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Planning My Financial Future

After digging herself out of credit card debt, Brandy Williams is taking advantage of a clean slate

As a college student at the University of Cincinnati, Williams used her eight cards to…

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Escaping the Paycheck to Paycheck Life

Talisha White seeks to change behavior that will sabotage her financial future

“I shouldn’t be struggling,” admits White, who works as an office assistant for the chief…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Plan the Life You Want!

After reading the August 2012 Black Enterprise Financial Fitness Contest winner’s story, Michael McElroy, 34,…

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Don’t Quit Your Day Job (Yet)

Before Lachelle Story can fulfill her lifelong dream of running a business, she must first get her personal finances in order

She believes running her own business is in her blood. Her retired father runs an…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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Refocusing Financial Goals

Thirty-one-year-old Curtis Hoosier of Decatur, Georgia, believes he has outgrown his 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath home that…

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What’s Love Got to Do With It?

When couples come together, they must undergo the unromantic process of figuring out how to…

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How to Keep a Good Financial Start Going

“My parents were both teachers. They always taught me to save and the value of…

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Beyond Homeownership

Military benefits gave Brian McLean, 27, and his wife, Robin, 29, a great head start…

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Coping With Unexpected Health Issues

“When you’re 40 and the doctor tells you that you may not be able to…

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Getting On Track

White, who at one time had a credit score of 710 before filing for Chapter…

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Living Solo in the Big City

Erica Horne braces for unexpected expenses as she becomes a homeowner in New York

New York native Erica Horne, 35, wonders how she will continue to make ends meet…

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Taking Control

Kyla Acie knows how to save, but she needs to set investment goals for retirement and her child�s education

Investing for long-term goals is important to Acie. Many African Americans, regardless of age or…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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