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Five Factors That Affect Your Credit Score

A guide to boosting your number

How high or low is your credit score?

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Do Men Still Earn More than Women? [Infographic]

A recent study answers the question

If you’re a woman, most times you can expect a smaller paycheck than your male…

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8 Ways to Fight Drip Pricing

Here’s what you need to do to protect yourself

Check your credit card statements for additional fees

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New Trading Service for Consumers

Website allows trading of goods and services through your social network

Igobono is a marketplace that helps members of a social network learn what their friends…

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Personal Finance Word of the Day: Absorption Rate

Your daily money bite

The final result will show how many months it will take to deplete the market’s…

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Tips for Getting Your Direct Mail Marketing Letters Read

Personal Finance Word of the Day: COB Fraud

Have you ever been a victim?

Do you know what this is?

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Personal Finance Word of the Day: Data Breach

Your daily money bite

A data breach does not have to be digital

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Consumers Show Gains in Personal Income

Small improvements take place

Consumers demonstrate small improvements when it comes to personal income

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Tips for Keeping Shopping Under Control

Regain control over your cash

Close your wallet

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Life Insurance 101: The Dos and Dont’s of Buying Life Insurance

Learn about the different types of life insurance

There are different types of permanent life insurance. All of them have a death benefit,…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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U.S. Workers Lose Hope for Higher Wages and Job Security

Don't hold your breath when it comes to improvements on the job

Have you gotten a raise lately or feel insecure about your job status?

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Apple Inc. to Pay More Than $32 Million in Refunds

Billing practices to change

Parents were unaware of charges

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Number of People seeking Unemployment drops to 2008 levels

Jobless Claims Dip to Pre-Thanksgiving Levels

U.S. applications for benefits show a decline

Initial jobless claims went down by 2,000 to 326,000 in the week ending Jan. 11.…

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More Customers Affected By Target Data Breach

Retailer revises numbers to show a lot more customers were affected than originally thought

Make sure you check—and then double-check–your account statements

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4 Reasons to Ditch Department Store Cards Right Now

Don’t let the promise of rewards points keep you in debt

Why department store cards are a dead end

By Patrice C. Washington

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How to Replace a Lost or Stolen Gift Card

Don’t panic if your gift card goes missing

If you can prove you purchased a gift card, or received one as a present,…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Don’t Make These Holiday Credit Mistakes

Don’t let these blunders ruin your holiday

Pay very close attention to the fine print and exercise self-control

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IRS Announces 2014 Standard Mileage Rates for Business, Medical and Moving

Updates for the new year

Updated rates are coming for the costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical…

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FTC Updates Online Complaint Site

Changes are coming to FTC complaint features

Complaints are entered into the Consumer Sentinel Network database, and are made available to federal,…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Personal Income and Savings Rate Dip, Report Says

Consumers show slight declines

The Bureau of Economic Analysis reports a slight drop in savings and income

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Ask Sheree: How to Manage an Overload of Work

It is very common for a busy professional to feel overwhelmed with their job commitments…

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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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