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Color Of Money

Councilman O’Neill announces free tax preparation services in the Northeast

February 2, 2019

Councilman Brian O’Neill (R-10th Dist.) announced that the City of Philadelphia and the Campaign for Working Families will be providing free tax preparation services for families and individuals earning less than $55,000. The free tax preparation will be available at the Northeast Super Site (2141 Cottman Avenue Unit 32, near the Five Below), Monday-Thursday 10am-7pm,…

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Guest Commentary: The government shutdown and the collateral damage

January 25, 2019

By Julianne Malveaux TriceEdneyWire.com  As I write this, our federal government has been shut down for 27 days.  At first, it seemed like a gamesmanship joke, like who was going to blink first.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and (CA) Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (NY) didn’t look like they were blinking when 45 said he…

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CCP combats poverty as a way to support student success

January 19, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Experts at Community College of Philadelphia discuss poverty in Philadelphia (from left to right) Kimberly Daniel, the moderator, was joined by Otis Bullock, Esq;   Paula Umaña; Lisa Johnson and Gilberto González. Community College of Philadelphia New office buildings and shimmering residential towers are rising above the earth in Philadelphia, soaring over sprawling,…

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African-American entrepreneur to build billion dollar Vodka brand

January 19, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Victor G. Harvey, founder of Victor George Spirits Vodka blacknews.com A true Renaissance businessman located in Fort Lauderdale with deep ties to professional sports and entertainment, spirits industry veteran Victor G. Harvey plans to build a 5,000 square foot building housing offices, a distillery and restaurant with tasting room in Flagler Village. Plans…

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The IRS is recalling 46,000 workers to handle tax returns

January 15, 2019

By Marcy Gordon WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service is recalling about 46,000 of its employees furloughed by the government shutdown — nearly 60 percent of its workforce — to handle tax returns and pay out refunds. The employees won’t be paid. With the official start of the tax filing season coming Jan. 28,…

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A financial planning tool for every stage of life

January 11, 2019

FAMILY FEATURES From heading off to college to marrying the love of your life to taking those dream vacations, life’s biggest moments are often tied to being financially responsible.  While memories of your first dance as newlyweds don’t often include the cost of the band, money is frequently front and center when planning for some…

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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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