Advice on how to successfully negotiate credit card debt.
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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.
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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
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Where are you with your financial goals?
Get financial perks for hitting the books.
Tax breaks are a great way to reduce educational costs.
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Obama makes major policy speech in Phoenix, Ariz.
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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
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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.
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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.
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Rep says filing allows rapper to tour abroad
Chapter 11 petition filed in Manhattan.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Summer time means it's time for tightening up your travel budget
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Could you use a little help with your teen?
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Make sure you don’t fall short and outlive your savings
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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
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Is technology keeping us from building lasting, meaningful relationships?
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Don't let emotional ties keep you from making a sound decision
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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.
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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
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Woman also stashed cash, ring from her husband
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Sometimes he brags like Hov, but with a heavy dose of humility in new album 'Born Sinner'
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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
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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
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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
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Questioning a normally unquestioned practice
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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
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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?
A licensing expert chimes in on a novel idea
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Save now, worry later
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Retaining dwindling workforce a hinderance
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Know yourself and know your money
Not setting aside money for a rainy day leaves you financially vulnerable and emotionally stressed…
Theories abound in a small town in Fla.
A town waits and wonders.
Interest on government-subsidized student loans could see a dramatic increase
President Obama on Friday urged Congress to pass a new student loan bill that would…
Learning to think outside of the box
Is business school for you? Perhaps not if you already think this way.
The recent heatwave in lots of states doesn't mean you should break the bank
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Finding purpose and meaning could pay off in the long run
A Wharton organizational psychologist says the key to success is, well, giving.
How my friend paid off her student loan debt four years ahead of schedule
Need to pay off your student loan debt? Maybe you should follow her advice.
The new single from Kanye West's forthcoming album, 'Yeezus'
Spending everything on Alexander Wang — not a good idea
New report indicates owning a home is more difficult for the middle class
Despite assurances from some analysts that the economy will improve because a home is the…
Why favoring style over substance doesn't pay off
It is better to be upfront and state that you are having financial problems and…
Looks like the former Mrs. Christopher Wallace is following in the footsteps of her fellow 'R&B Divas'
Is there a conspiracy against female black singers when it comes to their taxes?
Having a plan can make all the difference
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Getting what you want from your customers might be closer than you think
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Singer owes substantial amounts for the last three tax years
A representative says the Grammy Award winning singer is working with a new team to…
Economy shows sustained growth, according to new report
The Dept. of Labor on Thursday expressed optimism about the overall strength of the economy.
Prudential Financial reveals the results of its 2013-2014 "African American Financial Experience" study
The 2013-2014 African American Financial Experience study is out. Commissioned by Prudential Financial, this is…
Mom: What's wrong with wanting your son to look good?
Talk about ballin’ outta control.
Students don't analyze options, experts say
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Simplify and organize your finances all in one place
These apps can get you on the right financial track
A disproportionate number of black and Latino families were victims of predatory lending practices
Less than half of the settlement money has been doled out to predatory lending victims.
A recent study shows people are looking to splurge on luxuries in a recession.
American Express Publishing and the Harrison Group speak to 1,416 Americans about their want for…
Women seemed to know just as much of the fundamentals as men
Literacy differences between men and women has been overstated, experts say.
It's the comedian's second time doing so
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Spend your summer months worry-free
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A report says lottery winners should think about assembling a good team
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Not much, according to one report
Bernie Madoff used to live a life of luxury at the expense of many who…
The Frugalista on the many differences in financial attitudes, behaviors of men and women
Men and women are on both sides of the spectrum when it comes to spending.
Meeting your business' needs is an easier proposition than you think
There is an old saying that “you’ve got to have money, to make money.”
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Winner from Wednesday's drawing likely
Could you be a big winner?
Is Denver on your summer list of places to visit? Apparently, it should be
Convenience is the name of the game when it comes to summer travel.
Bankrate rated the best and worst states to retire in
Relatively cold states with high taxes and a high cost of living such as Oregon…
Pension funds, borrowing capabilities in disarray
The report was completed by Washington, D.C.- based bankruptcy lawyer Kevyn D. Orr, who was…
Follow these tips and stay on track with your finances
Taking the time to plan ahead for your summer travel can save you serious cash.
She's spent your whole life investing herself in you. Doesn't she deserve financial security for herself?
Your mother has probably spent your entire life investing in you. Mother’s Day is a…
The home was reportedly purchased in March
Beyonce buys another house
Damon Dash was Jay-Z's business partner until 2004
Will Jay-Z help a brotha out?
Debtee distributed the Rocawear clothing line
Dame Dash owes money
Black colleges benefit from the company’s campus-improvement program
The Home Depot responded to HBCUs in need through a campus-improvement grant program called Retool…
Even the number of homes considered underwater are lower than a year ago.
New report supports belief that housing market is experiencing a real rebound.
Research says shorter names could be more lucrative
Is a name change in order for business people seeking to get ahead?
You're more likely to save if you don't have to think about it
This week’s #WealthForLife focuses on strategies to make your savings goals more attainable.
Investors move retirement to back-burner to focus on daily expenses
African American investors are optimistic about the political and economic future of the country.
The Hartford's Lindsey Pollak says it doesn't have to take an accident for young professionals to make a claim on disability insurance
Disability insurance could mean the difference between many things
Says time is now to tackle debt issue for millions of Americans
Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif) is taking the lead on student loan reform in the House…
Singer recently paid tax debt
Lauryn Hill was sentenced on Monday afternoon
Telling others can help them keep you accountable
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The singer pays off her complete debt to avoid jail time
Can Lauryn Hill bounce back after her latest miscue?
Resist the temptation of splurging on what you don't need
You have suddenly received a large, lump sum of money. So what do you do?
Lil Wayne recently apologized for the lyrics
Rapper loses endorsement at urging of Emmet Till’s family
Protect yourself when making a move
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How to get her buzzing to her friends -- without spending a dime
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Would you spend hundreds of dollars on the headphones?
Beats by Dr. Dre has established itself at the forefront of audio electronics.
The reformed boxer has a new way of looking at life now
After wasting several hundred million dollars, the ex-heavyweight boxing champ is getting his life back…
Stop fudging the numbers. Identify how you’re spending your money and then give your hard earned cash a specific assignment.
Developing a budget is an essential part of your wealth-building plan.
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