Jennifer Hudson & MasterCard Team Up To Support Black-Owned Businesses

February 21, 2021

Jennifer Hudson has formed a partnership with MasterCard in an endeavor that’s primary focus is to strengthen and push Black-owned businesses forward. The partnership seeks to use a $500 million commitment to build up Black-owned small businesses that have suffered in the past year due to the pandemic, while giving financial opportunities to entrepreneurs affected […]

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IRS Not Extending Tax-Filing Deadline, April 15th Is The Day!

February 16, 2021

Last Year, IRS postponed tax-filing deadline from April 15th to July 15th.  Not only were taxpayers given an extra three months to submit their returns, but they also got three more months to pay any tax debt they owed without incurring interest or penalties. NOT THIS YEAR! The IRS has confirmed this week that it […]

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Tax Season Starts Feb. 12, Experts Say File Early This Year

February 9, 2021

This year’s tax season begins on Feb. 12. Experts recommend filing early. The sooner you get everything to the IRS, the quicker you’ll get your money back, including missing stimulus checks. The benefits of filing early apply to a number of groups of people who didn’t get all the money they were entitled to as part […]

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How many fraudulent claims do you think the DOL has found so far?

February 3, 2021

New York State officials caught more than $5 billion dollars in fraudulent unemployment claims. Now the unemployment scams what reportedly done during the coronavirus pandemic. The State Department of Labor said they came across over 400,000 cases. Now I see why Governor Cuomo and other state officials want to legalize marijuana. The resources for the […]

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Only 25% Of People Feel Financially Secure After COVID-19, 80% Ready To Spend!

February 1, 2021

According to a survey by LendingTree, only 1 in 4 people said they feel financially secure, while 3 in 5 said they need at least six months to over a year before they would feel comfortable with their personal finances again. More than 1 in 7 reported they’ll never feel secure in their financial position […]

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Drama On Wall Street Robinhood App Users Vs. OG Investors

January 30, 2021

Okay, so we are going to have to sort through this mess Monday morning with Dr. Cheryl McKeiver. The trading app Robinhood has created a whole lot of drama for Wall Street it’s users, some members of Congress, and now to add a lawsuit. From what I understand you have people who are using the […]

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WWE Moving Network Over To NBC Peacock In New $1 Billion Deal

January 27, 2021

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is moving to Peacock and NBCUniversal’s direct-to-consumer streaming service. WWE will also shut down its own network. According to the Wall Street Journal, the deal is worth more than $1 billion and will run for five years. The multi-year agreement will begin on March 18th with more than 17,000 hours of WWE Network […]

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Serena Williams Has A New Luggage Collection

January 26, 2021

Serena Williams unveiled her latest collection of luggage and accessories. The new line Away, is aimed to help people dream and prepare for when it’s once again safe to travel. The line includes polycarbonate suitcases, bags and accessories featuring a custom print intended to reflect Williams’ style. Williams also says since the start of the […]

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Blacks, Hispanics And Millennials Paying More In Bank Fees During COVID-19

January 25, 2021

According to a new Bankrate survey, Americans whose income has declined due to the COVID-19 pandemic are seeing higher bank fees, too. The monthly average for checking account fees was $7.65. Both Blacks and Hispanics were among the groups paying more than the average. Those hit financially by the pandemic saw average monthly charges for their checking […]

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Urban League To Help Small Businesses With COVID-19 Relief Grant Program

January 20, 2021

Dr. Seanelle Hawkins, President and CEO of the Urban League of Rochester called into the WDKX Wake-Up Club to talk about the Sustaining Small Businesses and COVID-19 Relief Grant Program. ‘ This grant will support small business owners through direct and immediate assistance to combat the impact of COVID-19. Plus, connect these individuals with the knowledge, tools […]

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