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.

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(NAPSI)—Does your college graduate need health insurance? Perhaps this is the last thing you are asking yourself but may be among the most significant. About one in five people in their 20s do not have health insurance, according to recent studies. However, one unexpected illness or accident…

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(BPT) - The COVID-19 pandemic has forced people to embrace flexibility in navigating daily life. Over the last year, consumers have adjusted their habits to follow safety precautions. People adopted or established a new reliance on apps and digital services for restaurant and grocery deliver…

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(BPT) - Like many small business owners, you may view spending time on financial tasks — like doing your taxes — as a time-consuming chore that’ll take your focus away from your core business. Or perhaps you have so many questions, you just don’t know where to start. If so, you’re not alone.

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(BPT) - While becoming a new mom brings a variety of joyful new experiences, it can also be a challenging adjustment. Paired with an ongoing pandemic, balancing parenthood on top of work and other responsibilities has left many women feeling overwhelmed.

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(NAPSI)—“I may need health insurance after graduation.” Perhaps this is the last thing you are asking yourself but may be among the most significant. About one in five people in their 20s do not have health insurance, according to recent studies. However, one unexpected illness or accident c…

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(NewsUSA) - Whether you are new to the workforce or a seasoned pro, retirement planning is the secret to long-term wealth, and it is never too early or too late to make a plan to live your best life in later years.

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(StatePoint) Planning on retiring single? You aren’t alone. Nearly 22 million Americans age 65 and older were unmarried in 2019, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, representing 41.5% of those in that age category. And for women, it’s more likely to be the case. According to the Administrat…

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(StatePoint) Americans are living longer than ever before, and with continually rising health care costs, the need for a long-term care solution becomes more of a “when” than an “if” situation, according to financial experts, who warn that Americans are largely waiting too long to plan and prepare.

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(NewsUSA) - Whether you are new to the workforce or a seasoned pro, retirement planning is the secret to long-term wealth, and it is never too early or too late to make a plan to live your best life in later years.

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(BPT) - After an extremely trying year, small business owners have a reason to rejoice — there are many tax breaks available due to the pandemic. The catch is knowing how to unearth these golden nuggets of tax savings. But you don’t have to become a tax expert overnight. You just need to kno…

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(StatePoint) While the tireless work of medical professionals, teachers and grocery store workers has rightfully been celebrated throughout the pandemic, you may be less familiar with the work of housing counselors. During a challenging year that exacerbated the U.S. housing crisis, those cl…

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(StatePoint) What does paying for college during life’s “new normal” and current economic climate look like? A new survey highlights parent plans and concerns regarding the upcoming 2021-2022 school year.

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(NewsUSA) - Military families are the foundation of our nation's security, and they deserve respect and support for their dedication and service to the country. And given the unique challenges and frequent unpredictability of a military lifestyle, proactive financial planning is especially v…

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(BPT) - The National Health Service Corps (NHSC), a federal government program administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), received a historic $800 million from the American Rescue Plan Act signed int…

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(BPT) - Do you have a side hustle you're looking to grow? Are you a small-business owner wondering if you should use your personal credit for your business? Before you do, consider your business credit score. Whether it's a modest side gig or you're looking to expand your small business into…

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(BPT) - With millions of Americans looking for employment, and the population now balancing different roles at home such as an employee, parent or caregiver, teacher and more, there is an increasing need for more jobs with flexible work schedules. Many are taking an opportunity to learn abou…

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(NAPSI)—The 55-plus crowd is more active than ever, continuing to stay in the workforce longer, growing in numbers—to the tune of 73 million and counting—and exerting an even greater economic impact. In fact, 55+ers are responsible for over half of U.S. consumer spending, according to AARP, …