Day: September 20, 2020

Hunt Companies Finance Trust Announces Quarterly Dividend Increase

NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Hunt Companies Finance Trust, Inc. (NYSE: HCFT) (“we”, “HCFT” or “the Company”) announced the declaration of a cash dividend of $0.085 per share of common stock with respect to the third quarter of 2020, which represents a 13% increase over the second quarter of 2020 dividend of $0.075 per share.  The dividend is payable on October 15, 2020 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on September 30, 2020.

About HCFT

HCFT is a Maryland corporation focused on investing in, financing and managing a portfolio of commercial real estate debt investments.  The Company primarily invests in transitional floating rate commercial mortgage loans with an emphasis on middle-market multi-family assets.

HCFT is externally managed and advised by OREC Investment Management, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company.  For additional information about OREC Investment Management, LLC, please see its Form ADV and

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POINT/COUNTERPOINT: Proposition 118: Should Colorado voters approve state-run family and medical leave insurance? | Opinion

Point: duCharme

As a small-business owner, I know that my success depends on my ingenuity, my dedication, and my ability to think creatively. But it also depends on the employees I hire, since it is my staff who interact with clients and are the face of my company. Proposition 118 will give my employees the security of having a paid leave option with job security when, at one point or another, they will need this coverage.

I run a small pottery painting studio in Colorado Springs. Before COVID, my store was a vibrant, creative space bustling with people who came to create pieces that would be treasured forever.

It’s a busy, fast-paced environment that requires good customer service skills. We are now adapting our operations to the new normal, but the fact remains: I need a specific kind of employee — talented, outgoing, reassuring — that many other, much bigger

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Time’s up for students’ pandemic meal money, but most in WA haven’t enrolled

Less than half of eligible students in Washington state have applied for the emergency food funding intended to bolster hunger programs during school closures, and advocates worry that many of the state’s most vulnerable will go hungry.

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The deadline for the Pandemic EBT program, passed as part of the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act in March, is Sept. 11. Families have until 5 p.m. to submit applications to the state.

More than 560,000 Washington K-12 students are eligible because they already qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. The funding equates to $5.70 per school day, or $399 for missed meals from March to June.

About 200,000 of this group hold EBT cards through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, meaning they were automatically enrolled in this emergency program. Everyone else — all 358,442 of them — had to apply for P-EBT.

As of Aug. 30, only 44 percent

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Interest Rates for Personal Loans Are Near All-Time Lows

Personal loans are more affordable now than ever. Should you get one?

A lot of people don’t put much thought into borrowing money until they actually need to do so. But if you’re in a financial crunch, you may need an affordable way to borrow money. And a personal loan may be the right solution for you.

You can use a personal loan for any purpose and you qualify based on your credit score and other factors. The better your credit, the more favorable the rate you’re likely to snag. And of course the lower your personal loan interest rate, the more affordable that loan is to pay off.

Here’s some good news in that regard: Personal loan interest rates are near an all-time low, according to new research by The Ascent, so now may be a good time to apply for one if you have a need.

Personal loan

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