Newton students helps immigrants through nonprofit – News – The Enterprise, Brockton, MA

Recalling his mother’s own challenges when going through the immigration process, Newton resident and Harvard junior Fernando Urbina felt there had to be a way to help others going through the same struggles.

“I remember she went through a very complicated naturalization process,” said Urbina, who wants to make it easier for those coming the U.S. with few resources.

To help others, he helped found Immigrants Like Us, “a Boston-based legal nonprofit that helps low-income immigrants prepare their immigration forms for free,” said Urbino via email. The organization helps with immigration applications, including DACA [Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals] renewals, family green cards, and naturalization.

The group at this time is unable to help those who crossed the border without inspection and need an undue hardship waiver to get a green card, he said.

Immigrants Like Us has been ramping up its work since August, when the “Trump administration announced

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Kiplinger’s Personal Finance: When to take Social Security? | Business News

For each year you postpone taking benefits past full retirement age up to 70, you get an 8% boost in delayed retirement credits.

Claiming at 70 is often the best move if you can afford to wait and expect to live until at least about age 80.

Postponing benefits may also help keep you in a lower income-tax bracket during the early years of your retirement.

While you’re in a lower bracket, it may make sense to convert a traditional IRA to a Roth, for example, paying a reduced tax rate now and enjoying tax-free withdrawals later.

For married couples, it’s wise for the higher-earning spouse to claim benefits at 70, if possible. That’s because when one spouse dies, the surviving spouse receives 100% of the highest benefit.

“This will increase the guaranteed stream of income that lasts not just for the higher earner’s lifetime, but also the spouse’s lifetime.

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Marintec China Unveiled Marintec Innovation Series 2020 – Webinar | Virtual Expo | Conferece | News

HONG KONG, Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Launched in 2017, Marintec Innovation is dedicated to covering important topics in the global maritime industry, and to let the ‘sparks of inspiration’ fly to create new ideas. Following “Cruise Shipbuilding” in 2017, “International Marine Intelligent Energy Efficiency Technology” in 2018, and “Marintec Interiors” in 2019, this year’s theme is “The Fourth Industrial Revolution at Sea”. A one-day conference which will be taking place at the Shanghai Renaissance Zhongshan Park Hotel on 3 December 2020. Advanced digital technologies I4 is powerful and experienced in automobile and aviation and can show how much can be achieved. If the same technologies are applied in the maritime industry, it will transform sea transportation and lead to the fourth industrial revolution at sea since the 19th century.



And against the backdrop of the global pandemic, social distancing and the postponement of many of the world’s

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Credit Suisse, UBS Held Tie-Up Talks Backed by Both Chairmen: Bilanz | Investing News

ZURICH (Reuters) – The chairmen of UBS

and Credit Suisse

supported a merger of equals between Switzerland’s two largest banks during discussions earlier this year, Swiss magazine Bilanz reported on Wednesday, adding talks had since stagnated.

The details reported by finance periodical Bilanz suggest that a merger between Credit Suisse and UBS, which had been examined by staff working under UBS chairman Axel Weber in recent months, had been more seriously considered than previously known, receiving backing from both parties.

Both UBS and Credit Suisse declined comment.

Switzerland’s two biggest banks held tie-up negotiations in the first half of the year, Bilanz reported, citing two unnamed sources involved in the discussions.

Although kept secret, a merger had been considered seriously, one source told Bilanz, receiving the backing of both UBS Chairman Axel Weber and Credit Suisse Chairman Urs Rohner, who is due to retire from his post in 2021.


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Are you financially stressed right now? What to know about options, from debt negotiation to bankruptcy – News – The Enterprise, Brockton, MA

Even before the pandemic, when the economy was humming, many people were struggling with their finances.

The COVID-19 pandemic and economy-shutting measures to contain it came on quickly, over a matter of weeks. But the financial fallout – from job losses, reduced hours or wages, higher medical bills, mounting credit card bills and more – could linger as an unfortunate reminder for years to come.

Even before the pandemic, when the economy was humming, many people were struggling with their finances.

Several factors got Nicole Hudson in trouble.

“In 2005 I divorced and discovered that with credit cards I could afford the same lifestyle I was used to when I was married,” she said in an email.

But when the Phoenix, Arizona, woman became unemployed in 2011, she realized the extent of her debt problem. “For the first time in my life, I found myself without a job but still

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Shawnee County, nonprofit groups work to register more voters as deadlines near – News – The Topeka Capital-Journal

The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library will host a voter registration drive this weekend as county government and nonprofit groups try to get more people registered to vote.

Those eligible may register to vote or check their registration status from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the library, 1515 S.W. 10th Ave. A second voter registration drive with the same hours is scheduled for Oct. 9-11 at the library.

New voters can also register online at the Kansas Secretary of State’s website, said Andrew Howell, Shawnee County election commissioner.

New voters have until midnight Oct. 13 to register to vote in the Nov. 3 general election. Those interested in advance mail ballots have until Oct. 27 to request a mail-in ballot and until Election Day to return the ballot by mail. For the vote to count, those ballots must

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Mexican President Holds Back Energy Counter-Reform, for Now | Investing News


FILE PHOTO: Excess natural gas is burnt, or flared, from Mexican state-owned Pemex’s Tula oil refinery, located adjacent to the Tula power plant belonging to national power company Comision Federal de Electricidad, or CFE, in Tula de Allende, north of Mexico City, Mexico June 22, 2020. Picture taken June 22, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Romero/File PhotoReuters

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Thursday he may reverse Mexico’s 2013-2014 energy liberalization next year if he is unable to “rescue” state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos and electricity utility CFE with existing laws.

Lopez Obrador has long held the view that the private sector has been given too much freedom in Mexico’s energy industry, at the expense of the state-owned companies and the nation’s energy independence.

“I don’t want the energy sector to be privatized because if we don’t have economic independence, energy independence, we cannot guarantee our

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Will take appropriate action, says Finance Ministry on Vodafone tribunal setback

The government may take appropriate action on the Vodafone tax case, two finance ministry officials said adding that there is no question of India losing Rs 20,000 crore as Vodafone did not pay the tax, including interest and penalty on it. Read more

There’s place for dissent but within decorum, says Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla

In his first interview after the monsoon session of Parliament was cut short on September 23, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla spoke to Saubhadra Chatterji about the challenge of holding proceedings during the pandemic, the speed with which bills were cleared, and the Opposition’s complaints of not holding debates on important issues. Read more

IPL 2020: ‘That

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Banish debt with these tips from Dave Ramsey – Entertainment & Life – Savannah Morning News

If you have ever Googled ways to save money or asked a financial question, you might have come across a Dave Ramsey article or book. Dave Ramsey is a financial guru who has written several books teaching people all over the globe how to save money and get out of debt.

I wanted to share some of Ramsey’s tips that I have found to be extremely helpful. They can help you get on track for saving money and paying off debt.

I recommend purchasing his books, listening to his online videos, his radio shows, and reading articles on his website at He has many helpful articles that will allow you to maximize your savings. This will help you create a debt-free lifestyle that we all deserve and want.

His columns are also published on the business pages of this newspaper.

Pay smallest debt first

When you are working on

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