March 13, 2021

Day: March 13, 2021

House Finance chairman open to completely changing Justice’s tax proposal

House Finance Chairman Eric Householder says Gov. Jim Justice’s tax plan is unlikely to make a committee agenda as it is.

Eric Householder

“It will look entirely different from what the governor introduced,” Householder, R-Berkeley, said on MetroNews’ “Talkline this morning, describing a completely new bill that could be taken up by the Finance Committee.

The Finance chairman said he still needs to talk to the governor about that, alluding to a meeting this coming Wednesday.

“You’re gonna see probably a committee substitute. That’s what I propose,” Householder said today. “I’m gonna meet with the governor probably next Wednesday and

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SSI, SSDI and third stimulus checks: Qualifications, when and how your payment may arrive

The rules for a third stimulus check are set, and the payments are going out. Here’s what that means to people who receive SSI and SSDI. 


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The IRS and US Treasury have begun to send the first rush of stimulus payments to some qualified individuals and family groups through direct deposit (here’s how to track your stimulus payment). But that early group may not apply to people who receive Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income. We can help answer questions about when you can expect your third stimulus check, and more. 

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NJ Transit administrators abused car policy for personal use in 2017, audit finds

A Wawa run on a day off. A 132-mile daily commute between Newark and Toms River. A weekend trip to Lambertville.

Out of 25 administrators who were assigned NJ Transit vehicles for business use in 2017, 22 misused them, primarily for commuting, when they could have taken a train or bus, according to a 2018 internal audit obtained by NJ Advance Media.

The March 2018 document by former auditor Warren Hersh determined that administrators abused the policy — which said vehicles were authorized for business only — by using them for commuting 84% of the time. Instead, they should have

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You May Have More Business Credit Leverage Than You Think

If money makes the world go ‘round, it is rotating on an axis of credit. In business-speak, the best founders think of credit as an investment within themselves. Rather than going to the bank for a loan or seeking out angel investors, tens of thousands of dollars in capital can be accessed via credit cards. That is, if your credit report signals to the credit card companies that you can, indeed, invest this money wisely and pay them back. 

But, what if credit reports aren’t always accurate? We tend to think that they must be, and just assume that when

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How This Illinois Career Advisor Pivoted to Business Consulting to the Tune of $2.1 Million

Bianca S. Robinson was already a successful career consultant before she made the grand leap to digitize her business. Now, she’s a “business architect,” as she calls her service, teaching SMB owners, entrepreneurs, and CEOs how to structure recurring sales pipelines using information products. In 2020, she helped her clients to earn a collective $2.1 million in revenues on digital channels alone.

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Emotionally exhausted from years of grinding it out, consulting one client at a time, Robinson realized that she could both make more money and help more clients by pivoting to digital products.

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California man sentenced for drowning his two sons in ‘diabolical’ insurance scheme, prosecutors say

Ali F. Elmezayen, 45, drove a vehicle — with his wife and two sons inside — off a Los Angeles port into the San Pedro Bay in April 2015. Elmezayen escaped the submerged car through his open window. His ex-wife, Rabab Diab, could not swim but survived when a nearby fisherman threw her a life preserver.

The couple’s sons, 13-year-old Elhassan and 8-year-old Abdelkrim, drowned. Both children were said to have autism, the release said.

US District Judge John F. Walter called Elmezayen’s scheme “evil and diabolical.”

“The only regret that the defendant has is that he got caught,” Walter … Read More