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Christal Grisham, May 30, 2020

Due to the coronavirus and COVID-19 we have until July 15, 2020, to file both our federal and California income tax returns.


e-books and magazines to guide and inspire your vision in work
Deborah Spector, April 17, 2020

The Lean Start-Up author Eric Ries defines a start-up as an organization dedicated to creating something new under conditions of extreme uncertainty.


four small stacks of coins plus large jar filled with coins plus plant leaves sprouting at the top
Richard Kraus, April 15, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is a health and humanity crisis. But with the economic shutdown accompanying the stay-at-home and social distancing advisories and orders, it has quickly become a financial and economic crisis as well.


fraudulent advertisements from the early 1900s

Have you heard of the “Health Jolting Chair”? What use would you have for a “Lung Expander” or an “Ozone Generator”? Would you trust an “Electric Girdle for Men”?


Richard Kraus in the Business & Economics Department at Central Library
Ana Campos, October 09, 2018

A high number of Americans do not have enough savings for retirement. Many are relying on Social Security benefits, with some experts predicting Social Security might disappear in the near future.


blue text lawyers in the library
Caroline Zakarian, April 26, 2018

Did you know that you can get free legal help at two of our branch libraries?

It’s true. Twice a month lawyers from the legal aid organization Public Counsel, visit our Vermont Square and Benjamin Franklin branch libraries.


two diverging paths with sunny blue skies on the horizon
Ken Benham, June 08, 2017

A good mutual fund manager can be important to the success of your mutual fund investments which are often are large part of an individual investor’s assets.


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Richard Kraus, April 19, 2017

April has been designated by annual congressional resolutions since April 2004 as “Financial Literacy Month” to “raise public awaren


Bitcoin logo.
Tamara Holub, March 17, 2017

Bitcoin is both a currency (monetary system) and a software program. Introduced in 2009 as open-source software, Bitcoin is the first decentralized digital currency. It is decentralized in the sense that is has no regulatory authority such as a central bank.


Tamara Holub, August 05, 2016

On June 23, 2016, citizens in the UK and Gibraltar voted on the Brexit referendum to determine whether or not the UK should remain in the European Union (EU).  The Leave camp won by almost 52% which immediately sent shockwaves throughout the UK and the world. Politically, the UK went into chaos.


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