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Federal discount available to assist with internet bill

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is a temporary program from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that provides eligible households discounts of up to $50 a month on their internet bill.  Who qualifies? Any household with a member that:  *Has income at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, or participates in other government assistance programs;  *Receives free or reduced school…

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Consumer Reports

Want to Get the Most Out of Consumer Reports?

There is a difference between Consumer Reports online and the print version.  Online:  It is easier to find updated information on what you are searching for   There is information you can get online that can’t be accessed in the print version.  For example, let’s say you are looking at dishwashers. Online, the buyer’s guide is more detailed,…

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Insurance Calculators

ValChoice, an independent data analytics company focused on the U.S. insurance industry, is offering our patrons unlimited access to online calculators, insurance company ratings, tutorials and “how-to” videos, worksheets, and other tools designed to help users understand how insurance—such as car and home insurance—is priced, and how to decide on policies based on their age,…

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Livability Index

In June 2018, AARP released its Livability Index which is a tool of the AARP Livable Communities program. This index rates every U. S. city, town and neighborhood in seven categories. The categories include Health, Housing, Engagement, Opportunity, Environment, Neighborhoods and Transportation. The data used to compile the ratings comes from 50 sources. Mount Prospect's rate is 53.…

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Talk to Your Teens About Money

It's the time of year when many of us make decisions about our employee benefits for the coming year--"open enrollment" season. The Office of Financial Education, a part of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, offers this sound advice: You can guide your children in finding the financial help they need The financial world of today…

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Salary Surveys

Want to know what others in your field may be earning?  There is always, but there is also some specific detail available thru the Bureau of Labor Statistics. BLS Wage Data provides occupation, compensation, industry, geographic, and other demographic figures which can be very helpful in setting and negotiating salaries.

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What’s FRED?

What is FRED? Short for Federal Reserve Economic Data, FRED is an online database consisting of more than 55,000 economic data time series from 45 national, international, public, and private sources. FRED, created in 1990 and maintained by Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, combines data with a tools that help…

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