Monthly Archives: April 2017

“The most interesting rookie in the playoffs” — nominees

Freedman's Bank Dos Equis NBA Playoff Rookie Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 24, 2017

Nominees for the Freedman’s-Dos Equis “Most Interesting Rookie in the (NBA) Playoffs” award” were announced today:

Thon Maker,
Milwaukee Bucks

Taurean Prince,
Atlanta Hawks

Jaylen Brown,
Boston Celtics

Dejounte Murray,
San Antonio Spurs

Patrick McCaw,
Golden State Warriors

(The Freedman’s Foundation is issuing the award in association with The 5/7 Club, Reddit.com, Freedman’s Bank, Strawpoll.com, and Dos Equis (a trademark and subsidiary of Heineken USA.)

Fan voting will begin soon at Reddit.com/r/nba, Strawpoll.com, Yahoo.com, and at other polling and social media sites.

Background on the award:

http://www.freedmans.net/wordpress/freedmans-award/announcing-the-freedmans-dos-equis-most-interesting-rookie-in-the-playoffs-award-nba/

For more information, contact:

DONALD ANDERSON
info@freedmansbank.com
202-380-9654

April 15… per capita tax payments to USG by state/district

US per capita tax payments by stateLast year, the District of Columbia paid Uncle Sam $37,000 per person in federal income, payroll and estate taxes.

So says the Associated Press in its annual look at how much people from different states, on average, are paying.

The next closest was Delaware, at $16,000 per person, followed by Minnesota, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.

“It’s where the money is,” said Roberton Williams, a fellow at the Tax Policy Center.

“The reason the District pays so much in taxes is that there are a lot of high-income people there.”

Sixteen states and the District topped the overall U.S. average…

Announcing the Freedman’s-Dos Equis “Most Interesting Rookie in the Playoffs” Award (NBA)

Freedman's Bank Dos Equis NBA Playoff Rookie Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 10, 2017

The Freedman’s Foundation is pleased to announce the first annual “Most Interesting Rookie in the (NBA) Playoffs” award….

in association with The 5/7 Club, Reddit.com, Freedman’s Bank, Strawpoll.com, and Dos Equis (a trademark and subsidiary of Heineken USA.)

Nominees will be announced on approximately April 28, coinciding with the end of the first round of the NBA playoffs.

Fan voting will take place beginning during the second round of the playoffs, and end not later than the end of the NBA Finals.

Following the fan vote, a panel of former NBA players and former and current sports journalists will make their vote. The two votes will be combined on a percentage basis and a winner announced approximately June 25.

“The award is designed to recognize outstanding rookie performance in the playoffs,” said FF chairperson Ronald Brown, “with a special focus on the player that shows intriguing promise for the future.

“That is, it is not necessarily intended to be a ‘MVP Rookie’ award, but a selection of the first-year player that demonstrates both performance and potential.”

For more information, contact:

DONALD ANDERSON
info@freedmansbank.com
202-380-9654

Casualty rates slow, but casualties mount (an update)

US banking failures Freedman's Bank Bankrate.com

The good news is, big banks have been bailed out (cc: US Taxpayer, $700 billion), and small bank failure rates slowed in 2016 and so far in 2017….

the bad news is, U.S. policy drove nearly half such banks out of business from 2009 to 2016, and there appears to be no relief in sight for the institutions that supply most of the capital to small businesses.

Click here for Bankrate.com’s list
of the banking casualties since 2009

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