Rodrigo Sermeño

Rodrigo Sermeño

The Kiplinger Letter
Rodrigo Sermeño covers financial services, housing, small business, and franchising industries for The Kiplinger Letter. He previously covered Congress for PJ Media. Before switching to journalism, he worked for several think tanks and non-profit organizations in Washington, D.C., including the New America Foundation, the Streit Council, and the Arca Foundation. Rodrigo graduated from George Mason University with a bachelor's degree in international affairs. He also holds a master's in public policy from George Mason University's School of Public Policy.
PPP Loan Forgiveness Applications are Now Easier
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PPP Loan Forgiveness Applications are Now Easier

Small businesses that received PPP loans of $50,000 or less can now apply for forgiveness using a simplified application form.
October 16, 2020
Answers to PPP Loan FAQs (Now That There's Fresh Funding for the Loans)
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Answers to PPP Loan FAQs (Now That There's Fresh Funding for the Loans)

Small business owners are getting another crack at Paycheck Protection Program loans. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about the lo…
July 21, 2020
8 Tips and Warnings on PPP Loan Forgiveness
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8 Tips and Warnings on PPP Loan Forgiveness

Not having to pay back Paycheck Protection Program loans is a huge benefit for small-business owners. But there are a lot of rules that must be follow…
July 21, 2020
7 Ways PPP Loans Just Got Better
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7 Ways PPP Loans Just Got Better

The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act makes a number of changes to the popular small-business loan program. See how your business might bene…
June 5, 2020
PPP Program Is Out of Funds — But Firms Should Keep Applying
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PPP Program Is Out of Funds — But Firms Should Keep Applying

There’s a reason the money’s all gone — the terms of the Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses are generous.
April 17, 2020
Another COVID-19 Victim: The Touch Screen
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Another COVID-19 Victim: The Touch Screen

Consumers will look askance at anything they’re asked to touch, leading to a surge in app usage and other alternatives to contacting public screens.
April 16, 2020
What Small Businesses Must Know About the SBA's New Stimulus Loans
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What Small Businesses Must Know About the SBA's New Stimulus Loans

CARES Act expands select loan programs administered by the Small Business Administration. See if you qualify.
April 3, 2020
11 Places to Find Funding for Your Small Business
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11 Places to Find Funding for Your Small Business

When you’ve got a big new idea that you want to get off the ground or an existing operation that requires an influx of capital to keep charging ahead,…
May 7, 2018
A Housing Shortage Looms: Builders Can’t Keep Up
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A Housing Shortage Looms: Builders Can’t Keep Up

Starter homes especially are becoming scarce.
September 20, 2016
Improving Prospects for Most Small Businesses
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Improving Prospects for Most Small Businesses

Firms in the housing and tourism sectors can prosper as home sales surge and low gas prices encourage more travel.
March 29, 2016
2016: A Second Good Year for Housing
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2016: A Second Good Year for Housing

The housing market picked up last year in many areas of the U.S. Look for it to grow as well or better this year.
February 29, 2016
Where the Housing Market Is Headed in Late 2015
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Where the Housing Market Is Headed in Late 2015

First-time home buyers will be a big driver of this market's recovery.
July 25, 2015
Housing Market Gets Stronger in 2015
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Housing Market Gets Stronger in 2015

An improving economy and attractive home features will draw first-time and move-up buyers.
March 4, 2015
Small Business Revving Up in 2015
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Small Business Revving Up in 2015

Many firms with fewer than 50 workers have plans to expand, venture into new markets and add to payrolls.
January 29, 2015