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Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Pushes for Financial Literacy Lessons

NYSE event highlights importance of money savvy

Duncan Niederauer NYSE CEO, John Hope Bryant, vice chairman of the U.S. President’s Advisory…

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Update: ‘Just in Case’ Specials

More companies are joining the brigade to get you to open up your wallet

If you read my earlier post on Just in Case specials you know that companies…

By Renita Burns

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Hard Lessons in Education Funding

A student's path to dream college filled with roadblocks

Toward the end of the 2007 fall semester, Erin Jackson went from tears of joy…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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When Your ‘Something Blue’ Meets the Pink Slip

What to do if a layoff forces you to slash your wedding budget

Sometimes the “for worse” part of “for better or for worse” comes early. In this…

By Alisa Gumbs

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Three Reasons Why Small Banks Are a Big Hit

Community banks offer an attractive alternative

The banking industry’s problems are well known—perhaps too much so. Fortunately, though, consumers have choices…

By Donald Jay Korn

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HBCU Students Seek More Avenues for Funding

Budgets remain tight as federal aid trickles in

Audia Cook, a sophomore at Hampton University (No. 4 on the Black Enterprise Top 50…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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It’s Earth Day. Get Some Real Green

Not really into saving the environment? Then focus on saving cold, hard cash.

Unless you live on another planet (literally), you know that today, April 22, is Earth…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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The Cutting Edge: Money Books for Young Adults

The hardest part about being young and figuring out your finances is finding the right…

By Renita Burns

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Is The Stock Market Rebound Real?

Experts offer their take on longevity of market rally

A six-week rally in the stock market is creating new optimism among investors. Since its…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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How to Plan a Wedding During a Recession

Say "I do" to the marriage but "I don�t" to the debt

There are some things you still need to spend money on, even when the economy’s…

By Alisa Gumbs

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Do As I Say, Not As I Do?

Is borrowing reckless or responsible? Depends on whether debt is "good" or "bad"

A few days ago, I was confronted with a very interesting issue by Black…

By John Simons

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HBCU Financial Forecast: Part I

Advocates make argument for more federal funding

The country’s economic quagmire has reached far beyond Wall Street to the hallowed halls of…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Foreclosure Prevention Gone Awry?

'Justice League' clamps down on home mortgage scams

The ink on President Barack Obama’s massive stimulus plan hadn’t dried before spurious Websites sprouted…

By Renita Burns

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In a Declining Market, Forward Thinking Could Pay Off

Experts say a low price now could mean high returns later

Don’t panic. Stay the course and focus on your long-term goals. This continues to be…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Closing the Wealth Gap

Fight continues in promoting financial freedom for minorities

Even before the financial crisis hit Wall Street, the net worth of the average American…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Up In Smoke

Sometimes a �good� investment won�t sit well with your conscience

Eight out of every ten black, youth smokers smoke Newport cigarettes.

By John Simons

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State of Black America: Wealth for Life

Wealth building is not a sprint; it's a marathon

In its State of Black America 2009 report, the National Urban League examines challenges…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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The Cutting Edge: Big Tax Refund? You Might Want to Think Twice

Overpaying Uncle Sam is like giving him an interest-free loan

There is such a thing as overpaying Uncle Sam. Though buxom tax returns can seem…

By Renita Burns

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Voices of Economic Survival

Lessons learned from the Great Depression

As bad as the economy has gotten in the past few months, the hardships many…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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A Random Walk Down Wall Street (With Protesters)

With the economy in terrible shape, everyone has a favorite scapegoat. For some, it's bankers and bureaucrats.

On my lunch hour last Friday, I went down to lower Manhattan’s financial district—the nerve…

By John Simons

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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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