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Jon Bon Jovi Helps Build Low-Income Housing

A new low-income housing development called JBJ Soul Homes will be opening soon, thanks in…

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Consumer Affairs

Instituted a new rule allowing the public to meet with federal housing insurers to refinance (in as quickly as one day) a mortgage if they are having trouble paying.

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The CFPB Proposes E-Closing Pilot Program

The CFPB report is part of its “Know Before You Owe” mortgage initiative

Do You Have a Private Student Loan? Watch Out for “Auto Default”

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau highlighted problems that have arisen with private student loans that…

Virtual Tellers Might Be Coming to a Bank Near You

The virtual tellers do have some limitations, however

Credit & Debt Management

Take control of debt. “The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.” —Proverbs 22:7

Financial Literacy Month: Dealing with Debt That’s Out of Control

But how do you know when debt is spiraling out of control? When is it…

Poll Reveals Consumers are Embarrassed By Their Credit Scores

Poll participants were told to choose from five categories

App Helps Consumers Spot Suspicious Charges

BillGuard can also make you aware of fees that you didn’t even realize you were…


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

From Roblé Ali, Tasty Dishes to Wear

Chef Roblé, is at it again.

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

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

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

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

Home Ownership


Jon Bon Jovi Helps Build Low-Income Housing

A new low-income housing development called JBJ Soul Homes will be opening soon, thanks in…

How to Qualify for the FHA Back to Work Program

That all changed with the FHA Back to Work Program, which lets homebuyers make a…

Federal Housing Official: ‘There’s Help Available for Struggling Homeowners’

The HARP Program is the government refinance program for borrowers who are current, but underwater



What You Should Know Before Investing in Municipal Bonds

When considering investing money in municipal bonds, you will want to know what you are…

American Workers Still Struggling to Save for Retirement

The TIAA-CREF Lifetime Income Survey found that 65% of Americans are saving 10% or less…

Young and Investing? Here’s Some Tips for Success

This is your chance to get free money—take it

Love & Money


5 Tips for Talking to Your Spouse About Finances

It is important to know how much money is coming into and going out…

Love and Money: Should You File a Joint Tax Return?

Here’s some information to help you decide

The Cost of Raising a Child Continues to Rise

Raising children is more expensive than you think

Planning & Budgeting


How to Deal With a Financial Crisis

Financial crisis does not, however, have to be the end of your world

3 Lessons to Teach Your Kids About Money

It is very tempting to give children allowances, but this does not teach them that…

4 Ways To Boost Your Money IQ For Financial Literacy Month

Boost your IQ with these proven steps



IRS Involved in Bonus Scandal

If you work there, you might not have to pay taxes. Even better—you could be…

What to Do if You Make a Mistake on Your Taxes

You can use Form 1040X, Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, to correct errors

How to Apply a Tax Filing Extension

Just in case you didn’t know—your taxes were due yesterday.  If you just didn’t get around to…

Wealth Management

estate planning

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

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

You Could Win Mega Millions And Still End Up Broke

If you could just hit the lottery, you’d be set for life. Or would you?…

How One Black Enterprise Reader is Helping Black-Owned Businesses

Wade isn’t shy about her mission to help black businesses.

Women of Power

Venus Williams

Watch Sonia Alleyne’s Interview with Venus Williams at This Year’s Women of Power Summit [Video]

Venus Williams was one of the featured speakers at this year’s Women of Power Summit.

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Women of Power: Pushing Past Fear To Make Your Next Career Move

At the Black Enterprise Women of Power summit, attendees learn how to push past fears…

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