What, Me Worry?

Congratulations on your retirement. Make sure you don't outlive your savings.

Karen Williams feared she would never be able to retire. Had it not been…

By Lisa Armstrong


Facing Life Without Him

The emotional tragedy of widowhood can be compounded by poor financial decisions

“I’m managing, but i miss Joseph,” says Edwina Littlepage, whose husband of nearly 30…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash


When You’re Better Off Apart

Don't allow your financial security to become a casualty of divorce

Karen Saunders-Kildare wanted to take care of someone. while her husband attended college, she…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash


Working Together

Financial planning is key to protecting your family's assets

Lightning can strike the same place twice. Unfortunately, the Lessanu family knows this firsthand.…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash


When Everyone Is Counting on You

Single mothers must face the challenges of providing for the present while planning for the future

Sandra Thompson, 50, is part of a growing trend: she is a single mother…

By Lisa Armstrong


Single & Free

Lay the foundation for your financial future while you are relatively free of obligations

Like many young women, Chiri Holt enjoyed living the single life. With a law…

By Naeemah Khabir


Make Points Add Up

If Used Strategically, Rewards Points Programs From Your Favorite Credit Cards Can Lead To Substantial Savings On Airline Tickets, Hotels, And Fine Dining

David Knight flies for free. From 1997 to 2002, the 39-year-old former telecommunications consultant…

By Lisa Armstrong


Lower Fees, Higher Returns

Increase your portfolio performance by choosing among these top-performing funds with the lowest expense ratios

Finally, it’s safe to open your mail again. Ever since the beginning of 2000,…

By Donald Jay Korn


Rebound Or Relapse?

By Matthew S. Scott


By Matthew S. Scott


When One, Plus One, Makes One

Michael And Regina Haney Are Working Together On Their Finances For The First Time

Thirty-one-year-old Michael Haney knows what he wants–to be a millionaire by age 60. He…

By Carolyn M. Brown


Wealth On The Go

By Capitalizing On His Technological Expertise, Chris Galloway Is Enhancing His Financial Fortune

For Chris Galloway, staying on the move has meant staying in the money. Galloway,…

By Nicole Lewis


Buenas Vistas And Other Good Things

It's the splendor of Las Casitas

As I lay in a dimly lit room surrounded by the warm scent…

By Sonia Alleyne


A San Francisco Chronicle

George Dewey's view of the Bay

Known for temperate weather, an eclectic population, and (depending on whose list you…

By Sonia Alleyne


En Garde!

Herby Raynaud's fencing fancy

For some, the idea of destiny is an abstract concept, one that is…

By Ashley Gibson


Debt Collection

My husband and I have several bills that have been turned over to…

By Tanisha A. Sykes


Free Art!

Gallery loans visual art to the public

The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., offers free art collections to…

By Jennifer L. Smith


Lower Your Thermostat!

Tips to reduce your home heating bill

For many of us in the U.S., winter is approaching. After running a…

By Raelyn C. Johnson


Funny Money

Counterfeit money scams persist

This past July, an innocent brush with a counterfeit $20 bill at a Chick-fil-A…

By Kimberly Hamilton-Wright


The Clenched Fist

Giving and receiving can be as simple as opening your hand

“When you clench your fist, no one can put anything in your hand, nor…

By Caroline Clarke


Hold Your Tongue

Since being laid off in June 2002, I’ve had a handful of interviews.…

By Sonia Alleyne


Watch Out For Career Scams

How to discern what counselors, coaches, and consultants actually do

Counselors. Coaches. Consultants. As the search for work intensifies, more of these services are…

By Laura Egodigwe


Gearing Up For The Golden Years

Minority Retirement Confidence Survey paints a mixed picture

Although the retirement outlook for African Americans is not quite golden, more are…

By Alan Hughes


Food For Thought

A partnership with Goldman Sachs may be Chuck James' ticket to increasing diversity in food industry

Here’s some food for thought, “If you can’t beat ‘em, buy ‘em.” That’s exactly…

By Latif Lewis


Swinger’s Club

William Dixon shows it takes more than drive to win

You may never be destined for green jacket distinction, but it is possible…

By Sonia Alleyne


Success Model Wanted

I am 26, and single, with no kids. I work as a cosmetologist…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.


Blind Ambition

Robert Jones lost his eyesight, but his vision is crystal clear

It has been said that life is not just what you make it, it’s…

By Caroline Clarke


Talk To Me, Baby

A doctor discovers how well children communicate

AGE: 50
OCCUPATION: Speech-Language Pathologist and Sociolinguist
LOCATION: Washington, D.C.
SALARY: $43,000–$50,000
Dr. Debra Jervay-Pendergrass considered a…

By Christina Morgan


Windows 98 Lives

My computer runs on Windows 98 OS. I know Microsoft has an online…

By Dale Coachman


Not In My Inbox

Moving large files is as easy as FTP

E-mail was built for text. Most people are willing to accept small attachments,…

By Rebecca Frances Rohan


Desktop Roundup

Here's how to find the perfect PC for your small business buck

For small business owners, a desktop PC is an essential tool for running a…

By Cristina Gair


Music To Her Ears

Lamonica Thomas taps into the digital greeting card market

Sometime in February 2000, Lamonica Thomas, 48, woke her husband to tell him about…

By Anthony Calypso


Show Me The Money

I just started a small business, and I hear that the SBA has…

By Alan Hughes


Four Friends On The Fast Track

This quartet is looking to create a music powerhouse

Ignoring an old adage about friends and business not mixing well, the executives…

By Demetria Lucas


To Join Or Not To Join?

Trade groups can boost business -- if you pick the right one

Though entrepreneurs tend not to be joiners, trade groups can offer excellent networking opportunities…

By Bridget McCrea


Lessons From The Past

Entrepreneur takes the old world approach to business

George Banks acquired an appetite for entrepreneurship as a young boy in Africa.…

By Marcia Wade Talbert


Capital Gains Pains

My husband and I are moving from New York to Pennsylvania and I…

By Matthew S. Scott


Debit Or Credit?

Knowing the benefits of each card can help you manage money better

When Morgan Robinson began working for SmithKline as a teenager in 1999, she opened a…

By Naeemah Khabir

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Turning Market Pain Into Prosperity

Louis A. Holland of Holland Capital Management picks a slate of winners

Last year, when we spoke to Louis A. Holland, managing partner and CIO…

By Matthew S. Scott


Pick Of The Pack

Standard & Poor's McMillan has a way of pulling the best from a mixed bag of financial services companies

Standard & Poor’s analyst Robert McMillan preaches that a slow economic stretch for an…

By James A. Anderson


From Real Estate To Retirement Plan

Using property as a foundation, Bradley Simmons has crafted a blueprint for his financial goals

Growing up on Staten Island, New York, Bradley Simmons, 40, nurtured an interest in…

By Carmen Brown


Getting Back The Black Vote

House Democratic leader discusses plan to lure African Americans

Democratic Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is the first woman to lead either party in…

By David C. Ruffin


Heritage Networks Wins Showdown

Frank Mercado-Valdes plans to build a bigger brand after landing the rights to 'Showtime at the Apollo'

With financial backing and industry-leading clout from one of the top producers of syndicated…

By Jeffrey McKinney