• Why Are Tax Refunds Different in 2019?

    According to tax-preparation company H&R Block, 2019 has been the most confusing year for people filing tax refunds following the new federal tax law. This is largely due to the fact that people’s refund sizes may have changed this year. In fact, refunds are down by $6 billion from 2018. Although the average tax return

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  • Coping with Immigration Stress

    Everybody experiences stress at some point in their lives, and there are many ways to manage stress in healthy, productive ways. Immigrant communities experience unique causes of stress due to their circumstances. There are also differences in the stress experienced by legal permanent residents, refugees, and undocumented immigrants. Pre-migration stress can be caused by experiences

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  • What You Need to Know About Financial Literacy

    (1) Proactive Budgeting The best way to keep your finances in line is to budget in advance. Annual budgets can be used to allocate income for major expenses such as rent, groceries, utilities, etc. Monthly budgets can include more specific expenses that can be sorted into these categories and budgeted appropriately. Weekly budgets are helpful

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  • Know Your Rights

    Regardless of your immigration status, by being in America, you are guaranteed certain rights under the United States Constitution. It is very important to make sure you are aware of these rights, especially when dealing with law enforcement agencies. If an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officer knocks on your door, you do not need

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  • International Women’s Day

    This Friday, March 8th, the world will celebrate International Women’s Day! Despite making massive strides in the fight for equality, there is still a lot to be done in the movement toward a world that not only values, but celebrates the lives and contributions of women everywhere. In the 2018 midterm elections, the United States

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  • Is the South Bronx Being Gentrified?

    New York City is no stranger to gentrification. First, it happened in SoHo, Tribeca, and Greenwich Village. Then, parts of Harlem and Brooklyn. Is the south Bronx next? Median rent in the south Bronx has risen by 45% from 2005 to 2016. Additionally, there are new upscale apartment buildings being built in Mott Haven. Real

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  • 5 Ways to Save Money on Groceries

    Americans spend the bulk of their money on three things: housing, transportation, and food. We cannot really change the price of the subway and the price of housing is not up to us. However, if we are smart, we can save money on groceries. That’s why we have wrote about 5 Ways to Save Money

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  • Why You Should be an Organ Donor

    More than 125 million people in the United States are organ donors. However, only 3 in 1000 people’s organs are donated after they die. Therefore, we should aim to have as many organ donors as possible. Many people have life-threatening conditions and diseases which make their organs defective. To make matters worse, organ waiting lists

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