Woman Honored for Success After Goodwill Training

Goodwill honored local success stories from its job training program Friday. One of the honorees, Nah Darkwa, is a Charlotte woman who has struggled to find work even with a master’s degree. The organization said Darkwa is a prime example of how its job training program can transform a life.
By |May 29th, 2014|General|Comments Off on Woman Honored for Success After Goodwill Training|

Coca Cola 600 Festival and Speed Street 2014

For more than 30 years, the 600 Festival Association has been commemorating the May races at Charlotte Motor Speedway with spectacular family-oriented events that personify the tremendous growth of motor sports. Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2014, the nonprofit association is going back to its roots by celebrating and promoting motor sports throughout the Charlotte region.
By |May 22nd, 2014|General|Comments Off on Coca Cola 600 Festival and Speed Street 2014|

Free Charlotte Sessions To Explain Health Insurance

Legal Services of Southern Piedmont is offering free sessions to answer questions from consumers who purchased health insurance through the Affordable Care Act’s online marketplace. Counselors will meet with consumers in May and June at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library branches.
By |May 15th, 2014|General|Comments Off on Free Charlotte Sessions To Explain Health Insurance|

Mother’s Day Freebies and Deals

Looking for an inexpensive way to spend time with your Mother this weekend? Celebrate Mother’s Day with some of these special freebies and deals. Make sure to follow each link to learn the details, such as locations and times.
By |May 8th, 2014|General|Comments Off on Mother’s Day Freebies and Deals|

Thoughtful Mother’s Day Gifts for Under $25

It’s almost Mother’s Day, and most of us are trying to figure out how to show our mothers the appreciation they deserve. Of course, any mom would appreciate any sort of gift, as most mothers do, but, we all strive to make sure the special woman in our lives feels appreciated on her special day. While it’s thoughtful to get her flowers, a box of chocolates, a day at the spa, or a even gift card to her favorite store, there are other thoughtful options out there may cost less! Remember back when Mothers oogled over the homemade cards that we would give her on Mother’s Day? This kind of genuine gifts of appreciation are exactly what one should keep in mind when shopping for Mother's Day.
By |May 1st, 2014|General|Comments Off on Thoughtful Mother’s Day Gifts for Under $25|

Cash Fast Spring Loan-A-Thon: GET 15% off

In celebration of Spring and the wonderful weather that's finally settled into the Carolinas, we are extending our Spring Special of 15% off thru early Summer! If you have left us for any reason, then head on over to Cash Fast Loan Centers and reopen your account and get 15% off! Simply re-sign your account to take advantage of our Spring Special for the coming year.
By |April 30th, 2014|General|Comments Off on Cash Fast Spring Loan-A-Thon: GET 15% off|

Free Legal Aid Available For Low-Income SC Veterans

A new partnership between lawyers and Veteran Affairs in Columbia will provide free legal aid to low-income veterans for issues such as child support and health care rights. The pro bono legal clinic, called Lawyers 4 Vets, will start May 15 and take place every third Thursday of the month at the VA medical center in Columbia. The clinic is open to veterans in York County.
By |April 24th, 2014|General|Comments Off on Free Legal Aid Available For Low-Income SC Veterans|

Charlotte Easter Events 2014

Holidays, especially Easter, offer families many opportunities for inexpensive and free forms of entertainment and fun! Check out the list below, composed of Easter Egg Hunts and Events featured around the greater Charlotte area.
By |April 17th, 2014|General|Comments Off on Charlotte Easter Events 2014|

North Carolina Has Bidder For I-77 Toll Lanes

The creation of toll lanes on Interstate 77 north of Charlotte is a big step closer to reality, after the N.C. Department of Transportation announced Friday it has a bidder to build the 26-mile road expansion. Pending a final review, DOT officials said, Cintra Infraestructures S.A. will begin work on the toll lanes as early as December. “This is a major step,” DOT spokeswoman Jen Thompson said Friday. “It makes it closer to being finalized.”
By |April 11th, 2014|General|Comments Off on North Carolina Has Bidder For I-77 Toll Lanes|

Social Security: 2 Great Reasons to Work a Little Longer

When you retire can have a big impact on how much Social Security you receive. In some cases, working just a little longer can make a big difference to your benefits. The article below was compiled by Dan Caplinger, a director of investment planning with more than 20 years of experience from all angles of the financial world. Keep reading to see what insight he gives regarding the potential benefits of delaying retirement.
By |April 4th, 2014|General|Comments Off on Social Security: 2 Great Reasons to Work a Little Longer|