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Maryland taxpayers warned about tax phone scams

Comptroller Peter Franchot is alerting taxpayers about phone solicitation scams aimed at getting taxpayers’ money and personal information.

Six ways to get free money for college

President Obama wants to make community college free -- but don't hold your breath.

Indie Soul Entrepreneur: Brandon Jones

While Brandon Jones was Morgan State University studying media and journalism his dream was to start a media company. Media for Jones meant owning a radio station and a print magazine.

Ring in the New Year with COLA!

Happy New Year from Social Security! Put down the champagne and ring in the New Year with a COLA! And we don’t mean the soda.

Entrepreneur of the Week: Regyna Cooper

One of the most intriguing characters in the Bible is Jonah.

1 million expected to lose food stamps as economy improves

A side effect of the improving economy: About 1 million needy people will lose food stamp benefits starting this fall.

Maryland’s minimum wage rises New Year’s Day

On January 1, 2015, approximately 77,000 Maryland workers will get a raise as the minimum wage in the state rises 75 cents to eight dollars per hour.

Baltimore woman designs custom Italian shoes

Shoe designer Tori Soudan is a woman who knows shoes.

Sticking with your financial resolutions

With the New Year underway, there is a heavy focus around resolutions.

Marylanders encouraged to “Shop Maryland for the Holidays” at local shops and stores

With Thanksgiving Day a delicious memory, Marylanders are busy checking off items on their holiday shopping lists. Comptroller Peter Franchot once again encourages residents to “Shop Maryland for the Holidays” as he begins his 2014 shopping tour at locations throughout ...

R.I.P checkbook, adios PIN number: How you'll manage your money in 2020

The checkbook is dead. While we're at it, let's write an obit for card readers too.

Consumers warned about new twist on old scam

Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler urges consumers to be on alert for a scam that delivers to victims a fraudulent “Publisher’s Clearing House” letter informing them that they’ve won a $75,000 “second place prize.”

Don’t let tempting predatory loans spoil the holidays

From Christmas carols to decorations that celebrate the season, the holidays mark the time of year when families and loved ones anticipate joyous celebrations and gift giving.

Beauty expert receives ‘Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise’ Award

On October 23, 2014, Maisie Dunbar, founder of Maisie Dunbar Spa Lounge and Bluffa Jo Cosmetics, received the 2014 Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise Award during Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s Minority Enterprise Week in Baltimore.

White-black wealth gap widens to near record levels

The Great Recession hit all Americans hard, but only whites have seen their wealth rise during the recent recovery.