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Investing in Oilfield Servicers 101

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[unable to retrieve full-text content]Oil is a cyclical industry and we re coming out of a trough Rig counts are increasing to their highest numbers since 2014 Great news for oilfield services companies What exactly do servicers do In this week s episode of Industry Focus Energy host Nick Sciple and Latest Articles in
This early career move can determine if you make $60,000 or $24,000 a year

This early career move can determine if you make $60,000 or $24,000 a year

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In the race to find a job after college, the slow and steady don't win. In fact, the quicker a graduate lands a good job after leaving school, the more likely they are to earn a better salary — in the short and long-term, according to a new study by Gallup. "Good" is self-defined by the graduate. "It doesn't matter to us what a good job means to them, it just matters to us that they found it," said Stephanie Marken, executive director of education research at Gallup, which interviewed more than 4,000 adults aged 18 and older who earned a bachelor's degree between 2010 and 2016. ...
A wrong move on Medicare coverage could be very costly

A wrong move on Medicare coverage could be very costly

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If you're about to turn 65, put your birthday party planning on hold: It's time to start shopping for insurance that will supplement your Medicare coverage. Medigap, a type of health insurance coverage, fills out the areas where your Medicare policy falls short, including deductibles, copayments and coinsurance. Some of these policies cover extras, such as health-care expenses during travel abroad. You would purchase Medigap to supplement Medicare A and B, which cover hospital and doctor's visits. Medigap plans are distinguished by letter (A, B, C, D, F, G, K, L, M and N) and each plan offers different benefits. ...
Is freezing your credit really enough to prevent identity theft?

Is freezing your credit really enough to prevent identity theft?

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You can now add credit-report freezes to the list of best things in life that are free. As of Friday, consumers won't have to pay a fee to credit-reporting firms when they want to use a freeze to help protect themselves from identity theft. They would, however, need to contact each of the big three bureaus — Equifax, TransUnion and Experian — to cover all their bases. "I think this is a good partial step," said John Ulzheimer, a credit expert and president of The Ulzheimer Group in Atlanta. "You don't want to have people paying something t...
Booking vacation to Bermuda vs. a new kitchen: Here's how some people misuse their home equity loan

Booking vacation to Bermuda vs. a new kitchen: Here's how some people misuse their home equity loan

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You shouldn't use your house to help pay your monthly bills, but nearly 1 in 6 American homeowners thinks that's just fine. Those were the findings from a recent survey by Bankrate.com. Earlier this month, the personal finance website took an online poll of 719 homeowners, asking them about using their home equity — the market value of your abode minus the outstanding loan you have on your dwelling. Though nearly 75 percent of participants said that improvements and repairs were "good uses" of home equity loans and lines of credit, many felt that they could tap value of their house for a range of other uses. ...