Thursday, January 28, 2021
36% APR Cap More Essential Now Than Ever On July 7, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) gutted a proposed protection against predatory lending, leaving Hoosier families exposed to the harms of payday lending. The 2017 Payday Rule, which was finalized but did not take effect, would have required...
At the time this article was written, more than 120,000 Americans had perished from the deadly virus COVID-19. The death toll continues to rise right alongside the unemployment rate. As if this tragic state of affairs is not enough for our nation to face, countless individuals are now falling victim...
New partnership aims to provide direct outreach, support to minority employers; small businesses encouraged to leverage available grants, loans to aid recovery Governor Eric J. Holcomb recently provided updates on the state’s efforts to support Indiana small businesses and entrepreneurs, announcing a new partnership with Indiana Black Expo (IBE) to increase...
DOR reminds Hoosiers of the July 15 extended tax deadline Tax Day is exactly one month away, July 15, and an estimated 500,000 Hoosiers still need to file their individual income taxes, according to the Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR). “We always advise individuals to avoid waiting until the last minute,...
On June 5, 2020, the United States Department of Labor notified the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) that Indiana has triggered “on” Extended Benefits (EB). The EB program provides federal reimbursement to the state for up to an additional 13 weeks of unemployment insurance benefits. EB took effect...
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) this week announced $85.7 million in grant awards to four transit providers in Indiana as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed by President Donald J. Trump on March 27, 2020. The Northern Indiana Commuter...
East Chicago, Indiana, Mayor Anthony Copeland and Manhattan Mechanical Services kick off construction at 3450 Michigan Avenue Manhattan is a heavy industrial mechanical contractor providing services to oil refineries, chemical plants, steel mills, paper mills and other heavy industrial operations. The new facility will consist of offices, fabrication shop, craft...
This week, something happened that I prayed would NEVER come to pass. As founder of the Black Women’s Expo (BWe), the country’s largest and longest running exposition targeting Black women, I must inform thousands of supporters, exhibitors and sponsors that this year’s Expo has been cancelled. There. I said...
After more than two months of sheltering in place, much time has been granted to contemplate our financial futures. The majority of media coverage tends to focus on the staggering unemployment rates, the closing of businesses and the inability of Americans to make ends meet. While these scenarios undoubtedly...
Smilelove has multiple Hoosier victims  A business based in Sandy, Utah, called Smilelove is causing concern for the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Smilelove, providers of clear plastic aligners to consumers across the country, recently told customers that their aligners not only would not be shipped, but that they would not...