantling inequity. Creating thriving communities. If making real change to real problems is what inspires you or someone you know, you may be a Prudential Emerging Visionary.

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(NewsUSA) - New Year's Day is a popular time for making resolutions to save more and spend less, but you don't have to wait until January 1 to commit to financial well-being. This October 6, World Financial Planning Day provides the perfect opportunity to refresh your financial plan and set …

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(NAPSI)—According to the Social Security Administration, there are 65 million retirees in the U.S. If you or someone you care about is among them—or you expect to be someday—there could be good news for you. An innovative healthcare program can make paying for medical care in retirement much…

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(BPT) - Text message phishing, or SMiShing, is a text message scam that can compromise your finances and your identity. According to the Federal Trade Commission, popular tactics include asking to verify purchases, claiming issues with payment information, and offers to claim prizes or gift …

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(NAPSI)—According to the Social Security Administration, there are 65 million retirees in the U.S. If you or someone you care about is among them—or you expect to be someday—there could be good news for you. An innovative healthcare program can make paying for medical care in retirement much…

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(NewsUSA) - A growing body of research shows that throughout the next decade women will control significantly more financial assets. Today, they control a third of total U.S. household financial assets (about $10 trillion), but by 2030 women are expected to control most of the $30 trillion i…

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(BPT) - With the school year underway, this can be an exciting time for students and parents, but it can also be a source of financial stress. According to the National Retail Federation, the back-to-school season is the second-biggest shopping season of the year, and a recent study showed t…

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(NewsUSA) - In the northern hemisphere, the sun's lower winter angle in the sky peers straight into your windows, causing glare, more fading from its UV rays and unwanted hotspots. The usual remedy is to block out the natural daylight with curtains or blinds. However, this may darken the int…

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(NewsUSA) - For many people, the idea of creating and sticking to a budget is intimidating. The thought of investing, managing debt and saving for major purchases, such as a house or car, can leave anyone overwhelmed.

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(StatePoint) Fall kick starts the financial road to college for parents of high school seniors. But if you’re like the majority of parents, you both value the importance of a college degree, while harboring anxiety about the price tag.  

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(NewsUSA) -High-achieving college graduates are continuing to flock to Wall Street pursuing dream careers in finance. This year, investment banks and other financial firms received record numbers of applications for internships, leading prospective candidates to seek new ways to stand out.

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(NewsUSA) - The "Sandwich Generation" is a term that can be used to describe many adults in their 30s through 50s who support both their children and their parents -- whether financially, physically or mentally.