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4.4 Million Americans Who Rely On Tips Could Be Impacted By A Drop In Cash Use
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4.4 Million Americans Who Rely On Tips Could Be Impacted By A Drop In Cash Use

– 4.4 million workers who rely on physical tips to earn a living – two thirds of which are women – may be impacted by a recent drop in cash use, data shows. – Global Payment Trends reveals the financial and societal impact of ceasing to use cash, which has been accelerated as a result […]

Long Island African American Chamber Of Commerce Blazes New Partnership To Keep African American Small Business Owners Afloat Amidst Pandemic
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Long Island African American Chamber Of Commerce Blazes New Partnership To Keep African American Small Business Owners Afloat Amidst Pandemic

Many small business owners and members in the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. were underserved during the first rounds of the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans due to inequities and delays in getting to details to the African American community. At the same time, many large companies had the […]

Black Financial Freedom Organization Launches Online Courses To Expand Reach
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Black Financial Freedom Organization Launches Online Courses To Expand Reach

Recently, dfree, a financial freedom organization designed specifically for the African-American community, launched its all-new online financial lifestyle education platform. With a friendly-user experience and a plethora of helpful features, the organization has launched its online dfree Academy with new, fresh content and courses that are now mobile-friendly and can be taken from virtually anywhere. […]

How To Prepare Your Kids To Handle Their Inheritance
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How To Prepare Your Kids To Handle Their Inheritance

Wealth is wonderful for families to have, but it can be lost quickly if those handling the money aren’t prudent. It’s estimated that 70 percent of wealthy families will lose their wealth by the second generation, and 90 percent will squander it by the third, according to a study by the Williams Group wealth consultancy. […]

Avoid These Mistakes As You Approach Retirement
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Avoid These Mistakes As You Approach Retirement

By Howard Milove, CPA, PFS It’s the million-dollar question — and it may take more than that – but are you prepared to retire? Your lifestyle costs, annual income, investment returns, savings, and even how much insurance you have are some of the critical areas that need to be addressed throughout your life, as they […]

Legislator Kevan Abrahams Hosts Ninth Annual  ‘Bridge to Employment’ Online Job Fair Through January 2021
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Legislator Kevan Abrahams Hosts Ninth Annual ‘Bridge to Employment’ Online Job Fair Through January 2021

Nassau County and the region is continuing to grapple with a sharp increase in unemployment and economic uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. To help residents navigate this daunting economic landscape, Nassau County Legislator Kevan Abrahams (D – Freeport) has built a more direct bridge between job seekers and employers than ever before to assist […]

Black Public Media Announces Tech Fellowship Recipient
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Black Public Media Announces Tech Fellowship Recipient

Carla LynDale Bishop has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the MIT & Black Public Media Fellowship, hosted by MIT Open Documentary Lab and sponsored by MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology. Part of BPMplus — the Black Public Media (BPM) initiative focused on eliminating barriers for Black makers to help increase their participation in […]

10 RBG Takeaways from 2 Lawyers Fighting to Redefine Female Retirement
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10 RBG Takeaways from 2 Lawyers Fighting to Redefine Female Retirement

What did the accomplishments of Ruth Bader Ginsburg mean to generations of women in the workforce?  Here, Erica Baird and Karen Wagner, two successful lawyers now retired—and the cofounders of Lustre.net, an online community whose mission is to redefine retirement for modern career women by confronting outdated concepts and defying stereotypes—talk lawyer-to-lawyer as they reflect on 10 […]

Key Factors To Know About The Greatest Disruptor Of Wealth
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Key Factors To Know About The Greatest Disruptor Of Wealth

Paying taxes isn’t a favorite pastime of most Americans. And in retirement, paying higher taxes can be an unwelcome surprise when the financial plan did not account for them. A survey by Nationwide revealed that over one-third of current retirees didn’t consider how taxes could impact their income when they were planning for retirement. Less than half […]

Job-Hunting Tips To Restore Your Hope Despite The Pandemic
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Job-Hunting Tips To Restore Your Hope Despite The Pandemic

This can be an especially frustrating and worrisome time for job seekers. Massive unemployment resulting from the coronavirus pandemic reflects decline and uncertainty in many industries. With fewer companies hiring, some workers who were laid off or furloughed face a more competitive job search. But while it’s easy to get discouraged, employment numbers are creeping back, and retooling […]

CBS2’s Pat Harvey Moderates The Black Business Association’s “Salute to Black Women Virtual  Empowerment Summit” in Observance  of National Women’s Equality Day
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CBS2’s Pat Harvey Moderates The Black Business Association’s “Salute to Black Women Virtual Empowerment Summit” in Observance of National Women’s Equality Day

The Black Business Association (BBA), the oldest active ethnic business support organization in the State of California, headquartered in Los Angeles, in observance of “National Women’s Equality Day”, commemorates the 2020 Salute to Black Women Virtual Empowerment Summit Fundraiser. This notable event will take place on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM PDT online (Streaming details coming soon). […]

Four Extraordinary Voices That Are Shaping The Future of America
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Four Extraordinary Voices That Are Shaping The Future of America

Four extraordinary voices that are shaping the future of America today include: Jacquie Murrell, Lady J .Co, Georgia Woodbine, Renowned Author/Speaker Renee McRae, The Poetic Motivator, and Jairrod A. Burch, Influencer/Expert Value Empowerment Speaker.  All four individuals that are listed here continue to impact many lives and have consistently used their unique voice to inspire an […]

New York State’s Largest African American Chamber, LIAACC, Encourages Corporations to Support Diversity during National Black Business Month
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New York State’s Largest African American Chamber, LIAACC, Encourages Corporations to Support Diversity during National Black Business Month

New York State’s largest African American Chamber the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (LIAACC) encourages Corporations to Support Diversity during National Black Business Month.  Corporations who support chambers of commerce such as the Long Island African American Commerce can set a great example for all companies to follow in leveling the playing field for […]

Teach Your Children To Avoid The Mistakes You Made With Money
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Teach Your Children To Avoid The Mistakes You Made With Money

Numerous surveys show that many Americans live paycheck to paycheck, have little saved for retirement, and lack fundamental financial knowledge. Part of the problem, experts say, is that financial literacy has not been emphasized in American education; only 21 states require high school students to take a personal finance-related class. If parents want their children to learn the […]

Financial Freedom is Black Power! Organization is Providing Solutions for the State of Black America
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Financial Freedom is Black Power! Organization is Providing Solutions for the State of Black America

In already unprecedented times, the state of Black America has seen major turmoil in the last few months. Between two national crises, COVID-19 and the current horrific racial injustices, time has never been more crucial for real change. One thing that continues to become more obvious is that true help will not come from the […]