Category: Finance

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The Ins and Outs of Bank Fees

The Ins and Outs of Bank Fees

To make a profit and pay operating expenses, banks typically charge for the services they provide. When a bank lends you money, it charges interest on the loan. When you open a deposit account (checking or savings) there are charges (fees) for that as well. Even fee-free checking and savings accounts have some fees. It’s important...

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Aleafia and Serruya Family to Enter Cannabis Retail Joint-Venture for Launch of One Plant™

Aleafia and Serruya Family to Enter Cannabis Retail Joint-Venture for Launch of One Plant™

Major Retail Operation Backed by Family behind Iconic Yogen Früz, Second Cup Brands Aleafia Health Inc. (TSXV: ALEF; OTCQX: ALEAF, FRA: ARAH) (“Aleafia“) or (the “Company“), has entered into a letter of intent to acquire a 51 per cent stake in One Plant™, an adult-use cannabis retail operation led by members of the Serruya Family...

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Equifax Says 2.4 Million ADDITIONAL People Impacted By Breach

Equifax Says 2.4 Million ADDITIONAL People Impacted By Breach

Equifax has disclosed that an additional 2.4 million people were impacted by a massive cybersecurity breach last year, bringing the total to about 148 million people. The credit reporting agency says that the new consumers were identified during forensic examination of the breach. They were previously unidentified, the company says, because their social security numbers...

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Feature Story: The Tax Express

Feature Story: The Tax Express

Introduce Yourself for our readers: My name is Thomas Porterfield and I am the owner of The Tax Express. What does your company provide and what are your specialties: The Tax Express provides tax preparation and planning services for individuals and small businesses.  We specialize in finding credits and deductions for our clients to maximum...

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Alabama Rated as 2016 2nd Unhappiest State

Alabama Rated as 2016 2nd Unhappiest State

Can money truly buy happiness? Most people might be inclined to say no, based on moral principles. But some researchers beg to differ, suggesting that money can indeed contribute to happiness — but only up to a certain dollar amount. According to their findings, life satisfaction, one of the two main components of happiness, increases...

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Savings? how much you should have saved and how to catch up

Savings? how much you should have saved and how to catch up

There are numerous studies and theories about how much you should have saved for retirement, emergencies, necessities and other expenditures. For example, studies by Fidelity and T. Rowe Price do a nice job of showing some retirement savings benchmarks for where you need to be, starting at age 30. Both studies stress the need to start saving...