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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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Top 5 Last-Minute Filing Tips From The IRS

Top 5 Last-Minute Filing Tips From The IRS

As the April 15 tax deadline looms, IRS spokesman Dan Boone offered these top five tips for last-minute filers: 1. Avoiding the late-filing penalty is simple. File either your tax return or an extension request before [...]

Can’t File or Pay By April 15? IRS Has Options

Can’t File or Pay By April 15? IRS Has Options

NASHVILLE — With just a few days before the April 15 tax deadline, the Internal Revenue Service today reminded Tennessee taxpayers that options are available if they can’t file their forms or pay their taxes on [...]

Tax Time Winding Down – Have You Filed?

Tax Time Winding Down – Have You Filed?

By Lavestia Gaston-Harper  As we count the days down to the end of Tax Season remember that e-file is a faster and more efficient way to file your taxes. Electronically filling your return helps to avoid [...]

Tax Deductions Small Businesses Often Overlook

Tax Deductions Small Businesses Often Overlook

Home-based businesses: Working from home allows for the home office deduction, but it also allows for travel expenses if the home is the place of business. When home-based business owners leave the house and travel to [...]

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