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Some of corporate America's business elite from BE's 2012 100 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Young Wealth Builders

Here's a look at three thirtysomethings making strides toward building their nest egg

Young adults are taking care of business when it comes to personal finance. Despite reports…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Three apps to help real estate agents and house hunters seal the deal

When it comes to real estate, location is everything—not just the location of the home,…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Backtalk with Iyanla Vanzant

Is it true that at one point you had Eminem as your ringtone?
“Lose yourself in…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Buying What You Know

There is a difference between admiring a company for its remarkable products and buying its stock

I think one of the most-repeated pieces of investment advice—“buy what you know”—can be quite…

By Mellody Hobson

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Seeking Healthy Returns

David Lopez sees consistent returns and portfolio safety as having equal weight

Lopez believes that the securities industry’s rollercoaster ride of 2010 and 2011 has ended and…

By Frank McCoy

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Success at Work is Your Choice

A senior executive writes the book on how to get out of your own way

“When I joined Hudson’s department stores in Detroit, I remember being told that I would…

By Sonia Alleyne

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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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Keeping Up With the Jacksons

Rather than finding new ways to spend, Portia and Kyron Jackson discover new ways to save

While some people define disposable income as the money they have left over to spend,…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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5 Best Buys in Home-Based Franchises

Here are some of the most promising franchise businesses to own from travel agencies to commercial cleaning services

In addition to low startup costs, what makes franchises operated out of the home appealing…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Backtalk with T.I.

Since his meteoric rise, the lyricist, husband, and father of five has become a household…

By Kenya N. Byrd

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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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Protect Your Mobile Money

Here’s how to guard your digital wallet against would-be thieves

The mobile payments industry is expected to reach $214 billion by 2015, up substantially from…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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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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The Digital Demo Tape

New social network helps aspiring artists get heard

Blazetrak founders, (l to r) Harrison, Casey and Stanford
When Jayou Productions, a music production team…


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How To Raise a Scientist

What teachers, parents, and schools can do to increase African American participation in science, technology, engineering, and math

“It is not an achievement gap, it is an exposure gap,” says Magloire, a former…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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5 Ways to Save on College Tour Costs

Turn your child’s campus visit into an affordable trip

Touring colleges does not have to cost an arm and a leg. And if planned…

By Leslie E. Royal

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The Business of College Planning

With college costs skyrocketing and many Americans still reeling from the Great Recession, paying for…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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It Pays to Own

Landlord and homeowner Magda Brown uses her multifamily home to help defray the cost of homeownership

“My landlord owned a few buildings and I loved his lifestyle,” says Brown, now 30.…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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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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How To

Password Protect Your Flash Drive In Two Simple Steps

Flash drives, thumb drives, USB sticks: whatever you want to call them, they’re more than…

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Black Female Voice Actor on How to Break into the Lucrative Voice-Over Business

“The secret society [of the voice-over business] is due in part because it’s a career…

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