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Three key steps for first-time home buyers

April 21, 2022

For those considering home ownership for the first time, it may seem as if there’s a long list of details to tackle once the search begins. However, before potential buyers even start looking at homes, there are three important steps to take. The first step is getting your finances in order. Checking your credit rating… [Read More]

Frost family celebrates the grand opening of two family businesses, Elie Bleu Threading and Spa and Frost Realty

April 7, 2022

On Thursday, March 24, 2022, Kaycee and Jonathan Frost cut the ribbon on not one but two new business at 72nd and North Ave. Milwaukee native Kaycee Frost opened Elie Bleu (pronounced Ellie Blue) Threading and Spa, 7131 W. North Ave. Kaycee got her start in the beauty industry at the age of 10, when… [Read More]

Four 2021 holiday shopping predictions — and what they mean for your wallet

November 4, 2021

With Halloween in the books and Thanksgiving just ahead on the horizon, those who haven’t yet started strategizing for the holidays might feel like they’re already behind. They shouldn’t panic just yet — but they should get moving. 2021 is shaping up to be at least as chaotic as 2020, and things are just getting… [Read More]

PNC Foundation commits $600,000 to launch Black Business Boost Fund for under-invested neighborhoods of Milwaukee

October 21, 2021

The PNC Foundation is awarding a $600,000 grant to support the launch of the Black Business Boost Fund, an ecosystem designed to increase opportunities for Black entrepreneurs and business owners in under-invested neighborhoods of Milwaukee. The program will include direct equity investments, technical assistance, credit recovery, incubation, access to co-working space, working capital and strategic,… [Read More]

Gov. Evers unveils $75-million in grants to support equitable economic recovery and diverse business investment

October 14, 2021

Governor’s investments toward diverse, equitable economic recovery now total $125-million On Tuesday, October 5, 2021, Gov. Tony Evers announced two new competitive grant programs totaling $75-million to support diverse business investment in communities disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. The pandemic has underscored—and, in some cases, even exacerbated— disparities experienced by underserved communities, in particular for… [Read More]

COVID—PPEWarrior educates, invests in COVID-19

September 16, 2021

By Sandra Millon Underwood, RN, PhD FAAN Professor, UW-Milwaukee College of Nursing Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic most people had never heard of or used the acronym PPE; now it is a household term. PPE stands for personal protective equipment, and over the past year it has become important safety armor as we continue our… [Read More]

IRS warns of child tax credit scams

August 12, 2021

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is warning taxpayers of ongoing scams related to the child tax credit — with some landing directly in Americans’ email or smartphone. “Right now we’re seeing scammers trying to take advantage of the American public by attempting to gain information — using phone calls, emails, text messages, through social media… [Read More]

Walmart to pay total cost of college tuition and books for associates

August 12, 2021

The largest U.S. private employer commits to invest nearly $1 billion over the next five years in career-driven training and development On July 27, 2021, Walmart announced it will pay 100 percent of college tuition and books for associates through its Live Better U (LBU) education program. Starting Aug. 16, the $1 a day fee… [Read More]

U.S. Bank provides update on commitment to addressing economic inequities

July 15, 2021

On June 5, 2020, in the aftermath of George Floyd’s killing in Minneapolis, U.S. Bank announced several initiatives to address social and economic inequities, including a $116 million investment to help close the 10:1 racial wealth gap, which affects all U.S. households and creates a 4-6 percent drag on the GDP.* U.S. Bank recently shared… [Read More]

Do-it-yourself credit repair: Fix bad credit on your own in 6 easy steps

April 22, 2021

Don’t fall for scams promising easy, overnight credit repair. If you want to fix your poor credit, you can (and should) do it yourself. Follow these six simple steps to do-it-yourself credit repair. If you’ve had an overdue student loan, years of high credit card balances, collections accounts, or even a foreclosure, unfortunately, you probably… [Read More]