March 22, 2021

Day: March 22, 2021

Can advisors meet the ever-increasing demand for financial advice?

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The financial uncertainty created by the global pandemic has made an impact on Americans of all generations and income levels.

Even as the economy starts to show signs of recovery, too many Americans are still unemployed, and the uncertainty over the shape of economic recovery lingers. For some, that is translating to concerns around whether a secure retirement will be possible. For others, it is causing anxiety about the attainability of basic financial goals, such as buying a new home or sending a child to college.

And for many younger Americans,

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How to Teach Your Kids About Money and Apps That Can Help

Debt can be stressful. That’s why the vital ability to manage money is something most parents work hard to instill in their kids. Allowances, chores, and piggy banks are tried and tested techniques, but in the digital age, there are apps and online services at our disposal for imparting financial wisdom and encouraging good habits. That’s important as cash declines in use, especially during the pandemic. 

It might feel instinctual to shield children from the pressures of money management, but that may be a disservice. Research in the UK from Cambridge University suggests that the money habits kids will carry

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Life Insurance for Business Owners

Life insurance provides a way to financially support the people who rely on you after you pass away. This is often your family members and loved ones, but if you own a business you might be a provider for people beyond your family. And you need to consider not just your household’s financial longevity, but also your business’s.

Ultimately, life insurance for business owners is more complex than it is for others, but it is an important financial consideration. Having an understanding of the best types of life insurance for business owners may help you feel more confident as you

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Borracchini’s Bakery, a Seattle destination for almost a century, is closed for good

After nearly 100 years in business, selling spectacular, vividly decorated cakes for weddings and office parties, the beloved Remo Borracchini’s Bakery & Mediterranean Market on Rainier Avenue South announced Saturday it was closed for good.

The pandemic has taken down another business and news of this closure strikes many Seattleites particularly hard. The old core of this town just keeps disappearing.

The bakery is a classic immigrant-made-good story, started in 1923 in the basement of a South End home by Mario Borracchini, a baker who arrived here from Tuscany. It became the go-to place for bread just out of the

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Colorado Democrats unveil their public health insurance option proposal. Here’s how it would work.

Democrats in the Colorado legislature on Thursday introduced a bill designed to drive down health care costs and, if consumers’ expenses aren’t reduced, potentially create a state-offered health insurance option.

The measure is the result of years of efforts by progressive lawmakers and is a top priority for Gov. Jared Polis. But it faces stiff opposition from private insurers and hospitals who say the initiative would reduce care choices for Coloradans and put too high a financial burden on providers. 

The Colorado Sun combed through the bill and talked to its sponsors to learn what the legislation would do and

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Secretary-General appoints Jean Arnault as his personal envoy on Afghanistan |

Stéphane Dujarric, spokesperson for Secretary-General António Guterres, said that Mr. Arnault “will work closely with SRSG Deborah Lyons and the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), whose long standing work in support of the peace process as well as regional cooperation will continue, as mandated.” 

The responsibilities

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