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Personal Finance and Business

Personal Finance and Business Archives

How payday loans work – biggest dangers and 14 better alternatives (part 1)

June 20, 2019

Part I: What is the industry and how does it work? According to a survey by Bankrate, roughly 25 percent of Americans live paycheck to paycheck. The money they make just barely covers their day-to-day expenses, with little or nothing left over for emergencies. If you’re in this situation, any unplanned expense – such as… [Read More]

Program to help central city entrepreneurs

June 13, 2019

Brew City Match announced during a press conference held Monday, June 3, 2019, that it would be making $3.5 million in new funding available to inner city Milwaukee small business owners. Brew City Match is an innovative collaboration whose purpose is to encourage entrepreneurship and commercial growth within the Historic King Drive, North Avenue, Fond… [Read More]

What is estate planning and why is it relevant to the African American community?

May 9, 2019

When people think of estate planning, there is a flurry of misconceived notions that often dance around one’s mind. A common misconception is, “I don’t have an estate.” It’s common to think “rich people” have an estate, but the “average person” does not. The truth is that everyone has an estate, the only difference is… [Read More]

Building A Better Career

April 25, 2019

By WFA Staffing A good interview and a not-so-good interview… there is a difference. You have worked diligently to secure an interview for a new job. You have made sure your appearance is that of an employee who has good cleanliness, pride in his or her appearance, and a real interest in making a good… [Read More]

National Association of Black Accounts, Inc. presents Generational Wealth workshop

March 14, 2019

On Tuesday, March 5, 2019, The Milwaukee chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc., hosted a workshop on “Generational Wealth,” at the WWBIC Center, 1533 N. River Center Dr. The workshop was presented by NABA Milwaukee Chapter founder Mark Purnell (seated front row, 2nd from right), a financial advisor with 33 years of… [Read More]

Don’t underestimate the power of optimism

March 7, 2019

Optimistic people fare better in interviews all other things being equal. That is the simple truth. Most people like people who have optimism, so long as it isn’t exaggerated and overblown simply for effect. Optimism and smiles tend to go together. So there is a double-whammy in the package of a person interviewing for a… [Read More]

Three major benefits of updated bookkeeping and accounting records

February 21, 2019

Last week in a discussion with a business coaching client, I asked if she had updated bookkeeping and accounting records that would help her make the best business decision for a big question about her business. “No,” she replied, she didn’t have updated books. Without them, any decision regarding product lines, pricing or customer capacity… [Read More]

Finding a job is like running a marathon

February 14, 2019

By WFA Staffing Group We received a call last week from a great candidate, Jim, who had just completed an interview. The candidate said it went great and he expected a job offer. Sounds great, we thought. So, we called the client and asked how it went. The client said great and they would be… [Read More]

Reflecting on firm roots in Black History

February 7, 2019

This Black History Month lands on the cusp of Hupy and Abraham’s 50th anniversary. This event allows for a moment to reflect on important black history is to this country, state and the city of Milwaukee. Hupy and Abraham, S.C., the law firm, has existed with this name since 2006, but the roots of this… [Read More]

Authenticity- be yourself !

January 24, 2019

By: WFA Staffing Authenticity is important. Authenticity in interviews is very important. What is authenticity? How can we be authentic in interviews? It is actually quite easy to define. We define interview authenticity as you being you in the interview. You are who you are. You have hair of a certain color; you are so… [Read More]