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A More Efficient Form of Relief for Hurricane Sandy Survivors

With HUD, Sandy survivors looking for a place to spend the holidays now have another option

The federal government is stepping in for families in need.

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Fed Sets Fair Student Loan Repayment Terms, Conditions

Borrowers finding relief from new government regulations

New regulations are supposed to make loan repayment more manageable for borrowers

By Ashley R. Harris

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Gay People Earn More and Have Less Debt, Study Says

Gays sure do save their money.

A new study shows Gay people are more responsible with their money than the average…

By Makkada B. Selah

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How to Avoid ‘Partying For a Good Cause’ This Christmas

Some predators seek to key in on December to target charitable givers

How do you avoid Scrooge this holiday season?

By Darren Sands

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Yahoo! In Battle with Mexican Yellow Pages

Search engine giant told to pay up for not keeping its word

Y! may have to pay up.

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3 Shopping ‘Deals’ to Avoid In December

Look out for bargains at the top of the year on these items

Going for these products now may break the bank.

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In Portland, a NIKEiD Design Consultant Tells All

Q+A with NIKEiD design consultant and self-professed sneaker addict Kyle Flowers

A career in sneaker design has its ups and downs.

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Drake Signs Imprint Deal With Warner Brothers

Deal will allow him to expand his OVO brand

Are you a fan of Drake’s business moves?

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Starbucks Expansion Planned in U.S. Over Next 5 Years

Your Starbucks fix will be even easier to get within two years

Starbucks plans to open up a bunch of new stores in the next few years

By Makkada B. Selah

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Eddie Murphy is Forbes’ Most Overpaid Actor

Forbes estimated that for every $1 Murphy was paid for his last three films, they returned an average of $2.30 at the box office.

Can he overcome this distinction?

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Citigroup Making Drastic Move to Reduce Workforce

Thousands will lose their jobs in order to keep the bank solvent

Citigroup is slashing jobs, another blemish on a disastrous 2012.

By Ashley R. Harris

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Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson Spends $19k on Toys for Less Fortunate Kids

Johnson spreads holiday cheer for at-risk youth

Texans WR and all-around good guy Andre Johnson played the role of Santa Wednesday.

By Darren Sands

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Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae Announce Eviction Moratorium for Holiday Season

Lending giants join in on holiday cheer

Two financial giants are giving consumers a break for the holidays.

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Jay-Z Short Doc Gets Behind Scenes of Barclays Concerts

Jay-Z 'Life + Times' YouTube channel has kicked off

A few highlights from Jay’s new short documentary

By Darren Sands

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Good News For Americans Living Paycheck to Paycheck

Analysts say this is a great sign towards to a rebounding economy

How can American workers reverse the trend?

By Ashley R. Harris

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“BUY BLACK” Holiday Shopping Expo Coming to Philly This Weekend

"If American blacks harnessed their spending power, they'd have the GDP of the 16th largest country in the world."

Buying power of African Americans is projected to reach $1.1 trillion by 2015.

By Makkada B. Selah

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Pras Sues Movie Director Over Missing Project

Former Fugees rapper financed $70,000 and hasn't gotten the film from the director

Why are the Fugees always in some sort of mess?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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In Newark, Support, Leeriness of Booker’s Food Stamp Challenge

Newark officials laud work of Newark's non-profit community, food access programs

One family’s struggle hints at what Newark Mayor Cory Booker is up against.

By Sherrell Dorsey

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Jordan Releases Air Jordan XX8 Shoe in Manhattan

Brand President Larry Miller tells BlackEnterprise.com the brand has to "motivate young people"

Jordan releases new shoe just in time for Christmas.

By Darren Sands

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Q&A: 7 Minutes with Professional BMX Rider Nigel Sylvester

On New York, being cold and lessons learned from a failed business

Pro BMX rider talks candidly with BlackEnterprise.com on ventures old and new.

By Darren Sands

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Halle Berry and Fiance to Pay Gabriel Aubry’s Fees

Olivier is admitting guilt by paying for Aubry's bills.

Did you ever expect a fight to go down between the two?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Could fund the entire angel rounds for 577 tech startups. In 2011, the average angel round—which secures capital for a startup, usually from individuals investing their own money—was $1.11 million.

Now Is Perfect Time To Get Finances In Order

With the holidays here, finances shouldn't take a backseat

4 steps toward a better 2013.

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Unemployment Tally in the Billions, Agency Says

Even though the jobs numbers have improved, people still rely on the government to get by

When will the unemployment tide turn?

By Ashley R. Harris

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Zynga to Facebook: We Need Space

The social networking giant and the gaming company put distance between them

Not quite a match made in Heaven, Zynga begins to reconsider.

By Ashley R. Harris

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Businesses Unite to Fight Credit card companies & High Swipe Fees

Report: Credit Card Debt, Late Payments On the Rise

Experts say there's no need to panic even though there's increase

What do the numbers say about the state of the economy?

By Ashley R. Harris

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Dr. Dre Tops List of Highest Paid Musicians of 2012

It's the headphones, duh.

Check out who else is on the list.

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Mary J. Blige Defaulted on 2.2 Million Loan, According to Lawsuit

The bank is seeking to recoup the original loan amount plus interest.

Blige’s publicist declined comment on the lawsuit.

By Makkada B. Selah

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3 Holiday Shopping Mistakes to Avoid

Keeping the reason for the season in mind will help curb overspending

In the mood to give this season? Be careful!

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Economy Grew Slightly in the Third Quarter

Revised numbers show continued positive trending

Good news on the economy.

By Ashley R. Harris

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Ryan Leslie Ordered to Pay Up On Reward Promise

Singer/songwriter reneged on huge reward if stolen laptop was found

Ryan Leslie plans to file an appeal.

By Ashley R. Harris

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BP Oil Banned From Government Contracts — For Now

The oil giant is facing stiff punishment from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Oil giant BP is being held accountable.

By Ashley R. Harris

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Deficit Downpayment of $1 Trillion Will Help Abate Fiscal Cliff

First step towards resolution with the fiscal cliff

Solution to a long term problem could be found in paying down the deficit.

By Ashley R. Harris

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California’s Economy Showing Signs of Life

Positive news for the one of the states hardest hit by the recession

Could California’s economy be on the rebound?

By Ashley R. Harris

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NBA’s No. 1 Selling Jersey Belongs to LeBron James

New look N.Y. Knicks take top merchandise spot

The NBA announced its bi-annual merchandise rankings report.

By Darren Sands

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Popeyes Ditches Spinach-Eating Brand Ambassador

Popeyes settles with company with rights to famous cartoon character

Popeyes no longer has to dole out $1 million to King Features Syndicate.

By Darren Sands

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Warren Buffet Insists on the Gov’t Taking His (And His Rich Friends’) Money

The Oracle of Omaha says that it's time for the rich to get real

Warren Buffet thinks fellow billionaires are in line for a reality-check.

By Ashley R. Harris

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Michael Jackson’s Personal Debt Paid In Full

Estate of late superstar pays dividends

The Michael Jackson estate followed through with a promise to settle his considerable debt by…

By Darren Sands

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Jesse Jackson Jr.’s Resignation Could Cost Taxpayers Big Bucks

Jackson resigned from Congress last week amid a federal investigation

To replace the Jesse Jackson Jr.’s recently vacated seat, it may cost taxpayers as much…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Mike Tyson Launches Children’s Charity

The organization will help kids from broken homes

Former boxing champion “Iron” Mike Tyson hopes to help children who are at-risk achieve their…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Retailers Count on Aspirational Shoppers to Boost Revenue This Season

Marketers taking a page from Oprah's book in order to lure customers into stores

What does Oprah know that retailers are trying to adopt to boost revenus?

By Ashley R. Harris

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Valerie Jarrett Discusses Entrepreneurship, Small Business Saturday with Black Enterprise

An exclusive Q&A with the Special Advisor to the President

Valerie Jarrett talks about her visit to two small businesses in Chicago on Small Business…

By Darren Sands

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How the Housing Crisis Battered America’s Wealthiest Black County

"I am like a tree that is on the verge of being uprooted by water," one homeowner said.

Prince George’s County, Md., has long been the wealthiest majority-black county in the United States.

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Michigan to Give Money to Early High School Graduates

Will new strategy energize students to perform?

A new approach to rewarding students is in bloom in Michigan.

By Ashley R. Harris

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NHL Cancels More Games, All-Star Weekend

Weekend would have brought $12 million to central Ohio

As NHL lockout continues, casualties continue to roll.

By Darren Sands

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What Will be the Fate of Financially Shaky HBCUs?

Many HBCUs are on their last legs, according to many.

Few HBCUs instill in their undergraduate students an ethic around philanthropic giving.

By Laurence Afums

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More retailers opening Thanksgiving Day for their blowout sales

A Reality Check for Black Friday

Shopping until you drop is not worth ruining your financial health—or if it is already poor, making it even worse.

Yes, a healthy amount of holiday spending will be good for our economy, and certainly…

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The Talk: Um, Mom … Just How Much Are You Worth?

Kids worry they'll have to take care of their parents after retirement, but most parents are OK

A familial financial dilemma

By Ashley R. Harris

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At Year’s End, Mortgage Prices Continue to Fall

Mortgage rates declining at the end of the year

Rates decline, signaling hope for the housing market

By Ashley R. Harris

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Put a Smile on Your Face, it May Lead to More Money

Study shows that people with positive dispositions will be richer than the rest

Smile. It pays.

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Black Farmers in Alabama Sue the Federal Government for Discrimination

Will Obama come to their aid?

Black farmers in Alabama say loans were offered to white farmers that were not offered…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Cash Money Records Sells 500 Millionth Song

500 million songs is a lot, isn't it?

With new artists like Drake and Tyga, Cash Money Records continues its dominance.

By Ashley R. Harris

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3 Black Friday Apps That Will Save You Money

Take these tools with you before you hit the stores this Black Friday

Using an app could help you tune out the noise on Black Friday.

By Ashley R. Harris

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Sommelier Kim Wood at Center of Vintage Vegas Experience

Sommelier Kim Wood on drinking wine at Thanksgiving, his career and future

Kim Wood’s at the center of a fantastic Las Vegas dining experience.

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Nas Still Owes Taxes, Tour Money to be Garnished

Why can't rappers ever get their tax situations straight?

The rapper is still in arrears, according to the Georgia Department of Revenue

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Quick Ways to Save Money at Thanksgiving

Save money and time this holiday season

Save money and time this holiday season

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Brooklyn Woman’s Late Husband Divorced Her, Cut Her Out of Pension

David Dowers lived with his wife until his death in 2002

Widow of deceased man said she still loves him.

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Could Cory Booker Soon be Living on Food Stamps?

Newark mayor challenges Twitter follower to contest

Cory Booker will participate in Univ. of Bridgeport food stamp contest.

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Holiday Spending: Don’t Let it Wipe You Out

Making sure your savings are still in tact this holiday season

Just in time for Black Friday, a few tips so you can save more money…

By Jennifer Streaks

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Kevin Clash Struck $125K Settlement With Accuser

Accuser was reportedly crying when he signed the papers

Kevin Clash paid his accuser $125k to recant his underage sex story

By Makkada B. Selah

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Where Will Money From the BP Oil Settlement Go?

Oil giant has come to financial terms, but where will the money go?

Projections for the settlement funds from BP.

By Ashley R. Harris

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Spending Wisely on Small Business Saturday

Give local and small businesses a try

Will you support small business Saturday?

By Ashley R. Harris

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Bernanke: ‘Discriminatory Lending Made Housing Crisis Worse for Minorities’

The Federal Reserve Chariman's statement was a surprise to many.

Bernanke said that discriminatory lending practices exacerbated the impact of the housing crisis on people…

By Laurence Afums

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Black Women Missing Out on the Economic Recovery

Black unemployment continues to trend high at 14 percent plus.

How have you done during these trying times?

By Laurence Afums

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Denny’s Plans to Charge 5% ‘Obamacare Surcharge,’ Cut Workers Hours

Restaurant owner says 'it's the only alternative'

A Florida restauranteur says he can’t afford the Obamacare mandates

By Makkada B. Selah

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Is Facebook Making You Poor?

Study shows that the social networking site causes people to over-indulge

Research reveals link between social media interaction, debt

By Ashley R. Harris

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50 Cent Launches Boxing Promotions Company

Rapper's company said to be licensed to promote in Nev., N.Y.

The entrepreneur 50 Cent is broadening his reach into the world of sports.

By Darren Sands

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Americans Taking Less Vacation Time

Could it be time to move to Europe?

Report says Americans aren’t getting enough time away from it all

By Ashley R. Harris

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Say Goodbye to Your Twinkies and Wonderbread

Hostess brands closing after decades in the snack business

Will you miss their goods?

By Ashley R. Harris

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Why Adidas’ #TheReturn Campaign Works

A shout out to Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose is on his way back. Here’s why we care.

By Darren Sands

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School officials believe new program to make college affordable to local students will bring hope to the city's youth.

University of Chicago Starts Program for Local Students

U of C will try to lure more local talent

The University of Chicago is making attending the school easier for local students

By Ashley R. Harris

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The Other Fiscal Cliff: Money-Market Funds

The fiscal cliff isn't the only money problem on the Hill

Another financial problem, potential disastrous, confronts lawmakers.

By Ashley R. Harris

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Attention New Homeowners: We Want Your Story!

Your stories can inspire others

Highlighting our victories.

By Darren Sands

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R.I. Counterfeit Crook Puts Lincoln’s Face on $100 Bills

Man held on $1,000 bail

From the stupid criminals files.

By Darren Sands

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8 End of the Year Tax Tips

A shortlist of things you can do to to shore up your tax situation

What can you do to shore up your taxes at the end of the year?…

By Jennifer Streaks

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You Like That Dirty Money and You Didn’t Even Know it

Do you have dollar prejudice?

A new report revealed some interesting facts about the aesthetics of cash. Mula. Dinero.

By Ashley R. Harris

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O.J. Simpson Hit with Tax Lien

The filing comes just weeks after a Nevada judge agreed to grant Simpson a new hearing in May

The filing comes just weeks after a Nevada judge agreed to grant Simpson a new…

By Makkada B. Selah

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How Will Falling Off Fiscal Cliff Affect Your Wallet?

Financial crisis carries immediate, long term effects

Could approaching the fiscal cliff mean your finances are in trouble?

By Jennifer Streaks

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Golden Krust CEO Lowell Hawthorne Gives Recipes for Business Success in New Book

Golden Krust's CEO speaks on Earl "Butch" Graves' endorsement of his book and why his beef patties are the best around

Golden Krust’s CEO speaks on Earl “Butch” Graves’ endorsement of his book and why his…

By Chantell Black

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Ursula Burns Pushes Washington to Solve ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Crisis

Xerox chief warns of stagnant economy

Xerox CEO is one of dozens of the nation’s most powerful chief executives hoping Washington…

By Darren Sands

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MoneyGram to Donate Money to Red Cross

Dollar of every transaction will go to relief efforts

More companies are pitching in to help the survivors of Hurricane Sandy. Dallas-based MoneyGram International…

By Ashley R. Harris

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Gary Dourdan of CSI Files for Bankruptcy

The actor says he only has $321 a month in disposable income

The actor says he only has $321 a month in disposable income

By Makkada B. Selah

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Travel Giant Priceline Acquires Kayak

Analysts unsure of what shocker means for web travel industry

Does Priceline’s purchase of Kayak mean cheaper travel?

By Ashley R. Harris

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The Lazy Man’s Guide to Holiday Shopping: Gift Cards

Achieving holiday cheer from the comfort of your couch

Strategies for the gift card buyer in you.

By Ashley R. Harris

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Debra Langford, vice president inclusion and diversity at NBC Universal, offers up some advice during the Power Networking Workshop, hosted by Microsoft.

Who, What, When, Where, How: On Finding the Best Advice

No matter how much you’ve accomplished, everyone needs a little wise counsel

Could you be looking for good advice in all the wrong places?

By Patrice C. Washington

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5 Money Lessons from Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Money Trees’

From the acclaimed album, lessons on money

What can ‘Money Trees’ teach us about money?

By Darren Sands

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The Fiscal Cliff: What You Need To Know

A primer on the sequester

The fiscal cliff, explained

By Ashley R. Harris

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Is Tax Relief Coming to Sandy Survivors?

For victims and volunteers, help is on the way

The IRS will begin relief to those affected by Hurricane Sandy

By Ashley R. Harris

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What’s REALLY Keeping You Out of the One Percent?

Dennis Kimbro's new book, "The Wealth Choice," makes the compelling case that becoming a millionaire is not a matter of chance or connections, but of choice.

Why do some of us become millionaires, even billionaires, while the majority of the rest…

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Watch Out for These Changes at Your Bank

Consumers will have increased mobile access to information

Changes are on the horizon at some banks

By Ashley R. Harris

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Top 5 Mishaps That Kill Your Credit

In her "Money Monday" piece financial expert Jennifer Streaks says avoid these pitfalls to protect your credit score

Do you have what it takes to fix your credit?

By Jennifer Streaks

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Women More Likely to Use Payday Loans Than Men

Predatory lending practice popular among whites, women

The parasite of the lending community attacks women significantly more than it does men

By Ashley R. Harris

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How to Start Your Emergency Fund Now

Plan for the unexpected to avoid financial hardship

Tips for starting an emergency fund

By Ashley R. Harris

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President Obama knows he must get both sides Congress to work together to avoid potential economic disaster

Unemployment Steady in Final Jobs Report of the Year

Some 171,000 jobs were added in October

Could the latest jobs numbers could have a last-minute effect on the election?

By Ashley R. Harris

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Small Business Resilient in the Face of Harsh February Weather, According to Direct Capital Lending Index

A Look at the Catastrophic Economic Impact of Sandy

The hurricane's damage has long term effects

Millions have been affected by the storm and its aftermath

By Ashley R. Harris

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Banks Give Customers Fee Reprieve in Sandy Aftermath

For a short time customers will avoid banking fees

Customers finally get a break from hurricane storm

By Ashley R. Harris

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Shoppers Have More to Spend This Holiday Season

Consumers plan to budget, turn to mobile this season

Consumers will turn to mobile, budget more this season, analysts say

By Ashley R. Harris

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5 Ways to Cut Your Grocery Bill Right Now

A penny saved is a penny earned in the grocery aisles

How can you maximize your hard-earned funds in the grocery store?

By Ashley R. Harris

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After Hurricane Sandy: How You Can Help

A few ways to give immediate assistance to those in need

Millions are still in need of essentials in the aftermath of the storm

By Ashley R. Harris

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One Year after Superstorm Sandy, Many Small Businesses Aren't Prepared for the Next Disaster

Sandy Shuts Down Wall Street for Second Consecutive Day

The financial hub has not been closed for days in a row since 1888

Sandy continues its destruction up the Eastern Seaboard

By Ashley R. Harris

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Consumer Spending Increased in September

Economy shows positive trend just week before presidential election

Numbers show broad economic improvement

By Ashley R. Harris

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Anti-Obama Filmmaker Sued by Business Partner for Stolen Profits

D'Sousa is accused of using profits for film toward new book project

D’Sousa is accused of using profits for film toward new book project

By Makkada B. Selah

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One Year after Superstorm Sandy, Many Small Businesses Aren't Prepared for the Next Disaster

A Few Ways Frankenstorm Can Help, Not Hurt You

Getting ready for the storm requires that you think, plan ahead

How to take advantage of an unfortunate situation

By Ashley R. Harris

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‘Basketball Wives’ Star Scores Weight-Loss Endorsement Deal

Roman will be the face of "NV Sprinkles"

Roman will be the face of “NV Sprinkles”

By Makkada B. Selah

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Co-Pay? No Way, Healthcare Changes Looming

Companies dropping co-payment for co-insurance

Could your industry be the next to be affected?

By Ashley R. Harris

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Need Quick Cash? Look Around the House for Unused, Broken Electronics

A little cleaning up around the house can help line your pockets

A little cleaning up around the house can help line your pockets

By Ashley R. Harris

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3 Hottest Food Trends Sure to Eat a Hole in Your Wallet

Tightening your budget may mean you don't have to loosen your belt

Will you be able to avoid the popular trends in favor of a fatter wallet?

By Ashley R. Harris

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Are you ‘Extreme Couponing’ or Just a ‘Hoarder’?

Are you spending more than you're saving with coupons?

Is extreme couponing a healthy concept?

By Ashley R. Harris

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From Street DVDs to Reviving Battle Rap: How Tony ‘SMACK’ Mitchell Monetized Both

SMACK has been able to carve out his own niche without all the glitz and glamour associated with Hip-Hop

SMACK has been able to carve out his own niche without all the glitz and…

By Black Enterprise

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Step 1: How to Set Financial Goals You Can Achieve

Here's part one of three easy steps designed to help you reach more goals in record time

Here’s part one of three easy steps designed to help you reach more goals in…

By Patrice C. Washington

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Record-Low Mortgage Rates Don’t Mean You’ll Get Approved

Some struggles persist for would-be first-time homebuyers

Do low mortgage rates across the board make one more or less worthy?

By Jennifer Streaks

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Popeyes Is Louisiana Fast — Minn. and Calif., Fast, Too

Development means opportunity for investors

Popeyes will spend nearly $13 million to creat restaurants in Minn. and Calif.

By Ashley R. Harris

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New York to Set Tax on Lap Dances, Court Rules

Could taxes on live entertainment affect cash transactions?

Could taxes on live entertainment affect cash transactions?

By Ashley R. Harris

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Generation X’ers Retirement Fears Grow as Economy Slowly Recovers

What's retirement mean for the generation who thought they'd never die?

Their fears can be attributed to the decline in wage earnings during the recession and…

By Ashley R. Harris

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Tiger's Roar: Woods has broken ground on a golf course in Mexico.

Tiger Woods Breaks Ground on His First Golf Course

14-time major champion looking to go 1 for 4 in the course-design department

14-time major champion looking to go 1 for 4 in the course-design department

By Darren Sands

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5 Lies That Keep You in Debt

Discover what fibs may be costing you financial freedom

These common myths could be keeping you from financial freedom

By Patrice C. Washington

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Scary Easy! Quick Ways to Save Big This Halloween

Goons and goblins alike should get ready to save their pennies

Halloween expenses can add up — here’s how to stem the tide!

By Ashley R. Harris

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Income-Based Student Loan Repayment Complicated, Overlooked

Confusion could be root cause of non-payment in many cases

According to the New York Federal Reserve, nearly 5 million people are behind on payments.…

By Ashley R. Harris

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3 Steps to Avoid Getting Swindled for Your Money

Don't let your money disappear from you, now.

These three steps can help keep you in the black

By Ashley R. Harris

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Does AIG Deserve a ‘Thank You’ From the Public?

Insurance giant was bailed out by the U.S. government, but one opinion suggests it was an obligation

Insurance giant was bailed out by the U.S. government, but one opinion suggests it was…

By Ashley R. Harris

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All is Fair in Love and Credit, Right?

Getting married isn't just about love, you need to be financially prepared as well.

Here are few things to consider before you tie the knot.

By Ashley R. Harris

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Is Morehouse College in Financial Trouble?

Enrollment has dropped while faculty and staff furloughed

Enrollment has dropped while faculty and staff furloughed

By Makkada B. Selah

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Amid Growing Unrest, South Africa Unveils $100B Jobs Plan

President Jacob Zuma is facing mounting criticism that he hasn't done enough to stem the country's economic distress.

President Jacob Zuma is facing mounting criticism that he hasn’t done enough to stem the…

By Black Enterprise

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3 Clutch Business Tools For Entrepreneurs

These tools can get you on the fast track to productivity

Thousands of entrepreneurs rely on these web-based business tools.

By Ashley R. Harris

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Morris Brown Still Limping Along Financially

The embattled HBCU only has 50 registered students

The embattled HBCU only has 50 registered students

By Makkada B. Selah

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Is Working With a Remote Staff Right for Your Business?

Wow! Google Unveils $249 Laptop

Product made in partnership with hardware giant Samsung

Google Thursday unveiled a lightweight computer in partnership with Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. that will…

By Darren Sands

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Wealthier Parents More Likely To Send Kids To Nursery School

Census data reveals another big educational gap between the haves and the have-nots

Census data reveals another big educational gap between the haves and the have-nots

By Black Enterprise

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Graduates Encumbered by Debt, Increase of Five Percent

Will college ever become more affordable?

Will college ever become more affordable?

By Ashley R. Harris

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Harlem is Getting a Whole Foods

Grocer coming to historically black neighborhood

Whole Foods is now part of the Harlem’s rapid transformation.

By Ashley R. Harris

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Amanda Littlejohn Miller co-hosted BlackEnterprise.com's #RiseAbove Twitter chat.

Recap: The #RiseAbove Twitter Chat!

How businesses, brands and entrepreneurs can stand out from the rest

How will you #riseabove?

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Consumer Reports has found that in late 2011, 14 million Americans were still paying off their holiday bills from 2010. If you haven't been able to get out of credit card debt on your own, try boosting your financial fitness by joining a free financial boot camp offered online like MyMoneyCircles.com. This practical, step-by-step program, which I help lead with a team of experts, will help you reduce debt, figure out how to save money and reach a host of financial goals, including all of the financial New Year’s resolutions on this list.

It’s Time to Escape Slavery—From Debt

Free your mind, and your finances will follow. You can't achieve wealth if you won't change the way you think about money.

Too many of us are living beyond our means and pursuing a poverty lifestyle.

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Are Debt Collection Agencies Skirting Laws?

Debt collectors push the envelope, experts say

Some agencies push the envelope when it comes to lawful activity.

By Ashley R. Harris

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Campaign to Eliminate a Billion Dollars in Debt To Launch This Weekend

The Billion Dollar Challenge initiative website goes live October 19th

The Billion Dollar Challenge initiative website goes live October 19th

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#RiseAbove: Keys to Setting Yourself Apart in Business

Join the author on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 11 a.m. for our #RiseAbove Twitter chat

Join the author on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 11 a.m. for our #RiseAbove Twitter chat

By Amanda Miller Littlejohn

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3 Signs You’re Ready to Become an Entrepreneur

Do you have what it takes?

These signs could lead to a new future for would-be entrepreneurs

By Ashley R. Harris

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GoDaddy Users No Longer on Cloud Nine

Brands, small businesses reevaluate hosting needs

Will GoDaddy rebrand itself after this latest hiccup?

By Ashley R. Harris

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Food, Energy Prices on the Rise

Upward trend to persist, experts say

The numbers aren’t dire, but since consumer wages haven’t kept up the pace of growth,…

By Ashley R. Harris

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6 Tips for National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Steps to stay safe when shopping and banking online

Steps to stay safe when shopping and banking online

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Giving This Holiday Season? Don’t Get Duped.

GuideStar report highlights key planning strategies

GuideStar, the database and website that vets and provides information on non-profit and charitable organizations,…

By Darren Sands

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Beyonce will perform at Super Bowl XLVII.

Beyonce to Perform Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show

Superdome to get a super performace at XLVII

Superdome to get a super performance.

By Darren Sands

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Marriage: Still the Ultimate Investment?

The roles we play in relationships today and how commitment can teach us a lot

What can commitment values teach us about investment?

By Black Enterprise

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How to Save Money When Going Out on the Road

Here's how to prepare so you can save money on your next trip

Here’s how to prepare so you can save money on your next trip

By Ashley R. Harris

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Red Lobster's new design, courtesy of Darden.

Red Lobster Makes Menu More Diverse, Affordable

Revamped menu complete with unlimited biscuits for all

Revamped menu complete with unlimited biscuits for all

By Darren Sands

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Rapper Young Dro of ‘Shoulder Lean’ Fame has a Tax Lien

Hopefully he saved some of that "Shoulder Lean" money for the lien

Hopefully he saved some of that “Shoulder Lean” money for the lien

By Demetria Irwin

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Jordan Brand signee Russell Westbrook.

Jordan Brand Adds Russell Westbrook After Losing Dwayne Wade

Westbrook's addition adds youth, cache to the already formidable Jordan team.

Westbrook’s addition adds youth, cache to the already formidable Jordan team.

By Darren Sands

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Nas’ Foreclosed Atlanta Mansion Sold at Auction

The Queensbridge rapper has been hit hard by the recession

The Queensbridge rapper has been hit hard by the recession

By Makkada B. Selah

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Wyclef’s Haiti Charity Goes Belly Up, With Little To Show For It

What do you think of Wyclef after this Yele report?

What do you think of Wyclef after this Yele report?

By Black Enterprise

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Are employers sick of feeling the crunch when it comes to healthcare premiums?

Could Healthier Living Mean Healthier Pockets?

Companies now tying incentives to healthier lifestyles

Companies now tying incentives to healthier lifestyles

By Ashley R. Harris

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Author, life coach and professional matchmaker Paul Carrick Brunson.

Q&A: 7 Minutes With ‘It’s Complicated’ Author Paul Carrick Brunson

Love and relationships expert on his new book, shared values and when a first-date Groupon is fair game

Paul Carrick Brunson’s new book gives easy steps about how to simplify dating and relationships.…

By Darren Sands

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Ignorance Linked to Lack of Bank Accounts Among Blacks

Rate of Americans with no bank accounts is startling

Rate of Americans with no bank accounts is startling

By Sakina P. Spruell

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Carolina Panthers’ QB Cam Newton Launches Clothing Line

The line, inspired by Newton's personal style, will be available in 133 retail stores early next year

The line, inspired by Newton’s personal style, will be available in 133 retail stores early…

By Darren Sands

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10 African Women of Power

From global ambassadors to young international leaders, these 10 African women have truly showcased what…

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[RECAP] Activate Conference Wows and Inspires New York City Power Women

The Activate Conference, held Sept. 20 at the Times Center in NYC, featured speakers Keke…

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