October 25, 2014 1:56 AM • Log InREGISTER

Money > Planning & Budgeting

Parents, Back Away From the Piggy Bank!

Tapping into kids' funds in hard times a bad idea

Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar? It may be mom or dad, according…

By renita burns

Posted: Tags: , , ,

Uh-Oh, I Can’t Repay My Student Loans

Four tips for grads struggling to avoid the perils of default

The parties are over, Thirsty Thursdays are a mere memory, and early morning wake-up calls…

By Renita Burns

Posted: Tags: , , ,

Money Savvy Pig for Kids

Boost the financial literacy of children beyond saving and spending

In today’s financial crunch, if you haven’t sprung into action to sharpen your child’s money…

By Renita Burns

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,

Love Don’t Cost a Thing

Personal touches can add bang to a wedding without the bucks

Television is overrun with shows about weddings. Some focus on finding a gown, some profile…

By Alisa Gumbs

Posted: Tags: , , ,

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Pushes for Financial Literacy Lessons

NYSE event highlights importance of money savvy

Duncan Niederauer NYSE CEO, John Hope Bryant, vice chairman of the U.S. President’s Advisory…

By Renita Burns

Posted: Tags: , ,

Update: ‘Just in Case’ Specials

More companies are joining the brigade to get you to open up your wallet

If you read my earlier post on Just in Case specials you know that companies…

By Renita Burns

Posted: Tags: ,

When Your ‘Something Blue’ Meets the Pink Slip

What to do if a layoff forces you to slash your wedding budget

Sometimes the “for worse” part of “for better or for worse” comes early. In this…

By Alisa Gumbs

Posted: Tags: , , ,

It’s Earth Day. Get Some Real Green

Not really into saving the environment? Then focus on saving cold, hard cash.

Unless you live on another planet (literally), you know that today, April 22, is Earth…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

Posted: Tags: , , , ,

How to Plan a Wedding During a Recession

Say "I do" to the marriage but "I don�t" to the debt

There are some things you still need to spend money on, even when the economy’s…

By Alisa Gumbs

Posted: Tags: , , ,

Foreclosure Prevention Gone Awry?

'Justice League' clamps down on home mortgage scams

The ink on President Barack Obama’s massive stimulus plan hadn’t dried before spurious Websites sprouted…

By Renita Burns

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,

The Cutting Edge: Big Tax Refund? You Might Want to Think Twice

Overpaying Uncle Sam is like giving him an interest-free loan

There is such a thing as overpaying Uncle Sam. Though buxom tax returns can seem…

By Renita Burns

Posted: Tags: ,

The Cutting Edge: Tax Tips for First-Time Filers

Don�t let ignorance cost you money, time

If this is your first time filing as an independent, or you’ve just started taking…

By Renita Burns

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,

Teaching Our Kids the Financial Facts of Life

Every parent wants to support his or her child’s dreams and aspirations. Most have worked…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

Posted:

Say No to Overdraft Fees

10 Days Left to Tell Fed to Say No to Banks

Ever had to pay an additional $30 for a $5 hamburger or a $15 meal?…

By Renita Burns

Posted: Tags:

The Cutting Edge: ‘Just in Case’ Recession Specials

Companies offer deals tailored to an uncertain job market

Yesterday, I blogged on recession-friendly deals companies are offering. But there’s more to the wave…

By Renita Burns

Posted: Tags: , , , ,

The Cutting Edge: Recession Specials

Deals sure to be kind to your wallet

For consumers clutching their purse strings and wallets, companies are hoping to loosen that grip…

By Renita Burns

Posted: Tags: , , , , , ,
1. Make sure your investment portfolio has exposure to emerging markets like China and India. They recommend that no more than 10% of your portfolio holdings should be invested in these assets.

4. I Will Save At Least 10% of My Income

It’s not enough to just make ends meet with the salary you are earning. You…

By Carolyn M. Brown

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
(Image: Thinkstock)

5. I Will Use Homeownership as a Foundation for Building Wealth

While these are uncertain economic times, financial experts agree that owning a home is still…

By Carolyn M. Brown

Posted: Tags: , , ,
wflprinciple6

6. I Will Devise an Investment Plan for My Retirement Needs and Childrens’ Education

The reality is that your chances of building wealth are optimized when you invest. It…

By Carolyn M. Brown

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
wflprinciple7

7. I Will Ensure That My Entire Family Adheres to Sensible Money Management Principles

Talking about money matters at the dinner table may not have been polite conversation long…

By Carolyn M. Brown

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , ,

The Cutting Edge: Filling Out Your FAFSA

Tap all resources and start early to get the funds you need

If you’re entering college for the first time next fall, or you’re a returning student…

By Renita Burns

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,

The Cutting Edge: Don’t Get Taken By Your Tax Preparer

Diligence could save you trouble and money

We’re in the heat of tax season and if you haven’t filed yet, a bigger…

By renita burns

Posted: Tags: , , , ,

The Cutting Edge: Managing the Aftermath of a Layoff

Know your options when you've lost your job

For those seeking financial stability after a layoff, aside from unemployment benefits and severance packages,…

By Renita Burns

Posted: Tags: , , ,

Three Tips for Managing Cash Flow

In a tight times, due diligence in tracking your dollars is key

With tightening credit markets, entrepreneurs are being advised to watch their dollars carefully. Many companies…

By Margarette Burnette

Posted: Tags: , , , ,

The Cutting Edge: Money Market Accounts

Gain better rates and more savings

It was two years ago that I learned the compounding greatness of money market accounts.…

By Renita Burns

Posted: Tags: , ,

Saving: The Solution for Women When Crisis Arise

Ladies, want to start saving, but aren’t sure how to start or are you concerned…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

Posted:

Diligence is Key in Slashing Your Cell Phone Expenses

What every cell phone subscriber should know

While researching information about cutting costs on cell phone bills, I stumbled upon information on…

By Renita Burns

Posted: Tags: , ,

Flex Your Buying Muscle

Flexible spending account a viable option to cover healthcare costs

If your insurance provider is cutting back while you are forced to pay more, don’t…

By Renita Burns

Posted: Tags: , ,

You Don’t Have to Cancel Christmas, but…

Making a list and checking it twice could result in the best gift of all: a debt-free New Year.

The pressure has already started to get us to start our holiday shopping and spend…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , ,

Navigating Financial Aid

Tips for understanding the financial aid process

Navigating the financial aid process can be just as daunting and perplexing as choosing…

By Renita Burns

Posted: Tags: , ,

Women of Power

Image: File/Facebook

On the Move: Jocelyn Allen to Lead GM Diversity Efforts; Chicago Defender Gets First Female Exec Editor

Both General Motors and the Chicago Defender appoint female power players to top leadership positions.

Read More »
(Image: File)

Meet Dariany Santana, Co-Host of Women of Power TV

Model and actress Dariany Santana is one of the hosts of Women of Power TV.…

Read More »