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Color Of Money

How to find a retirement community that’s right for you

December 17, 2020

BPT Former California residents Jim and Donna Dickie decided to move across the country to retire in Rome, Georgia, for a whole host of reasons. What they learned when they researched their new home could help you or your loved ones make the crucial decision about where to live next. If you imagine retirement locations,…

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“Publicity On A Budget”: A one on one with Carmena Ayo-Davies

December 16, 2020

By Kharisma McIlwaine Carmena Ayo-Davies began her career in public relations in 2007. The name of her company 3BG Marketing, was created as an ode to her team which originally consisted of three brown girls.  Ayo-Davies eventually took over 3BG Marketing solo and began pursuing a PR career with a love for all things entertainment….

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Four tips for a productive 2021

December 11, 2020

Family Features This year has taught many workers a thing or two about being productive when offices and homes blend into one. As the calendar turns to 2021, consider these key products and processes to stay productive next year. Find a system (and stick to it): Creating an organizing system is an easy way to…

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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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