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3 ways to make more money in your business | Local News Stories

If this year has taught us anything, it’s how to be resourceful in both life and business. So many people have had to learn new skills and really dig in to how they can keep their businesses up and running (and the doors open). But what happens when you’re at the end of your creative rope, and you don’t know how to increase that bottom line?

You’ve probably heard the old saying: You have to spend money to make money. Who hasn’t? But what I want you to know is that it’s not true. Friend, you don’t actually have to spend money to make money. All you need to do is maximize what you already have.

Here are three ways to make more money in your business (without going into debt):

Maximize what you already have

One key to maximizing your profits is by maximizing your mind. Yep, I’m talking

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Blue Cross policy holders will get $100 to $500 in wellness gift cards. Money is part of insurer’s pandemic response. | Local News

Blue Cross Blue Shield of N.C. is providing more than 600,000 member households with a health and wellness retail cards valued at between $100 and $500.

The insurer said it is providing about $200 million worth of the cards as one of its responses to the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on N.C. members.

The cards are expected to arrive to the customers’ mail address between Oct.19 and Nov. 7. The amount on the retail card will depend on the products in which members are enrolled.

Blue Cross NC said eligible subscribers are those enrolled in individual plans for those under age 65, as well as fully insured employer plans, including vision and dental plans.

However, the insurer said the cards aren’t applicable to the following plan types: Medicare, federal employee program (medical, vision or dental products), Student BlueSM, State Health Plan, and self-insured group medical plans.

The cards cannot be used

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McConnell thinks bankruptcy, not more federal money, might be best for state and local governments

McConnell’s tough words came a day after the Senate approved a $484 billion bill to help small businesses and hospitals respond to the coronavirus outbreak. The measure did not include funds for state and local governments, despite Democrats arguing they are hard hit by the disease and the corresponding economic fallout.

Instead, McConnell suggested in interviews Wednesday that Democrats are trying to get the federal government to essentially bail out state and local governments for bad decisions they made related to public pension obligations and other sources of expensive debt.

“I would certainly be in favor of allowing states to use the bankruptcy route,” McConnell told Hugh Hewitt in a radio interview. “It saves some cities. And there’s no good reason for it not to be available. My guess is their first choice would be for the federal government to borrow money from future generations to send it down to … Read More

Local father can’t get stimulus money because of back child support

JOELTON, Tenn. (WTVF) — While millions of Americans should start seeing their COVID-19 relief check in their bank accounts this week, potentially millions of others may not able to see the money.

Parents who are behind on their child support payment can have their checks deducted or used completely depending on how much is owed. The CARES Act may have suspended back taxes or student loan debt, which would normally require garnishment of tax refunds, but back child support isn’t included. It’s specifically mentioned as subject to collect from the Treasury Offset Program (TOP), a department that collects federal and state debt.

“I need help too,” Joelton father Jeffrey Coker told NewsChannel 5. “I don’t think it’s fair that I’m not getting a stimulus check because I owe back child support.”

Coker, 35, admitted he’s fallen short by the thousands in his 14 years of child support payments, and was

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Government finances include revenues, expenditures (spending), debt, and assets (cash and security holdings). Although states and local governments differ among one another in how they record their activities in their legislation and accounting systems, the Census Bureau classifies their data into standard categories so that they may be compared more easily.

These statistics are collected quarterly or annually. Every fifth year (years ending in ‘2’ and ‘7’) the Census of Governments is conducted. The same questions are asked as in the annual

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