finances

Laughlin Air Force Base

Who knew planning your personal or business finances could be so treacherous? Apparently, there are Seven Deadly Sins of finance and this weekend the Above Board Chamber of Commerce is putting on a panel presentation to make sure you don’t commit any of them.

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Late last month, Chipotle restaurants across the U.S.  became the latest victim of a cybersecurity hack that stole customers’ credit card information from a number of its stores, including several in South Florida. With such attacks increasingly common, many aren't sure what to do if their card was hacked.

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The governing board of the Goodwill LIFE Academy, a charter school in Fort Myers serving more than fifty students with intellectual disabilities, made an abrupt and unanimous vote by to close last week. Citing declining revenue from Goodwill stores and a $250,000 annual budget shortfall, the closure will be effective by the start of the next school year.

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Tax Day in 2017 falls is just over three weeks away. Normally collected on Apr. 15, that date falls on a Saturday this year, and Monday, Apr. 17, is Emancipation Day in the District of Columbia. That pushes the nation’s filing deadline Tuesday, Apr. 18.

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Divorce can be a draining experience, both emotionally and financially, but experts say it doesn’t have to be that way. “Collaborative” divorce is an increasingly popular approach to ending a marriage that brings together therapists, attorneys and financial planners together to lessen the burden of a split. 

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