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Uganda Prime Minister Discusses Entrepreneurship and Investing as Obama Visits Africa

Prime Minister talks about efforts to increase foreign investment and economic growth

BE talks with Prime Minister of Uganda, Rohakana Rogunda, as President Obama visits Africa to…

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Congress and Church Take Aim at Payday Lending

Protecting communities from high rate loans

Congress and members of the clergy take aim at the payday lending industry and how…

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How to Choose the Best Car Insurance

Get the most coverage at the best price

Whether you need car insurance for the first time or are shopping around for a…

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10 Savvy Ways to Save Money Dining Out

Smart ways to indulge in your favorite culinary pasttime

We all know that dining out can be prohibitively expensive. But making smart decisions can…

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7 Insider Secrets for Booking Cheap Airfare

Find affordable flights and stretch your travel budget

These 7 insider secrets will help you find cheap airfare and stretch your travel budget.

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[STUDY] Finances Are Top of Mind For LGBT Couples

Wells Fargo survey reveals how marriage equality is shaping same-sex couples’ money plans

Wells Fargo survey reveals how marriage equality is impacting LGBT couples money plans.

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Love and Money: Is Your Boo a Burden on Your Bottom Line?

5 questions that help you get real about love and spending

This story gives tips on love and money, to help people deal with the human…

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Should You Buy or Lease Your Next Car?

Here are some key differences that might help you decide

There’s no one-size-fits-all answer when it comes to your decision on buying vs. leasing your…

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How to Avoid Unnecessary Bank and Credit Card Fees

Here are a few tips for consumers to minimize those hefty fees

Here are a few tips for minimizing or avoiding unnecessary banking and credit card fees…

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Financial ‘Musts’ for Gen X Black Women

A girlfriend’s guide to building wealth

Gen X Black women, are feeling pinched, often balancing childcare, eldercare, and career. This story…

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Pay-Gap Pushing More Women into Multiple Jobs Than Men

Economist sees trend continuing

A survey conducted by Economic Policy Institute economist Valerie Wilson found that women are more…

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48 Million Infected Chickens Causing U.S. Egg Shortage and Price Spike

The Avian flu epidemic is driving egg prices higher

An avian flu-epidemic has affected more than 48 million chickens and led to an egg…

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How to Shop for a Car Loan

These tips will keep you from spending too much on your vehicle

Few consumers spend enough time shopping for the best car loan, most research the best…

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[VIDEO] If Caitlyn Jenner Gets Married…

What are the financial rights of same-sex and transgender couples?

The same sex marriage ruling leveled the playing fields for couples when it comes to…

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Whatever Happened to Generation X?

The 'forgotten generation' is dealing with debt, declining marketability, and other financial challenges

Generation X, often called the ‘forgotten generation’ struggles with debt and the responsibilities of taking…

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Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson isn't the first celebrity to file for bankruptcy and he won't be the last. Here are some other famous faces who have gone bankrupt or officially filed bankruptcy for one reason or another.

[Photos] Celebrities Who Filed for Bankruptcy

50 Cent isn't the first and won't be the last

Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is not the only celebrity who’s filed for bankruptcy or gone…

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What 50 Cent Can Teach Us About Bankruptcy and Taxes

What really happens when you file for bankruptcy

Rapper 50 Cent filed for bankruptcy after a jury ordered him to pay a $5…

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Is the Chinese Stock Market Hurting Your 401 (k)?

What the Chinese market isn't telling us about the world’s 2nd largest economy

For the moment, the biggest worry U.S. stock holders seem to have when it comes…

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New Film is a Call to Action to Build Black Wealth

Power-couple Lamar and Ronnie Tyler's Generation One: The Search for Black Wealth is the blockbuster you really need to see

It’s not enough to just talk about the the Black Wealth Gap. It’s time for…

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50 Cent Owes at Least $10 million, Files for Bankruptcy

The rapper, who was just ordered to pay $5 million over a sex tape, lists IRS and other creditors in filing

Curtis Jackson III, better known as Rapper 50 Cent, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection…

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Married to the Boss: Can Marriage, Money and Multimedia Mix?

Effective tips for working with your partner

One couple who have worked together for nearly a two decades in the stressful world…

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3 Concerns Consumers Should Have About the Verizon/AOL Merger

Experts and history suggest that privacy, censorship and the Open Internet may be at risk

The $4.4 Billion Verizon acquisition of AOL wasn’t an antitrust concern, the FCC announced in…

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Save on Moving Costs Without Busting Your Budget

Settle into your new home with money to spare

Apply these six strategies to your move this summer to help cut costs and get…

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Tips For Dealing with Debt Collectors

Things to know when a third-party debt collector contacts you

Here are tips and strategies to help you communicate effectively with debt collectors.

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College Students to Parents: Help Us Understand Money

Survey finds students lack confidence in personal finance and want parents help

A survey finds that college students lack confidence and knowledge about managing money and look…

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6 Tips to Help You Budget Better

Budgeting strategies for different personality types

There are different budgeting styles and strategies suitable for a various personality types.

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Improve Your Credit Worthiness

How your credit score is affecting you

In some instances credit score can impact a job offer, a factor many can ill-afford…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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Go Small and Save on Long-Distance Calling Rates

Tips for saving money on phone service

When it comes to long-distance calling, loyalty is a big waste of money.

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Dow Hits 5-Month Low On Day NYSE Trading Stops

Global worries hitting stocks

When the market closed at 11:32 AM ET for nearly 4 hours, the Dow Jones…

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Your Money is Safe Despite NYSE Trading Freeze

NYSE halts trading due to technical issues

Your money is safe despite NYSE shutdown. Stocks continue to trade on other exchanges.

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3 Steps That Take The Stress Out of Student Loan Debt

The power of the plan

This story offers 3 tips that are key to creating a plan to get rid…

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How Couples Can Avoid Financial Disaster

Strategies for discussing money with your partner

Talking to your spouse about money may not be easy, but financial challenges are one…

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Wal-Mart to NYC: You Sell Guns, We Sell Your Stock

Big Apple’s Letitia James going after gun retailer where it hurts

New York City Public Advocate, Letitia James has launched an initiative aimed at getting the…

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Coupon Shopping Guarantees Big Savings

Must-read tips for savvy shoppers

It’s true that finding a ready-to-use coupon at any given moment can be a time…

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Creating a Viable Budget With Irregular Income

How to stay on top of your money

Conference calls in your pajamas, extended lunch hours, no worries about arriving late – these…

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What the Labor Department’s New Ruling Means for Your Retirement

Advisors would have to put your interests first

Banks and financial institutions across the country are on tinder hooks as they await the…

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Are You Missing Out on the Roth 401(k)?

Roth plans offer advantages for many retirement savers

Since a 2006 law allowed the creation of Roth 401(k)s, more employers have been offering…

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The High Cost of Riots: Part 1

Tragedy in Baltimore leaves financial toll on businesses and community members

We’ve seen how tragedy in a Baltimore community turned into an explosive situation. Here we…

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Are You and Your Honey on the Same Page About Money?

Tips for creating financial harmony

Not only did a new study find that couples are not on the same page,…

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[STUDY] Wealth Gap for Black and White Homeowners Hurting Future Generations

A study finds an inability to pass on generational wealth

A study finds the racial wealth gap increased dramatically after the housing crisis, causing challenges…

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Low and Middle Income Moms Hit Hardest by ‘Financial Stress’

Coping with the demands of motherhood and economics

A study finds ‘financial stress levels’ of mothers ages 30 to 55 earning less than…

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‘Marrying Down’ May Cost Educated Women $25K a Year

Recent study shows black women who marry less educated men may be losing financially

Recent Pew study shows black women who marry less educated men may be losing financially.

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Take Control of Your Student Loan Debt

Tips that take the stress out of student loans

Student loan debt can feel so overwhelming that we forget to do simple things that…

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Passing on Financial Values: Father to Sons

Meet the Bivens boys

It’s Friday afternoon and 6-year-old Maxwell runs into the house after school. He can’t wait…

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Millennials and Retirement : Men Saving Twice As Much Women: Part 2

Why Millennial women must catch-up

Millennial Men are saving twice as much for retirement as Millennial women, but women have…

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Millennials and Retirement: Saving on the Rise-Part 1

Improving job market is boosting Millennial retirement savings

A new survey finds that when Millennials have the opportunity to save for retirement, they…

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Treasury to Put a Woman on the $10 Bill

New 10 will be the first bill in more than a century to feature a woman

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced plans to put a woman on the redesigned $10 bill…

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What To Do if Your Mortgage is More Than Your House

Tips for managing underwater mortgages

The numbers are improving, but 8 million people have mortgages that are worth more than…

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AAF Preview: Black Enterprise and Prudential Want You to Get Out of Debt

AAF panel set to help Blacks find their financial footing

Prudential and Black Enterprise are joining forces to bring attendees at this year’s African American…

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Dr. Ali Yasin Teaches How to Think Like the Wealthy

Secrets for building a billionaire mindset

Dr. Ali Yasin, founder and host of The Billionaire Mastermind Forum, talks about how to…

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All Blacks Are Not the Same–Even When it Comes to Money

Battling stereotypes that ignore our cultural differences

There are nearly four million black immigrants in the U.S. and many differing cultures. Still,…

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Washington Pays Millions to Get Counseling for Homeowners

‘HUD Wants You’ to understand your mortgage and get free advice

HUD is spending more than $40 million to help organizations that provide free counseling to…

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5 Mid-Year Tips for Small Business Owners

Here’s how you can help your company grow and finish the year out strong

Both large and small companies may benefit from simple business practices that will increase clientele,…

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The Price of Growing Up ‘The Only’ Black

Tips that help you and your children manage racial isolation

Growing up in racial isolation can impact everything from relationships to financial behavior in adulthood.

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The Big Apple’s Giving a Big Boost to Minority Asset Managers

NYC to consider diversity when selecting money management firms

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer has taken formal steps to make ensure that firms…

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Expecting to Work After Retirement? Don’t Count On It

A study finds the ‘unexpected’ keeping majority of retirees out of the workforce

A study finds that a majority of Americans who plan to work in retirement are…

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Millionaire Millennial Women Bring Home the Bacon While Men Fry it Up

Wealthy Millennial ladies are out earning their partners

A survey finds a huge shift in family income and household dynamics in Millennials from…

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[WATCH] Giving Loved Ones a Hand Up vs a Handout

Tips on lending a hand without breaking your bank or enabling bad behavior

Tips on how to lend a helping hand without breaking your bank or enabling bad…

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Why Black Money Matters to Financial Service Companies

How the numbers are working in our favor

Blacks households earning $75,000 or more are the fastest growing income group. This has not…

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5 Steps That Turn Internships into Jobs

Moving from opportunity to employment

A survey finds that employers made job offers to about 65% of their interns last…

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Helping Domestic Violence Victims Create Financial Security

Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron talks the economic challenges of domestic violence

Victims of domestic violence often find that their abusers have hurt them financially as well.…

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Mind Over Money: Mental Help is Money Help: Part 2

An interview with Terrie Williams and Mary Pender Greene

If you want to get your money straight, you’ve got to get your head straight.…

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Mind Over Money: The 5 Keys To Building Good Financial Habits: Part 1

An interview with a leader in the science of Behavior Change

Did you ever make a vow on Monday and it’s broken by Wednesday? Chances…

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The Price We’ll Pay for Our Children’s Education: Are There Better Options?

Part 2: How Race Plays Out in Our Financial Experience

A ‘good’ education does not have to mean an ‘expensive’ education.This story helps us take…

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How Race Plays Out in Our Financial Lives: Part 1

The cost of ‘taking care’ of our own

A survey by Prudential finds that Blacks are ‘sandwiched’ -providing greater financial support to…

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5 Vital Factors in Your Credit Score

A look inside the numbers as the Gov’t moves to protect consumers

As lawmakers and credit bureaus reach and agreement to protect consumers, make sure you have…

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Want to Boost Your Credit Score? Pay Your Parking Tickets

How unpaid tickets put a big dent in in your credit report

Parking tickets are considered debts to cities or municipalities. That means credit bureaus treat them…

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[WATCH] Can Spirituality Make You Wealthy?

Deepak Chopra says yes…It’s as simple as A to Z

Anyone who believes in a higher power has likely experienced moments when anxiety from financial…

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BE Modern Man: Top 5 Apps to Get Your Money Up

Stay on top of managing your money without the hefty fee of a financial planner

Stay on top of managing your money with these five smartphone apps—without the hefty fee…

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A Look Inside the Obama’s Finances

A cautious approach to wealth-building

Polls shows that Americans think President Obama is a ‘cautious’ leader, and his 2014…

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Black Women and the Pay Gap

How to negotiate your way to financial success

We’ve all heard this scary statistic about the pay gap between men and women: Women…

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Millennial CEO Latasha Kinnard Speaks To College Grads On Coping With Student Loans

Here are five smart ways new grads can reduce the burden of student loan debt

Millennial CEO Latasha Kinnard shares five smart ways that new college grads can reduce the…

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Don’t Let Student Loan Debt Stress You Out

Three tips that will help you breathe

Our society tends to make debt a moral question, in many instances, equating a person’s…

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Buying vs. Renting: The Pros and Cons

How to decide if homeownership is your best move

Here are three key things to consider when determining whether you want to rent or…

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Black Women and Money: Making Lemonade Out of Lemons

How to create financial security when the odds are stacked against us

Creating a healthy financial life can feel like a balancing act as we try to…

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Twitter Chat: Jacquette Timmons to Talk Black Women and Finances

The financial expert to help us manage our purses

Financial behaviorist Jacquette Timmons will address financial planning as it relates to black women in…

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Making Her Daughter Money Smart

Suleni and Sulma's story of love, learning, and leading by example

Advice from Sulma Arzu-Brown and husband Maurice on raising financially savvy children.

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When Your Marriage Dream Turns Into a Financial Nightmare

3 tips to help you when finances negatively impact your marriage

Three tips to help when finances negatively impact your marriage.

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Giving Your Daughter Strong Financial Values

Tips to help mothers create ‘money smart’ girls

Tips to help mothers create ‘money smart’ girls, helping their daughters have strong financial values.

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Middle Class and Blacks Are More Charitable Than the Rich

A look at who gives more of their income to those in need

According to the Financial Tracking Service (FTS), the United States has contributed nearly $10 million…

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Prepare for New Tax Bill to Accompany Marriage

Expense for walking down the aisle may land you with a penalty or bonus

There is a new tax for walking down the aisle, which may result in a…

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Black Wealth: A Growing Force to be Reckoned With

The New Faces of Wealth

If you believe what you see and hear in the media about the state of…

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Tip from the Rich: Don’t Tie Up Money in a Home

Affluent look to financial markets--not real estate--to grow wealth

If you ask most middle-class people what’s the best way to grow money, many say…

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Investing Made Easy For Millennials

New apps make investing easy and cheap

Financial apps could be just what Millennials need in order to jump start their tepid…

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The Economics of Riots: Causes and Solutions 23 Years After Los Angeles

Operation Hope’s John Hope Bryant tells us what it takes to rebuild

The unrest in Baltimore comes practically 23 years to the day after Los Angeles erupted…

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Getting Your Boss to Pay Your Student Loan Debt

Trading loyalty for debt relief

Colorado Representative Kathleen Collins “KC” Becker proposed a bill that can give qualifying workers up…

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Financial Literacy Month: Congresswoman Maxine Waters Takes On the Wealth Gap

Women in Congress Take on the Bottomline

In this special series, “Women in Congress Take on the Bottomline,” we highlight Congresswoman Maxine…

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Financial Literacy Month: Rep Joyce Beatty Introduces Bill to Give Homebuyers Knowledge and Money

Women in Congress Take on the Bottomline

In this special series, “Women in Congress Take on the Bottomline,” we highlight Rep. Joyce…

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Stand Against Racism Day: The YWCA Makes the Case for Equality, Justice, and Economic Empowerment

BE holds interview with YWCA CEO Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron

Today kicks off the YWCA’s “Stand Against Racism” campaign from April 23 – April 27.

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4 Emotions You Must Keep In Check To Protect Your Finances

When we know that a money habit is not good for us, but we do it anyway, the issue is usually not a matter of financial literacy

Improving your finances is never just about boosting your financial literacy. It is also about…

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Marijuana Stocks: The 411 on Investing in ’420′

BE talks to a leading banker and adviser in the cannabis space

Black Enterprise talks to a leading banker and adviser in the cannabis space.

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Millennials and Money: Doing Better Today but Trouble Ahead

Survey finds young adults faring better than other groups … for now

Survey finds Millennials faring better than other groups…for now.

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Women Gets Student Loan Debt Wiped Clean

26-year-old gets $54,000 of debt forgiven after sharing her heartfelt story

Rhea Shannon gets her student debt forgiven after sharing her heartfelt story.

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Financial Literacy Month: Stars Gather to Celebrate Financially Savvy Skaters

Program building champions on the ice and leaders of their communities

A-list celebs and figure skating royalty gathered in New York City recently to celebrate nonprofit…

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3 Smart Ways to Use Your Tax Refund

Tonya Rapley talks best ways to spend your tax refund

Tonya Rapley gives three smart ways to spend your tax refund this year.

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Egypt Sherrod: We Can’t Depend on Society to Teach Kids About Money

The real estate agent and HGTV host talks about the importance of passing on the lessons of financial literacy

Property Virgins’ Egypt Sherrod wants everyone to know the importance of financially literacy and of…

By Alisa Gumbs

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Financial Literacy Month: Becoming the Financial Role Model Your Child Needs

Using the power of love to make the right financial choices

Tips to help you become the financial role model that your child needs.

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Black Women Behind on Retirement Savings: Three Ways to Catch Up

Black women are more likely to face poverty during retirement

Three ways for black women to avoid poverty during retirement.

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Financial Literacy Month: Filing a Tax Extension? You Still Gotta Pay on 4/15

How to set up a payment plan with the IRS

According to a survey by GoBank, not only do 57% of Americans find taxes…

By Stacey Tisdale

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5 Steps To Identifying Your Side-Hustle Potential

Improve your financial health by exploring ways to generate multiple streams of income.

Side hustles are a popular way improve your finances by creating additional sources of income.

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Four Alarming Facts that Prove Equal Pay Day is Still Needed

Statistics that prove the fight for equality must continue

A list of alarming facts that prove the fight for equality in the workplace is…

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5 Savvy Ways to Save For Your Child’s College Education

Senior financial adviser, Dawn Brown, offers tips and advice to ensure future success

Dawn Brown, senior financial adviser at Altfest Personal Wealth Management, offers options to save now…

By Robin White Goode

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Financial Literacy Month: Teaching Your Child What Schools Don’t

A guide for teaching children ages 9 - 12

Here is part 2 of Financial Literacy Month: Teaching Your Child What Schools Don’t.

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Financial Literacy Month: Creating Financially ‘Chill’ Kids

Part 1: Teaching about money: Ages 4 -8

Whether you feel it’s important for your child to think of bills as a chore…

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Financial Literacy Month: Teaching Teenagers How to Manage Money

Three things every parent should know

There are three necessary ingredients when it comes to helping your children develop financial behaviors…

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Want to Quit Your Job? Read First This So You Don’t Go Broke

What to figure out before you take the plunge

There is an interesting trend taking place in the Labor market, read these tips so…

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60s and beyond. Continue to work closely with your financial planner to make sure you are carefully managing your money.

Financial Literacy Month: What to Do if You or a Loved One is Retiring With Debt

Five tips that can lighten your load

Financial Literacy Month: What to do if you or a loved one is retiring…

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Financial Literacy Month: Dealing with the Pressure to ‘Keep Up’

Making your financial choices reflect who you are

Financial Literacy Month: here are ways you can deal with the pressure to keep up.

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5 Ways for Single Moms to Make Extra Money

These side jobs up your dollars without taking too much time

Single moms can lighten their financial load with these five ways to make extra money.

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Forty-Seven Percent of Black Families Have No Emergency Savings

Black families are less likely to have a plan on a rainy day

Black American families found to have disproportionately less savings compared to white American families.

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[BE Exclusive] Snoop Dogg Talks Guns, 401(k)s, and How Blacks Can Raise Their Financial Voice

Snoop wants you to unload gun stocks from your portfolio

BE Exclusive: Snoop Dogg talks to Black Enterprise on guns, 401 (k)’s, and how blacks…

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South African Safari and 4 More Affordable Travel Destinations

The cost to travel to these hot spots has went down drastically

Five affordable travel destinations just got cheaper for American tourists.

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Track Your Online Shopping with New Facebook Update

The social network is expanding its techie features

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Facebook is heating up the social media competition with a bevy of new updates.…

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5 Apps to Save You Money When You Shop

These money-saving apps make shopping even more fun

What if every time you went shopping, you were guaranteed to score a deal? With…

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Top 10 States to Retire In

These 10 states beat Florida by a long shot

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Despite popular belief, Florida isn’t the best state to retire in. In fact, according…

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Does Your Family Want an Extra $120k in Retirement Income? If Yes, Read This

What we don’t know about social security is costing us billions

Social Security along with America Saves, the American Savings Education Council, and the Women’s Institute…

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Atlanta Ranks No.1 for Income Inequality

Things are distant between Atlanta's rich and poor

Brookings Institution recently revealed a new report comparing cities’ top earning households to their least…

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Overcoming a Financial Disorder: What We Can Learn and How to Overcome

Mother and entrepreneur Daphne Mellody shares story; Experts tell how to get help

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When 38-year-old Daphne Mallory was a young girl, she and her family…

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Change Your Mind About Money and You’ll Change Everything

Five questions all Blacks must ask themselves

Here are five questions all black consumers must ask regarding attitude and money, and how…

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Marijuana’s ‘High’ Sales Being Used to Fund Colorado Schools

High School means something totally different in Colorado

This January, Colorado saw Marijuana sales leap to a record high—no pun intended. According to The…

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5 Questions To Ask Before You Spend Your Hard-Earned Dollars

Here's how to make sure a company has your best interest at hand

Nielsen senior vice president offers the following 5 questions to help women stay conscious when…

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Money Made Easy: ‘Queen of Green’ Talks Eliminating Debt and Creating Cash Flow

LaShawne Holland: 'Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune'

Financial literacy advocate and money expert LaShawne Holland share her journey to help African Americans,…

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Student Loan Nightmare: One Borrower’s Struggle to Find Relief

Experts share how to navigate resolution when your loan is sold

Bridget Butler’s story sounds simple enough, but the complex student loan industry made her life…

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Retail Sales Fall for Third Month in a Row

Economists blame harsh winter for retail sales drop

Retail sales fell drastically last month due to harsh winter weather that deterred shoppers from…

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President Obama Details Student Aid Bill of Rights

Proposal aims to provide consumer protections for student borrowers

On March 10, President Barack Obama went to the Georgia Institute of Technology to speak…

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Prudential’s Robert Fishbein Talks New Rules for Tax Season and IRAs

Know how healthcare legislation affects how you and your family files

Robert Fishbein of Prudential shares the new rules regarding tax season 2015 and IRA rollovers.

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Women’s History Month: 5 Tips to Get What You’re Worth

Don't shortchange yourself from getting the best for your life

If you’re a professional woman, you won’t want to forget these four pivotal tips in…

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New Money: Harriet Tubman Could Be the Face of the $20 Bill

President Obama thinks women on money is a good idea

A non-profit is pushing for women to take over the $20 bill. Who would you…

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Unemployment Rate Lowest It’s Been In 7 Years

295,000 jobs were filled last month

The Labor Department reported that 295,000 workers were added to the job market in February,…

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Top 20 Cities with The Most Billionaires

See if you're close to any of these billionaire cities

If the saying that you are who you hang around is true, then you may…

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Millennials Prove to Be Most Loyal Workers

Millennials' job loyalty is actually bad for the economy

Research shows that millennials are more loyal to their employers than they have been in…

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The Job Market for Older Workers Over 50 Looks Up

Jobs specifically seek out older workers

Mature adults 50-years-old and older who are looking for work will be happy to learn…

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Tax Time: Understanding Pros And Cons of a Refund and Bill

Sometimes what seems favorable may not be. Here's why

Consider these three quick guides for taxes, to assist you in the process of deciphering…

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U.S. Anti-Terroist Regulations Cut Money Transfers to Somalia

Somali families suffer amid U.S. regulations

A U.S. attempt to control terrorists has led to a dilemma among Somali families. “Regulations intended…

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Setting Financial Goals: Where To Begin–Part 2

How to set 'SMART' goals as 'America Saves Week' kicks off

In case you didn’t know, Feb. 23, is the kick off for the 9th annual…

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Four Ways to Make Money Blogging

Try these basic tips to earn some cash while blogging

Blogging may not make you rich like Necole Bitchie or Perez Hilton, but there’s definitely…

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‘Phased Retirement’ Growing Popular Among Baby Boomers

Transition into retirement with stress-free jobs

The last bunch of baby boomers just turned 50-years-old. As the group gears up for…

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Help President Obama Help You!

Getting the Right Advice For Your Retirement Savings

As President Obama threw down the gauntlet yesterday, and laid the framework for a plan…

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Former NFL Player Phillip Buchanon Pens ‘New Money: Staying Rich’

Former NFL player shares his money mistakes in new book

BlackEnterprise.com recently had a one-on-one with NFL vet Phillip Buchanon. Buchanon was drafted by the…

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Drake’s Album Moves 535,000 Units Amid U.S. Record Sales Drop

Surprise release moves big numbers despite music business slump

Drake’s new album charts and sells over 500,000 unit despite the big decline in record…

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Want to Lower college costs? Make Your Kid go to Class!

Technology aims to help reduce the est. $31 Billion annual cost of skipped classes

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A few weeks ago, University of Indiana Sophomore, Andrew Havill was telling his father…

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How to Have the Money Talk with Your Beau

Don't wait until after 'I do,' to have a very vital chat about finances

Whether you’re in a relationship or about to tie the knot, it’s best to know…

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3 Easy Money Management Tips for Millennials

Start making better money choices with three simple steps

Stacey Tisdale offers these easy tips for young professionals to incorporate into their financial lifestyles.

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What Wendy Williams Taught Me About Lending Money to Friends and Family

Five tips handle the pressure to give away your hard-earned cash

Here are five tips that have helped others learn healthy money-lending habits with friends and…

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10 Inexpensive Date Ideas for New Relationships

These options are fun and sure to build long-lasting memories

If you’ve found a brand new Valentine on the day of love, check out these…

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Can You Afford Love?

Has love become a commodity that can only be purchased?

Are you able to afford love? Is love money-focused or heart-focused?

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Easy DIY Childproofing Tips to Save Money

Make Safe Happen at home with these inexpensive tips

Preventable accidents are the number one cause of death among children, which is why Nationwide…

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HUD Secretary Julian Castro Determined to Increase Homeownership for Blacks

The former San Antonio Mayor shares his vision with BE

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When Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro was …

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Decoded: The Money Behind Winning a Grammy

Stars see big financial rewards after Grammy wins

Many have wondered if artists get paid for performing at the Grammy’s or if they…

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Jobs Report Show Blacks Left Behind as Obama Preps to Meet Black Caucus

A Tale of Two Economies

By many accounts the job market is bouncing back with a vengeance.    The Labor Department…

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How Couples Can Avoid Financial Disaster

Talking to your spouse about money may not be easy, but financial challenges are one…

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Creating a Viable Budget With Irregular Income

Conference calls in your pajamas, extended lunch hours, no worries about arriving late – these…

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