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Richard Kraus, Librarian III, Business Department



Money Matter$: Know More. Make More. Library Logo

April is Financial Literacy Month

April 19, 2017

April has been designated by annual congressional resolutions since April 2004 as “Financial Literacy Month” to “raise pub

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“It’s the Economy, Stupid”: How the Library May Help You be a Smarter Voter

September 20, 2016

“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

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Social Security Claiming Changes Starting May 1st

April 07, 2016

Changes are coming soon to two claiming strategies to maximize Social Security payments, courtesy of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, especially section 831.

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Looking for Answers about Money? Ask a Woman!

March 18, 2016

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.

Earned Income Tax Credit: Cash Back from BOTH Federal & California Government

March 15, 2016

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.

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SCORE for Your Business at the Central Library

September 10, 2015

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

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Minimum Wage

April 03, 2015

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

Best of Everything: Los Angeles Public Library as a Link to Consumer Resources

March 13, 2015

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

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Los Angeles Public Library Means Business

September 16, 2014

The Los Angeles Public Library means business.

Your Los Angeles Public Library card can serve as a key that can help open the doors of your business and keep them open.

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Job & Career Collection in the Business & Economics Dept.

August 26, 2013

Whether you are seeking your first job, unemployed, making a career change or looking for opportunities to improve your working life and career, please visit the Central Library for help.