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  YOUR MONEY: Frontline workers eligible for HUD’s Good Neighbor Next Door program

If you’re a firefighter, emergency medical technician (EMT), law enforcement officer, or teacher, you could qualify for the Housing and Urban Development’s Good Neighbor Next Door program.

Better Business Bureau’s annual Shred Fest happening April 17

The Better Business Bureau of South Central Louisiana will be hosting our 14th Annual Free Community Shred Fest on Saturday, April 17!

  YOUR MONEY: Think about retirement savings

Retirement savings took a hit during the pandemic. With more companies now hiring, and more people finding jobs, many Americans are able to start thinking about saving for retirement again.

  BBB warning about ‘tutors’ extorting students in homework helper scam

The Better Business Bureau is warning college and high school students who hire “tutors” to do their class assignments.

  THE INVESTIGATORS: LWC flagged by legislative auditor for potential improper unemployment payments

The legislative auditor has flagged the Louisiana Workforce Commission for what appears to be improper payments through the unemployment program.

  YOUR MONEY: Five things to buy in April

As we start a new month RetailMeNot.com shares the five best things to buy.

  LWCC gives $94M in returns to policyholders

After a long year filled with several natural disasters and, of course, a pandemic, Louisiana businesses have faced unprecedented struggles with their finances. That’s where LWCC is looking to make a difference.

IRS will automatically send refunds for unemployment tax breaks

Refunds will be sent directly to taxpayers, likely starting in May and continuing into the summer.

  Have you received your stimulus payment yet? Attorney General warns of thieves stealing checks

Have you received your stimulus check yet? Some folks are still waiting patiently for theirs to come in the mail.

  YOUR MONEY: Federal funds for businesses extended

Business now have more time to apply for critical funds and there are a couple options that will require some consideration.

  Restaurant Revitalization Fund may give Louisiana restaurants an extra boost as pandemic moves on

Food is a must in Louisiana, but already several restaurants in Louisiana closed during the pandemic.

Student loan relief extended to some privately held loans

The federal government’s pause on student loan payments is being extended to more than 1 million borrowers who have defaulted on student loans that are held by private lenders, the Education Department announced Tuesday.

  Ban on renter evictions during COVID-19 pandemic is extended

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention moved to continue the pandemic-related protection, which had been scheduled to expire on Wednesday.

  YOUR MONEY: Not getting your Amazon Prime packages in 2 days? Here’s an option

Let’s say you order something on Amazon today and you choose 2-day shipping but the company doesn’t deliver on its 2-day Prime shipping promise. That’s the case for some customers.

Pandemic gives time, inspiration for entrepreneurs to start side businesses in Baton Rouge area

As part of a three-part digital series, WAFB spoke with three new small business owners who started a side business in 2020.


FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Active weather continues for the next several days

  LSU student dies after trying to save boy from rip current in Florida

An LSU student died and two Nicholls State University students were hurt after trying to save a young boy from a rip current in the Gulf of Mexico during a spring break trip in Florida.