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7:11 AM / Tuesday April 13, 2021

Color Of Money

Receive a paper stimulus check? Here’s what to do with it

April 5, 2021

BPT Are you expecting a paper government stimulus check? If you received one in the previous two rounds of payments, it’s likely you may have another on the way. But what is an easy and efficient way to cash it so you can quickly put those funds to good use? While depositing a check usually…

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Smart Clicks: How to shop online like a pro

March 26, 2021

FAMILY FEATURES Over the past year, online shopping has become the norm for all kinds of purchases, from groceries and household essentials to gifts and clothing. Shopping for clothes and other items from the comfort of your home has multiple advantages, including the convenience to shop on your own schedule and the ability to do…

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New study fuels hyperlocal efforts supporting Black women-owned businesses

March 18, 2021

BPT Minority-owned businesses are the cornerstone of their communities, and over one-third of Black-owned businesses in the U.S. are headed by women — the highest share of any ethnic group. Yet according to Visa’s new Black Women-Owned Business Report 2021, nearly three quarters (71%) of Black women-owned businesses estimate they can’t survive another year under…

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The Business Corner: Important resources for women business owners

March 12, 2021

By Teresa M. Lundy This month is Women’s History Month, an opportunity to reflect on the success of women in the past and present achieving their goals and making our society a better place. It is also an opportunity to think about our future as women. We need more women in executive roles at major…

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Guest Commentary: Raising the minimum wage is good business

March 5, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: A unknown person holding a sign for the raise of minimum wage at a site at protest. (The Bohemian Lens / Shutterstock) By Michael O’Connor I’m a small business owner, and I strongly support raising the minimum wage to $15. Paying employees wages they can live on is good business. I own La…

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The Business Corner: The importance of becoming certified

March 5, 2021

By: Teresa M. Lundy As a business owner, you always have to be looking for additional opportunities to grow your business. If your business is 51% (or more) owned by an African American, Asian, Hispanic or Native American individual, or you are a woman, you should consider becoming a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and/or…

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Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia distributes over $1 million in tuition aid to K-8th grade students in need

February 25, 2021

The education nonprofit’s COVID-19 Emergency Tuition Fund distributed more than 1,500 grants. Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia (CSFP), a program providing financial access for children from under-resourced Philadelphia families to attend K-8th grade tuition-based schools, has announced it has distributed more than $1 million in tuition aid through more than 1,500 grants to families suffering financial…

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Upgrade your home, downgrade energy usage

February 12, 2021

Seven efficient home improvement projects Family Features The best home upgrades not only make spaces more livable and energy-efficient but are also cost-effective. Making energy-efficient improvements is a savvy way to save money on utility bills, curb energy usage and add to the house’s value. Consider a variety of home improvement projects, both big and…

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NEW YORK (AP) — Details from more than 500 million Facebook users have been found available on...

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Alawfultruth: The caste system within

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