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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 Forget Your Digital Estate Plan

Make sure directives for online accounts are in place before you die

You might have key estate planning documents such as a will, trust, power of attorney,…

By Shandra Hill Smith

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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…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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Where Are Our Next Leaders?

The next Maynard Jacksons and Constance Baker Motleys are out there. Serving in Afghanistan. Struggling…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Be Promotable

Insider secrets for moving up in your company

But simply delivering good work won’t be enough, she warns: “Professionals will have to do…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Boys to Men

Making a commitment to improving lives

As campaign manager, Dove and his philanthropic team of six dole out grants ranging from…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Digital Life with Mario Armstrong: Stay Powerful

These 3 easy gadgets will keep you charged and revving to go

While smartphone and tablet technology has had a profound effect on how we do business…

By Mario Armstrong

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The Mobile Retail Habits of African Americans

The Integer Group, a brand marketing and retail promotions agency, recently reported that African Americans…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Tracking Minority Contracting

Has Dodd-Frank helped black-owned businesses land more deals with federal agencies?

All told, the agencies allocated nearly $700 million in providing new contracts to minority and…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Smart Choice

How this healthy school provider turned his business around and drove revenues

The Harlem-based business cooks from scratch; packages; and delivers breakfast, lunch, and snacks to public,…

By Renita Burns

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Building Up Your Cash Cache

Here’s how to develop a reserve fund to cover emergencies and unexpected expenses

When the National Foundation for Credit Counseling in Washington, D.C., conducted its 2012 Consumer Financial…

By Bridget McCrea

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A Winning Trifecta for Investors

Mark Riddix III counsels investors on where to look for value, income, and growth

Mark Riddix III, founder and owner of New Horizons Financial Management L.L.C.
Mark Riddix III is…

By Frank McCoy

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There Are Still Peaks to Reach in Corporate America

African Americans still represent only about 2% of executives at the top echelons of the…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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We Must Make Our Kids’ Education Our Top Priority

Most of our kids are barely literate: 70% of all American eighth graders cannot read…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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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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Rosalind Brewer’s Second Act

Changing jobs at the height of her career led to the CEO spot at Sam’s Club

“What she’s been able to accomplish is huge,” says Marlon Cousin, managing partner for The…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Paper Chase

Diversification helped this distributor through hard times and has positioned it for future growth

When Smith, Baptiste, and the original management team came up with the business plan for…

By Alan Hughes

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Facing Debt and Winning

After letting credit card bills pile up for years, Casandra Roache mustered the courage to face her financial fears

“I kept putting paying the debt off because I kept saying to myself, ‘He’s going…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Small Business is Big Business

Black Enterprise’s 17th Annual Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo Where Deals Are Made

EC panels and presentations hit the mark in addressing the needs of business owners in…

By Joel Lyons

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Curtis Hoosier (Photo by Quantrell Colbert)

Refocusing Financial Goals

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

By Sakina P. Spruell

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How To

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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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