Smart Retirement Planning For Every Age

Solid planning and the right safety net will ensure that you enjoy your golden years

Americans have to change their attitudes about retirement planning. Many think they can take…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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Diversify & Conquer

Experienced management and varied investment vehicles are key to beating lackluster returns. Here are 100 funds that hit the mark.

While oil prices soared from roughly $43 per barrel in early January to more…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Where To Invest For The Next 5 Years

With u.s. equities markets as volatile as ever, where do you go to find growth before the end of this decade? Our expert panelof money managers tells you what will be hot in 2010.

If you haven’t noticed, individual investors are traversing uncharted territory these days. With interest…

By Matthew S. Scott

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The Icon

John H. Johnson controlled one of the nation's largest black business empires and used his wealth and power to raise the social and economic status of
African Americans

“We wanted to give blacks a new sense of somebody-ness, a new sense of…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Digital Overhaul

Applying a technology makeover will open your business to more customers

It’s 3 a.m. in Houston. While the rest of the city sleeps, it’s crunch…

By Dale Coachman

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Wealth Building For Newlyweds

The Howards are starting off on the proper financial footing

Getting married is a cherished moment, a special day for every bride and groom.…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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He Knows The Code

Matthew Bastien Makes keeping up with his taxes profitable

There’s no point in hating or fearing taxes–they are a fact of life. It’s…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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Caribbean Smoothie

Made from the first-pressed, purest extract of hand-harvested Trinidadian sugar cane—not molasses like…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Pacific Heights

Wayne Stephens soaks up Seattle

Seattle is thought of as the home of Microsoft and Starbucks, but the…

By Sean Drakes

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As The Games Begin

Home to the 2006 Winter Olympics, Torino offers much more than sporting events

For most people, the historic Italian city of Torino—Turin in English—is known mainly…

By Maureen Jenkins

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Shipshape

Jerome Abernathy's boating interest is a worthy sea investment

Jerome Abernathy has sailed from Charleston, South Carolina, to Bermuda. He day-sails monthly…

By Sean Drakes

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Sick And Tired Of Debt

I have a desperate financial situation and I don’t know what to do.…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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The Rising Cost Of Medicine

Program provides free prescription drugs

Individuals who take medication regularly and need help with the escalating costs of…

By Leslie E. Royal

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Wasting money on your wireless plan?

Here's how to spend less on your cell phone

Although cell phones are a convenient and fairly inexpensive investment, they can amount…

By Erinn R. Johnson

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Are you upside down in your car?

Avoid having negative equity in your vehicle at trade-in time

David Washington thought he had gotten a pretty good deal when he bought his…

By T. Michelle Mills

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Fact finding

Consumer reporting agencies reveal more than credit history

Most consumers are familiar with large consumer reporting agencies such as Equifax, TransUnion,…

By Erinn R. Johnson

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Feeding Frenzy

I have a recipe for gumbo and chili. Every time I make the…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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Spend Time Solo

Benefit from enjoying your own company

You’ve been relishing your date for dinner and a movie all week. You made…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Make Peace With Your Mistakes

Tough times can yield valuable lessons

Poet extraordinaire Nikki Giovanni once said, “Mistakes are a fact of life. It…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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A Party Plan

My daughter has been working in a commercial bank for the last three…

By Sonia Alleyne

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