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The National Broadband Plans' Impact on the Underserved: And What Does It Mean?

Since the announcement regarding the National Broadband Plan efforts - we have seen and heard of education and training centers proping up all over the country. Assisting residents in learning how to use and benefit from getting on the internet.But, with all these efforts - how does it affect the underserved communities?

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Media and Technology Institute Invites you to a Technology Policy Forum on

The National Broadband Plan and the Underserved 

One Year Later

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2011 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

National Press Club
Holeman Lounge
529 14th Street, Northwest
Washington, DC  20045

Bridging the Generation Gap in Egypt and the American Workplace

The historical transfer of power in Egypt has seen the departure of an entrenched 82-year-old dictator and a movement toward a democratically elected government where young Egyptians will have a major voice in politics and policies of the future.  A major key to a successful transition that will allow Egypt to move forward as a stable, innovative nation lies in respect and understanding between generations.

The same is true with American businesses.

Innovation is the intersection of the past and present that leads to the future.  That’s why it is so important that business leaders publicly acknowledge the contribution of each generation, applaud the unique strengths brought to the table by workers of different ages, and encourage everyone to share their viewpoints as a way to make a strong team even stronger. 

Get Help Finding a Job

This story comes to us from Robyn Truslow:

From 10:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. tomorrow, January 20, Calvert Library Prince Frederick will be hosting free visits from a job counselor. Sandra C. Holler is a local mediator and job coordinator. She has professional knowledge and experience in psychology, career counseling, mediation, and community relations. Please register for a 45-minute appointment. The Calvert Library Prince Frederick, is located at 850 Costley Way.  To register, call 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

Tips for Dealing with Debt after the Holidays

1.) Change your budget

 Now that the holidays are over and you are facing your holiday bills you may want to re-evaluate your budget to see where you can cut corners to apply more money to your debt. This may mean eating out less and going out to the movies less often.

 2.) Don’t keep using your credit cards

 As you pay off your credit cards, put them away and keep them out of your wallet. Do not use your cards for frivolous expenses, no matter how small they may seem. These small purchases can add up fast! Don’t fall into the trap of reusing your cards or you could get stuck in a cycle of working to pay them off after using them unnecessarily.

 3.) Pay More than the Minimum

 When you get the credit card bill, don’t just pay the minimum. Pay as much as you can toward the balance. The more you pay at once, the more interest your knocking out and avoiding.

Holiday Spending: Don't let it wipe you out.

The holiday season means entertaining guests, big meals, decorating and of course, gift buying.

Stores definitely play their part offering deals and discounts to attract everyone to their stores; all to get you to spend money you don’t intend to spend.

Despite the urge plan ahead and stick to a budget so you’re not still paying for this Christmas next Christmas. Here are a few tips to keep you on track:

1.) Leave the plastic at home

Resist the urge to use your credit card for purchases. It is more difficult to keep track of what you spent and that line of credit will only intensify your urge to buy, buy, buy. The worst part: the interest you will be paying on that purchase long after that present is unwrapped, used and pushed to the back of the closet. 

2.) Budget