Tag Archives: budget

Tools to Help You Track Your Dollars

Take the stress out of money management

I recently tested three programs, Microsoft Excel, Mint.com, and Google Docs, to find the pros…

By Renita Burns

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Five Ways to Cut Wedding Costs

Your big day can look like a million bucks—without the huge price tag

When Aubrey Whitten and Major LeGrand started pricing their wedding options, they got sticker shock.

By Alisa Gumbs

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Spend Less Money on Your Startup Budget

Programs can help you stretch your business dollars

There are a plethora of organizations, universities, and companies that provide pro bono or professional…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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5 Ways to Build Your Budget

Prior to November 2008, JaQuetta Garrison and her family enjoyed an annual household income of…

By Leslie E. Royal

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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

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The Cutting Edge Q&A: Rebounding After a Custody Battle

Be diligent in finding solutions to manage debt

Since last year, I have fallen behind on the majority of my bills due to…

By Renita Burns

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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

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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

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Day 81

The Treasury Department announces that the budget deficit increased by $192.3 billion in March, and…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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House, Senate Pass Budget Proposals

Alternatives offered by the CBC and others were considered before the final votes

Voting along party lines, the House and Senate approved budget resolutions, backing a $3.6-trillion spending…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Salesman-in-Chief

Obama launches an aggressive campaign in fight for budget

With the intense, nonstop activity that marked his political campaign, President Barack Obama is engaged…

By Derek T. Dingle

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President Barack Obama’s Statement on the Budget

President Barack Obama outlines the new priorities in his budget. (Source: White House)
President Barack Obama:…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Day 57

On St. Patrick’s Day, Obama met with the House and Senate budget committee chairmen to…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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1. I Will Live Within My Means

Many people get into a bad habit of spending more than they earn or spending…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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3. I Will Effectively Manage my Budget, Credit, Debt, and Tax Obligations

Regardless if you earn $45,000 or hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, a budget…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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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

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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

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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

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9. I Will Guarantee My Wealth is Passed On To Future Generations Through Proper Insurance and Estate Planning

Let’s face it: Nobody lives forever. No matter how much you want to deny it,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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10. I Will Strengthen my Community Through Philanthropy

Contrary to some people’s perceptions, you don’t have to have the big bucks like Oprah…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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