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Color Of Money

What we’ve learned from working at home

May 29, 2020

BPT The recent transition to widespread working from home has shown that the experience has been both educational and eye-opening for many. Working at home means learning to cope with distractions, space constraints, managing time with family and learning new skills. And, according to new consumer research, it has also meant reassessing what is most…

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Going digital is a powerful tool for small businesses in the new normal

May 22, 2020

BPT  If you own a small business, or frequently shop at one, you know that COVID-19 has instantly changed everything. As brick-and-mortar shops have had to temporarily close to customers, the need to adapt has never been greater. For small businesses willing to reinvent themselves, going digital — or ramping up your digital operation if…

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Mortgage relief during COVID-19: Here’s what you need to know

May 8, 2020

BPT In these unprecedented times, when many families are facing physical, emotional and financial hardships, a common question is, “How do I keep up with my mortgage when I’m not working?” A home is a family’s most important asset. But now it’s more than that: It’s where they are hunkering down and staying safe. That’s…

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Sound financial tips during COVID-19 uncertainty

April 30, 2020

BPT The current COVID-19 financial landscape is unpredictable, causing anxiety for people of all ages. With layoffs, unexpected medical expenses, and an ever-changing and uncertain economy, it’s easy to worry. “Now more than ever is the time to take an active approach with your finances to position yourself for success,” says Danielle Seurkamp, CFP. “Knowledge…

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Community leaders and industry experts volunteer for PA COVID-19 Small and Small Diverse Business and Community Taskforce

April 24, 2020

Taskforce engages small businesses, aids community members Pennsylvania –As the COVID-19 epidemic continues to shutter businesses and endanger vulnerable populations, business and civic leaders throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania have pooled their expertise to form the COVID-19 Small and Small Diverse Business and Community Taskforce (2SDB&C Taskforce). The 2SDB&C Taskforce was organized to facilitate opportunities…

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How to get complaints resolved without using customer service

April 17, 2020

BPT Have you ever received an unfair bill and dreaded the typical fight with customer service to get it resolved? It might be a surprise charge from your cellphone provider, a bill from the cable company that just keeps increasing, or confusing contracts from your internet provider that renew inexplicably. You finally call customer service…

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Philadelphia COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund Deadline extended to April 15

April 11, 2020

The City and PIDC announced that the deadline for micro-businesses to submit applications for funding from the Philadelphia COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund is before midnight on Wednesday, April 15. The Relief Fund, which launched on March 23 with approximately $9.25 million, has received over 6,000 applications from businesses seeking more than $82 million in…

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The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff