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Five ways to enjoy the holidays without breaking your budget

November 12, 2021

BPT A new survey reveals that Americans say the holidays will give them something positive to look forward to, after many people had to curtail last year’s holiday celebrations due to the pandemic. In the new 2021 Coinstar Holiday Survey, respondents said that while gift buying may go down this year (one-third plan to buy…

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Is unlimited data the best deal for you?

November 5, 2021

BPT How much data do you really need on your monthly cellular plan? To hear most wireless companies tell it, the answer is simple: go unlimited! Mobile data usage has been on the rise over the past decade, even before the pandemic forced us to stare at our phones more than usual. Audio streaming, online…

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HUD Secretary Fudge joins PHA and the City of Philadelphia to celebrate completion of New Norris Homes and North Central Choice Implementation Plan

October 29, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: It’s All About the People: The North Central Choice Neighborhood Implementation Grant is helping to bring 302 new units of handsome, modern housing to a neighborhood heralded as today’s  “new model” for housing. People of various income levels are moving into the same zip code, and living side-by-side. North Central Resident Council President Donna…

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Five tips to make holiday shopping easier this year

October 21, 2021

BPT The holidays are right around the corner, which means it’s time to start planning how you’ll be celebrating this season — from how you’ll decorate your home to what you’ll serve on your table to what gifts you’ll give your loved ones. No matter what you’re preparing this season, one thing is for sure:…

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The new homeowner’s moving checklist

October 8, 2021

FAMILY FEATURES Now that you’ve closed on your first house, you’re officially a homeowner. However, before you can get comfy in your new place, you need to actually move in. If you’ve never moved into a new house, there are a few things you may not be aware of.  As you make plans to move…

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More than 3 million homeowners are saving money by refinancing: 3 things to consider

September 30, 2021

BPT Despite mortgage rates hitting historic lows during the last year, many homeowners still haven’t considered refinancing their mortgage —  essentially, replacing an existing mortgage with a new mortgage loan that has new terms and potentially a lower interest rate. Homeowners in lower-income brackets may be convinced they won’t qualify for refinancing because of high…

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Evans co-hosts future of Black business session at 50th CBCF Annual Legislative Conference

September 24, 2021

By Amy V. Simmons Several African American business professionals from across the country joined U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans (D-3rd Dist.) for a discussion titled “Building Back Better: The Future of Black Businesses, Wealth and Entrepreneurship” during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference. In addition to Evans, who served as honorary co-host of the…

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Five tips for effective job hunting in 2021

September 20, 2021

BPT Whether you’re actively looking for a job or are simply curious about a new career, you’re not alone. Millions of people nationwide are open to work, but it can be hard to know the most effective methods for finding the right job for you. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, almost half of all American…

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Five ways to avoid busting your budget while back-to-school shopping

September 10, 2021

BPT There’s nothing worse for a household budget than big-ticket expenses, even when you know they’re coming. And one of the most challenging spending periods is well underway: back-to-school shopping. As back-to-school (and back-to-work) season kicks off, retailers across the U.S., from Famous Footwear to Newegg and more, are stocking stores with fresh outfits, the…

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US jobless claims rise by 4,000 to 353,000

September 2, 2021

By Paul Wiseman  ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose for the first time in five weeks even though the economy and job market have been recovering briskly from the coronavirus pandemic. Jobless claims edged up by 4,000 to 353,000 from a pandemic low 349,000 a week earlier, the…

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