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EDITORIAL: Reassessments a bitter pill for some

This editorial appears in the April 16 edition of The Spotlight.

Banks can be a positive tool when shaping kids’ relationship with money

Spotlight on Finance

According to the FDIC, nearly one-third of the U.S. population does not have a bank account or make regular bank-based financial transactions, such as check cashing, deposits or loans. The outcome for this percentage of people, which is greater than 100 million Americans, is predictable: higher fees to access important financial services while not developing the important history needed to qualify for a mortgage, secure a business loan or borrow for education. The truth about banks is this: they are an important tool for helping individuals build financial prosperity, regardless of income and age, and they should play a large role in the financial education of children.

LETTER: Smaller legislature makes good sense

This letter appears in the April 16 edition of The Spotlight.

LETTER: Disabled deserve more respect

This letter appears in the April 16 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

LETTER: Equity lacking in reassessment

This letter appears in the April 16 edition of The Spotlight.