“It’s the economy, stupid.” Is a famous political catch phrase started during the Bill Clinton 1992 presidential election campaign and repeated over the years in response to identifying the key issues of election campaig
With March being Women’s Heritage Month honoring women for their historical and contemporary contributions it is worth noting that some of the most prominent and popular columnists, bloggers, TV & radio hosts and guests, and authors on the subject of personal finance are women.
The federal government first offered the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) in 1975 and has expanded the program over the years. California is introducing a new additional California Earned Income Tax Credit this year. The credit provides money even when taxes are not owed.
The Los Angeles Public Library Business & Economics Department in the Central Library has recently started a relationship with SCORE to offer free, confidential one-on-one small business counseling and m
The minimum wage, first introduced nationally in the United States through the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, has been an issue of concern and controversy ever since. In the past few years it has been very much in the news and debated by politicians and
A very common type of question in the Los Angeles Public Library is finding information to help people make decisions as consumers of products and services. These questions can range from buying a vacuum cleaner or automobile, to selecting the best school o