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MONEY MANAGEMENT, RURAL MONEY RESOURCES

First Black-Owned Barbershop Inside Atlanta’s International Airport

The First And Only African-American Barbershop In The Nation’s Busiest Airport Meet Roosevelt Gilbert, Master Barber and entrepreneur, the only and first Black-owned barbershop inside Atlanta’s International Airport. It’s called The Barber Shop Atlanta, and it’s presence inside the country’s busiest airport is truly historic. The airport, which serves more than 100 million passengers every year, has been attempting to open a Black-owned hair salon or barbershop since 2009. The plan, however, never seemed to work out for other operators until Gilbert’s shop was chosen from four other applicants who applied in 2014. “I’m just glad to be open,” Gilbert told the¬†Atlanta Journal Constitution. “We had to go through a lot.” But after more than 5 years of complicated planning and construction, The Barber Shop Atlanta has finally opened. It is located in the North Terminal Atrium, Level 2 near the TGI Fridays restaurant. The shop is open 17 hours…

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MONEY MANAGEMENT, RURAL MONEY RESOURCES

What Is Extra Help With Medicare Prescription Drug Costs

Anyone With Medicare Can Get Extra Help With Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage Some people with limited resources and income also are eligible for Extra Help to pay for the costs such as monthly premiums, annual deductibles, and prescription co-payments related to a Medicare prescription drug plan. The Extra Help is estimated to be worth an average of $3,900 per year. Many people qualify for these big savings and don’t even know it. To find out if you qualify, Social Security will need to know the value of your savings, investments, and Real Estate (other than your home), and your income. If you are married and living with your spouse, they will need information about both of you. To help Social Security determine if you are eligible for the Extra Help, you will need to file an Application for Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs (Form SSA-1020). Note: ¬†Beginning…

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RURAL MONEY RESOURCES

Dollar Rallies But Rough 2020 For U.S. Dollar | Rural News

The Euro Is Dropping Against The Dollar Like Crazy The Dow Jones celebrates as dollar rallies again to close out the week as the good times continue to roll for stock market bulls. Buoyed by a firmer performance from the Dow‚Äôs most heavily weighted stock, Boeing (NYSE: BA), investors are enjoying the company‚Äôs restructuring after an ineffective response to the 737 MAX crisis. Looking ahead to 2020, analysts are forecasting a rally in the Euro which could be tremendous news for the Dow 30 if the mighty U.S. dollar was to finally start weakening and spark a flurry of investment in the U.S., as well as making its exports more attractive. Dow Jones Grinds Higher As Holiday Rally Continues Among the three major U.S. stock market indices, the Dow Jones was the top-performing as the S&P 500 could only manage a slight rally, and the Nasdaq slipped. Stocks rose on…

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MONEY MANAGEMENT, RURAL MONEY RESOURCES

Black Owned Organic Hemp: Launches Academy For Entrepreneurs

Discover The Top 3 Black Owned Organic Hemp Business Models You Can Start Today It‚Äôs not often that an emerging industry arises, which is why Cory Holmes decided to launch his Black owned organic hemp business, Holmes Organics. The Farm Bill of 2018 brought with it the legalization of hemp-derived CBD. CBD is a powerful plant extract that has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years, not to be confused with the plant used to produce marijuana. It‚Äôs a product with all the medicinal benefits of marijuana, and zero risk of getting high‚ÄĒmaking CBD legal in all 50 states. “I grew up in poor neighborhoods with gun violence, having stress and anxiety as a part of my daily life,‚ÄĚ said Holmes. ‚ÄúIn college, I suffered from a few football concussions. In 2017, I was randomly shot at while driving‚ÄĒand the PTSD didn‚Äôt set in until about a year…

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Free Hospital Care: Hill-Burton Federal Program For Low Income

Hill-Burton Was Just Fine Before Obamacare If you are a family of 4 with an income of $18,100 or less, you qualify for free hospital care from Hill-Burton Federal Program or reduced-cost care. That‚Äôs because in 1946, Congress passed the Hill-Burton Law, which gives hospitals and other health facilities money for construction and modernization. In return, the facilities that receive these funds have to: Provide a reasonable volume of services to persons unable to pay. Make their services available to all persons residing in the facility‚Äôs area. Many hospitals, nursing homes, and free clinics operate under this act, and must give health care to people who can‚Äôt afford it. These Hill-Burton assisted facilities must post a sign that says, ‚ÄúNOTICE: Medical Care for Those Who Cannot Afford to Pay‚ÄĚ in the health facility‚Äôs Admission Office, Business Office and Emergency Room. Who Can Get Hill-Burton Hospital Assistance? You may qualify if…

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