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Dealing with Debt? Take These Steps

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

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unemployment

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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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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Rising Home Prices Making Consumers Nervous

Conflicting reports show uncertainty about the economy

The mixed housing data and the recent uncertainty about the economy and financial markets have…

By Stacey Tisdale

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How to Decide Which Bills to Pay First

How to organize your expenses by priority

One of the most important, and largest bill in most households, is the mortgage or…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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What To Do With That Bonus or Tax Refund

Your primer on saving and splurging responsibly

Even if you missed your chance to win the Powerball, a prosperous 2016 may still…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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10 Secret Strategies For Saving Big Bucks With Amazon

How to shave even more money off competitive prices

Ask a friend — who’s also a regular Amazon shopper — to sign up with…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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5 Habits That Will Inevitably Sabotage Your Finances

Seemingly small purchases can add up to big debt

Unfortunately, there are a number of bad habits that can sabotage our financial well-being and…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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What’s the Biggest January Bargain? Hint: You Can Sit On it!

Why manufacturers and retailers cut furniture prices in the first month of the year

“January is typically a good month to buy furniture for a few reasons. One…

By Stacey Tisdale

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2016 Chevy Malibu

New Chevy Malibu Could Help Save Your Life

Vehicle brakes automatically and features latest safety features

Some vehicles are safer than others, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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What Bill Cosby Can Teach Us About Ourselves and ‘Celebrity’

A personal reflection as Cosby is charged with sexual assault

As I’ve watched and wondered like the rest of the world as his truth has…

By Stacey Tisdale

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How to Avoid Holiday Season Credit Card Rip-Offs

Separate the good values from the ripoffs

‘Buy now, pay later’ is the mantra that drives much of American holiday spending. Credit…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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How Renting Can Build Long-Term Wealth

Renters, not just homeowners, can build wealth, too

Homeownership is a long-term play and, for most families, true wealth only materializes when they’ve…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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10 Budget-Friendly Secret Santa and White Elephant Gift Ideas

With these crowd-pleasers you almost can't go wrong

Shopping for the right Secret Santa or White Elephant gift can prove to be a…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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8 Ways to Save On the Cost of Your Holiday Road Trip

Driving instead of flying this holiday season? Here's how to save even more money.

To celebrate the season, many families will be driving long distances to spend time with…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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[WATCH] Has Hip-Hop Saved Alexander Hamilton’s Face Time On the $10 Bill?

Treasury delays decision to change face on the $10 bill

“All I knew about him was what you learn in the history classes; that he…

By Stacey Tisdale

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5 Questions Newlyweds Should Answer About Their Finances

How to make going from "my money" to "our money" a little easier

When you were single, you were afforded the luxury of your own spending habits, saving…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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Cultural bias

Ask Sheree: When an Employee Suffers Cultural Bias

What should I do when I sense that my manager is culturally biased against me?
First…

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Startups

How to Start a Profitable T-Shirt Business

T-shirts are contemporary wardrobe staples for men, women, and children today. Building an online T-shirt…

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