Ghettopoly: No! Pimp Juice: Yes?

Board game's Asian creator says he followed the lead of African Americans who profit from the denigration of black culture

Ghettopoly or Pimp Juice. Which is more offensive? Some critics argue both, while…

By Joyce Jones

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A Spring Affair

How color can enhance your business wardrobe

What’s buzzing this spring? Color–and lots of it. After a harsh winter and…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Living Well With The Money You Have

Author and syndicated columnist offers straight forward financial advice for people looking to take control of their money

Think about the word asset. What exactly does it mean? An asset is an…

By Michelle Singletary

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Holding Her Ground

They huffed and puffed, but developers could not blow down Edith Younger-Huff's business

The chill of fall swept through New Brunswick, New Jersey, and Edith Younger-Huff quickly…

By Sakina P. Spruell

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Corporate Cues

Top Executives Explain Four Business Practicesto Better Position You For Success In The Workplace

It’s the post-new economy era. So what does that mean for today’s job seekers…

By Siobhan Leftwich

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Using Real Estate To Build Wealth

Here are three ways your home can increase your net worth

With additional reporting from Carl Unegbu & Aissatou Sidime
When Marceline Alburg refinanced her two-family…

By Matthew S. Scott

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Increasing Earning Power Through Education

The Richardsons have a financial curriculum that includes advanced degrees and greater investments

Rafael and Janice Richardson of Montgomery, Alabama, have dedicated their lives to education. The…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Sweet Savings

Albert & Tamara Sweets Put Together A Money-Managing

By Nicole Lewis
Albert Sweets, 36, got his first real lesson in financial planning when…

By Nicole Lewis

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Tobacco Toasts

Israel Capellan's cigars carry on a family tradition

Each man’s [tobacco] preference is the only standard for him,” wrote Mark Twain…

By Joseph Dumas

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Bet On Las Vegas

L.J. Piernas enjoys much more than gaming

J. Piernas came to Las Vegas seven years ago from the Bay Area as…

By T. R. Witcher

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Here’s To The Good Life

Touring the Italian wine country

In Italy, people will tell you that they take more time for life.…

By Joseph Dumas

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No Sour Grapes

Lesvia Castro is sweet on sangria

“Eight hundred Frenchmen can’t be wrong,” Lesvia Castro exclaims with a hearty laugh,…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Credit Madness

Q: My mother has gotten several credit cards in my name and has…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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Stop Whining And Start Writing!

How to pen effective complaint letters

It’s 5:00 p.m., the thruway is backed up for miles, and you’re trying to…

By Siobhan Leftwich

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The Repo Man Cometh

The real deal on vehicle repossessions

With loan terms being extended and monthly car notes increasing, many already overextended consumers…

By Lee Anna Jackson

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Never Too Late

I’m a 37-year-old single mother still struggling to get myself together. I was…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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What Are You Leaving Behind?

Taking care through your words, thoughts and deeds

“I would like my life to say, to all who paid attention, that…

By Caroline Clarke

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When Dreams Come True

A generally accepted tenet of the American dream is that a high-quality education…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Lifting, As She Climbs

Prep for Prep prepared Shana Harris for Yale and beyond. Now, she does the same for others.

As a 13-year-old growing up in New York City, Shana Harris, now 29,…

By Keisha Anderson

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Getting Back To I.T.

Q: I have 15 plus years experience in the information technology field. I…

By Sonia Alleyne

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