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Understanding the Refundable Child Tax Credit

By Charlestien Harris The child tax credit is a very popular topic these days so I thought I would provide some details to help explain the tax credit to the general public.  What is the child tax credit is the first question.  According to the IRS’...

Why Telephone Scams Often Target Seniors

By Charlestien Harris I am entering my sixties, so I am looking at financial issues that affect my age group more and more.  One of the most common issues is telephone scams. Telemarketing fraud is a multi-billion dollar business in the United States.  Every...

Paying Down Debt and Raising Your Credit Score

By Charlestien Harris As an accredited financial counselor, I’m often asked questions like “How long will it take for my credit score to increase when I make a payment on my accounts?” or “When will I see an increase in my score?”.  The answer I most often reply...

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Southern Bancorp Community Partners Welcomes New Director of Lending

Southern Bancorp Community Partners Welcomes New Director of Lending

LITTLE ROCK, ARK - Southern Bancorp Community Partners (SBCP), a 501(c)(3) loan fund and Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), recently announced the hiring of Charlton Seward as Director of Lending. In this role, Seward will lead SBCP’s lending...

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Consumer Alert: Scammers Posing as Utility Companies

Consumer Alert: Scammers Posing as Utility Companies

The recent winter weather caused millions of people to have issues with their water and heat. Sadly, but not surprisingly, scam artists are using this unfortunate situation to steal money and personal financial information. The Federal Trade Commission is warning...