Mayor de Blasio On First-Of-Its Kind Crowdfunding Program For NYC Women Start Ups

On International Women’s Day, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen, New York City Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Gregg Bishop and Council Member Helen Rosenthal announced that over $280,000 in zero-interest loans has been pledged to women entrepreneurs through the City’s crowdfunding partnership with Kiva. Continue Reading →

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NYC Warns Harlemites And Others About Growing Students Loan Debt Crisis

Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Deputy Commissioner of the Office of Financial Empowerment (OFE) Nicole Perry today, as part of National Consumer Protection Week, spoke about the growing consumer concern related to student loan debt, and encouraged New Yorkers to take advantage of free City tools and resources. Continue Reading →

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How To Match Your Current Savings To Your Ultimate Retirement Needs

In a nation that debates nearly everything, this topic creates almost no disagreement.

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Americans aren’t saving anywhere near enough for retirement, setting the stage for a potentially dreary time ahead for many when they reach the closing act of their lives. Continue Reading →

NYC’s Hospital System Works In “Jim Crow-Style Racial Segregation,” Study Shows

It’s already semi-common knowledge that NYC’s school system is the most racially segregated in the country. Continue Reading →

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How To Make “‘Lazy’ Money Work For You

Everyone’s goal in the world of investing is a secure financial future. But it could be that your security, as well as your bottom line, is being victimized by the deadbeat of the financial world, “lazy money.” Continue Reading →

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“Proxy Access” Nearly A Market Standard For Diversity, Competency, And Value

More than 300 U.S. companies – including nearly half of the S&P 500 – have enacted rules which give large, long-term investors the ability to nominate directors to companies’ boards. Continue Reading →

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New York Is The 5th Most Financially Savvy State

east-harlem sliderWith April being Financial Literacy Month and more than 40 percent of U.S. adults rating their knowledge of personal finance a “C” or lower, the personal finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2016’s Most & Least Financially Savvy States.   Continue Reading →

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New York Is The 9th Most Financially Literate State

east-harlem sliderWith National Financial Literacy Month coming up in April, the free-credit-score website WalletHub today released its report on 2016’s Most & Least Financially Literate States, which analyzes financial education programs and consumer habits in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Continue Reading →

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Inexpensive Flights To Cuba Are Coming—But When?

GettyImages-165624881As President Obama makes his historic trip to Cuba this week, interest in travel to the island nation is surging, with search engine Hopper reporting a 500 percent increase in search activity on various online agencies over the last year. Continue Reading →

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How To Make Your First Million, As If It Were Your Second

make moneyExperience Clarifies Lessons For Success, Says Serial Entrepreneur

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“If only you’d known then what you know now” is a statement we could all make several times throughout our lives, says serial entrepreneur Parviz Firouzgar. Continue Reading →