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5:18 PM / Friday January 28, 2022

Color Of Money

Three lessons in resilience to help you get through 2020

November 26, 2020

BPT Billionaire Mark Cuban was fired from his first job in software. Actress Jameela Jamil endured three life-changing medical diagnoses before breaking big in Hollywood. Musician John Legend was receiving unemployment checks while waiting for his big break. Life is rarely linear or straightforward – even for some of the most successful people in the…

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Everyone can save on vital energy costs

November 20, 2020

BPT It’s something everyone in the U.S. needs and uses in their everyday lives – energy to keep the lights on, appliances working and homes cool or warm enough to be comfortable. Now that Americans are spending more time at home, energy needs – and costs – for households across the country are going through…

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2020 reveals the high cost of not investing in corporate social responsibility

November 13, 2020

BPT When the novel coronavirus outbreak impacted nearly every business across the globe, companies turned straight to their values to steer their response. A company’s mission and promise replaced the next product launch. Involvement in the community mattered more than the next earnings call. And how companies treated their employees superseded any other action. Aflac…

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Study: Minority-owned small businesses in the U.S. are better at adapting to COVID-19 and showing more optimism than others

November 6, 2020

BPT It’s not surprising that many small businesses are struggling to maintain operations, earn profits and sustain their work forces in the wake of the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, many minorities who own small businesses across the U.S. remain more optimistic about the future than their non-diverse counterparts, though they acknowledge…

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Food prices: Why they’re rising and how to save

October 30, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: The food dollar developed by the USDA Economic Research Service demonstrates how each part of the food supply chain contributes a portion to the food dollar. BPT The COVID-19 pandemic has affected food prices more than nearly any other part of the household budget. In April, the Food-at-Home Consumer Price Index increased 2.7%,…

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Budget-friendly tips for a safe and joyous holiday 2020

October 23, 2020

BPT Uncertainty continues into the 2020 holiday season, with limited travel, canceled events and strict budgets changing how Americans will celebrate this year. According to a recent Coinstar Holiday Survey, the majority of Americans said COVID-19 will influence how they celebrate the holidays. Fortunately, by thinking outside the box and keeping a positive attitude, you…

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Pros and cons of using credit cards today

October 16, 2020

BPT One of the many changes spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic is a fundamental shift in how people are paying for the goods and services they need. Due to both health and safety concerns, consumers and retailers are more frequently choosing credit cards for online and in-person payments in an effort to make transactions as…

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5 Ways to Save Big on Everyday Essentials

September 25, 2020

Family Features With many Americans spending more time at home, they are also using more common household items such as cleaning supplies, pantry items and snacks, among other things.  According to a Harris Poll survey, Americans are concerned about the economic impact the pandemic will have on their lives. These economic concerns are leading shoppers…

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South Philly native, Rosebuds Investments’ CEO Jamisa McIvor talks real estate

September 17, 2020

McIvor gives a first-hand lesson on getting started in real estate  By Kharisma McIlwaine Real estate is one of the easiest ways to acquire wealth through residual income. Unfortunately, there is much information that a novice trying to enter this field simply does not know. Twenty-six year-old South Philadelphia native Jamisa McIvor, like many of…

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