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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Jump-Starting Careers

Pre-M.B.A. program prepares students for life after school

If you walk into an investment bank or onto a trading floor, you…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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The Business Of Ethics

The importance of working with integrity

During the dot-com heyday, many executives witnessed their company’s employees go from being Internet…

By Lee Anna Jackson

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What’s Our Business?

Why every employee needs to know the company's mission statement

Think fast: Can you recite your company’s mission statement from memory? Do you even…

By Maureen Jenkins

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A Taxing Proposition

I am attempting to start an online income tax preparation business. Is it…

By James C. Johnson

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Competitive Advantage

NASA initiative offers technical expertise to small businesses

Most people don’t know that NASA technology has anything to do with the…

By Erinn R. Johnson

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Tech My Ride

Cool car gadgets for the mobile professional

Road warriors need plenty of high-tech gadgetry, but deciding which products will transform a…

By Karen Jones

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A Whole New Game

Adam Powell's multimedia team makes video games appear more realistic

They’re the unsung heroes of the modern-day video game. The team at the University…

By Bridget McCrea

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Buy The Book

My husband and I are interested in opening a Christian bookstore. What advice…

By James C. Johnson

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Marriott Hotels

The international hotel chain is committing $1 billion to attract more minority partners

Marriott International is on a mission to increase the number of minority vendors…

By Glenn Townes

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Building A Reputation

Philadelphia construction entrepreneur thrives in a competitive market

Bidding for construction projects in Philadelphia is a competitive and time-consuming process for local…

By Glenn Townes

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Preferred Vendors

Corporate buyers want strategic partners, not only suppliers

Ralph Weaver turned his passion for collecting decorative accessories into a lucrative business…

By Zakiyyah El-Amin

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World-Class Blues

Posh jazz restaurant gives Detroit a taste of the good life

Frank Taylor walks into his restaurant, Seldom Blues, with his cell phone glued to…

By Curtrise Garner

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Where To Put Your Savings

My husband and I own a two-unit rental property. We get $600 per…

By Matthew S. Scott

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Measured Moves Ahead

Most black-owned stocks gained ground in the first half of the decade

The stock prices of black-owned, publicly traded companies have generally improved in the last…

By Sakina P. Spruell

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The Value Of Market Positioning

Anthony Epps selects companies poised to grow in the face of market uncertainty

Stock market uncertainties, terrorist attacks, the ongoing war in Iraq, higher oil prices,…

By Nicole Lewis

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Investing in Your Home vs. Your Retirement Account

Finding a balance between the two will make your golden years comfortable

Are African Americans jeopardizing their chances to have a comfortable retirement in favor of…

By Janelle Williams

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Health Insurance For The Uninsured

There are affordable options for those without coverage

When Justin Guest was struggling to find a marketing job after graduating from college…

By Janelle Williams

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Blacks Working But Uninsured

Rising inflation leaves healthcare unaffordable for employers and employees

More than 2.2 million African Americans, representing 18.5% of working black adults in…

By K. Terrell Reed

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Colbert Steps Down In December

By Marcia A. Wade

1999 Pigford v. Veneman settlement, which ruled that the U.S. Department of Agriculture…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Top Corporate Exec Brews New Success

Virgis W. Colbert retires from Miller to concentrate on being an entrepreneur

Virgis W. Colbert, executive vice president of worldwide operations for Milwaukee-based Miller Brewing…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Black Inclusion Or GOP Delusion?

Republicans step up campaign efforts among influential African Americans

President Bush may yet go down as the first modern president to shun the…

By K. Terrell Reed

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Father Of Affirmative Action Leaves Unparalleled Legacy

Arthur Fletcher etched the blueprint for black inclusion in corporate and educational institutions
While…

By Janelle Williams

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How Will Trade Agreement Affect Black Workers?

CAFTA may lower consumer prices but at a cost

After months of trying to convince House legislators to rally around the Central American–Dominican…

By Joyce Jones

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With Debt Lifted, Africa Can Rebuild

G-8 leaders implement debt relief strategy for African nations

The United States and seven other wealthy industrialized democracies are making good on claims…

By David C. Ruffin

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