The New Face of NASCAR

Race, money, and politics in motor sports' fast lane

On a warm but breezy morning in Florida, Bill Lester is surrounded by a…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Let’s Make A Deal

Everything is negotiable when buying a new car

Buying a car is never easy. Any given car usually has three or four…

By T. R. Witcher

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Building A Bridge

With College Costs Rising Out Of Control And Financial Marketsin Turmoil, 529 Plans Can Save The Day–If Managed Properly

Three years ago, Robin Walker didn’t have any money invested to cover either of…

By Kelli D. Herd

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Caughtin A Storm

BLACK ENTERPRISE offers 90 selections that might be a silver liningin the dark clouds of the recent mutual fund scandals

John and Regina Baker checked with their financial adviser to make sure their funds…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Preserving Your Portfolio

Our panel of expert money managers shows you how to make sure your earnings from the current market rebound don't get washed away

It seems almost everyone has benefited from the long-awaited recovery that propelled the advance…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Taking Saving To The Next Level

Tisca Dorsey is learning how to put investment knowledge to practical use

For the past few years, Tisca Dorsey has been doing the right thing–becoming a…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Entrepreneurship Through Homeownership

Kara Turner used real estate as a foundation for her business

Five years ago, Kara Turner had to sell her home. “I loved the house,”…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Style-Eyes

Tonya Salvant changes glasses in a blink

“I’d study all night but look fashionable in the day. I’d wear the…

By Sonia Alleyne

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New Orleans’ Spice

Leah Webber knows the city's hot spots

There’s more to New Orleans than jazz music, sumptuous Creole/Cajun cuisine, and Mardi Gras.…

By Keisha Anderson

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Paper Mates

Valerian Butler Smith III on the write way

Letter writing today seems to be a dying communication and art form, but…

By Joseph Dumas

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Car Insurance

Q: My car insurance has doubled over the past few years. The company…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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Don’t Let The Dealer Rip You Off!

Automobile scams to avoid

Did you hear the one about the woman who was all set to buy…

By Lee Anna Jackson

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Get Used To It

Gaining value from certified pre-owned vehicles

Donald Byrd was all set to buy a brand-new luxury SUV when he stepped…

By Leslie E. Royal

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Make It Happen

How two icons realized their mission–and their dream

What makes the best successful? How do they ultimately reach their goals? That’s what…

By Caroline Clarke

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A Poet’s Lament

Q: I have been searching the Web to find potential publishers of poetry.…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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It’s Nothin’ But A Number

If you don't mind your age, it won't matter

“How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you really…

By Caroline Clarke

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Slow Down–Or Life Will Catch Up To You

Curtailing stress before it leads to physical illness

Losing sleep was a small price to pay for becoming a successful filmmaker, Tchaiko…

By Keisha Anderson

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Frankly Speaking

Q: I am ready to follow my dream of becoming a professional motivational…

By Sonia Alleyne

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But Can He Count?

Make sure your CFO is a money guy

Chief financial officers and other top executives have been front and center in the…

By Laura Egodigwe

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A New Tradition

Q: I have always wanted to be a writer, and I have worked…

By Dale Coachman

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Connect From Afar

Now you can have your own tech geek at your fingertips

Every office has its Alpha Geek. He may be just one important program…

By Rebecca Frances Rohan

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Mind Your Money

Getting the most out of financial-management software

Most people don’t start a cross-country trip without a map, but they’ll do just…

By Rebecca Frances Rohan

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When Good Pcs Go Bad

CEO finds lucrative market in retiring old computers

While some technology companies focus on selling the latest, cutting-edge products, one Columbus, Ohio,…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Fashion-Forward Funding

Q: I am a budding designer, specializing in high fashion for plus-sized girls/women.…

By Alan Hughes

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Joining Forces

These two entrepreneurs teamed up to build a trucking firm

When Ashley Grant and Ricky Warren first contemplated opening their own trucking company,…

By Nicole Lewis

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Sba Raises Set-Aside Limits

But is the increased threshold good for black business?

More companies in the services sector can now qualify for government set-asides and other…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Pumping Up Portfolios

How one entrepreneur helps clients stay fiscally fit

Arthur Wylie’s passion for investing started in college, when he discovered that he not only…

By Zakiyyah El-Amin

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Education Tax Deductions

Q: Does the IRS allow parents to deduct their dependents’ tuition and any…

By Matthew S. Scott

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Balancing Risk And Reward

The B&S Investment Club uses market professionals to better understand risk

Every other month, the Detroit-based B&S Investment Club (B&S stands for Brothers and…

By Nicole Halsey

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How To Build Your Portfolio

Learn how three primary asset classes fit together to boost your wealth in today's environment

In the face of it, the markets seem to be swirling, murky, and uncharted…

By James A. Anderson

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A Rebound To Riches

Hamilton Lewis' portfolio of downtrodden stocks gained a stellar 86%

Hamilton Lewis prides himself on his ability to select companies that are ready…

By Rhonda Reynolds

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Waiting For Profits To Improve

Dennis Hinton of The Resource Group says a good balance sheet and cash on hand are key for growth

When D. Dennis Hinton selects stocks for his clients, he looks for companies on…

By Nicole Lewis

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Are Health Savings Accounts In Your Future?

New Medicare law offers more than just drug benefits

When Congress passed a law that included major new changes to Medicare last November,…

By Donald Jay Korn

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My Home, My Legacy

African Americans are committed to making the dream of homeownership come true for future generations

Minority homeowners are more eager for their children to own their own homes…

By Aisha I. Jefferson

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NFL Lookspromising For Black Coaches

Recent hires in the NFL have brought the number of black coaches to…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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James Bell Is Boeing’s Top Numbers Guy

The outlook on black executives at the helm of top U.S. businesses remains…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Gm & B.E. Form Partnership

General Motors is the title sponsor of the ninth annual Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Chisholm-Mingo Struggles To Survive

One of a few large wholly African American-owned ad firms, Chisholm-Mingo Group Inc.…

By Malik Douglass

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New Chief In Charge

Taking General Motors to the next level of creating compelling cars and trucks is…

By Joyce Jones

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