Money

1. Make sure your investment portfolio has exposure to emerging markets like China and India. They recommend that no more than 10% of your portfolio holdings should be invested in these assets.

4. I Will Save At Least 10% of My Income

It’s not enough to just make ends meet with the salary you are earning. You…

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5. I Will Use Homeownership as a Foundation for Building Wealth

While these are uncertain economic times, financial experts agree that owning a home is still…

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6. I Will Devise an Investment Plan for My Retirement Needs and Childrens’ Education

The reality is that your chances of building wealth are optimized when you invest. It…

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7. I Will Ensure That My Entire Family Adheres to Sensible Money Management Principles

Talking about money matters at the dinner table may not have been polite conversation long…

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8. I Will Support the Creation and Growth of Minority-Owned Businesses

Disposable income in the black community is still on the rise. Black buying power today…

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9. I Will Guarantee My Wealth is Passed On To Future Generations Through Proper Insurance and Estate Planning

Let’s face it: Nobody lives forever. No matter how much you want to deny it,…

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10. I Will Strengthen my Community Through Philanthropy

Contrary to some people’s perceptions, you don’t have to have the big bucks like Oprah…

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Should African Americans Invest in Stocks to Make Obama ‘Look Good?’

In a recent blog, I mentioned a rather provocative question we received from Craig Farmer,…

By John Simons

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The Cutting Edge: Beware of Stimulus-Related Scams

Don't get sucked in by con artists with fraudulent claims

Waiting for your cut from President Barack Obama’s $787 billion stimulus package? Well, don’t hold…

By Renita Burns

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FDIC’s New Campaign Promotes Deposit Insurance Awareness

Initiative includes Spanish calculator, PSAs targeting blacks

Anyone who banks has seen the phrase “FDIC Insured,” but to make sure that they…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Want to Save the Economy? Invest.

You�ve heard that a rebound can only occur when we return to our spend-crazy ways. But perhaps there�s another way.

You’ve heard that a rebound can only occur when we return to our spend-crazy ways.…

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The Cutting Edge: Filling Out Your FAFSA

Tap all resources and start early to get the funds you need

If you’re entering college for the first time next fall, or you’re a returning student…

By Renita Burns

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Better Business Bureau Kicks Off National Consumer Protection Week

Chicago branch opens, offers resources for residents

As part of National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), March 1-7, the Better Business Bureau (BBB),…

By Renita Burns

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Safe Haven

Sylvia King's financial discipline kept her afloat during tough times

Sylvia King’s financial discipline kept her afloat during tough times

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Women and Money, Pt. 3

Lori Anne Douglass, Partner, Moses and Singer, explains the importance of proper estate and financial…

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Survey Finds Disconnect Between Beliefs and Financial Planning for Blacks

Though optimistic, many aren't proactive

Released today, the Nationwide Insurance and Tavis Smiley Consumer Survey identified disturbing trends behind what…

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Eliminating Red Flags on Your Tax Return

Avoid the pitfalls of insufficient preparation, documentation

Getting audited is probably not on your list of goals for this year. However, if…

By Margarette Burnette

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The Cutting Edge: Don’t Get Taken By Your Tax Preparer

Diligence could save you trouble and money

We’re in the heat of tax season and if you haven’t filed yet, a bigger…

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Women and Money, Pt. 2

Financial commentator Dale St. Claire discusses what women need to know about their finances. (Part…

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The Cutting Edge: Avoiding Credit Consolidation Scams

Don't get swindled trying to settle your debts

Scam artists prey on desperation. With the unemployment rate spiraling to its highest level in…

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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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Dealing with a Recruiter: 5 Simple Do’s and Dont’s for Landing the Final Interview

Aisha M. Taylor, co-founder of TAYLORMade Professional Career Consulting, shares tips for job candidates going…

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