Not long after losing their jobs to the economic turmoil caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Jacksonville residents Carlos Gil and Reggie Williams found themselves drinking wine and doing their own mock version of the show Shark Tank while hanging out on a porch in the idyllic mountain town of Banner [...]
Thousands of small-business owners have had to make tough decisions about changing or shuttering their businesses in the wake of COVID-19. Here's how one Southern entrepreneurial couple has shaken things up.
PENSACOLA, Fla. — Lillian Ekiss, a 19-year-old first-time voter, waited over an hour and a half to cast her ballot at Pensacola State College on the first day of early voting in the Sunshine State. She is eager to see big changes on a variety of social justice issues that [...]
Lilly Ledbetter knows what it’s like to lose a Supreme Court case and to keep fighting. She shares her experience with Reckon and her concerns about the 2020 election and confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett.
On this week’s episode of Money Talks, Reckon discusses the racial wealth gap in America. The racial wealth distribution does not correlate with the racial demographics of America. White Americans have a disproportionately large percentage of the wealth in America compared to people of color. Data from the Federal Reserve [...]
Buying property can be a formidable process. Aside from the so-called fundamentals of looking for a home — dealing with a bank, arranging inspections and signing piles of paperwork — you also have to think about the long-term financial risks involved. Will your house lose value? Will you end up [...]
Late-night rideshare journeys shouldn't be dangerous or worrisome. Two young entrepreneurs in Atlanta want to make sure women get home safe with their new female-friendly rideshare app, HERide.
Alabama still has one of the widest gender wage gaps in the nation, and most of the South follows suit, a Reckon analysis shows. Nationally, women make 82 cents for every dollar paid to men, with an annual gap of $9,774. Southern women earn less, around 78 cents on average. Women in [...]
In an earlier story, which you can find here, Bruce and Calley Coldsmith, a Mobile, Ala.,-based father and daughter financial planning team, talked about how to retire early, how much money you should be putting into your 401(k) and why it’s still possible to have fun and save at the [...]
As the global pandemic continues to heap financial concerns upon millions of Americans, including mass unemployment and fears over an economic recovery, retirement may not be your biggest concern right now. But the stock market, which holds most of our retirement hopes in its mind-boggling numbers and graphs, continues to [...]