After tireless work by campaigners, especially teenagers who canvassed door-to-door, Richmond voters approved an increased real estate transfer tax whose funds will go to supporting the local government’s youth programs. “For the first time in the city’s history, Richmond youth are set to have a local government department dedicated to serving them.” Read more at […]Read More Voters Approve Tax Aimed at Helping Kids
The Know Youth Media interviewed Oakland’s Game Theory Academy and developed with tips on how to save money. Studying your spending habits and making a few good choices can go a long way towards making your paycheck last. Check out the tips and infographic posted by The Know.Read More Tips for financial wellness — and tax season
High school seniors Jasmine Arreaga and Melanie Zelaya think students should learn about taxes, and that high school economics courses shouldn’t be optional. The knowledge we need to file taxes and manage our money — and to not get saddled with exorbitant debt — is not considered in high school curriculum. “These are the kind of […]Read More Learning financial literacy in high school: two teen perspectives
The century-long relationship between the city of Richmond and Chevron Oil has been fraught with tensions over money, pollution, jobs, and governance. Last summer’s explosion was only the latest incident to feed the furor from environmentalists in the local government, and sparked the ubiquitous questions about Chevron in Richmond: Is the company paying its fair […]Read More Richmond and Chevron: a story of love and hate
Local, national, and corporate organizations have partnered with the Internal Revenue Service to offer free tax preparation for people who make $51,000 a year or less. Community volunteers will help families in Boyle Heights and East L.A. — 70 percent will qualify — through April 15. Get your taxes in order, on Boyle Heights Beat.Read More Free tax prep for Boyle Heights residents!