Jetting to Jo’burg

A close-up of South Africa's largest city

Johannesburg, more affectionately known as Jo’burg, can be described as South Africa’s financial,…

By Monique R. Brown

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Virtual Communities

African American Websites are hooking people up in more ways than one

Over the past couple of years, the Web has become a powerful medium for…

By Jason P. McKay

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Pens of perfection

Writing instruments that make the mark

Because fine pens have become a status symbol for men and women, upscale writing…

By Ann Brown

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All that jazz

Doctor hits the high note as a hobby

All eyes are on the dynamic man on stage. We’re at the renowned…

By Ann Brown

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Tips on tipping

Q: People of color, please help me reverse our reputation for being poor…

By Monique R. Brown

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Consumer information catalog

Your guide to more than 200 free and low-cost publications

The Consumer Information Catalog contains updated information on virtually every subject of importance…

By Leslie E. Royal

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Cost versus comfort

Sizing up the value of business class

You’ve got to jet from New York to London to finalize the details…

By Leslie E. Royal

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Staying in the black

An effort to support African American businesses

Muhammad Nassardeen is on an economic mission. He wants African American consumers to use…

By Ann Brown

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Schemes on the home front

In-house employment opportunities don't pan out

You have probably seen this ad in one of your local newspapers: “$356 Weekly…

By Takita Mason

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A cry for help

Q: I believe my 19-year-old daughter is depressed. She goes to work, comes…

By Lesajean M. Jennings, Ph.D.

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Banish bad days

By making every one count

Have you ever asked someone how they were doing only to have them…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Is it really you?

Therapy. To go or not to go will be the question after reading…

By Nicole Marie Richardson

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Can you see clearly?

A vision statement will keep you on track

It’s what forms the basis for every business. It’s what helps us decide…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Kissing your employer goodbye

Make sure your exit is as professional as your entrance

Boyz II Men had it all wrong: it doesn’t really have to be so…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Queen of her craft

Name: J. Michelle Hill-Campbell
Age: 45 Occupation: Independent Textile Designer/Com puter Aided Design Artist (CAD)
Location:…

By F. Romall Smalls

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Meeting madness

If you feel like you’re spending more time sitting in unproductive group-thinks than…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Kids’ stuff

Q: I recently bought a computer for my 8-year-old daughter and 12-year-old son.…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Gaining financial clout

Blackstocks.com seeks to help minorities flex their financial muscle

Loretta and Alton Perkins are on a mission: to bring 100,000 minority investors…

By Takita Mason

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TimeZone International

Vivian Chew takes urban music across the ocean

Vivian Scott Chew was eager to take a bite out of the entrepreneurial pie…

By Ann Brown

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The power of compounding

Why investments that you own continue to be fruitful and multiply

Why do people invest? Because of what’s known as the “eighth wonder of…

By Takita Mason

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Bank shot

McDonalds' Cummings picks knocked by interest rate hikes

Last year, the word on the Street was that banking stocks would take…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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Shifting Gears

Changes in the market create new leaders among black funds

How times have changed. For the most part, 1999 was a good year for…

By Derek T. Dingle

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What’s your vote?

Studies show young people more likely to lean toward Republican Party

Young people, both black and white, are more inclined than their elders to…

By Nicole Marie Richardson

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Better late than never

The Chisholm-Mingo Group sails Royal Caribbean into the future

After almost tripling their money spent on cruises from 1997 topresent, African Americans…

By Nicole Marie Richardson

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The man behind the man

Deputy secretary gets the job done, with no (political) strings attached

Deputy secretaries are a bit like Cinderella. While their bosses are out making…

By Joyce Jones

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GEORE vs.BUSH

B.E. reviews the platforms of this year's presidential candidates

Affirmative action, access to capital, Social Security. The next president of the United States,…

By Joyce Jones

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Quitting while you’re ahead

Strategies to employ for an early retirement

At 34 years of age, with two children under the age of four, Debra…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Protecting your golden years

Regardless of your post-employment plans, seek out a policy for long-term care

Don’t think that retirement is all about travel and leisure. As you grow older,…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Investments Tto Retire By

Tax-Deferred Vehicles That Will Last A Lifetime

Nate Thomas is not quite ready to go all the way. For 16 years,…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Retire Rich

Developing a plan to make your golden years brighter

You’re ready. You’ve finally come to the realization that if you don’t get started…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Roller-Coaster Ride

Our panel of experts review today's volatile market. Strap yourself in and get prepared for a bumpy trip.

Up, down, all around. Just like a roller coaster. This is a fitting way…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Black Enterprise Financial Fitness Contest

Winner #10, Linda Warren

Linda Warren is not unlike most 30-somethings. Over the next two years, she dreams…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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A lasting legacy

Here's how to guarantee that the fruits of your labor are passed on to future generations

Frances Lewis sees herself as a survivor. She grew up in a poor, but…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Asset Allocation Comeback

Sticking with a long-range fund strategy will be critical in today's investing environment

At a glance, the first half of 2000 was not exactly a bonanza for…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Debt Free Is the Way To Be

Your prelude to financial freedom

When Suzette Scarborough graduated from Cornell University in 1989, she had 19 different credit…

By Leslie E. Royal

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Can I get into it?

Q: Is there a demand for non-IT degreed professionals, who do have specialized…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Five expression slip-ups

Straighten up and communicate right

On paper, you’re the consummate professional. You know the company’s facts and figures…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Squeeze new life into your PC

Instead of buying a new computer, upgrade your old one

With faster machines cropping up almost daily, the life span of a midrange…

By Tracy L. Salmon

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The IT industry’s dynamic duo

Universal Solutions' Marva Allen and Shirley Moulton are breaking down barriers

Batman and Robin may rule in Gotham City but in Southfield, Michigan, Marva Allen…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Cleaning their way to the top

R.C.D. Cleaning Services overcomes many hurdles in a volatile industry

In a competitive industry where clients aren’t known for their loyalty, 42-year-old Rose C.…

By Lori Douglass Davis

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Outsource it

Tips and traps of using independent contractors

For many businesses, outsourcing has become the wave of the future, permitting businesses…

By Craig Owen White

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5 great ways to finance your business

Finding the cash to make your dream a reality

Cold-hard cash and where to find plenty of it is often the biggest roadblock…

By Glenn Townes

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Build a sturdy portfolio

Q: I’m interested in obtaining a unit investment trust. Which companies offer them?
–Veronica…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Be open to closed-end funds

These exchange-traded vehicles can garner high returns

Buy a top-rated Morningstar fund for 86 cents on the dollar? That’s the deal…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Growth spurt

Late bloomers reap benefit of stock investing

When Willie and Darlene Brownlee were newlyweds 15 years ago, they had little-if any…

By Christine Albano

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Finding the right mix

Shifting priorities in an uncertain market

Many investors probably feel like the stock market has been as colorful as…

By Mark M. Spradley

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Growth with a touch of value

Charles Jordan of Jordan Advisory Group takes stock in the big plays

Charles N. Jordan Jr. likes to think big. In fact, the 19-year veteran selected…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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Stealth fighters

Old Economy stocks come to the defense of some investors

They’re back.
It seems like the so-called Old Economy is having its day. For…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Isiah Thomas Returns to the NBA

Less than a year after purchasing the Continental Basketball Association, legendary sports icon-turned-businessman,…

By Alicia R. Rodgers

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M-xchange blames business model for failure

America’s largest corporations will spend $50 billion this year with minority-owned companies. Should…

By Cliff Hocker

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Crossing the border

Additional visas to skilled immigrants pose threat to black technology professionals

There are over 800,000 available positions in the technology sector, so one could rationalize…

By George Alexander

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