Category: Finance

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The government wants to start sending millions of Americans a check. Here’s how to use it wisely

The government wants to start sending millions of Americans a check. Here’s how to use it wisely

Some good news – in the form of money – may be coming to Americans soon. On Tuesday, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said that the Trump administration plans to move “immediately” to send money to Americans as the coronavirus cripples the economy. “Americans need cash now,” Mnuchin said, indicating checks could come in the next...

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4 Things You Absolutely Must Do in Your Salary Negotiation

4 Things You Absolutely Must Do in Your Salary Negotiation

Keep these tips on hand the next time you’re interviewing for a new job or angling for a raise. by Pavithra Mohan Countless job seekers and employees still struggle with negotiating salaries and advocating for themselves. But let’s say you’ve worked yourself up to asking for a higher salary. You could still be missing out...

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Too Many Americans Will Never Be Able to Retire

Too Many Americans Will Never Be Able to Retire

Without more babies and immigrants, the country won’t be able to support its aging population. by Noah Smith Traditionally, Americans could look forward to a comfortable retirement. After four decades in an office or a factory, sometime in their 60s they would lay down their burdens and enjoy a final couple of decades with time...

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National Black Chamber of Commerce

National Black Chamber of Commerce

This past week, the 27th Annual Convention of the National Black Chamber of Commerce took place at the Auburn Avenue Research Library in Atlanta, GA at the Auburn. The Convention consisted of Receptions, Exhibits, Business Matchmaking and more. The Agenda consisted of sessions and panel discussions lead by industry professionals in the areas of Fashion,...

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Legislation allowing banks to serve the cannabis business is gaining momentum

Legislation allowing banks to serve the cannabis business is gaining momentum

Cannabis banking can be conducted safely and efficiently, according to one Oregon-based credit union The push for legislation that would allow banks to do business with cannabis companies without the risk of federal enforcement action is gaining momentum, and credit unions are playing a key role. The National Association of State Treasurers adopted a resolution...

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Want to Make Millions and Pay No Taxes?

Want to Make Millions and Pay No Taxes?

Real estate is a cyclical business. Markets crash. Deals sour. But hard landings are rare for a savvy property mogul, thanks to the U.S. tax code. Take Harry Macklowe, a New York City developer. Macklowe, 81, hasn’t paid income tax since the 1980s, according to a court opinion in his divorce proceedings issued in December....

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