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The Most Important Vote Is Reinvesting in Ourselves

Whenever I gain the opportunity to address a group of African Americans, I ask whether…

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Your Credit Score Is Your GPA for Life

I vividly remember my school days. It was a time when my parents relentlessly reviewed…

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Dream Big, Act Small

According to the Small Business Administration, roughly 90% of businesses fail in their first year.…

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Lessons From My Loving Mother

You were the anchor of our family. Although you had to contend with a testosterone-charged…

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You Can’t Spend Your Way to Building Wealth

Such shortsightedness is tantamount to aiming a heat-seeking missile at our financial future. Instead, we…

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We Are All Trayvon Martin

One tragic day in February, Trayvon Martin bought a bag of Skittles and a bottle…

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Choose Wealth, Not Style

I’m sure if you’ve read my column, heard my speeches, or had the chance to…

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Earl G. Graves Jr., President & CEO of Black Enterprise

There’s More to Tech Than Social Media

On a number of occasions, you’ve probably heard me refer to technology as “the great…

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Earl G. Graves Jr., President & CEO of Black Enterprise

The Power of a Positive Attitude

It’s another year and I’m sure a good number of you have been engaged in…

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Earl "Butch" Graves Jr., President & CEO, Black Enterprise

Make a Financial Commitment to Yourself

Our mission at Black Enterprise is Wealth for Life, providing our audience with the information…

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Earl "Butch" Graves Jr., President & CEO, Black Enterprise

Your Health is Your Wealth

I recently read a powerful quote that has stuck with me. It was a statement…

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Earl "Butch" Graves Jr., President & CEO, Black Enterprise

An Open Letter to My Children: Why You Must Choose Public Service Over Politics

I’m writing this letter to offer all of you a deep apology on behalf of…

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Earl "Butch" Graves Jr., President & CEO, Black Enterprise

Why Living in the Moment May Sabotage Your Future

I can’t fathom why so many people are content with sabotaging their retirement plans. Yet…

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Earl G. Graves Jr., President & CEO of Black Enterprise

When A Homeownership Dream Becomes A Nightmare

By now, you’re all familiar with this story. It’s the one about how too many…

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Make Money Management a Family Affair

For those who believe the days of spending with reckless abandon will return, I have…

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Earl "Butch" Graves Jr., President & CEO, Black Enterprise

A New Way to Keep Score: Giving Back

Those words have served as a guiding principle of my life. In our 24/7, pressure-cooker…

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Earl "Butch" Graves Jr., President & CEO, Black Enterprise

Simple Rules for Lifetime Investing

Many of us let a crisis go to waste. Yes, the Great Recession put a…

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Earl G. Graves Jr., President & CEO of Black Enterprise

Use Technology for Empowerment not Entertainment

I have always viewed technology as an empowerment tool. In fact, friends, colleagues, and employees…

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You, the Consumer, Have the Power

Black Enterprise's President/CEO reminds consumers of their financial power and right to great customer service

For decades, African Americans have been hit with what has been called the “Black tax.”…

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Make a Commitment to Invest in Yourself

This is the season when people ring in the New Year with champagne toasts and…

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Cultural bias

Ask Sheree: When an Employee Suffers Cultural Bias

What should I do when I sense that my manager is culturally biased against me?
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How to Start a Profitable T-Shirt Business

T-shirts are contemporary wardrobe staples for men, women, and children today. Building an online T-shirt…

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