The Independent Contractor’s Survival Guide

Following these tips can boost the finances of the self-employed

A trip to the fax machine changed Charmaine Davis’ life. At the time, she…

By Philana Patterson

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In Too Deep

Americans have nearly $800 billion in credit card debt. Is debt consolidation the answer to your financial woes?

Over the last decade, Larry Williams, 46, and his family have lived a good…

By Leslie E. Royal

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Preparing To Buy A Home

A little planning can make the process smoother

When Kimberly Davis-Howard bought her first home as a rental property in Las Vegas,…

By Keesa Schreane

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A House Is Now Our Home

James and Kimberly Papillion are the first winners of the Black Enterprise Own Your First Home Contest.

The call came on Thanksgiving Day. Like millions of Americans, James and Kimberly Papillion were…

By Matthew S. Scott

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High Hopes

Gena Jefferson wants to pursue her dreams of property ownership in a very expensive housing market

At age 43, Rev. Gena Jefferson has accomplished a great deal, but she wants…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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Freedom Through Entrepreneurship

Rohan hall is teaching others the joy of owning a business

When Rohan Hall founded vConcepts in 1996, he opened up a new world for…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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Ocean Attractions

Enjoying star treatment on Celebrity Cruises' Summit

I was seated at the wall of windows that wrap the Waterfall Grill, enjoying…

By Sean Drakes

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Working That Fabric

Jazz Armstrong on the threaded essentials

For most, it’s the look and the feel of a garment, how it…

By Sonia Alleyne

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L.A. Confidential

Brad Johnson dishes it up in the City of Angels

Dining is important business in Los Angeles. For restaurateur Brad Johnson, success in fine…

By Sean Drakes

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Timeless Vintage

Terrance Nathaniel Shelton discovers what's old can be so fashionably new

Classified by time, vintage clothing includes garments from the turn of the century…

By Sean Drakes

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On a Budget

Q: I am 55 years old, and I had a problem spending. Now…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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Want to lower your auto insurance?

Here are some inventive ways to save

Dan Lewis gets a migraine when he thinks about the $3,000 he pays…

By Leslie E. Royal

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The Mysterious Underwriters

Unearthing the elusive people behind the money

If your loan application is rejected or you’re approved at an interest rate higher…

By Leslie E. Royal

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Listen Up!

Q: I am 51 years old and I was recently downsized out of…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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Rewards Of Risk Taking

How to move out of your comfort zone

The cliché is true, “nothing ventured, nothing gained.” Sitting back and waiting for opportunities…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Brave Heart!

Four strategies for living courageously

While living in Japan, Antoinette Jackson got a divorce and had to find her…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Hidden Bias

Study shows women of color held back by discrimination

With an M.B.A. from Columbia University and a reputation as a top performer, Penny…

By Wendy Harris

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Ready To Move

Q: I am Haitian-American with an M.B.A. and M.S. in management. I live…

By Sonia Alleyne

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The employee field trip

What executive retreats can do for your team

Todd Brown knows the challenges of promoting teamwork among a group of professionals. When…

By Lee Anna Jackson

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Supply Lines

Q: I am very interested in opening an online golf store. I currently…

By James C. Johnson

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