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How to Combine Business and Personal Travel – and Save

Almost 42% of Americans didn’t take a single day of vacation last year

Admit it. The summer months flew by and you were too busy toiling away at…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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8 Times You Should Demand a Discount

You should always get what you pay for

Who hasn’t been upset over poor restaurant service or a non-functioning product? When you have…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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cyber monday

9 Steps To Protect Yourself From Crooks on Cyber Monday

Don't get ripped off while holiday shopping online

Beware of deals that sound too good to be true, such as extremely low prices…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Black Unemployment Rate Nearly Double the National Average

A tale of two economies in most recent report

The Labor Department recently reported that the economy created 271,000 new jobs in October and…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Black Women at the Bottom of Income Gap

New Census report shows no progress on racial income gaps

While other groups may have stayed out of work after a job loss, African American…

By Stacey Tisdale

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6 Home Renovations That May Hurt Your Home’s Selling Price

Beware of renovations that can actually diminish your home's value.

According to Remodeling magazine’s 2015 Cost vs. Value report, the home renovations that bring the…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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CNBC’s Epperson Asking GOP Candidates the ‘Money’ Questions

“It’s the economy stupid”

“I want viewers to walk away understanding how their education, jobs, taxes, and financial security…

By Stacey Tisdale

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homeownership

How to Reduce Your Homeowners’ Insurance Cost

Smart moves you can make to lower the cost of your policy

From the most expensive county to the least expensive, home insurance premiums vary by more…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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Why Estate Planning is Important: Getting Started With the Basics

Make sure your wishes for your property are carried out

Estate planning is your personal opportunity to make decisions concerning your assets, finances, and healthcare.…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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The Best Tools for Managing Household Finances

Try these techniques to stay on top of your spending

Realistically, managing household finances can be challenging, especially when it requires coordinating multiple people’s spending…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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Ways to Save on Shipping Costs: Gearing Up For Holiday Shipping and Shopping

Save money this holiday season

This holiday season, consumers can expect to be able to choose their shipping preference. More…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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When to Splurge

Here are 6 areas in which conventional wisdom says you can

Most consumers intuitively know it’s smart to go for the best deal, and yet the…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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Credit Cards

5 Ways to Maximize Your Credit Card Rewards

Use rewards programs to your greatest advantage

According to a 2011 study from Colloquy and Swift Exchange, the average household enrolled in…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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Attention Consumers: ATM and Overdraft Fees Are Climbing

How to keep more of your money in your pocket

While the best way to avoid these fees are to keep good records, stick to…

By Stacey Tisdale

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The Best Remodeling Projects to Boost Your Home’s Value

These upgrades have more than just aesthetic value

If you’re considering investing money into home improvement projects this year, there are several factors…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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Best Ways to Save on Moving Costs

6 tips for keeping your moving budget under control

From renting a truck to purchasing cardboard boxes and bubble wrap, there’s no shortage of…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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Shopping Smart: Tips for Saving on Grocery Staples

Coupons aren't the only way to save

These days, enjoying deep savings when grocery shopping requires more than coupon clipping. There are…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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Social Mentions

Black Voices Matter on Social Media, and Corporate America is Listening

How the Black Social Media Movement is changing socioeconomics

“Black Twitter consistently drives global trending topics and cultural conversations. As blacks become an…

By Stacey Tisdale

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3 Ways to Invest $100

Think investing is only for the rich? Think again

To prove that investing is not beyond the reach of us ‘99%ers,’ I asked three…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Williams

Venus and Serena: Williams Sisters Top All-Time Money Winners in Women’s Tennis

Why tennis prize money is soaring

While Venus and Serena Williams are 22 standings apart in world tennis rankings, they top…

By Stacey Tisdale

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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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