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National Retirement Security Week: Boost Your Post-Career Income Through Home-Sharing

In honor of National Retirement Security Week, here are a few tips on how to increase your income with home-sharing

Millions of retirees continue to figure out how to live comfortably during their post-career years—a…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Retirement

National Retirement Security Week: 3 Habits of Successful Retirees

Three ways to help alleviate concerns that flow across generational lines about enjoying a secure retirement

Making sure you have enough money in retirement is a huge challenge these days especially…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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401K

Retirement Security Week: Take Full Advantage of Your 401(K)

Only 41% of black families have retirement account savings versus 65% of white families, according to the Economic Policy Institute

Get on track with your 401K plan or resume your retirement saving program with this…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Spendefy

This Tech Company Wants You To Support Black Businesses

To realize lasting change, it is time to spend differently and invest in black-owned businesses

BE spoke with the founders of Spendefy about how their platform creates awareness and exposure…

By Marquita Miller

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financial

5 Ways Millennials Can Overcome Financial Challenges

Millennial experts share tips on entrepreneurship and maximizing your financial life

Prudential’s town hall during Millennial Week offered tips on how millennials can overcome financial challenges…

By Kali Wilder

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Roger Ferguson

TIAA CEO Roger Ferguson: Communities of Color Must Focus on Retirement Security

The challenges that communities of color face with respect to retirement in the U.S. and financial security generally is driven mainly by three factors...

Roger Ferguson, Jr., president/CEO of financial service giant TIAA, shared advice on how communities…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Retirement

What The Retirement Generation Gap Can Tell You About Your Financial Future

Study reveals that generations have vast differences in approach to securing their financial futures

TIAA Chief Income Strategist Denise Garnick discussed the impact of generational behavior and aging on…

By Derek T. Dingle

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financial abuse

Financial Violence: 4 Signs to Watch for in a New Relationship

Protecting your finances, emotional health, and physical safety means watching for signs of financially abusive behavior early on in a relationship

Financial abuse is a significant indicator of a person’s potential to engage in domestic/intimate partner…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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retire

Reality or Illusion: Will You Have Enough Money to Retire?

Do you believe that you will have enough money to retire? Well, think again

According to financial services giant TIAA, thousands of people may not be realistic about their…

By Derek T. Dingle

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close the bank

Protect Your Wealth: Close the Bank of Mom and Dad

It is likely time to close the bank of Mom and Dad

Do your adult children still rely on you to finance their lives and lifestyles? It…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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SmartApps

Use These 3 SmartApps to Reduce Debt

Using technology to eliminate debt

There is no sense of having a smartphone just to pay a high bill and…

By davisq

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home ownership

Renting vs. Owning: The Pros And The Cons

Watch this video for an overview of the pros and cons of renting property compared to owning it

Debating whether you should rent or buy property? Here are some tidbits on the pros…

By Selena Hill

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condos

BE LUXURY: What Condos Can $1 Million Buy?

Helpful real estate advice for those looking to invest in a condo

Check out this sneak peek at what $1 million may get you when conducting your…

By T. Bernie

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Paycheck

Tired of Living Paycheck to Paycheck? Escape Now

Because exhibiting champagne taste while on a beer budget can be detrimental to achieving your financial goals

If you are tired of feeling like you don’t have enough to save or spend…

By Ashley M Fox

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5 Steps to Clean Up Your Credit

Improve your credit with these five easy steps

Want to make a significant impact to your financial health? Here are 5 steps to…

By Carrie Pink

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A Must-Have Financial Priorities Checklist for Married Couples

Here is a list of the top items you want to tackle in those meetings, whether you’ve been married 6 months or 10 years

After the honeymoon’s over it’s time to set up your first money meeting and establish…

By Carrie Pink

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Stop Saying No To Your Bank Account

Tips to start saving more and achieve your financial goals

To start saving more the first place to look is in your monthly budget and…

By Carrie Pink

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freedman bank forum

U.S. Treasury Department Hosts Freedman’s Bank Forum To Explore Ways To Build An Economy That Works For All Americans

On Sept. 23, the U.S. Department of Treasury hosted the Freedman’s Bank Forum in Washington,…

By John Hope Bryant

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Looking for Alternatives to Filing Bankruptcy?

Chapter 7—the liquidation of assets—and Chapter 13—the restructuring of debts-are the most commonly filed

If you are looking for a way out of debt, you may be considering filing…

By Carrie Pink

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wealth lessons

3 Wealth Lessons From BE 100s Legend Percy E. Sutton

Inspiring financial advice courtesy of BE 100s luminary Percy E. Sutton

Find out what political, commercial force, and BE 100s legend Percy E. Sutton offered…

By Derek T. Dingle

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How To

Apply to More Than 50 HBCUs at Once With the Common Black College Application

Students can apply to 52 of the more than 100 HBCUs by completing just one…

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Password Protect Your Flash Drive In Two Simple Steps

Flash drives, thumb drives, USB sticks: whatever you want to call them, they’re more than…

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