Connecticut Money: Will you pay taxes on Social Security?

After a lifetime of hard work and paying into the Social Security system, once you retire you can relax and enjoy a monthly check from

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Connecting People with Finance: Mobile Money for Financial Inclusiveness (By Huawei advertorial)

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As mobile devices increase in popularity, individuals are embracing digital transformation more rapidly than most enterprises.

People are changing their habits, looking for new ways handling financial transactions, such as investing in stocks and managing portfolios.

However, financial services are not as common in some developing countries. In Ghana, for instance, many are ‘unbanked’, meaning they don’t have any proper bank account and are simply excluded from the financial system.

The Bank of Ghana estimates that some seven million people are unbanked, representing 22 per cent of the country’s population.

But while these people may not have access to appropriate financial services, but many of them have access to the internet, with online penetration in Ghana standing at around 64 per cent.

High mobile penetration leads to a new banking model

The country also has the highest mobile penetration in West Africa and already outperforms

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If You Invested $1,000 in Norwegian Cruise Line’s IPO, This Is How Much Money You’d Have Now

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NYSE: NCLH) has been hammered this year by the coronavirus pandemic, with all 28 of its ships forced to remain in port. Its stock has not been able to tread water and is down more than 72% year to date, making for some rough sailing for investors.

But if you had invested $1,000 in the cruise operator’s IPO back in 2013, how would you be faring today? Let’s take a closer look at what would have happened over the last seven and a half years and whether your investment would be stuck in the doldrums.

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Full steam ahead

Norwegian Cruise Lines breached the markets on Jan. 17, 2013 at a price of $24.19 per share, giving it a market value of $3.8 billion amid a lot of bullish sentiment for the cruise industry.

Yet it was the smallest of the three

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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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Man requested money to shoot Louisville police

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man who authorities accuse of requesting $30,000 to shoot police officers in Louisville in a social media video while he was brandishing a gun has been arrested.


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According to a criminal complaint, Cortez Lamont Edwards, of Louisville, made the statements Wednesday on a Facebook Live video, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Kentucky said in a statement.

Authorities said Edwards, 29, was requesting the money to shoot officers who were in the street in front of his residence during a disturbance.

Federal and local authorities executed a search warrant on Edward’s home on Sunday and found him sleeping on a couch. The statement said authorities also found a gun on that couch, and a toddler in the house.

An investigation revealed that Edwards was a convicted felon, and he has been charged with being a felon in possession of

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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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The Best Ways To Save Money On Digital Signage – Press Release

As COVID-19 continues to impact how businesses do business, many people are looking at tools to help make the transition easier. For example, many retailers are looking for ways to enforce capacity and social distancing requirements without allocating precious employee time.

Digital signage can help provide solutions to both monitor customer movement and ensure social distancing. But, digital signage can be an expensive investment, especially during times of slow economic growth like now.

That being said, there are a few ways you, as an end user, can save some cash on digital signage if you decide to deploy it.

Determine your hardware minimum

What I mean by hardware minimum is you need to consider carefully what type of hardware you actually need to get your message across. What is the simplest and cheapest equipment you can use?

For example, if you are just looking to showcase your latest promotions and

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Family of Viola mother, four children killed Friday raising money for burial costs

The family of a woman tragically killed in a traffic crash along with four of her children is raising money to pay for their medical expenses and burials.

A GoFundMe page collecting donations for funeral costs says that Jessica Noel was out with her children on a grocery run when she was hit by a semitrailer truck loaded with grain late Friday afternoon.

Authorities over the weekend said Noel, 32, was driving a Ford Expedition south on 263rd Street West in between Cheney and Clearwater when the semi driver ran a stop sign at 71st Street, leading to the devastating wreck. The Expedition hit the trailer, causing it to split in two, Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Lt. Benjamin Blick said previously.

Noel; her 10-year-old daughter Anaiah and her sons, 4-year-old Jeffrey and 4-month old Hank were killed on site. Mack, a 23-month-old boy, died later at Wesley Medical Center.


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Missouri libraries work to expand internet access to communities during pandemic with help from grant money


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CAMDENTON, Mo. (KY3) – “Don’t concentrate on ‘new normal,'” said Robin Westphal, Missouri’s State Librarian. “’Concentrate on ‘better.’”

That’s the advice Westphal said she gave local county library directors all across the state.

“It’s not really going back to what that traditional library service was, but it’s providing better library service,” Westphal added.

The State Library has given nearly $1 million in CARES Act grant money to 62 libraries across the state.Some of those libraries used the money for masks and other personal protective equipment.

Many are using it to expand their internet and technology services.

“It’s so much more than just e-books,” Westphal said. ‘It’s the e-audio books, it’s the streaming services, if you can’t afford Netflix at home, many libraries have streaming services, that with your library card, you’re able to stream movies or TV shows.”

The focus for the Camden

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Chadwick Boseman secured Sienna Miller for 21 Bridges with money from his own salary

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Chadwick Boseman gave up part of his salary from starring and producing 2019’s 21 Bridges to secure Sienna Miller’s participation. Miller is telling the story for the first time because she says “it’s a testament to who he was.”

Miller played narcotics detective Frankie Burns in the action thriller following NYPD officer Andre Davis (Boseman) as he unravels a mysterious case possibly involving several high stakes players. The cards were stacked against him but he persevered in his search for justice and ensured the bad guys were caught.

Boseman died after a very private battle with colon cancer on Aug. 28 at the age of 43.

“I didn’t know whether or not to tell this story, and I haven’t yet. But I am going to tell it because I think it’s a testament to who he was,” the actress told Empire in a

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