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African American Business Magnate Joins Senator on Mission to Maximize Our 401(k)s

About 14 million Americans on average change jobs each year, with about 40% them opting…

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5 Methods to Monetize Your Podcast

Podcasting is a multimillion-dollar industry. Here's how to get in on the action

Whether you have a well-produced podcast or are planning to launch one with the end…

By Selena Hill

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Boost Your Finances With These Great Weekend Reads

From money advice to wealth building, here's a rundown of recently published BE pieces that will lead you to financial prosperity

Take a break from all the chaos in the world to hone in on your…

By Selena Hill

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Four Ways to Build a Stronger, More Secure Financial Future

It's never too late to get financially fit

People with financial goals are four times more likely than those with no goals to…

By Jeffrey McKinney


Millennial Savings Trends: Coupon-Saving No Longer a Granny’s Game

Report finds that young professionals making competitive salaries still love a good bargain

Coupon cutting used to be a thing of stay-at-home-moms’ past or your granny’s favorite hobby…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The Democratic Party Widens the Racial Wealth Gap

Should African Americans rethink Democratic Party loyalty?

The DNC spent $759 million on contracts during the 2010 midterm elections; only 1.5% of…

By Jared Brown

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Multiple Ways Life Insurance Can Build Wealth for Blacks and Community

Insurance is an important wealth-creating tool

Recent research shows that life insurance as an inheritance has been underutilized and under…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Meet the Women Who Are Focused on Fixing Credit in the Black Community

The push for economic equality is real and continues on

Passionate, driven, determined, focused; these are just some of the words that describe The National…

By Ashley M Fox

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Jay-Z’s Powerful (and Controversial) Money and Business Lessons From ‘4:44’

From fake Instagram millionaires to poor credit, Jay-Z keeps it 100%

Not only is Jay mocking those who choose to hold a wad of money to…

By Samara Lynn

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financial mistakes

3 Monumental Financial Mistakes People Make Before They Turn 50

The saying that youth is wasted on the young may be especially true when it comes to saving for retirement

“Too many people wait way too long to start thinking about how much they will…

By Selena Hill

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accounts payable

Ways to Improve Your Accounts Payable Workflow

Here are six great tips to improve your accounts payable, and keep your cash flow healthy.

Poor accounts payable manage can affect a company’s relationship with important vendors, or limit access…

By Selena Hill

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Credit Score

Personal Credit Score vs. Business Credit Score: Everything You Need to Know (And More)

Here are a few key strategies that you should know about your personal and business credit score

Both your personal credit and business credit are criteria that play an important role in…

By Selena Hill

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Make Sure You Know Fact from Myth when Seeking to Own a Home

Don't let these common myths dissuade you from buying a home

Many Americans say they want to be homeowners, according to Wells Fargo’s “How America Views…

By Selena Hill

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financial abuse

New Survey: Millennials Are Likely Targets for Financial Abuse or Infidelity

Research shows that most millennials have been the victim of financial abuse by a romantic partner

A hearty 60% of millennials proclaim that their significant other has concealed debt and taken…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Jewel Tankard

Bravo’s ‘Thicker Than Water’ Jewel Tankard Discusses the New Rules of Making Money

The financial expert, reality star, and pastor explains why it is important to follow your "financial gut" and why you won't get rich by only investing money in your 401(k)

In a Black Enterprise exclusive, Financial Expert Jewel Tankard discusses the new rules for making…

By Chanel Martin

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Intel HBCU Grant Program

$4.5M Intel HBCU Grant Program to Increase Retention in STEM College Majors and Careers

Black tech workers remain severely underrepresented across the industry

Today, Intel Corp. is announcing the Intel HBCU Grant Program, a three-year, $4.5 million initiative…

By Robin White Goode

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NYC Pension Funds Aims to Top $12 Billion Invested with Black Asset Management Firms

New York City wants to embrace more black-owned financial firms into its vast pension fund

The New York City Pension Funds is beefing up its diversity activity, including enhancing…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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worrying about money

Add This to the Reasons You Shouldn’t Be Worrying About Money

New study shows stressing about finances can be harmful to your baby's health

Pregnant women already have plenty of anxieties to keep them up at night: how will…

By Alisa Gumbs

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How to Choose a Financial Adviser as New Department of Labor Rule Kicks In

With new regulations in place, it's the perfect time to learn how to choose a financial adviser

The rule requires all financial advisors and brokers to act in “the best interests” of…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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average cost of a wedding

Getting Hitched or Going Broke? The Cost of a Wedding Is Up 81%

Here's what's costing couples big bucks on their big day

A lot has changed in the wedding industry over the last decade, but one of…

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How To


How to Position Yourself As an Industry Authority

To build your authority, you’ll need a continuous message that tells the world who you…

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‘I See You’: The Power and Beauty of Building Multiple Tribes of Professional Women

Women that make the time to find their tribes of professional sisters have a competitive…

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