Stimulus checks could take up to five months to reach some people

April 7, 2020

On Thursday, April 2, several media outlets, including CNN and The Hill, obtained a Democratic House Ways and Means Committee memo that outlined how some Americans might not receive their stimulus funds for 20 weeks or five months from some time in May. Although Treasure Secretary Steven Mnuchin originally advised the public that the initial […]

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Unemployment Blues

April 3, 2020

Written by the Birthday Girl Amorette Miller Just weeks ago, the Greater Rochester region grappled with a tight job market as our unemployment rate was too low. Today, we are faced with a different dilemma. Due to the coronavirus epidemic, the unemployment rate has skyrocketed around the globe. Goldman Sachs reports that Unemployment across the nation […]

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Rihanna’s non-profit donating coronavirus aid

March 25, 2020

On Saturday, March 21, The Clara Lionel Foundation announced that it will be donating $5 million to at-risk community and front line coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency relief efforts in the United States, Africa and other locations including Haiti. People in at-risk communities will benefit from increased care, food and testing. The money will also help to […]

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Single family homeowners given mortgage payment relief

March 24, 2020

On Saturday, March 21, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Federal Housing Finance Agency advised the public that “single family homeowners with FHA-insured mortgages” won’t have to deal with foreclosures or evictions for 60 days through at least mid-May. Mortgage providers have been advised to suspend evictions at relevant properties and […]

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Federal tax filing and payment deadlines extended to July 15

March 24, 2020

Lawmakers have been working hard this week to extend the federal tax filing deadline after the Internal Revenue Service extended the payment deadline to July 15 because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As of Friday, March 20, both deadlines have now been extended to the new date. This is good news for every taxpayer, especially […]

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IRS: Taxpayers Due Date Pushed Back to July 15th

March 23, 2020

The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced today that the federal income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020. Taxpayers can also defer federal income tax payments due on April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020, without penalties and interest, regardless of the amount owed. This […]

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Rochester Census Bureau Is Hiring

March 5, 2020

Are you looking for a job?  Are you looking to make some extra cash? Then you may want to look into the Rochester area Census Bureau because they’re hiring. We had Rochester’s Mayor Lovely Warren in studio with the WDKX Wake Up Club a few weeks back talking about these job opportunities and she said […]

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New report claims Black and Latinx students pay more for student loans

February 23, 2020

A February 2020 “Education Redlining” report by the Student Borrower Protection Center (SBPC) raises “significant fair lending concerns” for student borrowers from minority college students from marginalized communities. The report includes case studies and side-by-side comparisons of two consumer lenders, Wells Fargo and Upstart. The study compared the lending practices for students at historically Black […]

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Ever Heard of the Super Bowl Flu? 17 Million People Will Have It Today!

February 3, 2020

Expect to see a few people calling in sick today at the job. No it’s not the Flu……Flu! It’s called the Super Bowl Flu! An estimated 17 million Americans are expected to call in sick Today. And trust me they’re not all Kansas City Chiefs fans or San Francisco 49er fans. They may not even be […]

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New York State Free Tax Assistance Website

January 28, 2020

It’s tax season and you already know what that means.  A lot of people will be rushing to get their taxes prepared as all W2 forms should have been given out to employees. I’ve always been one of those people that wait to the last minute to get my taxes done but I think this […]

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