Financial planner offers advice as end of unemployment bonuses looms

first_img(WBNG) — This week marks the last week for the six hundred dollar federal bonus added to state unemployment benefits. “Contact every creditor you have and see if they have a loan forgiveness program and see if they have a forgiveness program, see if they have some kind of forbearance program and take advantage of it,” he said. “That will free up and give some breathing room for a little while as they get back to work.” 12 News reached out to local financial planner RJ Barber who says if you’re still relying on those checks due to unemployment, it’s time to take a deep dive and look at your finances. He also tells 12 News that it’s likely that once those benefits run out many people will be looking for work at once so it’s best to start looking now. If you are looking for work he suggests broadening your options and being open to jobs outside of your chosen field.center_img Once you’ve done that he says it’s time to look at bigger items like mortgages and car payments and see if you can make any cuts there. He suggest cutting anything that’s unnecessary like subscriptions and luxury items. He also recommends taking stock of what’s in your garage and basement and seeing if there’s anything you can sell such as unused electronics. last_img read more

Okpekpe Runners to Get Certificate of Attendance

first_imgOrganisers of the 5th Okpekpe International 10km Road Race holding on May 13 this year have assured all participants in the race that a certificate of participation will be issued to all registered runners at the IAAF bronze-label event.The Information Technology and Social Media Coordinator for the race, Diran Mabo, revealed that all arrangements have been concluded to ensure that all runners at the event will get certificates that will confirm their participation in the race as well as the times they ran. “We are delighted to announce that all participants at the 5th edition of the annual Okpekpe International 10km Road Race will get a certificate to confirm their participation. It will contain their results and their details,” said Mabo who explained that participants can keep the certificate to prove to either their children or friends they once participated in the Okpekpe 10km road race or show their level of fitness for any purpose it may be needed for.“This is one of the reasons why we launched the tracking application for the race. It is not only going to be used by family and friends to track their loved ones or friends, the participants, whether those running for the prize monies or for causes or even for fun will also use it to print out their certificates of participation.“They don’t need to go to any office or queue up after the race for any certificate. We have made it very easy for all registered runners to print their own certificates of participation whenever they want and wherever they are. All they need to do is download the app which is available on iPhone and Android App stores.“It will also help the elite athletes who will be participating in the race or any track and field inclined individual to get the split times of their race or that of the leading athletes. This will also help journalists in doing a proper and standardised reporting of the event as it is done in countries that have fully imbibed the road running culture,” said Mabo who promised Nigerians the Okpekpe international 10km road race will continue to keep abreast of latest development of as far as the organisation of road races is concerned.“As the only IAAF label race in West Africa and one of only two in the entire continent of Africa, we are left with no choice but to organise a truly world-class event. Big marathons like the London, New York, Berlin, Dubai, Tokyo marathons have developed apps to ease logistics of their races and that is what we have done. It will be a thrilling experience for registered participants come May 13 in Okpekpe in Etsakor East Local Government area of Edo State.”The race is powered by Pamodzi Sports Marketing, leaders in sports marketing and hospitality business in Nigeria.It is the first and only road race in Nigeria that has been granted full membership of Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) and recognised as one of the prestigious road races in the world.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

South Florida Cricket Round Up: Rain Cancels 40 over competition

first_imgRain washed out the South Florida Cricket Alliance 40 over competition on Sunday May 20th as fields were left completely water logged. Point Standing to Date Are: Lauderhill Jammers – 27 St. Bess – 22Port St. Lucie – 16Tropics United – 12Palm Beach Titans – 5Ambassadors – 0Southshore – 0last_img