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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(NAPSI)—With each generation’s expected retirement time growing longer and longer, you may need to plan for 20 to 30 years of life after you stop working. And when it comes to ways to save for the future, many Americans think first of the 401(k), the most popular and well-known retirement sa…

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(BPT) - If you are facing some steep credit card debt in the wake of recent spending, it may be possible to pay down those balances before interest charges make the problem worse.

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(BPT) - It’s as crystal clear as the air and water can be in your home: living in a healthier space is a top priority. From small projects to large remodels, homeowners are focused on how these upgrades might impact their health, while having a positive impact on the environment.

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(StatePoint) Not having a credit history, often referred to as being “credit invisible,” can make it harder to buy a home or car, finance an education, and secure banking products and other services.

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(NewsUSA) - The new year has just started, but it is never too early to review your financial plan to meet your 2022 financial goals.

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(BPT) - Americans are feeling more hopeful about the upcoming year, at least when it comes to their finances. This year, more than 62% of Americans feel optimistic about the future despite the unknown, which includes concerns about inflation and rising costs. In addition, 72% are confident t…

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(NewsUSA) - New parents have so much to think about that financial planning may not be at the top of the list. However, once sleep deprivation wears off, new parents will be thankful if they have completed some financial planning in advance.

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(NewsUSA) -It's a unique educational opportunity when students get to experience the enthusiasm, energy and decision-making behind real-time trading. That's why CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives exchange, hosts an annual electronic trading competition for students a…

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(BPT) - No matter where you live, there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate the culture of diverse communities, if you know where to look. To show your support for multicultural artisans, performers and businesses, here are a few ideas to get you started.

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(NewsUSA) - Every family has a unique financial situation with its own set of challenges. However, financial planning can be a bit more complex for LGBTQ+ couples. Depending on the state in which they live, LGBTQ+ couples may find it hard to secure access to health care, higher earning oppor…

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(NAPSI)—Keeping your mail secure is always a priority for the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, but during the holidays it’s even more important to keep your mail safe and your holidays happy. Criminals, however, are looking for ways to ruin this joyful time.Here are some things you can do to …

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(BPT) - Have you gone to your favorite store to find something, but the shelves are bare? Maybe you shop online and nothing seems to be in stock, or if it is, takes weeks to ship? Supply chain issues are causing retailers to struggle to keep up with consumer demands. Inventory issues and shi…

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(NewsUSA) -Cryptocurrency continues to expand through the global economy, but approximately 96% of Americans were unable to pass a quiz about the fundamentals of cryptocurrency, according to results of the inaugural Crypto Literacy Survey, part of a consumer education initiative from a coali…

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(NAPSI)—Here’s intriguing information on how mail gets processed—something everyone should know:The U.S. Postal Service has nearly 34,000 Post Office locations and more than 300 processing and distribution facilities nationwide. The expansive network processes nearly 430 million pieces of ma…

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(StatePoint) The New Year offers the perfect time for a fresh start and a renewed commitment to getting finances back on track after a season of spending – one where many Americans felt the effects of the pandemic on their wallets even before the onset of the holidays.

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(NewsUSA) - After scaling back celebrations last year, people are ready to spend money on gifts, vacations, decorations and entertaining for the 2021 holiday season. But the pressure is on with news of inflation and ongoing supply chain issues. So finding everything on your wish list may be …

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(BPT) - If you’re a millennial, the chances you’ve already invested in a private life insurance policy are probably pretty low. The share of Americans covered by life insurance slid from 63% in 2011 to 52% in 2021 — and the most pronounced decrease has come from younger generations.