May 13, 2021


Maui Business Development Center Hosting Free Online Workshop about Personal Finances

May 11, 2021, 7:27 AM HST
* Updated May 10, 3:31 PM

The Maui Economic Opportunity’s Business Development Center is holding a free online workshop about personal finances on May 19 and 20. Photo courtesy

The Maui Economic Opportunity’s Business Development Center will hold a free online Money Matters Adult Financial Literacy Workshop from 10 to 11:30 am on May 19 and 20, via Zoom. 

The two 90-minute Money Matters Workshop sessions will cover understanding and managing all facets of daily personal financial situations in a challenging economic climate.  

Workshop topics will include:

  • Understanding spending tendencies (why we do that).
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What Biden’s free college plan could mean for you | Personal Finance

Biden’s college plan could decrease the amount of debt and the number of students who have to take out student loans to complete college. Thomas Hudson, president of Jackson State University in Mississippi, says decreasing college costs and the burden of student debt would change the landscape for HBCUs.

“One of the factors in lower retention rates is finances — students just not being able to afford college year to year,” Hudson says. “What it does is it traps students in a pretty tough cycle of debt where they are paying more for their education, and it puts them in

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You can attend a free, one-person personal concert at BAM next month

Always wondered what it would be like to be the only spectator at a concert? You might have the opportunity to experience just that next month. 

As part of its exciting spring programming, the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) is getting very creative, hosting personal concerts that guests will attend solo throughout two weekends in May (May 8-9 and 15-16) at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. 

The events, which are completely free (no, we’re not lying), are truly one-of-a kind. Ticket-holders will be treated to ten-minute private performances by a range of New York musicians (45 have signed up in total)

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Unemployed Americans struggle to get free health insurance in pandemic

Paige Santillo worries about not being able to pay for her medication without health insurance.

Source: Paige Santillo

The help from the government seemed to come just in time for Paige Santillo.

Due to the pandemic, Santillo had been laid off from her job as a marketing manager at the publishing company Informa in October. As part of her severance package, the company paid her COBRA health insurance premiums through April. Come May, she’d be on her own with the $700 bill.

She didn’t know if she could afford that tab and, without coverage, she feared having to stop

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Does your state secretly owe you money? How to find out fast and for free

You may need to claim money or other valuables that your state is holding on your behalf.

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Does your state have money, checks or other valuable items of yours that you can claim? No, these aren’t stolen goods. Rather, a state might be guarding items for you that add up to hundred or thousands of dollars. This happened to me, when I stumbled on a link on state site to claim some property, and it cost me nothing to check. It would have cost me hundreds of dollars if I hadn’t.

This is a surprisingly common occurrence. New

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4 Robinhood Stocks I Wouldn’t Buy With Free Money

For more than a year, we’ve watched an interesting phenomenon take shape on Wall Street. The more volatile things have been for equities, the more enticing it’s been to young and novice investors. How do we know this, you ask? Just take a closer look at the success of online investing app Robinhood.

Robinhood, which is known for its commission-free trades and gifting of free shares of stock to new members, gained in the neighborhood of 3 million new users in 2020. The thing is, the average age of its user base is only 31. It’s become an investing destination

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