Is my iPhone about to be become obsolete?

I bought it just three years ago and I wont be very pleased if Apple stop supporting it Every week a Guardian Money reader submits a question, and its up to you to help him or her out a selection of the best answers will appear in next Saturdays paper. Ive just discovered that my iPhone 6s, which I bought for 300 only three years ago, wont be getting any iOS software updates after September. Is this something I should be worried about, or will it carry on working fine? Ill be a bit pissed off if I have to buy a new one. Is there any reason why Apple cant keep supporting its phones when they are three years …

How do you get a loan when your business is in the ‘wrong’ part of town?

A study has found that businesses in lower-income and minority areas received surprise a smaller share of bank loans than those in richer, whiter areas Want to improve your relationship with your banker? The answers easy: just move your business to a nicer part of town. Unfortunately, thats the very real problem faced by many small businesses around the country who are located in lower-income or minority areas. This conclusion was reached in a told the Woodstock Institute. Beard cannot obtain a traditional bank loan so her new business, Marys Master Cleaning Service, can bid on contracts and hire formerly incarcerated people who need jobs. Shes certainly not alone. Ive been my own bank. No one should have to do …

Can you afford to be green when you’re not rich? I kept a diary to find out

Politicians and corporations have placed the burden of environmental responsibility on the consumer but how easy is it to go green when youre barely getting by? How easy is it to go green, to make deliberate, eco-friendly choices when youre barely getting by? Can you be green and poor, as I am? This is the question I have been pondering as politicians and corporations have placed the burden of environmental responsibility on the consumer: stop using plastic straws, carry reusable shopping bags, recycle everything. I live in an environmentally conscious place: a rural town with thriving local food businesses, a farmers market and many organic farms. But its also a small town in central Appalachia, in the poorest county in …

‘Stick it to corporate America’: why we are so willing to steal from work

Rate of occupational fraud has doubled as employees steal laptops, data and ideas from their companies It is surely no big deal to steal a ballpoint pen from the office stationery cupboard, or some paper. But what about a mug, some furniture, a laptop? Many Americans apparently think it is fine to steal almost anything you can from work, a new report has found. The Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

How to prepare for an investment apocalypse

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