No Time Like The Present

Gen Xers should start investing for smooth sailing in the future

Congratulations! You’re in your 20s. At long last you’ve finished school and escaped the…

By L.D. Saunders

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From Sweats To Suits

You've earned your academic credentials. Now learn how to dress for professional success.

Sekou Ma’at spends much of his workday in the company of teenagers. He speaks…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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More Y2K Glitches That Could Bug You

Here are a few ways to protect yourself from the millennium sting-even if you're not a techie

Happy New Year! You pick up the phone to wish your mom well when…

By Monique R. Brown

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Saving Dollars & Making Sense of Divorce

Here's how you can part ways without taking the financial plunge

MIldred Miller was excited about her promotion. After living nearly five years of her…

By Monique R. Brown

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College Climb

Navigate your way to scholarship money to fund your child's education

Paula and Jesse James of Hackensack, New Jersey, vividly recall the year that was…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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Something Old, Something New

David S. Pottruck, president & co-chief executive officer of Charles Schwab, answers questions on blacks and investing

In a future dictionary, “innovation” and “Charles Schwab” may well be synonyms.
Check out the…

By Ivan Cintron

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autumnfinances

People close to retirement need more sophisticated planning

When new clients come to see Dwayne Grady, a financial planner with American Express…

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox

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It’s Now Or Never

Getting fiscally caught up is imperative

M. Starita Boyce, Ed.D., of Riverdale, New York, has always believed that achieving one’s…

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox

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PUT YOUR HOUSE IN ORDER

Laying a sound fiscal foundation must be the goal in your 30s

Save rather than spend. Buy stocks and hold them for the long term. This…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Headstart

Young investors funnel spare change into the market

The springtime of life marks growth-mental, physical and social. It is a time when…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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In This Corner

As the volatile stock market climbs to new highs, investors continue to fight for the best returns. Our investment roundtable tries to pick the winners as the battle between growth and value rages.

With rising interest rates and inflation fears, it’s not easy to make the right…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Luxury travel

You, too, can afford first class

Did you know you could cut the cost of your next vacation and…

By Korey A. Wilson

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Start tripping-Abroad

Tips to help you whiz through your nearest passport office

You dream of strolling through the Louvre, sailing on the Nile or savoring authentic…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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Cut eye-care costs

Here are tips for buying budget-friendly frames and lenses

Your blurry vision is telling you it’s time to visit your eye doctor, but…

By Stanley B. Chambers Jr.

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Find A Favorable Fix

How do I safeguard my jewelry from being switched at repair shops?

Consider “birth marking” your stones. Several manufacturers, among them PhotoScribe (888-746-8672), offer this…

By Ann Brown

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Know your roots

Suggestions on how you can trace your family tree

Are you interested in researching your family’s roots? If so, you’re not alone.…

By Ann Brown

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To-Do List Dilemma

I make it a point to work from a to-do list. But by…

By Korey A. Wilson

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Riding the emotional roller-coaster

How one self-published author weathered a storm

I had just finished a book signing at a major business conference when…

By Hasani Pettiford

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rejection is no problem. . .

Once you overcome your fear

Besides satisfying customers, a primary aim of businesspeople is to excel in their…

By Korey A. Wilson

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What’s In A Habit?

Your rituals determine whether you'll reach your potential

No one’s perfect, right? Everyone has their own little quirks. In theory, this…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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