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get taken

‘Tis Better to Give, But Don’t Get Taken

Peak season for legitimate charities is also prime time for fund-raising scams.

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sale

If Everything Was On Sale, Why Are You Broke?

No matter what the commercials say, you can't spend your way to savings, even if everything is on sale. Remember this during big shopping seasons

No matter what the commercials say, you can’t spend your way to savings. I repeat,…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Conscientious Consumerism

Why You Must Practice Conscientious Consumerism

A message from Black Enterprise Founder and Publisher Earl G. Graves, Sr. on how conscientious consumerism can produce social change

In order to effect lasting, systemic change, black people must engage in conscientious consumerism, even…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Black Friday

Don’t Let Black Friday Put You in the Red

Follow this advice to ensure Black Friday doesn’t leave you broke

Smart shopping expert Erin Warren shares a few tips that will help Black Friday shoppers…

By Derek T. Dingle

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mobile security

4 Essential Mobile Security Steps to Safeguard Your Money

Here’s how you can protect your mobile device and your private information

Mobile security is a major concern these days. The growing popularity and reliance on mobile…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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free gift

When It’s a Free Gift, It’s Going to Cost You

Want to get better control of your spending? Stop being bamboozled by the word "free."

Stop being bamboozled by the word “free.”

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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millennials

Just in Time for Halloween: 5 Frightening Money Mistakes That Can Haunt Millennials

Five frightening financial errors millennials must avoid

In the spirit of Halloween, check out this hair-raising list of 5 money mistakes that…

By Derek T. Dingle

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FinTech

6 Ways FinTech Will Improve Your Financial Life

Here's how fintech companies are improving the financial lives of consumers like you

Richard Cordray, the director of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, shared how FinTech is reshaping financial…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Roger Ferguson

TIAA CEO Roger Ferguson: Communities of Color Must Focus on Retirement Security

The challenges that communities of color face with respect to retirement in the U.S. and financial security generally is driven mainly by three factors...

Roger Ferguson, Jr., president/CEO of financial service giant TIAA, shared advice on how communities…

By Derek T. Dingle

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black philanthrophy

Black Philanthropy: Causes that Matter for Black Lives (and a Thriving Society)

Why we need to give to organizations positioned to make systemic change

The following was written by Halima Leak Francis and Natalie Ossenfort.
Sports legend, Michael Jordan’s recent…

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Lisa Phillips

Real Estate Confidential: Lisa Phillips Shares Insider Tips on Investing in $30K Homes

Don't let bad credit or large down payments stop you from making money in real estate

Real estate entrepreneur Lisa Phillips has built her real estate empire on homes purchased for…

By Maryann Reid

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gender pay gap

How Gender Pay Gap Starts Long Before the Work Place

Socially imposed norms and discrimination each play a part

Learn what Economic Policy Institute attributes to the reason behind the obvious and problematic gender…

By Safon Floyd

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millennials

Millennials Seek Earning Justice

UK report reveals earnings decline from one generation to the next

UK report reveals earnings decline from one generation to the next.

By Safon Floyd

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student loans

Managing Student Loan Debt

Report reveals that students are carrying a heavy load to reduce debt burden

With student loan debt topping $1 trillion it is imperative that we educate students—young and…

By Stacey Tisdale

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first time investor

Real Estate Confidential: Al Williamson of Leading Landlord

Building wealth by building up your own neighborhoods

Al Williamson is a leading real estate expert who specializes in revitalized neighborhoods. Williamson shares his insider…

By Maryann Reid

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debt

Dealing with Debt? Take These Steps

This takes patience and resolve, but you will feel great and motivated

Here are a few things you can do to start getting out of it and…

By Jennifer Streaks

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challenge

Black Teen Unemployment Rate 6 Times Higher Than National Average

Job market steadying, but huge discrepancies among varying groups

Job market steadying, but huge discrepancies among varying groups.

By Stacey Tisdale

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financial literacy

The “Budgetnista” Helps New Jersey Kids with Financial Literacy Bill

NJ effort to make financial education the law

“One of the most important lessons a person can learn is how to manage…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Don’t Get Taken By A Sketchy Financial Advisor

How to put the best financial team in place

If a financial planner seems more interested in the numbers than in your personal goals…

By Stacey Tisdale

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[Women’s History Month] Dr. Dara Richardson Heron Making History At The YWCA

Worked to enhance the lives of women, girls, and families

It is my hope that when people reflect on my legacy, they will say, “Throughout…

By Stacey Tisdale

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How To

podcast

How to Watch Black Enterprise’s New Tech Podcast on Any Device

Tune into Black Enterprise’s BE The Code podcast hosted by Sequoia Blodgett for all the…

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paycheck

Here’s How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck

Living paycheck to paycheck can be a vicious cycle that seems so hard to break.…

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