Here’s what you need to do to protect yourself
Check your credit card statements for additional fees
Here’s what you need to do to protect yourself
Check your credit card statements for additional fees
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…
Your daily money bite
The final result will show how many months it will take to deplete the market’s…
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Your daily money bite
A data breach does not have to be digital
Small improvements take place
Consumers demonstrate small improvements when it comes to personal income
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Learn about the different types of life insurance
There are different types of permanent life insurance. All of them have a death benefit,…
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?
Billing practices to change
Parents were unaware of charges
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.…
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
Don’t let the promise of rewards points keep you in debt
Why department store cards are a dead end
Don’t panic if your gift card goes missing
If you can prove you purchased a gift card, or received one as a present,…
Don’t let these blunders ruin your holiday
Pay very close attention to the fine print and exercise self-control
Updates for the new year
Updated rates are coming for the costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical…
Changes are coming to FTC complaint features
Complaints are entered into the Consumer Sentinel Network database, and are made available to federal,…
Consumers show slight declines
The Bureau of Economic Analysis reports a slight drop in savings and income
Beware of hidden fees
Avoid getting hit with fees that weren’t in the original price quote
For 1 in 6 Americans, hunger is an everyday challenge. Here's how you can help
Just $28 can feed a family for three weeks
Company accused of collecting on fake loans gets its due
The FTC requested a U.S. court to shut down a fake lender
To get great deals, you might have to eat Thanksgiving dinner on the go
The store announced that it will have two major sales events
New rules may be on the horizon
The CFPB complaint database has more than 155,000 complaints on several financial consumer issues
Learn when to make purchases so you can save more of your cash
This handy infographic from Savings.com lists the best times to purchase your holiday gifts
Plan participants get to hold on to some of their money
The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the IRS will adjust the “use-or-lose” rule attached…
Savings and coupon advice from money expert Sami Cone
You’ll never know how much you can save until you realize how much you’re spending
New feature helps you plan for the future
Users of Google can entrust account information to family or friends or have the account…
Wage hikes go unheard as fast food workers receive federal assistance.
Although the fast food industry brings in billions of dollars a year, full-time workers get…
Tips from shopping expert Patrice J. Williams
Now that Fall is here, it’s time to pack away your pastels and break out…
Bank awards cash prizes to winners of their CollegeSTEPS® sweepstakes.
Wells Fargo is presenting $1,000 checks to 520 high school students who won …
A college degree could mean more money and lower unemployment
Benefits of getting higher education are highlighted in this infographic
Savings and coupon advice from money expert Kasey Trenum.
Black Enterprise got some juicy coupon tips from Kasey Trenum, Savings.com DealPro and co-founder of…
Savings.com editor Susan Yoo-Lee shares results of the 2013 ValPak Readership Survey
National Coupon Month ended last week, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop.…
U.S. taxpayers held responsible for loans made overseas
Why are we responsible for this?
Small businesses are the least likely to offer health care benefits to employees
With an implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) just days away, many workers and…
New electronic health records system gives control to patients.
Obtaining a copy of your medical records can be a hassle.
CEO Ryan Howard talks about the importance of electronic health records.
Many medical facilities are in the process of making the switch to electronic health records.…
The Sharpen Your Financial Focus initiative is a great new resource to help you to gain financial freedom and build wealth for life.
Sharpen Your Financial Focus is a comprehensive effort to help you move toward financial stability.…
Those who make a plan for their money save more cash.
Do you want to save more money? A recent survey shows that if you want…
Tips for getting seasonal deals
Fall is the best time to look around your home, assess your needs, and try…
Five lending institutions to receive $1 million each
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. announced that it will deposit a total of $5…
An alleged shady loan broker is halted in its tracks.
A U.S. district court has stopped an online payday lender that was suspected of using…
Changes might be on the horizon.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued amendments and clarifications to its mortgage rules
Here’s how to protect your money from would-be thieves.
If you pay for items using a digital wallet, security concerns are likely to be…
Ways to coupon effectively.
This September, coupon with a purpose.
Experts predict next year will yield economic growth.
Economists predict that in the second quarter of next year, there will be 3% growth.
Possible Syrian conflict expected to drive up gasoline prices
According to MarketWatch, the average national price for a gallon of regular gasoline stood at…
Review of certified financial planner Jeff Rose's new book, "Soldier of Finance"
If you feel out of control when it comes to your finances, a few simple…
Tips for replacing a lost card.
Here’s what to do if your Social Security card is lost or stolen.
If you really want to control your spending, recognize that there is no such thing as something for nothing, no matter what marketers say.
There is no such thing as something for nothing, no matter what marketers say.
Tips for keeping your health information away from thieves.
If you have health insurance, you could become a victim of medical identity theft.
Improving economic indicators are expected to fuel US travel spending
The study looks at a variety of factors and how they impact travel.
Get financial perks for hitting the books.
Tax breaks are a great way to reduce educational costs.
Keep more cash in your pocket
Summer will soon draw to a close, and kids will be back on the school…
Anxious to sell? Don’t get taken for a ride.
Fraudsters have been using the dip in the economy as an opportunity to prey on…
McDonald's CEO comments on worker pay
U.S. fast food workers to strike for better pay.
Hike partially due to unrest in the Middle East
Only Hawaii and Alaska reportedly had prices higher than Calif.
When it's time to admit the person you love has a problem
When finances are out of order, life can become a nightmare.
Costs of food, meats in particular, have risen in past months
Sales show that consumers are gravitating more and more to items like pork, which carry…
12 million Americans turn to payday loans annually when faced with financial challenges
Alliance looks to help minorities pay down debt, increase savings, and break the cycle of…
Costs continue to exceed wages, expert says
Health care costs expected to coincide with the Affordable Care Act are expected to rise…
Helping someone realize their dreams shouldn't come before goals of your own
Hey Frugs! Nowadays, it seems like every person has a project that he…
Just because you're mourning doesn't mean you shouldn't think clearly about your finances
Even sadder is that experts say funerals are high time for old family spats over…
Questioning a normally unquestioned practice
A study shows that in countries where tipping is prominent, there is also high corruption…
Why do some religious items have value right now?
Did you know religious pieces had so much value at pawn shops?
Save now, worry later
Knotts says parents should stretch their savings, save smart and be realistic about their goals.…
Prudential Financial reveals the results of its 2013-2014 "African American Financial Experience" study
The 2013-2014 African American Financial Experience study is out. Commissioned by Prudential Financial, this is…
Women seemed to know just as much of the fundamentals as men
Literacy differences between men and women has been overstated, experts say.
The Frugalista on the many differences in financial attitudes, behaviors of men and women
Men and women are on both sides of the spectrum when it comes to spending.
Black colleges benefit from the company’s campus-improvement program
The Home Depot responded to HBCUs in need through a campus-improvement grant program called Retool…
Investors move retirement to back-burner to focus on daily expenses
African American investors are optimistic about the political and economic future of the country.
Protect yourself when making a move
Excited about getting the keys to your new place? Before you move, learn how to…
Be aware of thieves looking to take advantage of you.
Telemarketing scams are everywhere…watch out!
Commissioner says agency will investigate trades after controversial tweets
Obama administration maintains its quest for transparency at the federal level.
Do you know what card is right for you?
Figuring out which card you need could save you hundreds — even thousands.
If Congress doesn't budge from standoff, student loans will double in interest.
Student loan interest rates will double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent by July 1.
How to guard your deceased loved one's identity from modern-day grave robbers.
Last year the identities of almost 2.5 million deceased American were used to fraudulently open…
Over 280,000 college graduates are working minimum wage jobs.
Nearly one in five American households are burdened with college debt.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau includes debt-collection guidelines in annual report.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released its annual report outlining how it has worked to…
Tips for saving on any budget
All budgets are not created equal. Here are practical tips for saving in the real…
New financial aid policies make it more difficult for parents of color to borrow.
HBCU officials say they were not given a notice of the changed loan standard.
Smart spending and planning can help your skin rebound, our expert says
Being smart about your skincare doesn’t mean you have to break the bank.
Retail chains have had to adjust, some have survived, some have perished. Where will JCPenney fall?
Is the future in jeopardy?
Costs are skyrocketing at the state level
Students are left in a serious quandary as states slash budgets to make room for…
Online Banking isn't quite what it used to be
A few things to consider before opening an account in 2013
One woman's crusade to get military members in better financial shape.
Shay Tull-Cook helps veterans and active service members with their finances.
Increased confidence in the economy spurring more risk from Americans, but is it too soon?
One of the biggest indicators is the consistently improving housing market, which is picking up…
Inaccuracies exist in millions of credit reports
The National Foundation for Credit Counseling has some tips for how to correct errors in…
The Pell Grant will be unaffected, but other areas of higher education will feel the sequester
HIgher education may become even more unattainable for some
Companies are turning profits, but avoiding hiring
Currently, the Dow Jones industrial average is nearing a record high resulting in a period…
Buying healthy can be costly, use these tips to curb the expense
Eating clean can pay off large dividends in the long run.
The board decided on Thursday
Andrew Mason is out as Groupon’s CEO.
Convicted con artist is literally ridin' around and gettin' it
Con artist says he pretends to be mentally challenged and makes six figures from the…
Keep money in your wallet this Lent
Use these tips to get ahead!
The benefits of prepaid debit cards can often appear attractive
Companies peddling prepaid debit cards often use celebrities to target consumers.
Obama said it wouldn't be a huge savings for the government to discontinue the penny
Do you think it’s useful anymore?
President offers plan to increase workers wages by $3,500 annually
The president laid out a plan to raise the minimum wage.
A deal, close to being done, is still subject to scrutiny
The deal would be among the largest mergers in U.S. history.
Increased regulations aren't fool proof against fraudulent activity
Even with added security measures, using your debit card has serious risk.
According to Wall Street, possibly
Are we seeing the beginning of the end of Apple’s reign?
With proper planning and budgeting, paying for college doesn't have to drain your finances
Make sure you’re not letting the process of saving for your child’s education intimidate you.
The Congressional Budget Office forecasts the economic climate
A positive outlook is on the horizon.
Service sector jobs are being obliterated by technology
Jobs are disappearing in certain sectors, not expected to return
Improving economy giving employers confidence to treat workers well
Employers see the benefit in keeping workers happy, healthy a new study says
Remembering those in need on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Having an illness can create a significant financial burden. In honor of this day, here…
Now you can pay extra to board early
Southwest Airlines adds optional early boarding fee
Slow and steady wins the race whether we like it or not
Labor Department releases latest jobs numbers.
The NFL is taking a hard stance on player health and safety by commissioning new studies on the effects of the game
The beleaguered sport is searching for solutions to player health and has partnered with Harvard…
Earnings dip not indicative of progress at American Express, its CEO says
American Express CEO Kenneth I. Chenault isn’t panicking after earnings report on Thursday
Better Business Bureau highlights the most popular scams of the past year
Thousands lose money every year by falling victim to these scams.
Chrysler has rebounded after 2009 bailout from the federal government
Chrysler is making a big splash with new technology at Detroit’s auto show.
Get it while it's hot, because these deals won't last for long
The price of food is going up and the effect is being seen in fast…
The bargain store attempts to lure customers away from its competitors
Will you be taking advantage of the big box retailer’s extension?
Living well can be a costly endeavor, especially when on vacation
Travel could be the key to wellness in the new year.
The resolution may hurt more than it helps
Many Americans are just finding out what the fiscal cliff could mean for them.
Tax increases will not affect most Americans
Late yesterday evening the House of Representatives came to decision to pass legislation that would…
Zipcar execs said to net profits in the tens of millions
Avis Budget will purchase Zipcar, a deal expected to be complete this spring.
More than 160 organizations and counting have gotten shares of the Sandy relief funds.
The funds were collected by the Robin Hood Foundation
Congress is stalling on yet another important issue that will affect Americans' pockets
The price of milk is just another symptom of the up-and-down economy.
Customers should be receiving refunds from now until March
You could be in line for a refund from your credit card company.
Home is most expensive sale in Harlem 2012
The home went for $3 million, just over the asking price of $2.85 according to…
With nearly 20 million unique visitors, the move would be a controversial one
The Washington Post could be adjusting its financial system with a digital paywall.
Liquor giant expected to look elsewhere to corner the tequila market
Who should they go after?
The IRS has programs available to help people avoid the same situation
The IRS don’t play games. Here’s how to play by the rules.
Borrowers finding relief from new government regulations
New regulations are supposed to make loan repayment more manageable for borrowers
Search engine giant told to pay up for not keeping its word
Y! may have to pay up.
Lending giants join in on holiday cheer
Two financial giants are giving consumers a break for the holidays.
Analysts say this is a great sign towards to a rebounding economy
How can American workers reverse the trend?
Brand President Larry Miller tells BlackEnterprise.com the brand has to "motivate young people"
Jordan releases new shoe just in time for Christmas.
Even though the jobs numbers have improved, people still rely on the government to get by
When will the unemployment tide turn?
The social networking giant and the gaming company put distance between them
Not quite a match made in Heaven, Zynga begins to reconsider.
Experts say there's no need to panic even though there's increase
What do the numbers say about the state of the economy?
Keeping the reason for the season in mind will help curb overspending
In the mood to give this season? Be careful!
Revised numbers show continued positive trending
Good news on the economy.
The oil giant is facing stiff punishment from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Oil giant BP is being held accountable.
First step towards resolution with the fiscal cliff
Solution to a long term problem could be found in paying down the deficit.
New look N.Y. Knicks take top merchandise spot
The NBA announced its bi-annual merchandise rankings report.
Marketers taking a page from Oprah's book in order to lure customers into stores
What does Oprah know that retailers are trying to adopt to boost revenus?
Will new strategy energize students to perform?
A new approach to rewarding students is in bloom in Michigan.
Study shows that people with positive dispositions will be richer than the rest
Smile. It pays.
Sommelier Kim Wood on drinking wine at Thanksgiving, his career and future
Kim Wood’s at the center of a fantastic Las Vegas dining experience.
Newark mayor challenges Twitter follower to contest
Cory Booker will participate in Univ. of Bridgeport food stamp contest.
Give local and small businesses a try
Will you support small business Saturday?
Hostess brands closing after decades in the snack business
Will you miss their goods?
U of C will try to lure more local talent
The University of Chicago is making attending the school easier for local students
Xerox chief warns of stagnant economy
Xerox CEO is one of dozens of the nation’s most powerful chief executives hoping Washington…
Dollar of every transaction will go to relief efforts
More companies are pitching in to help the survivors of Hurricane Sandy. Dallas-based MoneyGram International…
Analysts unsure of what shocker means for web travel industry
Does Priceline’s purchase of Kayak mean cheaper travel?
Achieving holiday cheer from the comfort of your couch
Strategies for the gift card buyer in you.
A primer on the sequester
The fiscal cliff, explained