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Resolve to Adopt Cost-Cutting Shopping Habits in the New Year

Resolve to Adopt Cost-Cutting Shopping Habits in the New Year

The start of the New Year is often a time for resolutions and improvements to your daily lifestyle. While many people vow to lose weight or take a big trip, others might focus on trying to [...]

Editorial: Bill…Just “Say It Ain’t So.”

Editorial: Bill…Just “Say It Ain’t So.”

By Rodney Beard When I was 10 years old my dad bought an album. It was Bill Cosby’s first one, “Bill Cosby Is a Very Funny Fellow.” Mom fried fish that night, and our neighbors came [...]

Clergy Urge Capitol Hill for Limits on Payday Lending

Clergy Urge Capitol Hill for Limits on Payday Lending

WASHINGTON, DC — Over 80 clergy from 22 states representing multiple denominations converged on Capitol Hill from November 17-19 in a unified advocacy effort. Following two days of training that included discussions about the negative impact [...]

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 [...]

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