In The Best Health

What four individuals learned about visiting their doctors, asking questions, and getting a second opinion.

Managing your health involves more than just scheduling a yearly physical. It requires doing…

By Keisha Anderson


Holiday Debt Hangover

Dreading those nasty credit card bills?Here's how to get your finances backon track after the holidays.

It’s Jan. 1 and your head’s pounding, your hands are shaking, and you’ve got…

By Siobhan Leftwich


My First Home

With the help of these first-time home buying programs, you too can have the American dream

Raun and Christina Swafford of Clarksville, Tennessee, were thrilled when they found out they…

By K. C. Camille


Here’s To Five Years Of DOFE

These readers have been taking control of their financial destiny using our 10 principles

Althea Denkins was driving from her home in Kelly, North Carolina, on her way…

By Sakina P. Spruell


Inspiring Black Investors

John Rogers' slow and steady strategy has enriched millions of African Americans

At 46, John W. Rogers Jr. is a master wealth builder. At such a…

By Derek T. Dingle


To The End Of The World

A journey to Ushuaia, Argentina

The adventure begins in the rural town of El Calafate, where palatial glaciers and…

By Michael Andre Adams


In A Special Place

Malliouhana is Anguilla's gem in the Caribbean

There’s a standard in ambience that one expects when retreating to the Caribbean:…

By Walter Greene


An African American In Paris

Ricki Stevenson's entrée to the City of Light

Paris is a city of great sites and enormous style, which is quite evident…

By Maureen Jenkins


Going For A Whirl

Jamail Larkins soars, dips, and shows off a few stunts

Jamail Larkins’ day may consist of acquiring new accounts for his aviation marketing…

By Jermine Benton


Credit Repair

Q: I’m presently going through a divorce and I’m unemployed. I resigned from…

By Tanisha A. Sykes


No More Postdating

New bill allows banks to process your checks at warp speed

If you are in the habit of occasionally writing checks before your paycheck…

By Tamara E. Holmes


In A Fix?

Home appliance coverage offers a cheap way to get repairs done

Your refrigerator goes on the blink and it will cost you $800 to replace…

By Tamara E. Holmes



Q: I am a 21-year-old African American male who is trying to establish…

By Tanisha A. Sykes


To Achieve It, Write It Down

Don't just envision your goals; put them on paper to make them real

Most daydreamers are familiar with the euphoria that accompanies a vision. But empowerment is…

By Marcia Wade Talbert


So Long So Soon

Q: I recently started a new job only to find out that I…

By Sonia Alleyne


When The Love Is Gone

How to reignite passion for the job

Charles McKoy has grown used to the shrill of is alarm clock, set…

By Lee Anna Jackson


Devalued By Diversity

The answer lies in whether this business imperative empowers or excludes blacks

The meaning of diversity over the last few decades has morphed from an altruistic…

By Sonia Alleyne


Radio Ga-Ga

Q: There’s been a lot of talk about satellite radio. Is it like…

By Dale Coachman


A Close Call

Cell phone offers good mix of price and performance

Siemens’ new CF62T is a light, cute clamshell phone that is good at…

By Dale Coachman


Finding Your Way

Navigation systems move beyond high-end cars

GPS-based navigation systems — once considered luxury add-ons for high-end cars — are becoming…

By Anthony Calypso


Business Integrator

Entrepreneur marries technology and advertising to grow business

Of all the advantages POWERi Technologies Inc. offers its customers, perhaps the most critical…

By Nicole Lewis


Shopping For Capital

Q: Are there investment banks that specialize in providing capital for minority media…

By James C. Johnson


Borrowing From Dad

Financing from relatives and friendshas risks and rewards

Bankers are not keen on loaning amounts smaller than $30,000. Over half of…

By Carolyn M. Brown


Investing In Communities

Husband and wife team build on Baltimore's housing market

Kevin and Annie Byrd have taken Baltimore’s housing revitalization market and turned this…

By Zakiyyah El-Amin


Building Character

Former police officer is making leadership training his business

As one of the first African American police officers to fly a helicopter surveillance…

By Glenn Townes


A Home Loan For College?

Q: My husband is thinking about taking out a second mortgage loan of…

By Matthew S. Scott


Calculating Savings Bond Values

If you've been holding on to savings bonds, here's an easy way to determine their worth

If you have old Series E savings bonds or plan on buying savings…

By Stephanie Young


Technology Stocks Show Some Life

Patrick Lyons of NCM Capital Management still hopes for a tech resurgence

Last year, Patrick Lyons, associate portfolio manager at Durham, North Carolina-based NCM Capital Management…

By Nicole Lewis


Bank Stock Binge

Fred Cummings focuses on the banking industry for higher returns

Recent economic conditions have yielded good and bad news for the banking industry. On…

By Nicole Lewis


Mortgage Help For Black College Students

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation promotes home buying at HBCUs

Concerned that educational and professional opportunities might take her from one city to the…

By Cassie Chew


Earnings Gain, Wealth Loss

While black income rose to its highest level, black net worth shrank

It comes as no surprise that when the economy is good and employment…

By Nadirah Z. Sabir


Power Broker Gets 7 1/2 Years In Prison

Prominent investment banker Nathan Chapman Jr. has been sentenced to 7 1/2 years…

By Carolyn M. Brown


Top Black Citigroup Exec Resigns

In the wake of a banking scandal in Japan, Citigroup Inc.’s most senior…

By K. Terrell Reed


Bridgewater Interiors Closes $400m Deal

Detroit-based auto supplier Bridgewater Interiors L.L.C. (No. 22 on the BE INDUSTRIAL/SERVICE 100…

By Tamara E. Holmes