Filed under: Blog Entries, Business, Obama, Personal Finance, Politics, Society & Culture
The President resolves to do all he can to get the economy growing and create jobs, and encourages Republicans to embrace their new responsibility to govern.
Filed under: Blog Entries, Community, Family, Obama, Personal Finance, Politics
The President strongly urges both parties in Congress to pass the compromise on tax cuts, unemployment insurance, and job creation. Not doing so would hurt the middle class, those struggling to find work, and the economy itself.
Filed under: Blog Entries, Business, Obama, Personal Finance
The President lays out his agenda to foster investment here at home. He vows to close the tax loopholes for sending jobs and profits overseas that Congressional Republicans have tried to protect.
The deadline is coming up soon. Get on it!
FedEx/UNCF Scholarship Program provides scholarship opportunities for high school seniors entering Historically Black College or University commencing Fall 2010. The scholarship Program is funded by the FedEx Corporation and provides need-based scholarship awards to eligible applicants who meet the following criteria:
Applicants must be graduating high school seniors at the time of application. Applicants must have cumulative high school grade point average of 3.00 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
Applicants must enroll at a four year Historically Black Colleges or Universities. Applicants must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Applicants must be Pell Grant eligible and have demonstrated financial needs.
May 9, 2010
Filed under: Blog Entries, Business, Obama, Personal Finance, Politics, Technology
As the auto industry and financial markets begin to stabilize, the President says the government’s emergency interventions can now wind down. He pledges that real reform, particularly on Wall Street, must now begin.
Filed under: Blog Entries, General, Obama, Personal Finance, Society & Culture, Technology
As April 15th approaches, the President discusses several of the tax breaks for middle class families he has signed into law. Find out more about the Making Work Pay tax credit, breaks for first-time homebuyers, rewards for making your home more energy efficient and more through our Tax Savings Tool.
Filed under: Blog Entries, Business, Family, Our Rights, Personal Finance, Society & Culture
Today is the day the new rules for banks issuing credit cards to consumers take affect. Since the initial signing of the bill I’ve had the interest rate for two cards jump to 29.99% and a business card canceled because I didn’t use it enough. It doesn’t matter how good your credit score is anymore, which proves that no matter what their commercial says, your welfare is the last thing on their minds.
I’m no personal finance coach, so I thought I’d share an article I read by personal finance columnist Michelle Singletary regarding some of the loopholes in the credit card law. There’s also a fact sheet about the Credit Card Act on the White House Website. The best thing to do and my personal goal is to pay off all the credit cards. But if you’re not in a position to do it, know the law so they won’t take advantage of you.
Filed under: Blog Entries, Family, Health, Obama, Personal Finance
The President points to outrageous premium hikes from health insurance companies already making massive profits as further proof of the need for reform. Looking ahead to the coming bipartisan meeting on reform, the President urges members of Congress to come to the table in good faith to address the issue.
Filed under: Blog Entries, Education, Personal Finance
The AARP Foundation’s Women’s Scholarship Program provides scholarship funds to women 40+ seeking new job skills, training, and educational opportunities to support themselves and their families. The AARP Foundation Women’s Scholarship Program is available to eligible individuals with moderate to lower incomes and limited financial resources.
Who is eligible to apply?
To be eligible for the scholarships, applicants must be:
- Age 40 or over
- U.S. Citizens
- Able to demonstrate financial need
- Enrolled in an accredited school or technical program in the U.S., within 6 months of the scholarship award date
The AARP Foundation will award up to 100 scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000, depending on financial need and the cost of the education or training program.
March 31, 2010
How do I apply?
The program application may only be submitted on-line. The application and additional information on the scholarship program is available at http://aarpfoundationwlc.org and will be available on February 1st, 2010.
Filed under: Blog Entries, Business, Obama, Personal Finance, Politics
As the President continues to work on immediate job creation, he discusses his proposal for a new fee on the largest financial institutions to ensure that every cent of taxpayer assistance gets paid back. Saying that, “we’re not going to let Wall Street take the money and run,” he then discusses the ongoing push to make sure banks can never put our economy at risk again.