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How you feel about money impacts your spending
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Your feelings toward money can influence how you spend it. We all have a personal relationship with money, and it will often show in how we spend it. But our feelings about finance can sometimes lead to negative spending habits that can hurt us in the long run. To begin developing healthy spending habits, it can be helpful to start by identifying your
 
Why you need a financial plan before a recession
Thursday, January 16, 2020
With speculation swirling that the U.S. economy is heading for another recession, you might be wondering what you can do to protect yourself from feeling the pinch of a slowing economy. Experts agree that proactive and prudent financial planning is key to avoiding emotion-driven decisions and maintaining a long-term orientation during times of turmoil.
 
Modify your savings strategy as your life evolves
Thursday, January 16, 2020
What did your life look like when you started saving for your goals? Since then, maybe you’ve gotten married, moved or bought a car. All these events may change how you think about your savings. Learn how you can modify your savings plan to fit your changing needs. What can you save for? Did you buy a home recently? Thinking about starting a family?
 
Unemployment pushes more men to take on female-dominated jobs
Monday, January 13, 2020
In the last few decades, many high-paying jobs that are mostly done by men – like manufacturing – have contracted or disappeared. At the same time, many jobs in fields dominated by women – like education and health care – have significantly increased. In fact, female-dominated jobs have some of the highest projected job and wage
 
How to build an emergency fund
Thursday, January 9, 2020
The Federal Reserve Board reported recently that 40% of people in the U.S. said they would have trouble covering a $400 emergency. Now think back to the last time you had an emergency or unexpected expense. Maybe it was a car repair or medical bill or even paying all your bills until you found a new job. Were you confident you had enough money to cover it?
 
Credit application denied? Here’s what to do next
Thursday, January 9, 2020
It’s no fun being denied anything, especially credit. Usually when someone is trying to get a line of credit, it’s for a big reason or major life milestone. Having a credit application denied can feel like a real setback. But this rejection isn’t something to take personally. It’s more common than people realize and doesn’t
 
Tips for a stress-free tax season
Thursday, January 9, 2020
Taxes are an unavoidable fact of life. Unfortunately, they can be somewhat overwhelming, which can cause people to put the task off and miss the deadline. The sooner you get your taxes filed, the sooner you can stop worrying about them. Early filing also means an earlier refund or time to plan to prepare to pay any owed taxes. To ensure it all happens on
 
BUSINESS BRIEFS
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
RALEIGH CHAMBER Jan. 17, 7:30 to 9 a.m. – Coffee with Angela Connor, CEO of Change Agent Communications, Chamber offices. Jan. 17, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. – The State of Mobility 2020 – RTA annual meeting, Embassy Suites Raleigh. Visit www.raleighchamber.org. SUMMIT Shero Writers Summit is Jan. 18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hampton Inn &
 
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Durham couple’s new book makes a case for reparations

DURHAM – Ten to $12 trillion is what the federal government would owe blacks in

AG Josh Stein shares top 10 consumer complaints

RALEIGH – Attorney General Josh Stein shared the top 10 consumer complaints that his

Social justice leader to speak at NCCU

DURHAM – Esteemed social justice leader, advocate and activist, Tamika Mallory, will be