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WBIR: Memorial Day

On Memorial Day we honored the fallen heroes that have served and sacrificed for our country. How was our economy influenced by military conflict?   STARTING WITH WORLD WAR II (1941-45), HOW DID IT IMPACT OUR ECONOMY AND AMERICAN FAMILIES? World War II pulled us out of the Great Depression. American industry was revitalized by

WBIR: Wedding Season

It is wedding season! Along with marital bliss, get out your checkbook, just ask the Royal Family!   SO INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW, THE ROYAL WEDDING RIVETED THE WORLD, WHAT DID IT COST? The royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle cost an estimated $45….million. Security: $40+ million Wedding dress: $430,000 Wedding cake:

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WBIR: The Mother’s Day Index

Often balancing employment, kids, spouse, and maintaining a household, moms are exhausted! Each year Salary.com estimates the monetary value of being a mom.  Certified Financial Planner Paul Fain joined WBIR to explain the Mother’s Day Index 2018.   WHAT DOES SALARY.COM ESTIMATE AS A TYPICAL MOTHER’S EQUIVALENT WAGE? At least $112,962 based on a mom’s

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WBIR: Super Bowl Money

Let’s have a little fun – can the winner of the Super Bowl game predict the stock market’s next move? Well, the “Super Bowl Indicator” is a superstition that says that the stock market’s performance in a given year can be predicted based on the outcome of the Super Bowl of that year.   WHAT

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WBIR: Neighbor Spoofing

The bad guys are always trying to take your hard-earned dollars. “Neighbor spoofing” is one of the latest strategies used by scammers.  Forewarned is forearmed!   HOW DOES “NEIGHBOR SPOOFING” WORK? Neighbor spoofing is designed to trick you into answering the phone. It is a form of caller ID spoofing used by scammers, telemarketers, and