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Pursue your ‘happyness’
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Chris Gardner wrote The Pursuit of Happyness about being homeless and rearing his son while working on getting into the stock industry. The book became a No. 1 New York Times best-seller and blockbuster movie, starring Will Smith. When the term “renaissance man” was coined, they had Gardner in mind. He is an entrepreneur, best-selling author,
More affordable housing coming to Triangle
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Working families and seniors will get some additional affordable housing opportunities with two new communities coming to Garner and Chapel Hill. DHIC was awarded tax credits from the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency for its Greenfield Place and Pennington Grove developments. Greenfield Place in Chapel Hill will offer 80 apartments of 14 one-bedroom,
Discriminatory protection in auto financing under attack
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
When it comes to public policy, most citizens tend to think in terms of what the government can accomplish on their behalf. Multiple civil rights laws and the Americans with Disabilities Act are but a few such examples. Then there is another side to public policy reforms: attempts to roll back or take away regulations that are often favored by industry and
The smart practices of SmartPractice
Thursday, August 20, 2015
No investors. No venture capitalists. No “Fund Me” campaigns. It was bootstrapping with all the money taken from their savings account and money borrowed from the best man at their wedding. They started with little but have built a massive entrepreneurial enterprise. Have you been to a dentist lately? If so, you’ve probably been
Does debt help or hurt your financial future?
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Money and credit are two items that affect nearly everyone. We earn, spend and sometimes save money. But it seems nearly inevitable that the need for credit arises and efforts to retire it become debt that can hang around longer than a bad penny. For most Americans, debt is a complicated reality. Whether a consumer is retired, nearing the end of a career
African-American progress in workplace slows
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
African-Americans have made some progress in the workforce since the 1960s, but that progress has slowed in recent years according to a new report. The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission detailed the progress of minorities and women between 1966 and 2013. The EEOC found that blacks have made progress in nine job categories during the
Do student loan borrowers need more protection?
Thursday, August 13, 2015
If you are a college student, a recent college graduate or even a college dropout, student loan debt is not only likely but probable. Among black families, more than half – 52 percent – borrow for college costs, according to the Center for Responsible Lending. Additionally, paying off college loans can take years, if not decades. If students
Historic Trust Building returning to its roots
Thursday, August 13, 2015
DURHAM — The historic Trust Building at 212 W. Main St. is being transformed back into the center of entrepreneurial activity in downtown Durham. Sitting mostly vacant for over 20 years, the Trust Building will become home to Durham businesses that reflect the rich history of the building’s original owners. The building is fully leased by
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