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Oct 01st

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Overdraft fees exploding, up 35% in two years

Banks and credit unions collected nearly $24 billion in overdraft fees last year, an increase of 35 percent from just two years earlier, a new study by the Center for Responsible lending shows. [See the full report at http://www.responsiblelending.org/overdraft-loans/research-analysis/crl-overdraft-explosion.pdf.]
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(Plan Your Career) Who needs it? Why resumes matter less than ever

You do need a resume, and it has to be flawless.  But its details matter less than ever if you are looking for work right now. Your resume today is a reminder for the person you interview with about things they already know, because they likely already know you through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, friends of friends or professional circles. Do not imagine for a minute that sending an unsolicited resume to a company is going to get you a job. It might, but there are other ways, and they are faster and more effective.
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How to do business with government

“Never before has the partnership between public and private industry been so critical…we should never lose focus on what is happening in front of our own eyes,” are words of wisdom from a man who has made his mark marketing millions of dollars in contracts for minority enterprises.  Government marketing expert Michael Bowlds’ comment at a Congressional Black Caucus event in Washington, DC put elected and procurement officials and prime contractors in the spotlight for roles they play in the ½ trillion dollar government procurement process.
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(Plan Your Career) New teams need time for team building

Try this:  divide your team into groups of three or four; put two silver dollars on the table and direct each group to decide who gets the money.

Teams, departments and companies need to interact and negotiate effectively in order to be productive, but with all the reorganization going on in business these days, chances are good you are working with or for people you hardly know.  But who has time for team building when time and money and staff are all in high demand?

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Target managers offered employment training to homeless, working poor

Managers from Target Corp. provided free employment training on Tuesday, Sept. 22. to men and women served by The Salvation Army’s at The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center, 1010 Currie Ave., and neighboring Hope Harbor, 53 Glenwood Ave.
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Share with others while you're still around

You've probably already thought about how you'd like to share your assets with relatives, friends and favorite charities when you're gone, whether it's money you've saved, your home, or family heirlooms you want to pass along to the next generation.
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Tools to help you decide when to retire

These days, everyone is taking a new look at their finances - and no one is looking more closely than the millions of baby boomers who are nearing retirement age.  While some boomers expected to retire at one of the traditional milestones, such as age 62, the current economy is forcing many of them to re-evaluate their plans.  Many are wondering if they should work longer, or how their Social Security benefit - or their spouse's benefit - would be affected if they continued working.
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