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How to Network Your Way to a Great New Job

How to Network Your Way to a Great New Job

(StatePoint) When it comes to getting a job or doing business, social media and other forms of electronic communication are a great networking tool, however, there will never be a substitute for communicating face-to-face. In 2013, [...]

Small Businesses Owners: Raising Minimum Wage Makes Good Business Sense

Small Businesses Owners: Raising Minimum Wage Makes Good Business Sense

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent More than 60 percent of small business owners with employees favor increasing the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 in three stages, according to a new survey. The poll, [...]

Four Tips for Growing Your Small Business

Four Tips for Growing Your Small Business

Despite the time commitment and financial investment that come with the territory, more than 25 million people nationwide have opted to start a microbusiness – a company with five or fewer employees. One in every 10 [...]

Don’t Put Saving for Retirement on the Back Burner

Don’t Put Saving for Retirement on the Back Burner

Most Americans understand the importance of saving for retirement but unfortunately, not everyone’s concerns translate to action. While 93 percent of working Americans know they should be contributing to their retirement, only 72 percent are actually [...]

Debt Settlement Programs are Misleading

Debt Settlement Programs are Misleading

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist You’ve probably heard the advertisements on urban radio urging consumers with at least $10,000 in debt to call a number right away for a financial rescue. Promising to end debt troubles [...]

Four Tips for Growing Your Small Business

Four Tips for Growing Your Small Business

(StatePoint) Despite the time commitment and financial investment that come with the territory, more than 25 million people nationwide have opted to start a microbusiness – a company with five or fewer employees. One in every [...]

Don’t Put Saving for Retirement on the Back Burner

Don’t Put Saving for Retirement on the Back Burner

Most Americans understand the importance of saving for retirement but unfortunately, not everyone’s concerns translate to action. While 93 percent of working Americans know they should be contributing to their retirement, only 72 percent are actually [...]

Keep Your Tax Records Safe in Case Disaster Strikes

Keep Your Tax Records Safe in Case Disaster Strikes

  IRS Special Edition Tax Tip 2014-15 Some natural disasters are more common in the summer. But major events like hurricanes, tornadoes and fires can strike any time. It’s a good idea to plan for what [...]

Great Recession May Cause Some to Retire Later

Great Recession May Cause Some to Retire Later

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Many Black families, ill prepared to weather personal financial storms, lost their homes during the Great Recession and burned through what little assets they had just to [...]

Black Unemployment Nearly 15% In Nashville.

Black Unemployment Nearly 15% In Nashville.

By Ronald W. Weathersby A recent State of Black America report from the National Urban League stated that African-Americans are falling behind economically when compared with whites in the areas of employment and income. The report [...]

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