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

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

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scams

9 Ways Millennials Can Protect Themselves From Scams

This generation is more at risk to lose money than any other age group of consumers

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When it comes to scams, millennials are a bulls-eye target for con artists.
In…

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auto insurance

Report: Even Good Black Drivers Pay Higher Auto Insurance

Is it caused by algorithms or old-fashioned racism?

The analysis examined auto insurance premiums and payouts in California, Illinois, Texas, and Missouri. ProPublica…

By Samara Lynn

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flight

3 Money and Time Saving Things I Wish I Knew Before My Flight Was Cancelled

At some point, we'll all have to deal with a flight cancellation. Be prepared, before it happens to you

At some point, we’ll all have to deal with it, so here are the money…

By Alisa Gumbs

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al williamson

This Is Why Some Real Estate Investors Focus On Inner Cities

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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prom season

How to Enjoy Prom Season Without Breaking the Bank

It is neither necessary nor financially healthy to go into debt for prom night. Here are tips to save money without losing the magic

Whatever your financial situation, it is neither necessary nor financially healthy to break the bank…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Congress Wants to Get Rid of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

New bills could threaten return of financial crisis, leaving families of color vulnerable to financial abuse

Congress Wants To Get Rid Of Consumer Financial Protection Agency, new bills threaten to leave…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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get taken

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

Here's how to avoid getting ripped off by fake, incompetent, or crooked charities during the holiday season

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

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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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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marriage

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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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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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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