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attitude adjustment

An Attitude Adjustment: 3 Ways to Rethink Your Finances for the Holidays

With the pressure to overspend and take on debt to meet the demands of the…

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sale

If Everything Was On Sale, Why Are You Broke?

No matter what the commercials say, you can't spend your way to savings, even if everything is on sale. Remember this during big shopping seasons

No matter what the commercials say, you can’t spend your way to savings. I repeat,…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Conscientious Consumerism

Why You Must Practice Conscientious Consumerism

A message from Black Enterprise Founder and Publisher Earl G. Graves, Sr. on how conscientious consumerism can produce social change

In order to effect lasting, systemic change, black people must engage in conscientious consumerism, even…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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popular vote

Stop Focusing on Clinton Winning the Popular Vote

It's time to face facts and accept the truth; stop analyzing and start strategizing

To those questioning the fairness of Clinton losing the election despite getting more than 1.5…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Economic Revolution

Time For An Economic Revolution: Calling All Blacks, Latinos, Muslims, Jews, LGBT People

Those of us seen as outsiders this election must collectively exercise financial muscle

We witnessed how societal privileges played out in our political arena during the 2016 presidential…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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reality check

5 Reality Checks You Must Face to Fix Your Finances

One of the challenges of financial education is trying to get through to people who think the rules of smart money management do not apply to them.

Time to get real: You are NOT the exception to the rules of building wealth.

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Should You Focus On Reducing Debt, Saving Or Investing?

It's a trick question: Everything you do with your money is an investment. But debt reduction is one of the best you can make, with guaranteed returns.

Should you focus on debt reduction, saving or investing? It’s a trick question. Everything you…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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President-elect

Trump Is the President-Elect. Why Are You Surprised?

The question is not, "Are we woke?" It's, "Why did you go to sleep?"

Donald Trump is the president-elect. Hillary Clinton has failed in her second bid to become…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Donald Trump

Donald Trump Wins The White House: What Does It Mean For Our Future?

The reality is that African Americans must press a comprehensive agenda regardless of whether there is a Republican or Democratic administration in the White House

Learn what will happen to our country and our future now that Donald Trump has…

By Derek T. Dingle

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When It Comes To Your Money, Are You A Hot Mess?

An exercise to give yourself a reality check—and maybe a much needed wake-up call—when it comes to your financial habits.

Check yourself. Before your wreck yourself.

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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free gift

When It’s a Free Gift, It’s Going to Cost You

Want to get better control of your spending? Stop being bamboozled by the word "free."

Stop being bamboozled by the word “free.”

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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power of broke

The Power of Broke: Making Success Your Only Option

Being broke can be the biggest driver for reaching success

The latest book by Shark Tank star Daymond John preaches the power of broke as…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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BE_mind on your money

Is Your Financial Mindset About Prosperity—Or Lack?

If you are constantly struggling to reach your financial goals, you may need to change the way you think about money.

Your financial mindset matters, because it shapes your financial habits and the outcomes they produce.

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Moonlight

‘Moonlight’: Must-See, Oscar Worthy, Coming-of-Age Film

In three distinct acts, writer-director Barry Jenkins uses cinema to tell the story of Chiron, with an intimate look at his path to self-discovery

Find out why Moonlight Is Must-See, Oscar Contending Black Gay, Masculinity Film by director Barry…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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national coming out day

National Coming Out Day: Your Silence Will Not Protect You

Honoring those of us who are bravely and openly LGBTQ

Find out about the celebration of National Coming Out Day and why it’s important to…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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debate

Post-Debate Review: Did Clinton and Trump Really Address Concerns of African Americans?

A recap and analysis of round one of the presidential debates; Hillary Clinton versus Donald Trump

Check out Black Enterprise’s SVP/Chief Content Officer’s “two-cents” on the first 2016 presidential debate with…

By Derek T. Dingle

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schools

Educated Black Lives Also Matter-All Good Schools Help Our Kids

We should endeavor to provide as many diverse options as possible to meet the diverse needs of today's student

In the debate over whether there should be a moratorium on charter schools, we must…

By Kevin Chavous

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rupaul

RuPaul Wins Emmy For Outstanding Reality Show Host, Beating Out Steve Harvey

He returns to LOGO for a second season of RuPaul’s All Star Drag Race

Drag queen and television personality RuPaul (Andre Charles) has won the Emmy for Outstanding Host…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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before you invest

Before You Invest, 5 Questions To Ask

Protect yourself from financial scams. Here are questions to ask—and get answers for—before considering any investment opportunity

Protecting your finances is often a matter of what you do before you invest in…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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money books

Great Money Books to Read Now, If You’re Serious About Building Wealth

Great money books should always be on your reading list. Add these, on inspired retirement, what’s in your purse, and raising your child to be a millionaire to your personal library

If you are serious about your finances and building wealth, you should be reading at…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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How To

windfalls

How to Budget for Unexpected Windfalls

Having a plan for unexpected windfalls can be as important as anticipating surprise expenses. Just…

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Evita Robinson, founder of Nomadness Travel Tribe (Image: Nomadness Travel Tribe)

How to Get Paid for Traveling

Evita Robinson, founder of Nomadness Travel Tribe (Image: Nomadness Travel Tribe)
Have a passion for…

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