One New Year’s Resolution to improve your Finances

Making a resolution to improve your finances puts you several steps closer along the road to a better bottom line, based on data from Fidelity Investments’ eighth annual “New Year Financial Resolutions Study.” Looking for a resolution that will pay off and pay dividends?  Simply resolving to pay more attention to your finances improves the chances that your financial health will improve.

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CME Group Competition Brings Trading to The Classroom

 University students around the world can test their trading skills in CME Group’s 14th Annual Trading Challenge next month — and could walk away with $1,500 in prize money and a trip to Chicago.

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Talking about Estate Planning Sooner Rather Than Later

There are subjects in life that need to be discussed, but many of us tend to avoid them. Issues like mortality and money top the list. As parents and children grow older, a must-have conversation should be the topic of estate planning, but do we know all that we should?

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Mobile Banking Offers Greater Ease, Better Deals

 It seems that almost anything can be done with a click of a mouse or a downloaded app these days — including your banking.Online-only banks are gaining popularity for many reasons, as more people become comfortable with managing their finances online.

 

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Good Credit? Bad Debt Management?

It’s a widely-held misconception that those with good credit have a better grasp of managing their finances. In a recent consumer survey from Marcus by Goldman Sachs®*, 34 percent of consumers with good credit (FICO 660 and above) are in credit card debt and 41 percent view credit card debt as an area they wished they had more control over.

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Are Fewer New Year’s Financial Resolutions A Worrisome Sign of Inertia?

Blame it on things being too good?As America enters the ninth year of a bull stock market, the number of people making year-end financial resolutions is at an all-time low, according to the ninth annual “Fidelity Investments New Year Financial Resolutions Study.”

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7 Steps to Get Financially Fit in 2018

As 2017 draws to a close, you may be thinking about next year’s resolutions. While many of us vow to get to the gym, you may want to consider getting fit in your personal finances before 2018 even begins.

 

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Commercial Real Estate Finance Market Shows New Life

Until recently, the commercial real estate market has made a sluggish recovery from the nation’s economic recession. The good news is that property values, rental rates and occupancy rates are improving, and commercial real estate appears to be gaining critical traction.

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