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7 Tax Saving Strategies for Small and Home-Based Businesses, Start-Ups and Solopreneurs
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7 Tax Saving Strategies for Small and Home-Based Businesses, Start-Ups and Solopreneurs

With approximately one-third of taxpayers purported to wait until the last 30 days leading up to filing deadline, there is egregious opportunity loss with respect to potential tax savings were strategy to be employed all year through. Sadly, many small and home-based business owners, solopreneurs and start-up owners are serial “late filers” and miss out […]

Legislator Abrahams Seeks Businesses, Employers & Franchisors for2014 Job/Career Fair
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Legislator Abrahams Seeks Businesses, Employers & Franchisors for2014 Job/Career Fair

Nassau County Legislator Kevan Abrahams (D-Freeport), in conjunction with Town of Hempstead’s Department of Occupational Resources, are once again hosting the 2014 Job/Career Fair, including a Veteran’s Job & Resource Fair, at Nassau Community College – CCB Multipurpose Room on Monday, June 23rd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Together, they are offering local businesses […]

Con Edison Showing Customers the Money For Reduced Electricity Usage
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Con Edison Showing Customers the Money For Reduced Electricity Usage

Con Edison customers who operate large buildings are taking advantage of pumped-up payments the company is offering to conserve electricity when temperatures soar.   Customers can register through June 2 and begin collecting payments in August. For every megawatt of reduction that a customer enrolls, Con Edison will pay up to $500,000 over three years. […]

5 Financial Risks to Consider in Retirement
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5 Financial Risks to Consider in Retirement

Most people don’t know that 80 percent of mountain-climbing accidents don’t occur on the way to the summit – they happen on the way down, says financial expert and extreme sports enthusiast David Rosell. Although arriving at the top of the mountain is considered by many mountaineers to be one of life’s greatest accomplishments, I […]

Consumer Alert Warning New Yorkers of Tax-Season Scams
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Consumer Alert Warning New Yorkers of Tax-Season Scams

With this year’s tax deadline less than one month away, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has offered New Yorkers tips to avoid falling victim to tax-prep scams. The Internal Revenue Service has already received thousands of reports this year of various scams. The Attorney General also asked taxpayers to notify his office of any suspected […]

5 Common Causes of Prevalent Tax Mistakes
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5 Common Causes of Prevalent Tax Mistakes

Whether you’ve filed for an extension on your taxes this year, or have waited until the last minute to complete paperwork, or want a better strategy for the future, chances are you could be doing a better job throughout the year to save on income taxes, says seasoned investment advisor Paul Taylor, a member of […]

Will Your Social Security Check Be in the Mail Come 2015?
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Will Your Social Security Check Be in the Mail Come 2015?

For many baby boomers, it’s comforting to believe that part of the 12.4 percent Social Security payroll tax they (or they and their employer) have been paying is going into a $2.7 trillion Social Security Trust Fund designed specifically to ensure the tidal wave of boomers now retiring will be assured their benefits. For those […]

3 Ways to Juggle Owning a Business and Family
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3 Ways to Juggle Owning a Business and Family

It’s difficult for working moms to balance their full-time or even part-time job with taking care of the family. Sometimes it feels like there aren’t enough hours in the day to manage all of your tasks at work and continue to stay on top of everything going on at home. It becomes up to mom […]

‘Make Time to Pursue Your Passion!’ in 2014, Says Moonlighting Toyota Attorney
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‘Make Time to Pursue Your Passion!’ in 2014, Says Moonlighting Toyota Attorney

In January, the job search websites go crazy as people start the New Year resolved to find work that’s more satisfying. “While thousands of people are dealing with the tragedy of unemployment, many others are looking for jobs that are more fulfilling than the ones they have,” says attorney and author Pamela Samuels Young, www.pamelasamuelsyoung.com, […]

The Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation: Exclusive Apprenticeship Experiences
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The Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation: Exclusive Apprenticeship Experiences

  Actor, comedian turned media mogul and philanthropist—Steve Harvey— takes on another exciting role by joining the Coca-Cola Pay It Forward Program. His strong commitment to mentoring is a great complement to the movement that uncaps a world of possibilities for the next generation. Marking year three, the Coca-Cola Pay It Forward program will offer […]

Time Warner Cable Named a 2013 Top Company for People of Color
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Time Warner Cable Named a 2013 Top Company for People of Color

Time Warner Cable was selected as a 2013 Top Company for People of Color by the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC), an organization that educates, advocates and empowers for multi-ethnic diversity in the communications industry. The company was named to this list based on the results from a joint NAMIC and Women in […]

LIFT programs help 5,000 people achieve dream of homeownership
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LIFT programs help 5,000 people achieve dream of homeownership

Wells Fargo & Company, America’s largest mortgage lender, and NeighborWorks America, a national nonprofit organization which creates opportunities for people to live in affordable homes and improve their lives, today announced more than 5,000 low- to moderate-income adults have become homeowners with the help of homebuyer education and down-payment assistance offered through LIFT programs. The […]

3 Things Every Woman Should Know About Herself & Her Money
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3 Things Every Woman Should Know About Herself & Her Money

If you’re a woman, chances are good that in the years ahead, it will be you and you alone who’s responsible for managing your money. That could be a problem: Even among the very affluent, many women admit they know little to nothing about bigger-picture money concerns such as financial planning and investment management, according […]

Multicultural Scholarship Helps Close Diversity Shortage Gap in Medicine
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Multicultural Scholarship Helps Close Diversity Shortage Gap in Medicine

Nefertiti Clavon, 22, struggles to keep up with rising tuition costs and other college expenses. “There were times I felt I was going to have to leave school because of financial situations,” said Clavon, a health promotions student at the University of Houston in Texas. “I’m grateful there is a scholarship available for female students […]

Growth in Black Buying Power Continues
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Growth in Black Buying Power Continues

African-American buying power continues to increase and is expected to rise from its current $1 trillion level1 to $1.3 trillion by 2017, according to Resilient, Receptive and Relevant: The African-American Consumer 2013 Report. The report was released today by Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy, in […]