The Feminine Money Mystique

The secret's out: women can create and manage lasting wealth

Tracie Howard taught herself online trading. Howard, a former director of sales for American…

By Tracy Byrnes

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The Magnolia Mediator

Secretary of Labor Alexis Herman speaks out on the changing dynamics of the 21st century workplace

You know the headlines: THE Year 2000 started with a bang. The first week…

By Marjorie Whigham-Desir

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More Bank for Your Buck

The overhaul of banking laws presents new opportunities and a series of challenges. Here's how these changes may affect you.

Twenty years ago, Lisa Bouldin-Carter could have opened a savings or checking account at…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Two Tongues are Better Than One

Fluency in a foreign language can translate into a world of professional possibilities.

Three years ago, Edward Harley was an English teacher at the Nova Language School…

By Sonja Mack

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Harvesting an E-Commerce Solution

B.E. 100s CEO Chuck James hangs out an e-shingle and brings new technology to the produce business

Call it e-frenzy. More and more consumers, as they make their first or 50th…

By George Alexander

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When Your 401(k) Isn’t Enough

Only one in 10 people are properly preparing for retirement. Here's how to make sure you're on track.

When it comes to saving for a financially secure future, Adrienne Livingston knows that…

By Susan Price

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Invest Like the Big Guys

Profit in the stock market with a do-it-yourself approach

Berlin Bailey closely followed the Microsoft antitrust trial last year. “At one point,” recalls…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Black Enterprise Financial Fitness Contest

Winner #5, Phillip & Jamie Lomax

Phillip and Jamie Lomax are on a mission to establish a budget, eliminate extraneous…

By Ivan Cintron

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The Art of Savvy Budgeting

Before you can invest, you must figure out how to keep track of your cash

In our January issue, black enterprise began one of its most ambitious projects to…

By Ivan Cintron

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Clickable catering

IGourmet.com can help you plan your next party

Are you planning a romantic dinner for two, a booming bash for 50…

By Monique R. Brown

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A Desert Oasis

Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech is a thriving metropolis that delicately balances the old and the new.…

By Dwight Brown

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Sheraton Safari Hotel

Florida's finest African intrigue

Looking for African intrigue? Try the majestic Sheraton Safari Hotel (800-423-3297) located less…

By Nancy K.S. Hochman

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Top wine picks

Expert advice on choosing the premium vintages

Should you splurge to the tune of $29,950 for a single bottle of wine?…

By Ann Brown

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Underwater adventures

HBO executive dives into scuba excursions

When Gregory Sneed of Baldwin Harbor, New York, needs to get away from…

By George Alexander

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Get results

I want to file a complaint with the Better Business Bureau. What type…

By Monique R. Brown

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The government’s got answers

Website offers solutions to common inquiries

If you have questions about federal agencies, programs and services, surf over to…

By Monique R. Brown

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Outsmart your supermarket

Save big bucks on groceries when you shop

If your household is like others, your second-biggest monthly expenditure-behind your rent or…

By Monique R. Brown

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Dry clean only?

Two home-based cleaning products offer alternatives

Are you tired of being cleaned out by your neighborhood dry cleaner? If so,…

By Nancy K.S. Hochman

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Medicine or magic?

Here's some important information about homeopathy

According to a recent report sponsored by the Homeopathy Medicine Research Group, alternative medicine…

By Sonja Mack

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IN THE KNOW…

What do you do when you’re working so much toward achieving a certain…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Slump no more

Vitamins can add vigor to your day

For Charles Collins, there’s little downtime during the workday. As the principal of…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Prepare to pursue your passions

We’ve all heard stories about people who’ve labored in financially lucrative or socially…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Get back on your good side

Here's how to slay your self-destructive demons

External forces can sometimes impact us in ways that are, at best, pitiable…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Turning domestic experience into global opportunity

Wal-Mart executive Don Bland has made his reputation and career going the extra mile

Once upon a time, you needed to join the Army to see the world.…

By Marjorie Whigham-Desir

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Put some feeling into it

Emotional intelligence is paramount in a thriving workplace

You’re the boss. You’re charged with maximizing profits and increasing productivity by getting your…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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A degree for IT

I am considering a career move into the information technology industry, and I…

By Roy R. Pressey

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A course in coaching

Now that you know why you need a career coach (see “Stay in…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Longing to lead?

Gauge your potential with this mini-quiz

Your work ethic is among the best of anyone’s at the company. Your…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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A pain in the Net

Whenever I go online, the connection [goes down]-usually after a couple of minutes,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Keep it simple

Ten tips for making your Website more user-friendly

If you build it, they will come. But will they keep coming back? The…

By Candace Waller

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Out of this world

BlackPlanet.com is one of the fastest-growing new community portals

As talk of the digital divide continues to grab the spotlight, there is a…

By Mildred Antenor

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What’s in a name?

Plenty. Before you register your Web handle, check if it's trademarked

You finally branded yourself on the Web. You did the usual search to see…

By Rebecca Frances Rohan

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Looking for a hookup?

Nationet Online seeks to boost the number of African Americans on the Net

With a computer, phone line, modem, e-mail account and Web browser you have all…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Making the transition

I am an entrepreneur undergoing the “labor pains” of birthing a small business.…

By Gerda Gallop-Goodman

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Playing the recruiting game

Allied Personnel creates a niche as an employment service

In an industry where competition is fierce, having an edge is key. Jerry Lewis…

By Gerda Gallop-Goodman

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NASA training program

Small, disadvantaged businesses learn how to vie for contracts

To get the inside scoop on securing lucrative NASA contracts, consider registering for…

By Gerda Gallop-Goodman

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A taste of the Big Easy

Mélange Café creates a stir on the dining scene

The name of Joe Brown’s restaurant, Mélange Café, captures not only the nature…

By Gerda Gallop-Goodman

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Staying afloat

Strategies for surviving a cash flow crisis

Most business owners have experienced a cash flow crisis. They occur when a busy…

By Lori Rohlk Pheiffer

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Leaders of the pack

This year's finalists are transcending barriers and breaking new ground

The theme of this year’s Black Enterprise/Bank of America Entrepreneurs Conference is “Smart Moves:…

By Gerda Gallop-Goodman

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Great names, great returns

Walt Pearson's growth picks soar

Back in May of 1999, when Alliance Capital’s Walt Pearson recommended stocks that…

By Christine Verdi

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Quick down payment

What investment should I put my money in to amass a $5,000 down…

By Ivan Cintron

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You’ve got to know when to fold ‘em

Is it time to dump that poorly performing stock?

If you think buying stocks is difficult, wait until you have to decide whether…

By Donald Jay Korn

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All in the family

Sharing the wealth-and the money know-how

During his teen years on the exciting isles of Trinidad and Tobago, Vito Lara,…

By Carmen Brown

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Encore! Encore!

Black-owned publicly traded companies give fabulous performances

Things are heating up in the world of black-owned publicly traded firms. Including new…

By Ivan Cintron

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Finding strength in weakness

Kenwood Group's Larry Jones seeks intrinsic value

Sometimes stocks that otherwise should perform handsomely suffer a setback, whether because they missed…

By Ivan Cintron

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Good things come in small packages

Hot tech stocks fuel success of small-cap growth funds

To paraphrase a market cliché, as technology goes, so go small-cap growth stocks. That…

By Ivan Cintron

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The Old vs. the New

Amidst the tech, the S&P 500 offers value plays

There has been much talk lately about the dichotomy of the stock market,…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Former Motown CEO blazed trail

George Jackson set trends in music and film

George Jackson, who helped Motown Recording Co. restore some of its luster after…

By Hersch Doby

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Can Jordan win from the owner’s box?

Struggling Washington Wizards look to Mike to reverse fortunes

He’s back. Only this time don’t expect him to suit up . .…

By Hersch Doby

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Minority firms tapped to oversee $800 million in assets

Raytheon looks to NCM, Ariel and MDL Capital to oversee pension fund monies

An $800 million deal via the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition’s Wall Street Project has set up…

By Cliff Hocker

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Roy Roberts retires from GM

Highest-ranking black executive aided automaker's turnaround

Roy S. Roberts, who helped usher in an ambitious reorganization strategy to boost…

By Hersch Doby

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Ware promoted, will stay at Coke

In wake of legal problems, soft drink company holds on to top executive

Nearly two months after his surprising retirement announcement, Carl H. Ware, the highest-ranking black…

By Hersch Doby

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