Finance

Your Credit Report: How to Improve Your Score

By Michael Hall Are you wondering how to fix your credit? No one can legally remove negative information from your credit report if it’s accurate and current. But there are…

Financial Empowerment Center Credit Score Webinar

On July 29th, the Financial Empowerment Center will be hosting a virtual webinar from 6 pm to 7 pm on how to improve your credit score, managing your finances during…

Get ahead of the issues: Contact Your Creditors

By Michael Hall As we get accustomed to the “new normal” we need to focus on adjusting our budget. If you are able to work from home, you are probably…

Consider Taking Advantage of Low Interest Rates And Building Your Savings

As the feeling of uncertainty takes hold around the world, interest rates are dropping. If you have a good credit score, then you can likely take advantage of extremely low…

If You Are No Longer Earning Income

By Michael Hall In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of individuals have lost their jobs or have been furloughed due to business closures. Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation’s Financial Counselor,…

SMART Financial Management During Covid-19

BY MICHAEL HALL The Covid-19 pandemic has dramatically changed our world and it’s normal to feel uncertain about many aspects of life, including your finances. Whether or not you are…

JASA’s Holiday Fundraiser

By Amanda Moses Tis the season for good tidings and cheer! Members of JASA Starrett Senior Center are embracing the holiday spirit with a festive fundraiser for St. Jude’s Children’s…

Advertising Week’s Brand Building With Will Smith

BY AMANDA MOSES Building your brand is a difficult task for businesses and entrepreneurs in this digital age. There is an abundance of social media outreach to choose from, but…

New Technology Can Help Small Businesses Thrive

(StatePoint) Only half of U.S. small businesses survive more than five years, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. This data underscores that small business ownership is no cakewalk. Beyond…

5 Tips to Avoid a ‘Break the Bank’ Summer Vacation

(StatePoint) Vacations are good for you. But they can also be tough on the wallet. For more than one-third of Americans, the cost of a vacation will be one of…

Three Steps to Improve Your Credit

(StatePoint) Good credit is a key ingredient in succeeding financially; yet building a strong foundation takes time. If you are new to credit or are working to improve it, there…

Tips to Shop Organic on a Budget

(StatePoint) Chances are you’ve already heard about the benefits of including certified USDA organic foods in your diet. However, you may have also heard that such choices are typically higher…

Grocery Savings

BY MATILDA CHARLES Many of us on a fixed income have problems affording groceries. The National Institute on Aging has some helpful tips on how to save on your bill….

Recent Study Shows Many Parents Don’t Have a Will

Almost half of all parents don’t have a will. That’s a stunning number of people who haven’t put their final wishes in writing. A Princeton Survey Research Associates International’s poll…

Hit the Road for Spring and Save Smart

(StatePoint) After months of cold weather, it’s finally time for blooming flowers, chirping birds and weekend getaways. Spring is here and it’s a great time for a road trip or…