Focus less on the ring and more on the relationship
Why would a woman contribute toward the purchase of an engagement ring meant to be…
Focus less on the ring and more on the relationship
Why would a woman contribute toward the purchase of an engagement ring meant to be…
A snapshot of how people in the United States approach finances
Get a peek into how people in the United States approach household finances, budget preparation,…
The high cost of a higher education might stop some from achieving their dreams
Student loan debt is surpassing $1 trillion in national debt as well as mortgage and…
Don't let fear of the costs of hiring a financial planner stop you from getting the help you need to improve your financial situation.
Many of us know that we need financial advice from qualified professionals, but we often…
Survey shows some are fearful when it comes to managing money
A random group of 1,000 adults across the nation were asked about their attitudes, preferences…
Where would you get the most bang for your buck?
Would you sacrifice NYC’s amenities for a much bigger home?
Take care of your health and your budget with these homemade food choices
Indulging in a healthy treat can be hard with a busy schedule and a low…
Tips from shopping expert Patrice J. Williams
Now that Fall is here, it’s time to pack away your pastels and break out…
Money management expert Valerie Morris explains how to start a financial plan
BLACK ENTERPRISE spoke with Morris during the American Express OPEN for Women: CEO BootCamp, a…
Bank awards cash prizes to winners of their CollegeSTEPS® sweepstakes.
Wells Fargo is presenting $1,000 checks to 520 high school students who won …
A college degree could mean more money and lower unemployment
Benefits of getting higher education are highlighted in this infographic
Savings and coupon advice from money expert Kasey Trenum.
Black Enterprise got some juicy coupon tips from Kasey Trenum, Savings.com DealPro and co-founder of…
Disappearing preapprovals will make it tougher for home buyers to stand out to prospective sellers
Some lenders are opting to do away with mortgage preapprovals
Savings.com editor Susan Yoo-Lee shares results of the 2013 ValPak Readership Survey
National Coupon Month ended last week, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop.…
Moving a parent in could put a strain on love and money
The decision on whether to move a parent in can be an emotional and life-changing…
If you are stuck in a never-ending cycle of indebtedness, regardless of changes in income, you may be in denial.
How much debt do you have?
Five renovations that add value to your house.
The right updates could greatly increase the resale value of your home.
U.S. taxpayers held responsible for loans made overseas
Why are we responsible for this?
Tips for discharging student loan debt due to disability.
This past July, the U.S. Department of Education enforced new regulations that made it easier…
Small businesses are the least likely to offer health care benefits to employees
With an implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) just days away, many workers and…
Consumers show small gains in pay and savings
Personal income increased $57.2 billion, or 0.4%, and disposable personal income (DPI) increased…
New electronic health records system gives control to patients.
Obtaining a copy of your medical records can be a hassle.
Hurry before it's too late.
If you are among the more than 12 million taxpayers who requested a six-month extension…
CEO Ryan Howard talks about the importance of electronic health records.
Many medical facilities are in the process of making the switch to electronic health records.…
The Sharpen Your Financial Focus initiative is a great new resource to help you to gain financial freedom and build wealth for life.
Sharpen Your Financial Focus is a comprehensive effort to help you move toward financial stability.…
Those who make a plan for their money save more cash.
Do you want to save more money? A recent survey shows that if you want…
Turbocharge college savings with the help of family members.
The cost of a college education has dramatically increased over the past decade.
Tips for getting seasonal deals
Fall is the best time to look around your home, assess your needs, and try…
Five lending institutions to receive $1 million each
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. announced that it will deposit a total of $5…
An alleged shady loan broker is halted in its tracks.
A U.S. district court has stopped an online payday lender that was suspected of using…
The right upgrades can make your home more attractive to buyers
In September 1998, Dr. Kim L. Thornton purchased a home in Newton, Massachusetts, for $490,000.…
Aging population, immigration, domestic oil and gas industries to drive growth
One thing that will impact real estate is the increasing population in the US.
Changes might be on the horizon.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued amendments and clarifications to its mortgage rules
An initial public offering for the social network giant is the biggest news since Facebook went public
In fewer than 140 characters, Twitter Inc. tweeted that it has filed confidential paperwork to…
Primo sees economic turnaround and investment opportunity in 12-24 months
Primo says that as a country of 1.1 billion people, India has tremendous prospects for…
The American Dream just got more complicated.
According to a recent Wall Street Journal report, the loan limits for some mortgages are…
A charge off is not loan forgiveness.
A charged-off account could cause you trouble for years to come.
Here’s how to protect your money from would-be thieves.
If you pay for items using a digital wallet, security concerns are likely to be…
Eric and Monta Baskerville knew the house they bought in 2009 was a good find,…
Ways to coupon effectively.
This September, coupon with a purpose.
These sites will help you find your dream house.
Thanks to the Internet, house hunting can be made easy.
Experts predict next year will yield economic growth.
Economists predict that in the second quarter of next year, there will be 3% growth.
Here’s how to protect your finances from children returning to the nest.
Tips for protecting your retirement funds when you have children.
Here’s how to handle financial curveballs during your golden years.
How can pre-retirees avoid or minimize the impact of an economic downturn on their retirement…
A pile of cash doesn't guarantee lasting love
No matter how much money you have you can’t buy true love.
Retirement accounts can fund your next business, but beware of tax penalties
Can you use the money in your retirement account as capital for your business without…
Possible Syrian conflict expected to drive up gasoline prices
According to MarketWatch, the average national price for a gallon of regular gasoline stood at…
Expects changing landscape to lead to greater opportunities
There will be periods of innovation, but also periods of disruption. Cycles will also be…
Review of certified financial planner Jeff Rose's new book, "Soldier of Finance"
If you feel out of control when it comes to your finances, a few simple…
Are reality stars really paying for the lavish lifestyles they live on TV?
If you are trying to keep up with the reality show lifestyle, stop it.
Tips for replacing a lost card.
Here’s what to do if your Social Security card is lost or stolen.
Be the captain of your own ship
Unfortunately, like financial net worth, some people struggle to understand how net worth translates to…
Steer clear of these credit land mines.
Be on your guard when free credit offers come your way.
If you really want to control your spending, recognize that there is no such thing as something for nothing, no matter what marketers say.
There is no such thing as something for nothing, no matter what marketers say.
Housing recovery continues with solid numbers in every region
The housing market continues to improve as the national median existing-home price for all housing…
Tips for keeping your health information away from thieves.
If you have health insurance, you could become a victim of medical identity theft.
Improving economic indicators are expected to fuel US travel spending
The study looks at a variety of factors and how they impact travel.
Not to worry, you still have options
Ever been denied a bank account or had a check declined? If so, here’s why…
The housing market rebound has been a boon for Home Depot
Retailer reports higher earnings, revenues for second quarter
Advice on how to successfully negotiate credit card debt.
If you’re struggling to pay down credit card debt, you can negotiate more favorable terms.…
The jobless numbers in 28 states worsened.
States continue to struggle.
Here’s how to get on the right foot.
Investment clubs provide a great way to learn about investments and the stock market.
Two former JPMorgan Chase employees have been charged with trying to cover up last year’s…
Fear and lack of knowledge are holding some investors back.
Some investors are giving the Roth IRA the cold shoulder.
Figuring out a short-term solution to a long-term problem
Matt and Shelly had a conversation prior to the wedding in which they both acknowledged…
Where are you with your financial goals?
Where are you with your financial goals?
Get financial perks for hitting the books.
Tax breaks are a great way to reduce educational costs.
More money? More problems.
Even though rich people have fewer regrets, they still have concerns about money.
Keep more cash in your pocket
Summer will soon draw to a close, and kids will be back on the school…
Repeat borrowing often results in a cycle of debt
For a fast, dangerous payday loan, borrowers usually only need a checking account and proof…
Obama makes major policy speech in Phoenix, Ariz.
President Obama on Tuesday reiterated his administration’s goal to expand economic opportunity for the middle…
Case goes back nearly 25 years
Tawana Brawley’s legal and financial woes are well documented.
Pamela Smith filed a paternity suit against Jordan
Michael Jordan scores small legal victory.
Start life after college on the right foot
The joy of graduating can turn into dread once student loan notices start pouring in.
Where can you trim?
It might be time to pare down for the sake of your financial fitness.
Uninvited guests -- bad habits, hidden money and even people -- can be destructive to your relationship
Do they affect men and women differently? Kenny Pugh explores.
Is she addicted to retail? Is he a bigamist? Zero tolerance for money secrets is key to protecting your marriage—and yourself.
Zero tolerance for money secrets is key to protecting your marriage—and yourself.
Agriculture Dept. agreed with findings
Millions went to dead farmers.
Radio and tv personality Egypt Sherrod gives home buying tips.
Few urban radio personalities have managed the double duty of holding down their spot on…
Rep says filing allows rapper to tour abroad
Chapter 11 petition filed in Manhattan.
Anxious to sell? Don’t get taken for a ride.
Fraudsters have been using the dip in the economy as an opportunity to prey on…
McDonald's CEO comments on worker pay
U.S. fast food workers to strike for better pay.
It's always the right time to increase your income
Fill a temporary need. It’s just one way to increase your cash flow.
Harlem-based organization in tax trouble
Harlem-based organization still in financial hot water.
Free financial literacy resources to help you and your teen get smarter about your money
On a better, more complete financial education.
The tested way to fast track your business
Whether you are currently running a business or thinking about making the leap towards entrepreneurship,…
Fans raised millions for Veronica Mars project
Lee is looking to raise $1.25 million for the project
Taking action now for the sake of your goals
Here are a few ways to think about giving your savings goals a boost.
One of the challenges of financial education is trying to get through to people who think the rules of smart money management do not apply to them.
Time to get real: You are NOT the exception to the rules of building wealth.
City is largest municipality to file
Detroit’s 16-page petition was filed in its U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Would you buy a $120 t-shirt?
Kanye’s was one of the more savvy business moves of the year in fashion.
Don't just retire, retire rich
Building a healthy retirement reserve is a slow and steady process that takes patience, consistency,…
Hike partially due to unrest in the Middle East
Only Hawaii and Alaska reportedly had prices higher than Calif.
Don't turn to credit cards as a backup to your money issues
Smart ways to make credit cards a part of your financial picture.
When it's time to admit the person you love has a problem
When finances are out of order, life can become a nightmare.
Summer time means it's time for tightening up your travel budget
Don’t break the bank on a family vacation!
Could you use a little help with your teen?
It really is a perfect time to get your teenagers primed to get in financial…
Make sure you don’t fall short and outlive your savings
Millions of Americans put their 401(k) plans on autopilot, have limited knowledge about how and…
Take advantage of these practical strategies
Credit cards are not evil in and of themselves and really don’t have to be…
Realtor to the stars dishes on success, professionalism and what's next
Nartey’s counts Laz Alonso, Kevin Durant and Neve Campbell among his clients.
Weekend had over a half-million attendees
As ESSENCE on Monday announced that over 540,000 people attended its annual weekend festival, the…
Is technology keeping us from building lasting, meaningful relationships?
Overwhelmingly, technology has proven to be a great tool for connecting with people and doing…
Don't let emotional ties keep you from making a sound decision
We all can use a little help now and then, follow these tips and you…
Gina Neely tells the Memphis Commercial Appeal the couple was spread too thin
In a statement via Facebook, the couple thanked fans for their support.
Here's 5 tips to help you borrow smart
Effective July 1st, 2013 federal subsidized stafford student loan rates will rise.
Schools offer alternative for students
Highly-ranked state schools with affordable tuition are a welcome advantage for students from financially disadvantaged…
Disparity reflects society's cultural changes
Single fathers may be younger, poorer and less educated than married ones, but they raise…
Woman also stashed cash, ring from her husband
A Huntington Beach mother accidentally sold her nearly $18,000 diamond earrings for $20 at a…
Is saving a lost art? Too difficult?
A recent survey released by Bankrate stated that 75 percent of Americans don’t have enough…
Sometimes he brags like Hov, but with a heavy dose of humility in new album 'Born Sinner'
Yes, J. Cole is finally getting his due as not only one of the best…
Are you furious about this?
From 1978 to 2012, CEO compensation measured with options realized increased about 875 percent, a…
5 tips to make sure you do it with class
Gone are the days when people accepted jobs right out of high school or college.
An exercise to give yourself a reality check—and maybe a much needed wake-up call—when it comes to your financial habits.
Check yourself. Before your wreck yourself.
What's the difference and how do I choose which is best for me?
A mutual fund is similar to a stock, but instead of investing in one company…
Costs of food, meats in particular, have risen in past months
Sales show that consumers are gravitating more and more to items like pork, which carry…
Rapper is the latest to face prison time for not paying taxes
Who will be next to go to prison for not paying their taxes?
12 million Americans turn to payday loans annually when faced with financial challenges
Alliance looks to help minorities pay down debt, increase savings, and break the cycle of…
Does it have to be complicated?
Before you run out and start looking at all of the fabulous properties you could…
1 in 4 Americans said they had no savings at all
Nearly three-fourths of Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck, according to a new survey released by Bankrate.com.
In just days, Ashley and April Foxx raised over $6,000 through Kickstarter
Keisha Cane — and all her mischief — could soon be coming to a book…
Told members it would save church money
Bishop I.V. Hilliard sent a newsletter to members of the New Light Christian Center asking…
Why busy lives are changing the perspective of marriage
Do you remember til death do us part, friendship as the foundation for love and…
What's in a name? For Donald Trump, a whole lot of money
Donald Trump is making a fortune off his name.
Outlook of economy depends in large part to youth jobs
President Obama, White House push for youth jobs.
Costs continue to exceed wages, expert says
Health care costs expected to coincide with the Affordable Care Act are expected to rise…
Year ranks second-highest to 2005
Eleven major weather disasters ranging from hurricanes to floods cost $110 billion in 2012
One million Galaxy smartphone users will get the album for free
Digital marketing strategy for new album, “Magna Carta Holy Grail,” is a nod to the…
Woman claims fees affected her wages
The woman, Natalie Gunshannon, said she received wages through the JPMorgan Chase Payroll Card
Helping someone realize their dreams shouldn't come before goals of your own
Hey Frugs! Nowadays, it seems like every person has a project that he…
Financial setbacks need to be taken care of
And remember, just because you are single now does not mean that credit and taxes…
Since 2012, more than 18,000 homeowners have filed complaints about Bank of America with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Former BoA employees said they were told to falsify electronic records and foreclose on homes.
What happens when love costs?
Is love worth the sacrifice?
Don't fall victim to avoidable penalties
Taking just a few steps in moving your due date can help avoid costly penalties.
15 percent of U.S. companies offer some kind of paternity leave
Is gender stereotyping causing men to not take paternity leave?
Make your money work for you after you've worked for it
“Small business owners need to think about the what if,” says McKenzie Slaughter. Reinvesting all…
Men earn more than women in first year, research says
MBA programs have promises that make graduating quite enticing.
Alleged scam artist wooed startup founder with fancy cars, back story
Mr. Bailey says he’s relieved he seems to have dodged a major bullet.
McDiet? CEO says he lost 20 lbs
Revamped menu paying off, numbers say.
Could the keys to your financial success be tied up in your relative freedom?
Watch how you spend!
Auction funds go toward a good cause
Warren Buffet has auctioned off another lunch for charity.
A lot of entrepreneurs say they need to pick one or the other. They're lying.
You don’t have to remain torn! You CAN experience success in both your business and…
Just because you're mourning doesn't mean you shouldn't think clearly about your finances
Even sadder is that experts say funerals are high time for old family spats over…
Questioning a normally unquestioned practice
A study shows that in countries where tipping is prominent, there is also high corruption…
Claimed to manage billions in assets through firm
Fredrick D. Scott, who presented himself as a well-heeled hedge fund manager who sought in…
If talking about money with your fiance would result in calling off the wedding, you have no business getting married in the first place.
If talking about money with your fiance would result in calling off the wedding, you…
Suit filed in Fulton County, Ga.
A new report suggests that Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore may need to…
Winner opts for lump sum
Florida woman wins record Powerball jackpot.
After years of doing things on my own I knew it was time to get some professional advice
Before you dismiss the idea of working with a financial planner, find out how they…
Why do some religious items have value right now?
Did you know religious pieces had so much value at pawn shops?
The 'business' man is reportedly ready to sign a $20 million deal
What else can Jay do to show his business prowess?