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The Cutting Edge: Getting the Most From Your Gym

Making sure you get the workout and not your wallet

The New Year is almost here, and if you’re one of the countless people who’ve…

By Renita Burns

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The Cutting Edge: Furnishing Your First Apartment

Simple steps to make the new move less costly

Finally, you’re fresh out of college and ready to settle into your first apartment. Sure…

By Renita Burns

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The Cutting Edge: Lowering Your Healthcare Costs

Finding ways to get affordable coverage, medicines

Whether you’re searching for health coverage or have a plan, here are a few tips…

By Renita Burns

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Lending Money to Friends and Family

How to avoid heartache when loaning to a loved one

It is part of the African American spirit to help our friends and family who…

By Margarette Burnette

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Black Retailers Gear Up for the Holidays

Frugal shoppers to make for a tough season for small businesses

Anxiety over the poor economy, including worries about home foreclosures, tightening credit and unemployment, has…

By Michael Dabney

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Stepping Away From the Frenzy

On keeping shopping simple and free of Black Friday madness

A truncated shopping period between Thanksgiving and Christmas, combined with the absence of an “it”…

By Renita Burns

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Cutting Edge: My Virtual Trip to the Grocery Store

Put together a meal for under $60!

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The Cutting Edge: Thanksgiving

Find ways to save while creating the perfect holiday feast

Thanksgiving is around the corner and so is the big dinner with all the family’s…

By Renita Burns

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HANDSHAKE

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

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

It’s the holiday season, when generosity and goodwill toward others—reinforced by the gifting traditions…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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While Holiday Shopping, Guard Against Identity Theft

Frenzied shopping and a tidal wave of phone, mail and Internet marketing create just the right environment of distraction for crooks.

The holiday season is prime time for identity theft. It’s no wonder: the mix…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Combating Identity Theft

Ways to prevent a costly, widespread nuisance

There was a time when online identity theft was largely the domain of hackers who…

By Bridget McCrea

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The Cutting Edge: Auto Maintenance

Getting your car to go the extra mile

Hefty maintenance costs that come along with owning an automobile can seem to be more…

By Renita Burns

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Offer Your Kids the Best, Yet Trim Costs

Teaching children fundamentals of budgeting can save you money

Children can be life’s greatest joy—and it’s most expensive. From the necessary expenses, such as…

By Renita Burns

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Cutting Edge: Halloween

Taking the fright out of fun festivities

This year, Americans will spend $5.77 billion for Halloween, according to the National Retail Federation.…

By Renita Burns

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Reinforcing Principals of Personal Finance

The ripple effect of an economic bust

Purse strings are being pulled tighter than ever as consumers brace for the ripples of…

By Renita Burns

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How to Handle Bank Closure

Learn to be proactive, diligent in managing your accounts

It seems like every month a bank closure is being announced, most stemming from the…

By Ann Brown

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Cutting Edge: Leisure & Entertainment

Enjoy low-cost leisure activities

The nature of today’s economy may have put a damper on your summer plans by…

By Brittany Hutson

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AT&T Loses Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

Sales representative awarded more than $400,000

A Dallas jury ruled AT&T Corp. racially discriminated against a worker and ordered the telecommunications…

By Renita Burns

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Cutting Edge: Utilities and Energy

Slash utility costs

Its old news that’s still putting a hurting on your wallet: soaring energy and utility…

By Renita Burns

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The Cutting Edge: Back to School

Tips to help cut back on school spending

As you head back to school here a few additional resources to help you be…

By Renita Burns

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How To

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?
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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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