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MONEY MATTERS: From left, Andy Posner, founder and CEO of the Capital Good Fund, and loan officers Roxana Mercado and Ellie Parada discuss strategies for helping clients navigate debt and personal finance at the company’s office in Providence.  
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Commitment to one another binds a community together

So far, February has been a good month for social equity. The Capital Good Fund, a federally certified community-development financial institution, lends to underserved populations...

The good and bad on sun exposure

There’s plenty of public awareness about the dangers of skin cancer, but much less about the benefits of sun exposure. Our skin isn’t just...

Health compact deal is good first step for R.I.

With the signing of the Compact to Reduce the Growth of Health Care Costs and State Health Care Spending in Rhode Island, 13 insurers,...

Zoning reform alone won’t make housing affordable

During the past few years, it has become clear that housing affordability is a major challenge facing the U.S. Rent is consuming an increasing...

Sports betting is legal. Watch out.

Since ancient Rome, gambling on athletic events has been a fun, popular and hugely ill-advised pastime. Now states across the U.S. are racing to...

Osso named board president of Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center

CAROL OSSO was recently named the new board president for the Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center. The organization provides services to individuals from the Blackstone...

Five Questions With: Rachel Robinson

Rachel Robinson, the director of preservation for the Providence Preservation Society, recently spoke to the Providence Business News about some of the new entries...

Five Questions With: Joe Devine

With the innovation-fostering group Tech Collective setting up a forum for chief information officers in Rhode Island last year at the request of Gov....

Five Questions With: Darla Finchum

Darla Finchum was recently named head of MetLife Auto & Home, the Warwick-based property and casualty business for insurance and benefits giant MetLife Inc.,...
THE NUMBER OF people with over $1 million in their 401(k) accounts declined by more than 28 percent in the fourth quarter, according to data from Fidelity Investments. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/JB REED

Opinion: 401(k) millionaires club got smaller last year

NEW YORK - Fidelity Investments' quarterly data dump arrived last week, featuring loads of information about its retirement-account holders. It was eye-opening, to say...
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