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3:36 AM / Thursday February 27, 2020

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Free Student Job Training! Beech​ Companies​ is offering​ a Free Utility Training Program for students

May 12, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  From left:  Bernard Savage,  Ken Scott, Beech President, Chris Brown and Charles Wilson, instructor Beech will be working with C.W. Wilson consultants to prepare students for the CAST exam required for employment.  This​ class​ ​is scheduled for the week of May 20​th.  ​A​n ​additional class will be scheduled for June​ before PECO begins…

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Why would manufactured homes require a title?

May 4, 2018

BPT On June 15, 1976, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) instituted the Federal Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards – more commonly referred to as the “HUD Code.” With these regulations, HUD defined the safety and quality standards required for construction of a manufactured home. This was a pivotal moment for…

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How women can become better negotiators to navigate the workplace

April 20, 2018

NAPSI Good negotiating skills are learned over time and, when done well, can provide many benefits. However, new findings from a University of Phoenix survey found that while almost 60 percent of men are comfortable negotiating their salary, only 42 percent of women say the same. “While women have made great strides to overcome gender…

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How to handle rising interest rates in 2018

April 12, 2018

BPT The nation’s central bank – the Federal Reserve – just raised interest rates by a quarter point. The Fed is expected to raise rates at least two more times this year by the same amount. That’s going to affect a lot of your finances, including your credit card bill, car payment and home equity…

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How many miles per gallon does your home get?

April 5, 2018

BPT Everyone wants the inside scoop on how to get the best deal. Ironically, consumers will do a bunch of research over a $500 smart phone and relatively little for the largest purchase of their lives, their homes. Most home buyers focus on price and payments, however, factoring in a home’s energy consumption costs could…

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Five musts for a low-stress, on-budget DIY home project

April 5, 2018

BPT Owning your own home is a life accomplishment for many adults, and keeping it looking sharp and adding your personal touches brings a sense of pride. It seems there are always things you want to improve, so don’t let a limited budget or lack of know-how hold you back from dreaming. There are plenty…

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Beyond the diploma: Helping teens forge their futures

March 30, 2018

BPT What’s the key to optimism? From a career standpoint, it’s having a vision where you see yourself climbing and thriving, and you know there will be a place in the world for your skills and knowledge. Unfortunately, there are many teens and young people who have a much bleaker vision of their futures. Ask…

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How to prepare for life’s inevitabilities

March 23, 2018

Family Features Spring offers the promise of warmer temperatures, but with spring cleaning, tax season and other responsibilities, it is also a season for planning. One inevitable life milestone that requires organization, consideration and planning but often gets overlooked is the end of life, both for one’s self and loved ones. It is important to…

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City Council passes additional bills to simplify the Philadelphia Code

March 16, 2018

City Council adopted another package of bills to remove antiquated language from the Philadelphia Code. Over the last two sessions, Council has passed a total of nine bills, recommended by the Special Committee on Regulatory Review and Reform, co-chaired by Councilman Derek Green (D-At-Large)aimed at streamlining business procedures and revising regulations in the City. These…

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