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Wells Fargo Commits to Increase African American Homeownership
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Wells Fargo Commits to Increase African American Homeownership

Wells Fargo & Company, the leading U.S. home loan lender, today announced a $60 billion lending commitment to create at least 250,000 African American homeowners by 2027. The company’s commitment is a direct action to help address the lower homeownership rates in the African American community and follows Wells Fargo’s announcement to address Hispanic homeownership […]

Comprehensive Resource Educates Workers About Their Legal Rights in the Workplace
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Comprehensive Resource Educates Workers About Their Legal Rights in the Workplace

Following the U.S. election on November 8, hundreds of individuals have reported incidents of harassment and discrimination on the basis of race, ethnic origin, religion, and other legally protected categories. Workplace Fairness, the web’s leading source for information on legal rights in the workplace, is an organization that can help those who have been singled […]

Legislator Bynoe to Host 1st Annual Job Fair and Networking Expo
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Legislator Bynoe to Host 1st Annual Job Fair and Networking Expo

Nassau County Legislator Siela Bynoe (D-Westbury), in conjunction with the Hempstead Chamber of Commerce, are holding the First Annual 2016 Job Fair Networking Expo, at Hempstead Public Library– Lower Level – 115 Nichols Court, Hempstead, NY on Friday June 3rd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This special event will offer a unique opportunity to […]

DICK’S Sporting Goods Now Hiring Sports & Outdoor Enthusiasts in Valley Stream, NY
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DICK’S Sporting Goods Now Hiring Sports & Outdoor Enthusiasts in Valley Stream, NY

DICK’S Sporting Goods, the largest U.S.-based, full-line omni-channel sporting goods retailer, has announced it is now hiring for a new store opening soon in Valley Stream, NY. DICK’S is looking for exceptional applicants, passionate about sports or the outdoors, to join the team at the new Green Acres Commons location (7 Green Acres Commons). DICK’S […]

Bloomberg Brings Popular Square Mile Relay to New York
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Bloomberg Brings Popular Square Mile Relay to New York

Bloomberg is bringing its popular Square Mile Relay to New York’s Financial District on Thursday, April 21, 2016 for the first time. The relay race will feature more than 100 teams from leading financial institutions who compete to win a $10,000 donation to the charity of their choice. Each team includes 10 runners who will […]

Prudential Supports Local Financial Empowerment Initiative
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Prudential Supports Local Financial Empowerment Initiative

Prudential Financial, Inc., has announced an agreement between its Individual Life Insurance, Annuities and Prudential Advisors businesses and the dfree® Financial Freedom Movement to help individuals in the Greater New York area through financial education to help protect their family’s financial future. This independent community-based financial education program was developed by Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, […]

Are Baby Boomers Forgetting Something  Essential When Planning Retirement?
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Are Baby Boomers Forgetting Something Essential When Planning Retirement?

Most people have some kind of lifestyle vision for retirement. Unfortunately, without proper planning their dreams won’t always become a reality as they enter the encore time of their lives, says Michael Bivona, a certified public accountant who retired almost 20 years ago. “I had a simple plan: When I stopped working I planned on […]

What Are The 4 Phases Of A Sound Financial Plan?
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What Are The 4 Phases Of A Sound Financial Plan?

Everything looks like a nail if your only tool is a hammer – that’s what financial planning expert Brad Berger finds himself telling clients all the time. What does he mean? “A lot of the people in the financial services industry have only a hammer; they have specific products to sell, so they present them […]

How To Have Fun During Retirement (Keep Working!)
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How To Have Fun During Retirement (Keep Working!)

What do school kids and retirees have in common during these dog days of summer? For many, it’s having lots of time and not knowing what to do with it. “But that comparison begins to breakdown almost immediately, because in a few short weeks, kids go back to school, but retirees have an indefinite amount […]

Ways to Make Retirement Planning Easier?
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Ways to Make Retirement Planning Easier?

For most employees, addressing retirement issues is a costly, abstract and deeply psychological matter, which is apparent from a survey by Schwab Retirement Plan Services. While most survey participants find their 401(k) – a workplace savings plan that lets employees invest a portion of their paycheck before taxes are taken out – a crucial benefit, […]

How To Hunt Your Way To Financial Well-Being
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How To Hunt Your Way To Financial Well-Being

As dazzling as a high rate of return sounds to every investor, people need to understand what they’re “hunting” with before chasing certain financial goals, says prominent speaker and financial advisor Jeff Brummett. “A middle-class investor is probably better aiming for a ‘reasonable rate of return,’ which includes consistent, steady growth over a longer period […]

How Proposed Regulatory Changes Could Boost Your Retirement Savings
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How Proposed Regulatory Changes Could Boost Your Retirement Savings

Investors who count on their retirement accounts to see them through their golden years sometimes find that those savings add up to less than anticipated. One reason:  Broker fees they either didn’t realize they were paying, or which were higher than need be. But that could be changing. The Obama administration has proposed tougher regulations […]

Are Schools Failing Students When It Comes To Money Matters?
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Are Schools Failing Students When It Comes To Money Matters?

Something may be missing as high school seniors across America accept their diplomas this graduation season. Those years of K-12 learning likely provided them opportunities to learn about historic figures, find Canada on a map and dissect a frog. But superintendents at most school districts across the country have failed to include required classes in […]

5 Steps Women Should Consider Making to Take Control of their Financial Future
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5 Steps Women Should Consider Making to Take Control of their Financial Future

When it comes to women and money, there is some good news, says Lance Drucker, ChFC, CLU, a veteran financial professional. On average, women are more independent and financially literate than ever before, he says. On the other hand, Prudential’s eighth biennial study titled Financial Experience & Behavior Among Women recently revealed that women are […]

Don’t Let These Financial Blunders  Leave Your Wallet Empty
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Don’t Let These Financial Blunders Leave Your Wallet Empty

To err is human, but when mistakes affect your pocketbook it’s not exactly divine. Don’t feel alone if you’ve committed a financial blunder, though. Two-thirds of Americans have made a significant money mistake somewhere along the way, says Jim Chilton, founder and chief executive officer of the non-profit Society for Financial Awareness (www.sofausa.org). Since April […]