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5 Things to Know about Phased Retirement

Is easing into your golden years right for you?

Here’s what you need to know about phased retirement:
1) You’ll see whether your retirement savings is…

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President Obama Proposes Expansion of Student Loan Debt Forgiveness Program

Executive order would relieve burden for some borrowers

Do hefty student loan payments have you tightening your belt until the buckle is about…

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Best and Worst States for Financial Literacy

Where does your state rank?

Financial literacy is key to building and growing your wealth. A recent survey by WalletHub…

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Money Expert Marsha Barnes Shares Top 10 Savings Tips

How to live well on less

In our fourth and final installment of the money management series with Marsha Barnes, she…

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Managing Finances after Divorce: Should You Keep the House?

Keeping your home might not always be the best choice

Carefully managing your money can be a balancing act. This is especially …

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Rebuilding Finances after Divorce

Cutting ties after age 50 could have a significant impact on finances

 
Carefully managing your money can be a balancing act. This is especially true for those…

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Money Expert Marsha Barnes Shares Her Budgeting Tips

You can live well on less

If you have a hard time sticking to your budget, you’ve come to the right…

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Money Expert Marsha Barnes Talks about Keeping Finances on Track

How you can live well on less

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When developing a financial plan, financial educator Marsha Barnes counsels her clients to stop…

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TIAA-CREF Financial Planner Talks Managing Finances after Divorce

Make sure you have a solid plan in place

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Carefully managing your money can be a balancing act. This is especially true…

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4. Increase your savings

Don’t feel like you can save more money---or are you simply fed up with getting next to nothing on the savings you are stashing away? Maybe the best way to begin saving more money is just by getting a different savings account; online savings accounts boast rates that are sometimes five times the national average.

Use MoneyRates.com to find which banks are offering the highest interest rates on savings accounts, CDs and money market accounts.

Retirement Planning Milestones

How to plan for your golden years at each life stage

Are you prepared for retirement? If not, you have plenty of company.
The Center for Retirement…

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Consumer Income Rose Slightly in April

Small gains were seen

Consumers had a slight increase in personal income for April, but it was still lower…

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Savings Expert Marsha Barnes Talks about Frugal Living

You can live well on less

A recent national survey by the Consumer Federation of America finds that only about one-third…

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4 Estate Planning Tips

Plan ahead for your future

While death and dying are not pleasant topics, it’s important to make sure you plan…

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6 Tips for Young Investors

Learn the basics of how to get a head start on planning your retirement

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Once you land full-time employment, your employer may offer the…

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John Hope Bryant Talks about HOPE Business in a Box Academies

Students given chance to win up to $500 toward business

Black Enterprise spoke with John Hope Bryant to learn more about his efforts to promote…

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Budgeting for Success

Careful budgeting allowed former football player Michael Jackson to start his dream business

Becoming a sports star can be a dream-come-true. However, for many athletes, that dream quickly…

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Organization Proposes Changes to myRa

Among the proposals to assist consumers with saving for retirement, is President Obama’s  proposed myRA…

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OneUnited Bank President Teri Williams Talks About Book, ‘I Got Bank’

Financial services leader also details advice on financial fitness advocacy

Teri Williams, president at OneUnited Bank, talks her book, financial literacy, and the importance of…

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Business Continuity Tips Discussed at Free Webinar Hosted by SBA and Agility Recovery

Get Your Finances in Order before a Storm Strikes

Do you have a financial first aid kit?

The recent string of deadly tornadoes may have you thinking more about your financial protection…

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Personal Finance Word of the Day: Uniform Transfer to Minors Act

Your daily money bite

Word of the day: Uniform Transfer to Minors Act
If you are a parent or grandparent,…

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How to Invest in Cannabis Stocks

While some stocks in these sectors have been high fliers, even more have gone bust…

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Dealing with a Recruiter: 5 Simple Do’s and Dont’s for Landing the Final Interview

Aisha M. Taylor, co-founder of TAYLORMade Professional Career Consulting, shares tips for job candidates going…

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