The Urge To Merge

Fusion of Georgia's Citizens Trust and First Southern will create fifth largest black bank

“It’s exciting isn’t it?” With a few understated words,Fusion Gregory Baranco, chairman of First…

By Eric L. Smith

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Paying For Good Credit

You may be getting charged for not carrying a balance balance

It used to be that if you paid off your bills on time, you…

By Ann Brown

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Represent Yourself

Here's how you can stay one step ahead in small claims court

If you ever have to defend yourself in small claims court, it will pay…

By Sandra R. Bell

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Take it Light

Don't let business trips weigh you down. Learn about the travel trends and products that can take a load off your mind--and your time.

Female Friendly Stays
Hotels are rolling out the red carpet for women on business
More and…

By Ann Brown

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Carson Gets A Makeover

With an African American management team in control, hair care giant Carson Products has repositioned itself for growth.

It may seem a long and somewhat implausible road from the halls of academia…

By Shawn E. Rhea

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Buying Life Insurance

Choosing the right policy can protect and preserve your assets for your kids without costing their inheritance

No matter who you are, morbid issues like death and dying are totally foreign…

By Marjorie Whigham-Desir

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Bytes To Bucks

Trading stocks on the internet can save savvy investors a bundle

Their ads are everywhere. From network television, to splashy animated banners on the Internet,…

By Cheryl Coward

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Capital Gains Without Tax Pain

For active investors, knowing when to hold 'em and how to fold 'em can help limit your tax ability

“The pain, the pain.” That’s how donald Powells, 40, recalls his experience with the…

By Donald Jay Korn

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It’s A Family Affair

Judith Aidoo

Part Two Of The Black Enterprise Lifetime Financial Planning Guide focuses in couples in…

By Judith Aidoo

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Which Way Is Up?

Our experts discuss strategies to thrive no matter what the market brings

Sometimes It Seems As If Good News For investors brings up more questions than…

By James A. Anderson

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The Feeling Is Mutual

A bevy of black-managed mutual funds is bringing new investors into the market, B.E. checks out what they have to offer.

No, this is one revolution that didn’t get televised or much in the way…

By James A. Anderson

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Corporate Plight

For a revealing history of how African Americans broke into professional and managerial…

By April Robbins

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A Capital Career Venture

For years, the ranks of venture capital firms were filled by word-of- mouth…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Career At A Glance

Occupation: Actuary
Job description: Assembles and analyzes facts, and estimates risks and returns to…

By April Robbins

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How Much Should Employers Know?

Pocket your privacy by understanding the limits of background checks

Whether you’re in the running for a job as a mailroom clerk or a…

By Audrey Arthur

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Separation Pay

Q Are severance packages negotiable?
A A severance package is usually offered to an…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Online Recruitment Slow

Despite the fact that one out of five companies uses the Internet to…

By Cassandra Hayes

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On The Road With Your Boss

Even though you're out of the office, its still business

You’re about to embark on a three-day business trip with your boss. To…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Getting All Dolled Up

Carson Products is looking beyond hair care to grow its profits

After a horrendous first quarter, Carson Inc. (NYSE: CIC) now figures it’s going to…

By Dwight Oestricher

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How Much Is Enough?

Just how many holdings should an investment club have?

Diversification is a word financial planning pundits love to bring up every chance they…

By Laura Washington

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