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Color Of Money

Five ways to get financially fit this new year

January 4, 2019

BPT In 2019, many Americans are planning for a “better me” in the year ahead. Gym memberships and diets are at the top of many lists, but what about financial health? Losing debt can be just as important as losing pounds, and financial fitness just as important as physical fitness. According to a new survey…

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How will trended credit data help my credit scores?

December 29, 2018

BPT  Ever since the dawn of credit reporting, the information has looked relatively the same. Your lenders reported information to one, two or all three of the national credit reporting companies (CRCs) based on your most recent loan payment activities and balances. This method of reporting is informally referred to as a “snapshot in time”…

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Meet the Black barber making almost $500K a year creating ‘man weaves’

December 21, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO: Meet the Black barber making almost $500K a year creating ‘man weaves’ blacknews.com Wade Menendez, also known as “Wade the Barber,” has been credited for transforming the hair game as a pioneer of creating “man weaves.” Those who have a balding scalp run to his Maryland-based barbershop called The W Hair Loft, and…

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Philadelphia launches LinkPHL, bringing free super fast Wi-Fi and more to city streets

December 13, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  (Photo: City of Phila.) First LinkPHL kiosks activated in Center City – providing free secure Wi-Fi, phone calls, wayfinding, device charging, access to city services, community info and more at no cost to taxpayers The City has officially launched LinkPHL (pronounced “Link Philly”), activating the city’s first Link kiosks that deliver free super fast,…

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From boots to business: veterans give tips to fellow entrepreneurs

December 6, 2018

BPT If you’re a veteran interested in opening your own small business, you’re far from alone. In fact, entrepreneurs often find that the same characteristics reinforced in the Armed Services – traits like decisiveness, courage, logistical acumen and the ability to stay calm under pressure – serve them well in founding and sustaining small businesses….

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Ten ways tax pros can prep for tax season

November 30, 2018

By Joseph Bamat Department of Revenue The start of tax season is around the corner. Federal individual income tax returns for 2018 are due on April 15, 2019. That is the same due date for filing Philadelphia’s Business Income & Receipts Tax (BIRT), Net Profits Tax (NPT), School Income Tax (SIT), and Earnings Tax returns….

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Not just jobs riding on fate of GM plant after Trump promise

November 30, 2018

By Angie Wang, Tom Krisher and John Seewer associated press LORDSTOWN, Ohio — General Motors is moving to shut down as many as five North American factories in a major restructuring, but there are more than jobs riding on the fate of at least one of them: Ohio’s Lordstown assembly plant. Ohio and much of…

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PHA celebrates completion of Norris Apartments Phase II

November 21, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO: PHA formally opened the Norris Apartments Phase II in the city’s North Central neighborhood. The 89-unit development represents the second of five phases to be developed under a $30 million Choice Neighborhoods Implementation grant.   The Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) and the City of Philadelphia recently celebrated the completion of the Norris Apartments…

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Big question for Amazon’s two chosen cities: Will it pay off?

November 16, 2018

By Christopher Rugaber associated press WASHINGTON — The awarding of Amazon’s second headquarters to two affluent localities has fanned intense speculation around a key question: For the winning cities, will the economic payoff prove to be worth the cost? Amazon’s decision will bring to Arlington, Virginia, and the Long Island City section of New York…

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Low-cost internet program helps connect families, veterans

November 9, 2018

NEWSUSA Most of us can’t imagine life without internet service at home. We use it every day for news and entertainment, as well as to research healthcare options for our families, to connect with friends and family; to search and apply for jobs, scholarships, or schools; or to shop and save time. Unfortunately, many low-income…

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