• Managing Your Money When You’re Broke

    Managing Your Money When You’re Broke
    Budgeting money is rarely easy, but it’s especially difficult when you don’t have enough of it to even pay all of your bills. You might be between jobs or simply have a job that doesn’t pay well enough to address all of your expenses. Either way, it’s important to...
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    The Impact Financial Services Have on Communities – Part 2

    The Impact Financial Services Have on Communities – Part 2
    After the financial meltdown of 2008, which was driven by sub-prime loans peddled by large banking institutions (a topic for another day), a majority of these national banks found themselves looking to cut expenses. To reduce overhead, some laid-off employees, others...
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    These Are the 7 Biggest Tax Changes for 2021

    The Legacy of 2020: Riches for the Wealthy and White, Financial Pain for Others
    Taxes are a fact of life, and so are annual changes in how you file and calculate your federal income tax. But the coronavirus pandemic will mean even more than the usual yearly differences when you sit down to do your taxes for 2020 during the new...
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    The Impact Financial Services Have on Communities – Part 1

    The Impact Financial Services Have on Communities – Part 2
    I grew up on the South Side of Chicago in an area called Roseland. Some call it the Wild 100s, but I call it home. Roseland is approximately 5 square miles radius and has about 43,000 residents. It is 96.4% Black, 1% White, 1% Hispanic, 0.3% Asian, and 1.3% other....
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