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5 Financial Pitfalls the Underinsured Must Avoid Diddy Tops Forbes List of Wealthiest Hip-Hop Artists Childhood Home of Notorious B.I.G. Up For Sale for $725,000 Special Circumstances That Could Affect Your Taxes Staggering Number of College Graduates Working on Minimum Wage Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Ex-Girlfriend to Show Artist’s Unseen Works How Do The Rich And Famous End Up Broke? Garage Sale Buy of ‘Chinese Bowl’ Leads to Big Bucks For LaVar Arrington’s Latest Act, A Grand Nod to His Many Influences From Filmmaker Byron Hurt, a Singular Courage to Tackle ‘Hazing’ Study Shows Financial Incentives Help Weight Loss Goals Student Debt Becomes Chief Concern for College Applicants Is the Perfect Sleep Worth $175,000? Dionne Warwick Files for Bankruptcy Minority-Owned bcondoms ‘Welcomes Opportunity’ to Speak With Bill Gates Is Clutter Keeping You Back Financially? Do You Know Where Your Money is Going? R. Kelly’s Chicago Mansion Foreclosed and Sold at Auction Hollywood’s Five Most Publicized Custody Battles “The Blind Side” Home on Sale for $3.9 Million Michael Jordan’s Fiancée Signs Pre-Nup Kevin Hart Settles Divorce Financials with Ex-Wife CardHub.com Releases U.S. Cities With Best, Worst Budgeters 5 Love & Money Lessons From J. Cole’s ‘Power Trip’ Featuring Miguel 6 Things Debt Collectors Can and Can’t Do J. Cole Tells New York Magazine He Wants to Open a Cheesecake Factory 5 Important Tips to Consider When Choosing a Financial Planner Tiger Woods, Lindsey Vonn Sought to Devalue Paparazzi Photos With Announcement Low-Wage Workers Feel Worse off Now than During Recession The Truth About Emergency Savings Funds What Happens to a Marriage When She Makes More? Financial Woes: Workers are Saving too Little to Retire NBA Legend Working as a Crossing Guard Now, For Healthcare Insurance 5 Smart Money Moves to Make Right Now Calif., Rhode Island Have Highest Unemployment Rates Despite Protests, Emergency Financial Manager to Take Over Detroit Pet Food Stamps? Yes, They Exist The Career Mistake Women Cannot Afford to Make Smart Money Moves for Investors HBCUs Clash With Obama Administration Over Financial Aid As Stocks Rise, So Does the Number of Millionaires History! Black Owned Real Estate Firm Purchases NYC Building for $160 Million Kandi Burruss of ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ Is Suing Co-Star From Roblé Ali, Tasty Dishes to Wear TSA Making Bucks Off Your Banned Items on Travel List? 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5 Financial Pitfalls the Underinsured Must Avoid

The already susceptible should be extra careful

Waste no time getting into these tips.

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Diddy Tops Forbes List of Wealthiest Hip-Hop Artists

Bad Boy mogul makes good on his cash flow with estimated worth of $580 million.

Diddy’s Ciroc partnership has earned the mogul millions in profit.

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Childhood Home of Notorious B.I.G. Up For Sale for $725,000

The residence remains an attraction for tourists

For three-quarters of a million dollars, you, too, can let your tape rock until your…

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Special Circumstances That Could Affect Your Taxes

Could one of these extenuating circumstances apply to you?

Every year, special circumstances affect millions of taxpayers.

By Jennifer Streaks

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Small Businesses Favor Minimum Wage Increase says National Poll

Staggering Number of College Graduates Working on Minimum Wage

Over 280,000 college graduates are working minimum wage jobs.

Nearly one in five American households are burdened with college debt.

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Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Ex-Girlfriend to Show Artist’s Unseen Works

There will likely be a new book on the collection, an exhibition and sale.

New works discovered by blue chip artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

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How Do The Rich And Famous End Up Broke?

The same way you do. Except your money troubles don't get put out on Front Street by everyone from CNN to TMZ.

It’s a familiar story: professional athletes, superstar entertainers and other famous celebrities losing their homes,…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Garage Sale Buy of ‘Chinese Bowl’ Leads to Big Bucks

Family gains unexpected windfall from garage sale purchase

The family purchased the Chinese bowl at a garage sale six years ago.

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For LaVar Arrington’s Latest Act, A Grand Nod to His Many Influences

Reinventing himself -- and making a lot of money in the process -- was never something LaVar Arrington thought he couldn't do

LaVar’s second act is in high gear.

By Darren Sands

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Documentary filmmaker Byron Hurt.

From Filmmaker Byron Hurt, a Singular Courage to Tackle ‘Hazing’

Former football and fraternity member tackles critical subject in new film

Byron Hurt was uniquely qualified to tackle hazing topic.

By Darren Sands

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Koli Palu won season nine of NBC's The Biggest Loser and the $100,000 prize. Researchers say financial incentives help people reach their weight loss goals.

Study Shows Financial Incentives Help Weight Loss Goals

Study says participants were motivated by money

Is this a major breakthrough?

By Darren Sands

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Student Debt Becomes Chief Concern for College Applicants

Majority of college applicants say debt is a deciding factor in choosing schools

President Barack Obama and credit reporting agency Moody’s called on colleges to cut student costs.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Is the Perfect Sleep Worth $175,000?

British bed company, Savoir Beds, creates six-figure Royal Bed.

Savoir Beds designs $175,000 Royal Bed, and gives other exclusive clientele the chance to purchase…

By Amber McKynzie

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Don't assume that you would have handled financial decisions any better than Dionne Warwick, who recently filed bankrutpcy, if you were in her shoes.

Dionne Warwick Files for Bankruptcy

The legend is more than $10 million in debt

Publicist says gross financial mismanagement during the 80s and 90s is the cause for her…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Minority-Owned bcondoms ‘Welcomes Opportunity’ to Speak With Bill Gates

bcondoms lauds Gates Foundation announcement, expresses interest

bcondoms has been a proponent of condom usage from its infancy.

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Is Clutter Keeping You Back Financially?

Do you think about what financial clutter is doing to your financial goals?

Here are some tips to get rid of that clutter

By Patrice C. Washington

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Do You Know Where Your Money is Going?

Budgeting is still the No. 1 defense against careless spending

How can a budget tell you where your money’s going?

By Jennifer Streaks

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R. Kelly’s Chicago Mansion Foreclosed and Sold at Auction

R. Kelly is one of the highest-earning recording artists of all time

The “Trapped in the Closet” singer defaulted on a 3.5 million dollar mortgage

By Makkada B. Selah

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Hollywood’s Five Most Publicized Custody Battles

From Dwayne Wade to Usher, Black Enterprise looks at Hollywood's most public custody wars.

Black Enterprise takes a look at Hollywood’s most recent custody wars.

By Amber McKynzie

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“The Blind Side” Home on Sale for $3.9 Million

Buckhead 14,000 square foot home for sale.

Would you buy it if you had the money?

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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Michael Jordan’s Fiancée Signs Pre-Nup

Jordan and Prieto reportedly are to wed April 27

Do you think a pre-nup is a good thing?

By Makkada B. Selah

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Kevin Hart Settles Divorce Financials with Ex-Wife

The two may have had a pre-nup

Do you think Kevin Hart got off easy?

By Makkada B. Selah

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CardHub.com Releases U.S. Cities With Best, Worst Budgeters

New York City and Boston are tops on this list

Do you live in a city that can budget?

By Darren Sands

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5 Love & Money Lessons From J. Cole’s ‘Power Trip’ Featuring Miguel

J. Cole's up all night thinking about his love in the first single for his second album, 'Born Sinner'

‘Power Trip’ is the first single from the album ‘Born Sinner’

By Darren Sands

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6 Things Debt Collectors Can and Can’t Do

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau includes debt-collection guidelines in annual report.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released its annual report outlining how it has worked to…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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J. Cole Tells New York Magazine He Wants to Open a Cheesecake Factory

J. Cole, franchisee? If he had his druthers, apparently so

Hey, the guy likes a good Mai Tai.

By Darren Sands

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5 Important Tips to Consider When Choosing a Financial Planner

Need professional assistance to manage your finances?

Here’s some help how to choose the right person for you

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Photos like this -- posted to the Facebook accounts of Tiger Woods and new girlfriend Lindsey Vonn -- were strategic, Woods says.

Tiger Woods, Lindsey Vonn Sought to Devalue Paparazzi Photos With Announcement

Woods slams "stalkarazzi" with reporters

Was this one of Tiger’s more savvy moves?

By Darren Sands

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Small Businesses Favor Minimum Wage Increase says National Poll

Low-Wage Workers Feel Worse off Now than During Recession

New survey reveals most low-wage workers have negative outlook.

41 percent of workers at the same place for more than a decade reported never…

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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The Truth About Emergency Savings Funds

Tips for saving on any budget

All budgets are not created equal. Here are practical tips for saving in the real…

By Ashley R. Harris

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What Happens to a Marriage When She Makes More?

A provocative book by Dr. Dawn DeLavallade candidly addresses the impact of the growing earning power of women on families and marital relationships.

More than 26 percent of marriages today feature wives who out-earn their husbands–and that figure…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Financial Woes: Workers are Saving too Little to Retire

New survey reveals Americans are not enough retirement dollars.

Fifty-seven percent of surveyed Americans reported less than $25,000 in savings and investments.

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NBA Legend Working as a Crossing Guard Now, For Healthcare Insurance

Dantley pulls morning and afternoon shifts

Adrian Dantley went from point guard to crossing guard

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5 Smart Money Moves to Make Right Now

Use this time to get your financial goals back on track

It pays to get work smarter in this economic climate.

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Calif., Rhode Island Have Highest Unemployment Rates

North Dakota is still the lowest, thanks to the oil boom

Unemployment is still worst in Calif.

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Despite Protests, Emergency Financial Manager to Take Over Detroit

Protesters say state officials have ignored the public's strong opposition to the takeover

Protesters in Detroit express displeasure at Emergency Financial Manager appointment

By Makkada B. Selah

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Pet Food Stamps? Yes, They Exist

'Pet Food Stamps' doesn't want to see pet owners be put in between supporting their animal or paying the rent

New non-profit helps low-income pet owners feed their pets

By Makkada B. Selah

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The Career Mistake Women Cannot Afford to Make

Avoiding this mistake could pay future dividends

Women stand to lose up to $500,000 in earning power during their working years if…

By Ashley R. Harris

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Smart Money Moves for Investors

There's a sub market for the savvy investor

5 things to watch for.

By Ashley R. Harris

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HBCUs Clash With Obama Administration Over Financial Aid

New financial aid policies make it more difficult for parents of color to borrow.

HBCU officials say they were not given a notice of the changed loan standard.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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As Stocks Rise, So Does the Number of Millionaires

The number of U.S. households worth $1 million or more spikes.

The rise in U.S. millionaires is a stark contrast to those who are not, with…

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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History! Black Owned Real Estate Firm Purchases NYC Building for $160 Million

Peebles Corp. to acquire iconic office building in downtown Manhattan

Transaction marks the first time an African American owned company has acquired a major commercial…

By Alan Hughes

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Kandi Burruss of ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ Is Suing Co-Star

Former friends disagree over hit reality TV show song

RHOA battle in court over song rights.

By Ashley R. Harris

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Over the course of his career, Chef Roble has positioned himself as a serial entrepreneur.

From Roblé Ali, Tasty Dishes to Wear

#FoodPorn clothing line is a savvy merge of interests, business acumen

Chef Roblé, is at it again.

By Ashley R. Harris

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TSA Making Bucks Off Your Banned Items on Travel List?

TSA collects more than 400 pounds of profitable items a month.

Items, mostly knives, are sold at discounted market price by states, profiting thousands of dollars.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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RIAA’s Top Selling Black Artists of All Time

Are you surprised by anyone on this list?

The top 5 black selling artists of all-time, according to the Recording Industry Association of…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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First Lady Michelle Obama’s Financial Info Revealed in Hacking Incident

A website has revealed Michelle Obama's banking and mortgage information as well as her credit report and credit card history.

Everyone is getting hacked nowadays

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Be A Marriage Planner, Not A Wedding Planner

In far too many cases, the only time couples engage in financial planning as a team (if ever) is to finance their wedding and honeymoon.

Are you about to put a ring on it? Now is as good a time…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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3 Budget-Friendly Domestic Spring Travel Destinations

If you save in the spring, you'll have more to work with for the busy summer travel season

These places are worth it if you’re on a budget.

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Don’t Drink and Drive: How a DUI Can Cost You

Besides being just a generally bad idea, it's quite costly

Every day, 27 people die from accident related to drunk driving. That’s according to Mothers…

By Ashley R. Harris

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Mindless Behavior: Behind the Business of America’s Hottest Boy Band

A tried and true business model goes next-level with Prodigy, Ray Ray, Roc Royal and Princeton

The business of Mindless Behavior isn’t exactly ‘mindless’ at all.

By Darren Sands

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13 Celebrities Hacked, Finances Revealed

Internet hacker gets a hold of 13 celebrities private financial information.

13 celebrities fall victim to an Internet hacker getting all financial information revealed.

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5 Money-Saving Skincare Tips For Your Budget

Smart spending and planning can help your skin rebound, our expert says

Being smart about your skincare doesn’t mean you have to break the bank.

By Dr. Michelle Henry

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Survey Says the Average Wedding Costs $28,400

Couples splurged a little more on weddings last year

The average cost of a wedding is the highest since 2008

By Makkada B. Selah

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Lying to the IRS.   Lying on your taxes is a felony that could result in jail time of up to three years. Individuals face fines of up to $250,000 and corporations face up to $500,000. In addition, you could be slapped with the costs related to your prosecution. Uncle Sam says don't do it. Trust us, he'll get you.

Abnormal Tax Refunds or Repayments Could Need Your Attention

Were you alarmed by the result of filing your taxes? It may be time to take action

You may need to take action if you suspect something’s not right with your tax-return…

By Darren Sands

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Could Emergency Financial Management in Detroit Hurt Blacks?

Is Detroit doomed?

The state of Michigan is threatening to take over Detroit

By Makkada B. Selah

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A To-Do List for the Long-Term Unemployed

Making sure those looking for employment for a year or more stay on course

Simply looking for a job no longer cuts it in today’s market.

By Jennifer Streaks

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‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ Rakes in $80 Million in North America

'Dead Man Down' had a disappointing opening weekend

‘Oz’ had a powerful opening weekend

By Darren Sands

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How to Manage the Investor Relationship

Entrepreneurs, see how to have a mutually beneficial relationship with your investor

BlackEnterprise.com outlines 5 tips to managing the investor relationship.

By Mary Pryor

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LGBT Investors More Upbeat About The Economy

Despite overall optimism, Wells Fargo survey shows financial confusion about DOMA and benefits is high for same-sex couples

A new survey shows new information about the group’s attitude about the economy.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Freddie Mitchell, Former NFL Wide Receiver, Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud

Mitchell has continued his downward spiral after his playing days

Freddie Mitchell has pled guilty.

By Darren Sands

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Lending Money in Relationships: A Toolkit

Is lending money to your significant other a smart idea?

It can be very uncomfortable trying to decide whether lending money to someone you’re in…

By Kenny Pugh

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Survey: 1 in 7 Denied Jobs Because of Credit Issues

Are we witnessing the dawn of new standards in hiring?

More people than previously thought are being denied jobs because of a spotty credit history.

By Darren Sands

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JCPenney’s Effort to Go Big and Avoid Bankruptcy

Retail chains have had to adjust, some have survived, some have perished. Where will JCPenney fall?

Is the future in jeopardy?

By Ashley R. Harris

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States Cut Spending, and Tuition at Public Universities Rise

Costs are skyrocketing at the state level

Students are left in a serious quandary as states slash budgets to make room for…

By Ashley R. Harris

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The widow of the late Lorenzen Wright in ten months squandered $1 million in insurance money meant to take care of their six children.

Report: Family of NBA’s Lorenzen Wright Could Want Damages For Mishandling 911 Call

Murder of former NBA star remains unsolved

What do you think of her spending habits?

By Darren Sands

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Online Banks: Too Good to be True?

Online Banking isn't quite what it used to be

A few things to consider before opening an account in 2013

By Ashley R. Harris

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Never Be Guilted Into Making Bad Money Decisions

Don't be emotionally blackmailed into putting your financial health at risk

There is nothing wrong with helping friends and relatives during tough times, commensurate with the…

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Thinking of Others: How Life Insurance Can Save Your Co-Signer

In the event of an untimely death, life insurance may be a life raft for co-signers

If you’ve ever taken out a loan and had a co-signer, life insurance is something…

By Ashley R. Harris

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Overall Satisfaction among Small Business Banking Customers Drops

5 Apps That Will Simplify Tax Season

Keep calm and use one of these tax mobile apps

Tax apps that will simplify the filing process.

By BlackEnterprise.com

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A Woman’s Crusade For Financial Education Helps Veterans Succeed

One woman's crusade to get military members in better financial shape.

Shay Tull-Cook helps veterans and active service members with their finances.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Are Americans Taking on More Debt?

Increased confidence in the economy spurring more risk from Americans, but is it too soon?

One of the biggest indicators is the consistently improving housing market, which is picking up…

By Ashley R. Harris

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Disputing Errors on Your Credit Report

Inaccuracies exist in millions of credit reports

The National Foundation for Credit Counseling has some tips for how to correct errors in…

By Natalie P. McNeal

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Tax Cuts Will Leave Lasting Impact on Higher Education

The Pell Grant will be unaffected, but other areas of higher education will feel the sequester

HIgher education may become even more unattainable for some

By Ashley R. Harris

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U.S. Recovery Boosting Profits, Not Putting Americans Back to Work

Companies are turning profits, but avoiding hiring

Currently, the Dow Jones industrial average is nearing a record high resulting in a period…

By Ashley R. Harris

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Jarvis Green spent eight years with the New England Patriots and won two Super Bowls.

Former NFL Lineman Jarvis Green Sets Eye On Food Industry

The former NFL star has his sights set on a long, lucrative career

It’s a real wonder that former NFL defensive lineman Jarvis Green never saw himself as…

By Darren Sands

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On the Importance of Paying Yourself First

Our financial expert says it's time you started paying yourself

Saving money to cover expenses in case of an emergency is one of the most…

By Jennifer Streaks

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Love and War: Financial Basics for Families Facing Deployment

Deployment doesn't mean deflating family finances, here's a few tips on how to keep them afloat

Money tips for military families.

By Ashley R. Harris

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Racial Wealth Gap Has Tripled Since Reagan

The wealth gap between whites and blacks has gotten bigger, not smaller

New Brandeis study says wealth gap between blacks and whites has tripled since Reagan

By Makkada B. Selah

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Michelle Obama Inks $50 Million Partnership with Nike

New initiative will bring 180 minutes of exercise to schools per day

Michelle Obama recruits Nike to bring more physical activity in schools

By Makkada B. Selah

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Eating clean may mean you have to stay away from soul food.

Tips for Eating Clean on a Budget

Buying healthy can be costly, use these tips to curb the expense

Eating clean can pay off large dividends in the long run.

By Ashley R. Harris

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Andrew Mason, CEO and Founder of Groupon, Is Out

The board decided on Thursday

Andrew Mason is out as Groupon’s CEO.

By Darren Sands

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Michael Jordan Hit With Paternity Suit

Michael Jordan's being accused of being a deadbeat dad

Does the woman have a case? Or is this just a frivolous money grab?

By Ashley R. Harris

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Kentucky Panhandler Rakes In $100,000 Annually

Convicted con artist is literally ridin' around and gettin' it

Con artist says he pretends to be mentally challenged and makes six figures from the…

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Kim and Kanye are Turning Down Money

Pop culture power duo not selling what some people want to buy

The superstar couple of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West insist on staying in Bel-Air mansion

By Ashley R. Harris

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Money Matters: How To Pay Taxes If You Don’t Have the Money

Discretion is advised

During the tax season there are many individuals who rely on their tax refund. It…

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NFL Player Works at Sandwich Shop Making $7.50 an Hour

This football player is happy to make you a sandwich, provided you hold the judgment

Terrance Ganaway just doesn’t care.

By Darren Sands

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During America Saves Week, Get Serious About Your Financial Plan

New study shows Americans could do better when it comes to drafting a savings plan.

Just in time for America Saves Week is the annual savings survey by America Saves…

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5 Money Lessons From Drake’s “Started From the Bottom”

The new single for an album due in 2013 has the radio and Internet abuzz

Money lessons from Mr. Young Money himself

By Darren Sands

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Tips for Using Lent to Recommit to Your Savings Goals

Keep money in your wallet this Lent

Use these tips to get ahead!

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Decoded: It’s A Different World Without TV’s Favorite Cast

Black Enterprise delves into the lives of cast members from A Different World.

Black Enterprise takes a look at the cast members of A Different World after they…

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Why you Should Avoid Prepaid Debit Cards at all Costs

The benefits of prepaid debit cards can often appear attractive

Companies peddling prepaid debit cards often use celebrities to target consumers.

By Jennifer Streaks

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Beyoncé Inks New Publishing Deal, Joins Jay-Z at Warner

Warner is her label effective immediately

The pop star joins her husband Jay-Z at Warner/Chappell publishing

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Study Says Minimum Wage Should Really be $21.72

The minimum wage is too low for more reasons than one, study says

Economic study says the minimum wage has not kept pace with advancements in worker productivity

By Makkada B. Selah

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Tips for Crowdfunding Your Education Costs

Could you benefit from these strategies?

Here are three sites to consider for crowdfunding some of your education costs.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Mike Tyson Files Suit Against Live Nation Entertainment

Seeks millions in damages

The suit claims that one of the advisers, Brian Ourand, stole more than $300,000 from…

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At Brooklyn Museum, an Artist’s Dissonance Has a Rapt Audience

With a non-political approach, Gabrielle Watson, an attorney, makes waves in New York City

A wide audience — and a local platform — means the time is now for…

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Jay-Z Signs Publishing Deal With Warner Music

Jigga is soon to have more control to his entire catalog

Mr. Carter’s working relationship with Jon Platt dates back to 1996.

By Darren Sands

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Is Patch, AOL’s Hyper-Local Experiment, Doomed?

The ambitious project committed to hyper-local journalism is coming under fire

Can AOL recover from the financial hit?

By Darren Sands

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‘Motown: The Musical’ Releasing Original, Cast Albums

Motown's Berry Gordy is producing the musical

Numbers from the promising musical will soon be available.

By Darren Sands

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Former NBA Star Antoine Walker, Who Lost Millions, Helps Others Avoid Fate

Former NBA All-Star is giving financial advice

Antoine Walker has had his share of financial struggles, but it’s not stopping him from…

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For Blacks at Red Lobster, a Nexus of Novelty, Nostalgia

Darden Restaurants is banking on a brand refresh nearly a decade in the making to rebuild Red Lobster, but will loyal black dollars be essential to the turn around?

African Americans, long a loyal part of Red Lobster’s consumer base, experience a relatively new…

By Darren Sands

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Few See a Path to Green Industry for African Americans

In an exclusive interview with outgoing Lisa P. Jackson, wariness, optimism for future of African Americans in emerging industry

Will African Americans have access to green jobs? The answer is not as simple as…

By Sherrell Dorsey

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5 Reasons the Obamas Should Bring the 2024 Olympic Games to Chicago

After a failed bid for the 2016 Games, Chicago is an early favorite among U.S. cities to land the Olympics. Make no mistake: the Obamas can bring it home, in their case, literally

After a failed bid for the 2016 Games, Chicago is an early favorite among U.S.…

By Darren Sands

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Eddie Long Sued By New Birth Congregants Over Ponzi Scheme

New Birth says it is hoping former parishioners will recoup lost funds

Eddie Long is the target of a suit filed in Dekalb state court in January.

By Darren Sands

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Errors in Your Credit Report Can Cost You

A new study sheds light on a trend that could affect millions of Americans

Beware of how errors, no fault of your own, could be affecting your credit.

By Jennifer Streaks

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Snoop Dogg Owes IRS More Than $546,000

Snoop Dogg is in the hot seat with the IRS once again

Snoog Dogg once again owes hundreds of thousands of dollars to the IRS

By Amber McKynzie

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How to Formulate a Financial Back-up Plan

Strategies and tips for saving for a rainy day

Tips to set up a back-up plan for your finances.

By Jennifer Streaks

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New Report Claims Almost a Third of Americans are Mortgage Free

Retirees comprise largest group of mortgage-free homeowners

This demographic of America is free from a mortgage obligation.

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Mary J. Blige Hit With $901K Tax Lien

Blige's financial problems have intensified in recent months

New Jersey claims Mary J. Blige owes almost a million in back taxes

By Makkada B. Selah

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Pres. Obama Says the Penny May be Passé

Obama said it wouldn't be a huge savings for the government to discontinue the penny

Do you think it’s useful anymore?

By Makkada B. Selah

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Jesse Jackson Jr. Used Campaign Funds for Rolex, Furs; Faces Federal Charges

Former congressman could be facing jail time

Jesse Jackson Jr. is facing serious charges.

By Darren Sands

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Is a $9 Minimum Wage a Possibility?

President offers plan to increase workers wages by $3,500 annually

The president laid out a plan to raise the minimum wage.

By Ashley R. Harris

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Chubby Checker Suing for $500 Million Over App Name Flap

Rock and Roll superstar doesn't take kindly to the crude app

Singer suing over curious app.

By Ashley R. Harris

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Q&A: Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, CEO of Green For All

A conversation with one of the leading thinkers in the green economy

FYI: There’s plenty of room for African Americans in the emerging green economy.

By Sherrell Dorsey

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Q&A: LaQuan Smith on Building a Brand, Dressing the Stars and Watching Boomerang

Smith, just 24, is already at the top of his game -- and still rising

Business is “booming” for LaQuan Smith.

By Nikki Ogunnaike

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Sloane Stephens to be Featured in Under Armour TV Spot During NBA All-Star Game

Stephens will look to rebound on the court later this month

The Under Armour brand is more closely aligning itself with the budding star.

By Darren Sands

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US Airways, American Airlines Agree on Merger

A deal, close to being done, is still subject to scrutiny

The deal would be among the largest mergers in U.S. history.

By Darren Sands

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Is Los Angeles Reneging on Reward for Dorner’s Capture?

Slain cop's bounty may go unrewarded

The saga surrounding Chris Dorner only continues after his apparent death.

By Ashley R. Harris

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[VIDEO] Paul Carrick Brunson Asks: Joint or Separate Accounts?

Can you avoid the financial pitfalls that come with deciding?

Paul Carrick Brunson poses a question facing couples everywhere.

By Darren Sands

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Do You Share the Same Money Values as Your Mate?

3 questions to help you get the money talk started

In time for Valentine’s Day, tips for starting the money conversation with your romantic interest.

By Patrice C. Washington

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4 Ways to Raise a Bad Credit Score

A few simple changes can make a big difference

Here are a few tips for getting an added boost to your credit score.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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U.S. Buys the Most Drones in the World, Spurs Billion Dollar Industry

Drones are as costly as they are controversial

Controversial military initiative costs billions, makes money for aircraft makers.

By Ashley R. Harris

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Federal Trade Commission: Millions of Errors In Credit Reports

Are errors in credit reports a cause for alarm?

Inaccuracies in credit reporting could result in higher interest rates, denial of credit.

By Darren Sands

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Drake Settles Suit with Singer from “Marvin’s Room”

Singer who contributed to Drake's Grammy-winning album 'Take Care' claimed she didn't get paid

Rapper settles lawsuit with female vocalist

By Makkada B. Selah

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Why Swiping Your Debit Card Has Increased Risk

Increased regulations aren't fool proof against fraudulent activity

Even with added security measures, using your debit card has serious risk.

By Darren Sands

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Credit card usage is on the rise, new data says.

Tips for Choosing the Right Credit Card for You

A little planning and research can go a long way

How do you tell what credit card is best for you?

By Jennifer Streaks

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Katt Williams Pays $284k Tax Lien

Williams owed from 2007 income taxes

The comedian makes good on an almost $300k debt to the IRS for 2007 taxes

By Makkada B. Selah

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Obama to Propose Raise for Federal Workers

Federal workers have been under a pay freeze for two years

Obama will recommend a raise for federal civilian workers

By Makkada B. Selah

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Are We Tiring of Apple?

According to Wall Street, possibly

Are we seeing the beginning of the end of Apple’s reign?

By Ashley R. Harris

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Allen Iverson Owes $60k to Ex-Lawyer

Allen Iverson continues to have trouble paying his bills

Iverson blows off a legal bill

By Makkada B. Selah

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5 Money Tips: Snowstorm Nemo Edition!

Extreme weather calls for extreme money-saving measures

Don’t get buried under the snow with no money to spend!

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Financial Planning for College Doesn’t Have to Be Intimidating

With proper planning and budgeting, paying for college doesn't have to drain your finances

Make sure you’re not letting the process of saving for your child’s education intimidate you.

By Ashley R. Harris

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Congressional Budget Office: Economy to Pick up Steam in 2014

The Congressional Budget Office forecasts the economic climate

A positive outlook is on the horizon.

By Ashley R. Harris

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Allen Iverson Loses Atlanta Mansion to Foreclosure

Home reportedly sold for $2.5 million

Allen Iverson is again in more financial trouble.

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Saturday mail delivery will stop, the USPS will announce Wednesday.

Penny-Pinching: U.S. Postal Service to Stop Saturday Delivery

Plan will save USPS $2 billion a year

Saturday mail delivery may soon be a thing of the past.

By Darren Sands

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Are You in a Financially Abusive Relationship?

Abuse isn’t just physical these days!

An enabler is one that enables another to achieve an end; especially: one who enables…

By Patrice C. Washington

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For Middle Income Job Seekers: Jobs are Leaving, Not Coming Back

Service sector jobs are being obliterated by technology

Jobs are disappearing in certain sectors, not expected to return

By Ashley R. Harris

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Five Tips to Increase Your Chances of Getting a Small Business Bank Loan

Employers Show Love with Benefits Packages

Improving economy giving employers confidence to treat workers well

Employers see the benefit in keeping workers happy, healthy a new study says

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A Family’s Story Underlines Need for Financial Resources for HIV and AIDS Patients

Remembering those in need on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Having an illness can create a significant financial burden. In honor of this day, here…

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On-Field Super Bowl Celebrations Were a Huge Boon for Times-Picayune

Thanks to retirement, photo is one for the ages

But the Times-Picayune, an award-winning newspaper, controversially switched to publishing just three times a week…

By Darren Sands

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Reddit Raises $10,000 for Security Guard Who Tased Woman

Mall security rewarded for his efforts

Reddit joins forces to reward Internet hero who tasers unruly patrons at an Atlanta mall.…

By Ashley R. Harris

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Saving Money For a Rainy Day Is Easier Than You Think

These tips can take your saving process to the next level

Four steps to saving more in 2013.

By Jennifer Streaks

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Lil Wayne Settles $432,000 Caribbean Concert Lawsuit

Lil Wayne finally settles four year lawsuit with Red City Entertainment.

Lil Wayne finally strikes deal with Red City Entertainment for missed concert.

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Southwest Airlines Announces Another New Fee

Now you can pay extra to board early

Southwest Airlines adds optional early boarding fee

By Makkada B. Selah

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How to Deal When you Make More Money Than Your Mate

Is there a way to avoid this issue in relationships?

What impact do differences in earning power and potential have on couples?

By Kenny Pugh

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New Jobs Added in January; Slow Climb Ahead

Slow and steady wins the race whether we like it or not

Labor Department releases latest jobs numbers.

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Colin Kaepernick wants you to save a few dollars watching him play in the big game this Sunday.

5 Practical Money-Saving Tips for Your Super Bowl Party

Get into saving tips for Super Bowl Sunday's festivities

You’ve got to stick to your money-related resolutions. Here’s a few tips to get you…

By Darren Sands

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Family Matters Decoded: The 411 on Chicago’s Favorite Family

Black Enterprise remembers the cast of one of America's favorite TV shows, and is giving you the scoop on where they are now.

From Kellie Shangyne Williams to Telma Hopkins, Black Enterprise looks into the lives of the…

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The Automotive Industry Decoded: How 6 Brands Are Doing Post Bailout

Did the bailout save the automotive industry?

General Motors, Ford and Chrysler — known as the Big Three — have endured some…

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Women of Power: 10 Education Leaders Who are Making a Difference

In honor of Dr. Beverly Tatum receiving the 2015 Black Enterprise Women of Power Barbara…

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Women of Power: 10 Entrepreneurs at the Top of Their Game

With research showing women as the leading forces in entrepreneurship, we rounded up a list…

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