April 27, 2021

Day: April 27, 2021

Verizon launches Small Business Days ahead of National Small Business Week

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – Ahead of Small Business Week, Verizon Business is helping small business customers get the technology and tools they need to jumpstart their mobile communications, connectivity and security, including offers worth up to $1,000 in value.

Beginning April 29th and extending through May 7th, Verizon small business specialists will provide complimentary tech evaluations, waived fees, a 10-year price guarantee for 5G Business Internet starting as low as $69/month and special discounts like up to $1,000 off a select new 5G phone with number transfer and select trade-in.

“Throughout the pandemic, we’ve seen our small business customers reimagine

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Philippines targets foreign investment with Singapore-style tax law

A new Singapore-inspired tax law will reduce corporate income tax and boost foreign investment in the Philippines, finance secretary Carlos Dominguez told CNBC, as the country moves to speed up its economic recovery.

The Philippines’ so-called corporate recovery and tax incentives for enterprises (CREATE) act, which was signed into law last month, aims to provide financial relief to companies in need while increasing the country’s competitiveness within the region, he told CNBC Tuesday.

The law reduces the corporate income tax rate — formerly the highest among Southeast Asian nations at 30% — to 25% for large companies and 20% for

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3 common money mistakes recent graduates make

There will soon be a new class of college graduates, many of whom will be getting full-time jobs and managing their finances for the first time.

That can be overwhelming. Bills can pile up quickly and if you aren’t careful, you could find yourself in debt.

But many financial mistakes can be avoided. Here are three of the most common money mistakes people make early in their careers, as well as how to avoid making the same ones.

1. Not being prepared for your expenses

Living costs add up quickly. It is important to be aware of every monthly payment

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Financial rebound from the pandemic era

We have talked a lot in this column about the high taxes in New York state, and other not always positive personal finance issues and statistics. So I was pleased to see this report: New York has the lowest share of residents paying only the minimum on their credit card(s), 27.57 percent, which is 1.7 times lower than in Mississippi, the state with the highest at 46.32 percent.

In prior columns we have noted how bankruptcy filings significantly declined in the second half of the pandemic. There were a number of reasons for the decline, including various moratoriums on things

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Kevin Durant’s business world takeover has Oscar-nomination

Kevin Durant is hoping for a successful return to the court Sunday, when the Nets host the Suns. But this week has shown Durant, who has been upgraded to probable with a thigh injury, is becoming just as successful off the court.

For a two-time NBA Finals MVP, that’s saying a lot. But Durant doesn’t just have a shooting touch. He apparently has the Midas touch, as well.

When America’s biggest bitcoin brokerage — Coinbase — went public on April 14, Durant made back his initial investment more than 50-fold.

Durant owns a part of the MLS’ Philadelphia Union, who

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Skyrocketing cost of long-term-care insurance leaves a couple in a bind

The long-term-care insurance industry as a whole has suffered gigantic losses due to pricing decisions made decades ago that proved to be far off the mark: Insurers underestimated how long policyholders would live and need nursing home care, while overestimating how many would drop plans before collecting benefits (few did).

Insurers are now raising rates to account for their past miscalculations. And in recent years, some of biggest names in the industry have gotten out of the business and no longer write individual long-term-care policies.

About half of Americans turning 65 will require long-term-care services. Most will need assistance for

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