The assessed value of property for tax purposes increased less than one-half of one percent this year in Shelby County as a decline was recorded in Memphis.
My child, who gets Social Security, will be attending his last year of high school in the fall. He turns 19 in a few months. Do I need to fill out a form for his benefits to continue?
Scam phone calls, emails and texts seem to be an everyday occurrence. But being fooled by scammers once taught a Memphis woman to be extra cautious when another scammer contacted her a year later.
Social distancing, sheltering in place... phrases that express the seriousness of our “new normal”. But one thing that hasn’t changed is that fraudsters and scammers will use COVID-19 as a means to get their hands on your money.
A Memphis woman reported to BBB this week that she had received an offer to be a secret shopper at Walmart. That in and of itself isn’t unusual. Employment scams ranked as the number one riskiest scam in BBB’s 2019 Risk Report and secret shopper job offers are quite common. However, this one…
The purpose of a special needs trust is to help a person living with a disability live a good quality of life while preserving personal assets. Who determines what a person’s quality of life is? When does someone know that a good quality of life is reached? How can a special needs trust bene…
By late March, more than 33 percent of the nation’s households had responded to the 2020 Census through the Internet or by telephone as a federal agency seeks to carry out its once a decade task to count the number of people who live in the United States and its territories.
Whether it is referred to as planned giving, gift planning or legacy giving, it is a method that allows people to make larger philanthropic gifts than they could make from ordinary income.
SRI (Socially Responsible Investing), Impact Investing, and ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) Investing belong to a growing category of investment choices that use traditional investing practices to responsibly impact society.
As director of planned giving for the University of Memphis, I am privileged to talk with people not just about their giving, but about why they give and how they want to be remembered.
Agent Orange is a herbicide used notoriously during the Vietnam War. From 1961 to after 1971, military members sprayed more than 20 million gallons of Agent Orange on trees and vegetation.
“What is your greatest retirement fear?” If you ask any group of retirees and pre-retirees this question, “outliving my money” will likely be one of the top answers. In fact, 51% of investors surveyed for a 2019 AIG retirement study ranked outliving their money as their top anxiety.
For many, the holiday season sparks the spirit of giving – not only among family and friends, but to those living in need and the organizations working to help them. If you’re committed to helping improve the lives of others in your community, it may mean thinking long-term.
The health care landscape in America is ever-changing and often confusing. It’s hard to know exactly what health insurance covers, eligibility requirements, how to access government subsidies and even when to pay penalties.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the Department will award $157 million in airport infrastructure grants to 34 airports in 19 states, plus the U.S. Virgin Islands. This is the sixth allotment of the total $3.18 billion in Federal Aviation Adminis…
The Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South (BBB) is warning consumers about two local apartment complexes that have earned F ratings from BBB due to unanswered and unresolved complaints from their tenants. In addition to sending individual complaints to the companies, BBB sent each company …
Financial exploitation (FE) in older adults is the “illegal taking, misuse, or the concealment of funds, property or assets of a vulnerable elder,” according to the National Center on Elder Abuse, and poses a serious public health problem.
With Memphis City Council elections coming up in October, it is a good time to call on candidates to pledge to drop the unfair practice of declaring that actions of the council are not final until the minutes of a meeting are approved.
A Certificate of Deposit, commonly referred to as a CD, is a financial product that is offered by banks and credit unions, which makes them a secure and safe place to keep money that you aren’t planning to spend anytime soon. To initiate a CD, there is usually a minimum amount you need to deposit.
Shelby County had a better than usual growth in its property tax base this year, according to assessed value figures reported by Property Assessor Melvin Burgess’ office.
An in-depth investigative study by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) finds that fraudulent consumer goods are ubiquitous, difficult to tell apart from the legitimate products they are counterfeiting, and stem from a large network of organized criminals and credit card processing mechanisms th…
Weighted average daily attendance (ADA) numbers for this school year will again result in a shift in county funding from Shelby County Schools and other publicly funded schools in the county district to five of the six suburban school systems.
PHOENIX, Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- VEREIT, Inc. (NYSE: VER) ("VEREIT" or the "Company") announced that it expects to issue, jointly with its operating partnership, VEREIT Operating Partnership, L.P. (the "Operating Partnership"), its Third Quarter 2020 Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q on Thursday, November 5, 2020.
You've taken steps to avoid identity theft, and maybe even applied a credit freeze to your credit report. You can sit back and relax, right? Wrong. You may have prevented identity thieves from opening new accounts in your name, but have you kept your existing credit accounts secure?
As opposed to identity theft where your information is used to create unauthorized accounts in your name, credit card fraud refers to a single existing account. A thief has stolen your card or has the necessary card information to make unauthorized purchases on that account.
How do you prevent credit card fraud? Here, we offer thirteen possible precautions:
1. Avoid P...
CNN's Vanessa Yurkevich speaks to furloughed hospitality workers and single moms in Pennsylvania who are struggling to get by in the midst of a pandemic and feeling the pressure of slow economic recovery in their industry.
Recent lockdowns across East Africa have created bottlenecks in supply chains and thwarted truckers from moving efficiently across borders. CNN's Eleni Giokos examines how big data and technology are aiming to expedite crossings and ease health concerns during these unprecedented times.
While the current times have reshaped operations for some businesses, it has presented the pharmaceutical industry with an opportunity to build better brand awareness across Africa. Eva Pharma CEO Riad Armanious tells CNN's Eleni Giokos about the Cairo-based company's goals for expansion dur…
CHANDLER, Ariz., Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Aira Inc., developer of FreePower((R)), a groundbreaking full-surface wireless charging platform, announces today that it has acquired the patent assets of wireless charging firm Spansive (formerly known as Pi, Inc.). This is the latest addition to Aira's growing strategic patent portfolio, which now comprises more than 50 active patent assets in the US, Europe, and Asia - a testament to Aira's commitment to protecting and preserving its competitive advantage in multi-device, free-position wireless charging.
Brian Stelter, Molly Jong-Fast, and Mark Lukasiewicz discuss Fox journalist Chris Wallace's role as moderator of the first presidential debate. Lukasiewicz warns, "Lying works on live television. Live fact-checking is almost impossible and generally not terribly effective."
With the new college year underway, students will be seeking careers with a steady income. Stacker lists the fastest-growing jobs paying over $100,000, using 2019 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Employment Projections (released Sept. 1, 2020) and Occupational Employment Statistics …
Stacker looks at the best small towns to live in across the United States according to Niche, which ranks places with the best quality of life based on a host of factors.
President Trump and his administration have refused to release his income tax returns. A Supreme Court ruling makes it unlikely they will be released in 2020.
Attorneys for Fox News successfully argued that Tucker Carlson's program is a home for "rhetorical hyperbole and opinion." But do Fox viewers know that? Molly Jong-Fast asserts that "millions of people think that Tucker is a real newscaster."
Maria Ressa says Facebook is "biased against facts," adding, "lies laced with anger and hate spread faster and further than really boring facts." She likens Facebook, along with other social media platforms, to a "behavior modification system, and we users are Pavlov's dogs. "
CNN's Washington bureau chief Sam Feist stresses the importance of patience when it comes to the 2020 vote count. If there is no projected winner on election night, that "doesn't mean that anything is wrong," he says. If a candidate comes out and prematurely proclaims victory, CNN will make …
Brian Stelter interviews CNN's Washington bureau chief Sam Feist about how TV networks and The AP assemble votes and project winners of the election. Feist says the decision desks are not in a "race to be first." Most importantly, "it's really the votes that drive the decisions."
Brian Karem, who asked Trump about a peaceful transfer of power, says he was shocked when Trump did not commit to it. "I thought it would be a very simple question to answer," Karem says. "I thought he would say, 'Are you kidding me? Of course it's going to be peaceful.'"
While most Americans have tuned Trump out, his biggest supporters still take his claims seriously, Brian Stelter says. "He's been telling ghost stories about voter fraud all year long," Stelter says, and news outlets need to scope out the consequences of the constant lying.
Frank J. Fahrenkopf Jr, co-chair of the debate commission, dismisses Trump's call for pre-debate drug testing. He expresses confidence in moderator Chris Wallace and talks about the Covid-era changes in effect for this fall's debates.
Ant Group is named after a tiny bug, but the company is huge in China, where its digital payments app Alipay is a daily necessity for hundreds of millions of users.
United will offer Covid-19 testing for Hawaii-bound passengers beginning October 15 out of San Francisco, in a pilot testing program that the airline hopes to extend to other destinations. United Airlines Chief Communications Officer Josh Earnest explains how the testing will work.
The Amazon-owned home security company Ring has unveiled a prototype for a drone meant to fly around in your house called the Ring Always Home Cam. It's set to release in 2021.
September is the most common birth month of the entire year and whether you're among the millions of couples preparing for baby's arrival or recently welcomed your tiny bundle of joy, this is a good time to review your budget since a lot is about to change.
Safety.com curated a state-by-state list of historic homes in the United States, from Gilded Age mansions to humble log cabins, gathered from architectural, government, and educational websites.
Here's what "women's work" actually consists of, according to 2019 data from the Department of Labor Women's Bureau. Stacker's gallery features the 100 most popular jobs held by women today.
Mary Trump's book "Too Much and Never Enough" is the single best-selling book of the year on Amazon. She says Trump tell-alls are popular because there is a "hunger" for the truth: "People in this country have been gaslit for so long. There's so much cognitive dissonance on a daily basis tha…
Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, in her role as UN Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development, explains how universal access to financial tools relies on private companies working together with governments.
Another 870,000 workers filed first-time claims for unemployment benefits on a seasonally adjusted basis. That was up very slightly from the previous week. CNN's Christine Romans reports.
Mary Beth Laughton, who leads Gap's Athleta division, explains to CNN's Christine Romans how the women's activewear brand has successfully navigated the pandemic.
In the season four premiere of "The Masked Singer," the first celebrity was revealed to be an iconic rapper and record producer, and the show debuted the first duet ever.
How will the markets look ahead of the elections? Not great according to Mike Novogratz, founder & CEO of Galaxy Digital Holdings. Here's why he feels like the market is reminiscent of 1999's infamous tech bubble.
Renaissance Capital's Kathleen Smith weighs in on the hottest IPO market since 2014. Plus, General Mills CFO Kofi Bruce on holding onto market share gains made during the pandemic. And bitcoin bull Mike Novogratz shares his thoughts on cryptocurrencies, the stock market, and the 2020 race.
With new cybersecurity threats cropping up daily and millions of identity thieves devising creative ways to trick you into divulging your personal information, you need to protect yourself from identity theft. Watch MoneyTips Consumer Advocate Kristin Malia share five simple things you should do to prevent your identity from being stolen.
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Facebook VP Nick Clegg talks with Brian Stelter about the platform's latest efforts to address election misinformation. Clegg says Facebook will remove outright attempts at voter suppression and will "label any claim by a candidate where they prematurely claim victory."
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA), the largest dedicated owner and operator of medical office buildings in the United States, announced today that its Board of Directors approved the reactivation and extension of its stock repurchase program. Under the reactivated plan, HTA is authorized to purchase up to $300 million of its Class A common stock from time to time prior to September 22, 2023. This plan replaces its previous $300 million share repurchase program that was established in August 2018 and expired in August 2020.