Lowenthal event shares tax info with small businesses

Scores of small-business owners and operators gathered in Long Beach last Friday (July 9) to hear tax tips from Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal and Board of Equalization members Michelle Steele and Jerome Horton. The standing-room-only crowd heard from political leaders, as well as from an array of business-tax experts from the Board of Equalization, Employment Development…

Free workshop to teach ways of finding money for college

College Planning of Greater Long Beach will offer a free workshop on how to acquire thousands of dollars for a college education. Presented by college-planning expert Skip Dawson, the workshop will be conducted at the following locations, dates and times: El Dorado Library 2900 Studebaker Rd. Tuesday, July 20 6:15pm to 7:15pm Ruth Bach Library…

Free fair to teach public how to avoid foreclosures

Homeowners are invited to attend a free, comprehensive Homeownership Preservation Fair on Saturday, September 20 to learn more about foreclosure prevention and homeownership preservation. The event will take place in the Long Beach Convention Center Grand Ballroom, on Pine Avenue between Ocean Boulevard and Shoreline Drive, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration begins at…

Seniors especially vulnerable during economic downturn

Evidence is mounting that seniors are cutting everyday expenses to keep up with the economic downturn and, as a result, are putting themselves at risk. From skipping medications and meals to falling for financial scams and cancelling social outings, local eldercare experts warn families to be on alert and make sure seniors aren’t cutting too…