Late yesterday, the news reported that The Small Business Administration (SBA) sent a memo to lenders alerting them of two changes to SBA’s Payroll Protection Program (PPP) set to reopen at 10:30 AM ET today.
President Trump has signed a $484 billion coronavirus relief bill that includes an additional $310 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program, with $60 billion of that money reserved for small lenders. Previously, many small business owners who had applied were left disappointed as the $350 billion program was exhausted in just 13 days. If you do not have an application in now, the additional funds are expected to run out quickly, but it is advisable
At the beginning of this year, I saw many stories in credible publications from consumer advocates, auditors, and police departments around the country. They all say not to abbreviate the year 2020.
Spam phone calls have been a nuisance for years, but over the last several months, it seems like there's been a surge of them on our cell phones. Just yesterday, the FCC imposed a record fine of $120 million on a Florida man who is accused of placing nearly 100 million robocalls during a brief 3 month period as part of a “telemarketing scheme.” Robocallers have made their calls even more deceptive by masking their
On behalf of Runnymede Capital Management, we wish you a Happy and Prosperous New Year! We're so thankful for such a great community of individuals, families, companies and organizations.
As we near December 31st, many people are making their New Year's resolutions. I've never been a fan of resolutions, but last year my pants were getting tight in October and weren't helped by so many holiday treats. I made the decision to get in better shape. It was really more of a goal than a resolution but I digress. I bought a $20 Groupon to try out CKO Kickboxing for 6 classes and after
While you may not yet be ready for a medical exam by Dr. Robot, odds are that some of the packages you're receiving this holiday season will be prepped by a robot. Watch this incredible video.
Today, Equifax announced one of the largest data breaches in history affecting almost half of the US population, as many as 143 million Americans. Based on the company’s investigation, the unauthorized access occurred from mid-May through July 2017. The information accessed primarily includes names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers. In addition, credit card numbers for approximately 209,000 U.S. consumers, and certain dispute documents with personal identifying information for
I recently watched the Netflix documentary “Tony Robbins: I Am Not your Guru” and it is an inspiring film that makes you want to change your life for the better. If you haven't watched it, I highly recommend it. While Robbins is known for his life coaching, he found that the American public needed to become better educated about their investments and especially their relationship to financial advisers. This year he released his latest book,
I'm out on the West Coast this week for a series of business meetings, and I brought a book. Call me old school. Putting in earplugs and settling in with a good book is a great way to fly, a welcome break from the usual screen time, and it conserves my iPhone battery. Sure, the seats are cramped, lousy food costs extra, and flight delays are routine. Yet, the earplugs block out the noise in