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Entrepreneurial education: Teaching Black kids about business

Entrepreneurial education: Teaching Black kids about business

By William Reed

"Business as usual" means African Americans continuing to own less than 2 percent of the nation's businesses and spending 98 percent of their wealth outside their group. Although members of the race have proven their entrepreneurial acumen for centuries, Blacks of today need re-exam our grasp of the traits and tools of entrepreneurial ship.
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Nuisance or networking group: Maximizing professional networking time

Nuisance or networking group: Maximizing professional networking time

By Julie Desmond

In the Star Tribune recently, Stephen Wilburs lamented the time he'd lost blissfully checking emails when he had planned to accomplish something more productive. He is not the first or only person to be overcome by the time-numbing effects of communicating through technology. It all began with television, or maybe long before that, when someone who should have been hunting and gathering was instead back at the cave fooling around with two sticks and a spark.
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Parent reminder: Numbers needed for kids in tax season

Parent reminder: Numbers needed for kids in tax season

Here is some timely advice for new parents: While tax season may seem far away, now is the time that many taxpayers start gathering records and documentation for filing tax returns. One of the most important things needed is a Social Security number for everyone who will be claimed as a dependent. Do your dependents have their numbers?
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Auto enrollment steers more people into 401(k)s

Auto enrollment steers more people into 401(k)s

By Jason Alderman

If you've procrastinated about signing up for your company's 401(k) retirement savings plan, you're not alone: about one-third of eligible employees haven't enrolled, even when their employer offers matching contributions and a variety of investment options.
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A good time to keep the job you have

A good time to keep the job you have

By Julie Desmond

Say "career planning" and most people immediately think of applications, resumes, interviews and salary negotiations. But with the news buzzing about our volatile economy, the housing market changing and massive layoffs happening at companies across the country, this might be a good time to think about keeping the job you have.
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The blessed child

The blessed child

By Jo Ann Brown

You currently live at home, have no children, work a forty hour per week job making $12 per hour and don't have a car loan. Your part-time college tuition, if any, is being reimbursed by your job or parents. You currently bring home $368 per week. What do you have to show for your earnings?
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Resources for preventing and handling home foreclosure

Resources for preventing and handling home foreclosure

The following are sites that provide foreclosure prevention resources. The first two are government; the third and fourth are Minnesota-specific for direct legal and mediation assistance, the fifth and sixth are informative, and the last two are commercial sites giving mediation assistance.
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