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Color Of Money

Seeking a smartphone? Here are 10 things to look for

December 29, 2017

BPT There are many choices when shopping for a smartphone these days, and the differences can be very subtle. Here are some of the key things you’ll want to look at to make sure you find the one that works best for your needs. Operating System (OS): There are two different operating systems to choose…

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Women of City Council introduce legislation to mandate sexual harassment training for all City of Philadelphia employees

December 15, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO: Councilwoman Cindy Bass (D-Dist. 8), Councilwoman Jannie L. Blackwell (D-Dist. 3), Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown (D-At-Large), Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez (D-Dist. 7),Councilwoman Cherelle L. Parker (D-Dist. 9), and Councilwoman Helen Gym (D-At-Large)   Philadelphia Councilwomen Blondell Reynolds Brown, Jannie L. Blackwell, Maria Quiñones-Sánchez, Cherelle L. Parker, Cindy Bass and Helen Gym introduced a bill that would…

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Guest Editorial: Confusion shouldn’t stop patients from buying health insurance

December 8, 2017

By Janet Trautwein This year’s Affordable Care Act open enrollment period started November 1. Millions of Americans will soon visit HealthCare.gov or the online insurance exchange run by their state to shop for 2018 health plans. Many will be confused by what they find. Premiums have increased significantly. The most popular “silver” exchange plans cost…

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Save money through energy efficiency

November 30, 2017

Family Features As much as half of the average homeowner’s monthly utility expenses go toward cooling and heating, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). For many households, that makes energy the largest home-related expense each month, next to a mortgage payment. Fortunately, numerous technological advances are making it easier than ever to manage…

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Black student loan borrowers fail to get a fair deal on federal loans

November 22, 2017

By Charlene Crowell TriceEdneyWire.com For most families, the pursuit of higher education means substantial investments in time, effort, and a combination of cash and loans to gain a college degree. These investments – both human and material — are made in confidence that the rewards, although often years away, will one day result in a…

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2017 holiday hiring could be a boon for seasonal workers

November 16, 2017

NewsUSA Let the holiday hiring season begin. Early forecasts anticipate a pretty holly, jolly Christmas for retailers, with total sales expected to grow as much as 4.5 percent as opposed to last year’s 3.6 percent. To help get them across the finish line, according to the National Retail Federation, a whopping 500,000 to 550,000 seasonal…

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Protecting seniors online from scams, hacks and tax fraud

November 16, 2017

NewsUSA The vast majority of seniors today are using the Internet at least once a week to check email, pay bills online and keep in touch via social media. But all that time online puts them at risk for scams and hacks, such as tax fraud. In fact, a new survey by Home Instead, Inc.,…

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