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Consumer Tip: Take Advantage of Free Shipping Day

You might not have to pay a dime for shipping today

If you’re still pulling your holiday shopping list together, today is your lucky day.

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American Airlines Rewards Top-Paying Flyers with Mileage

First and business class travelers score extra miles

American Airlines recently announced that they would be rewarding its travelers who pay top dollar…

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How To Profit from Falling Oil Prices

Oil is the lowest its been since 2009

According to, oil prices are the lowest they’ve been since 2009 due to “stagnant…

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Americans Say No to More Holiday Spending Depsite Lower Gas Prices

Americans, with the exception of millennials, shut their wallets despite cheaper gas

Gas prices are on a steady decline. According to, the Energy Department predicts that…

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Four Funding Sources for Women

Going back to school or starting a business may be more realistic than you think

The average cost of a college education and starting a business is $30,000, according to College…

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CFPB Fights Student Debt Relief Scams

Bureau aims to put an end to underhanded practices

Some students seeking debt relief were lured into a sneaky scam.

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CFPB Announces Consumer Saving Research Project

Bureau aims to help consumers with saving

The CFPB announced a research program that would assess the effectiveness of certain habits designed…

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identity theft

Tips for National Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness Month

Take steps to protect your identity

Identity theft is the top consumer fraud in the United States, according to the Federal…

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YouTube Paying Top Dollar to Keep Big Stars

Vloggers have all the power

YouTube, an entitiy of Google Inc, is offering its “celebrities” top dollar to sign exclusive…

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New Scam Lures Consumers with Letters from Santa

That note from the North Pole might bring you a world of trouble

You might want to do something extra special for the kiddos this Christmas, but you…

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BE Buy Black Holiday Gift Guide: Part One

Gifts from Beyoncé's stylist, Shark Tank cooks and more!

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Despite African-Americans’ $1 trillion buying power, which is expected to reach $1.3 trillion by…

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Medical Billing Provider Settles FTC Charges for Misleading Consumers about Privacy

Your information might not be safe

You might not give a second thought to how your information is going to be…

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Five Legal Terms Every Business Owner Should Know

CFPB Takes Action Against Debt Settlement Firm

Bureau steps in to protect consumers

Sometimes debt collectors can be downright sneaky. Thankfully, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is here…

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Entrepreneur Provides Resource for ‘Buying Black’

Elevator Pitch finalist Brian Williams', provides a place to find black owned businesses. provides a place to find black businesses.

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Your partner is a credit fugitive…but there may be hope: The phone rings constantly throughout the day and early evening and your partner refuses to answer.  Or worse, you’re constantly meeting your partner somewhere new because they frequently have a new residence. While financial expert, Harrine Freeman notes such warning signals, she says before rushing to judgment one should attempt to have an open and honest conversation about credit. “In 2010, FICO Inc. showed that 25.5% of consumers—about 43.4 million people—have a credit score of 599 or below,” she states. “Many people have bad credit so don’t jump to conclusions. Find out the whole story before making decision if you want to continue dating them.”

Americans’ Top Financial Priority is Bills

Many Americans' focus is catching up on bills

Americans’ number one money concern is bills or staying current with living expenses for the…

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ValPak 2014 Holiday Survey: Consumers are Shopping Smarter

Are you making wise shopping decisions?

This year, more consumers are focused on shopping smarter and saving money.

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Reports: Sony Refunds Consumers After Misleading Advertisement

FTC busts the tech company for claims involving functions of PS3 and PS Vita

Sony settles charge with FTC and refunds customers after misleading advertisement surrounding the PS Vita…

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Nielsen Study: African American Income, Education Exceeds Expectations

Watch out for Dangerous Toys on Store Shelves

Use caution when shopping for children's toys

If you plan to do some holiday shopping for the children in your life, be…

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poverty gap

Book Review: “How The Poor Can Save Capitalism”

How The Poor Can Save Capitalism brings hope to struggling economy

John Hope Bryant is one of America’s most famed empowerment leaders. The founder, chairman and…

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Watch out for Holiday Shopping Scams

Don't get fooled by fraudsters

You’re likely preparing to do some serious shopping this holiday season, but you need to…

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T-Shirt Business

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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How to Invest in Cannabis Stocks

While some stocks in these sectors have been high fliers, even more have gone bust…

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