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(NAPSI)—Video games have a presence in New York that extends well beyond those who play them. Indeed, the Empire State is one of the largest contributors to economic output and employment for the video game industry.Study ShowsA new study by Entertainment Software Association (ESA), shows th…

(NAPSI)—The video game industry stands tall—economically—in the Evergreen State. A new study by Entertainment Software Association (ESA), shows the video game industry in Washington state generates $11.6 billion in annual economic output, either through direct industry output ($5.7 billion) …

(NAPSI)—The video game industry has a Texas-sized effect on the Lone Star State’s economy. A new study by Entertainment Software Association (ESA), shows the video game industry in Texas generates $4.15 billion in annual economic output, either through direct industry output ($1.8 billion) o…

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(NAPSI)—About 40.7 million Americans have some kind of disability, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. If you or someone you care about has a disability, you may wonder what it means for employment. You may be encouraged to know that there are supports and services available that can help y…

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(StatePoint) A year as unusual and challenging as 2020 means there may be some additional factors that can impact your tax return, from stimulus payments, potential job changes and unemployment benefits, to virtual work transitions and more.

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(NAPSI)—Dame Helen Mirren has all the qualities that make a star. Now in her 70s, the Academy Award-winning actress remains talented, posted, beautiful and sought after in an industry that has relatively few roles for older women. How does she do it?   Often the difference between being aver…

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(BPT) - You may check your bank balance daily, your savings accounts regularly and you probably know roughly how much cash is in your wallet. But if someone asked you what your credit score is, would you be able to answer? Your credit score is an important tool in building wealth in ways you…

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(BPT) - As we move away from a year unlike any other, Americans have developed a newfound tolerance for uncertainty—and the need to prepare for it. The start of a new year is a time for resolutions, especially financial ones. As part of this process, it is essential to review your insurance …

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(BPT) - Today’s U.S. housing market is leaving many prospective homebuyers priced out. Homes, on average, have become less affordable, and the ones that are affordable are in short supply. As a result, 55% of future homebuyers believe that homeownership is out of reach for them financially, …

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(BPT) - Higher education has become synonymous with debt. The Federal Reserve reported more than $1.7 trillion in outstanding student loans as of Q4 2020 while nearly $120 billion in student loans were in default, according to Statista. Whether you’re fresh out of high school or returning as…

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(NAPSI)—When it comes to gathering information to make an investment decision, investors have access to a variety of online information sources, from investment platforms to news and social media. No matter where you get your trading insights, know this: Where there is opportunity, there is …

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(NewsUSA) - Residential real estate provides one of the most basic human needs -- shelter. When the world shifted to 'everything from home' due to the pandemic, that place of shelter took on many more identities. The home is now the focal point in many of our lives, representing where people…

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(NewsUSA) - No matter how you and your partner organize your money, making a financial plan and reviewing it regularly should be a priority for all committed couples, from newlyweds to those in long-term relationships.

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(NewsUSA) - For those fortunate enough to find themselves with unexpected income through an inheritance, the task of managing a large amount of sudden wealth at once can seem daunting. However, a smart financial plan can boost confidence in your money management skills and optimize your new assets

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(NewsUSA) - Recreational Vehicles, or RVs, are a great way to experience a unique method of travel across the country, a welcome departure from the typical resort vacation for many. Thousands of Americans discovered the RV lifestyle in 2020 and RVs emerged as the go-to choice for U.S. travelers.

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(NAPSI)—According to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), there are currently about 77 million people age 60 and older in the U.S. Another 61 million, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention point out, are living with disabilities. No matter how young and healthy y…

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(NAPSI)—The U.S. Postal Service has added tiers to the USPS® Loyalty Program for business customers—a move that helps small businesses improve their bottom line through incentives. Tiers are based on qualifying shipping totals from the previous calendar year. A higher tier equals a larger be…

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(BPT) - The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult on small businesses. Whether it's a local eatery, service provider, retail store or another type of business, when you shop small, you're supporting a real person who is striving to keep his or her entrepreneurial dream alive.

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(NewsUSA) - Celebrations of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Black History Month often prompt consideration of the United States' diversity and the many contributions made by people of different races and ethnicities. These occasions also provide opportunities for communities, organi…

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(NAPSI)—Count the number of neighbors, relatives, or friends who tried a new form of schooling this year…the number is surprising, isn’t it? Coronavirus has disrupted life and education for nearly a year now, and a myriad of families have considered or chosen a new learning environment. The …

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NAPSI)—The Sandwich Generation, named for the population of Americans caring for both their school-aged children and an aging parent or other relative, has been uniquely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent survey and white paper from New York Life, “Caregiving and COVID-…

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(BPT) - COVID-19 has sparked unprecedented impact across industries and has changed the way almost every business operates. And while many of these businesses have probably sought funding in the past — whether business loans for expansion, venture capital to launch or otherwise — the concept…

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(BPT) - If your family is working to identify funding sources to finance a college education, there are a lot of options and resources to consider. From FAFSA and scholarships to grants and student loans, learn more about how the puzzle pieces fit together.

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(BPT) - Among its downfalls, 2020 was a fraud-heavy year. However, there is one type of fraud that can be thwarted in 2021: pay-at-the-pump fraud using cloned payment cards, also known as counterfeit fraud. This happens when cybercriminals skim cards and steal payment card data at fuel pumps…

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(BPT) - There’s no doubt the pandemic has hit small businesses hard. Even in its early weeks, February to April 2020, the number of active businesses plummeted by 22%, according to a report from the National Bureau of Economic Research. And unfortunately, the consequences of the early shutdo…

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(BPT) - With a fresh start upon us, it's the perfect time to set goals and look forward to the possibilities of a new beginning — especially after 2020. The start of a new year is a great time to review your finances, realign your budget and make big plans for the coming months.

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(StatePoint) 2020 was a particularly stressful year -- but filing its taxes doesn’t need to be. With the following tips, you can stay organized and cool-headed throughout the process.

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(BPT) - Uncertainty is a fact of life and for millions of Americans that includes losing their job at one point or another. It’s a particularly stressful time because many find themselves without their primary source of health insurance when they lose their job. But job loss doesn’t mean you…

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(BPT) - The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted people in countless ways. From quarantine and social distancing to remote working, furlough and job loss, many people are reassessing how they spend their time and make money. Turning proverbial lemons into lemonade, people of all ages and backgroun…

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(NewsUSA) - As 2020 comes to a close, the rush of the holiday season will soon turn into a scramble for flexible spending account (FSA) users who have a December 31 deadline. An FSA is an employer-sponsored, tax-advantaged account you can use to pay for eligible healthcare expenses. However,…

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(NAPSI)—For many Boomers, retirement may involve taking vacations, taking up a new hobby, and spending more time with family, friends and the grandchildren. In anticipation of these activities, Boomers work diligently to build up their next egg. But as Boomers age, and as healthcare costs ri…

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(BPT) - If your son or daughter is a high school senior this year, you're probably in the midst of applying to colleges right now. There’s a lot for everyone to think about — where to apply, the steps involved in the application process and of course, the finances.