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5 Steps to Clean Up Your Credit

Improve your credit with these five easy steps

Want to make a significant impact to your financial health? Here are 5 steps to…

By Carrie Pink

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Teaching Teens About Money: 3 Key Lessons

We all benefit from financial education. However, teenagers are often in critical need of information and guidance about money

We all benefit from financial education. However, teenagers are often in critical need of information…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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(DNC) What Clinton and Trump Can Tell You About Your Credit Score

Survey finds correlation between candidate choice and credit score

A study by WalletHub.com finds rare common ground between tenant Trump supporters. About a quarter…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Why You Should Think Twice Before Co-Signing a Loan

The financial perils of putting your name on the bottom-line for a loved one

“Co-signing a loan for a family member or friend can go wrong in many ways,…

By Stacey Tisdale

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How Unpaid Parking Tickets Can Hurt your Credit Score

Avoiding an unneccesary stain on your credit history

Few people realize it, but unpaid parking tickets – essentially debts owed to a city…

By Stacey Tisdale

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What You Need to Know About Payday Loans

Pulling yourself out of the short-term debt spiral

The fact is, however, that many people rely on payday loans to make ends meet,…

By Stacey Tisdale

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LendStreet Lands $28 Million Funding to Help Consumer Debt

Just in time for Financial Literacy Month: LendStreet's $28 million infusion of capital will allow the company to help more consumers get out of debt

“There’s still so much we can do and will do, to make finance work for…

By Samara Lynn

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What Your Candidate Tells Us About Your Credit Score

Survey finds a link between candidates and constituents credit scores

“The higher a consumer’s credit score, typically the higher their income level. High credit scores…

By Stacey Tisdale

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How Your Student Loan Debt Can Reduce Your Tax Bill by at Least $2,500

Part 1 - The 411 on student loan tax breaks

That means that many borrowers may not be aware of all of the tax breaks…

By Stacey Tisdale

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[Watch] Get Rid of Student Loan Debt in 3 Years!

B.E. Senior Editor Stacey Tisdale discusses often overlooked ways to tackle student loans

As student loan debt becomes a defining economic issue of our time, it’s more important…

By Stacey Tisdale

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What’s the Biggest January Bargain? Hint: You Can Sit On it!

Why manufacturers and retailers cut furniture prices in the first month of the year

“January is typically a good month to buy furniture for a few reasons. One…

By Stacey Tisdale

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[Study] Better Finances Mean Fewer Money Resolutions For 2016

Fewer Americans are making New Year’s resolutions about money

While results indicate feeling good about our ‘personal economies’ relieves a sense of urgency and…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Alabama State Rep. Anthony Daniels

My Six-Figure Student Debt Nightmare

Alabama State Rep. Anthony Daniels shares his story

Don’t get me wrong. I value my higher education. I empathize with our colleges and…

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African American ‘Gen-Xodus’ and ‘Baby Boom Bail’ Coming for High-Priced Big Apple

High cost of living in New York City driving African Americans out

A study by the AARP finds that African American Gen Xers and Baby Boomers plan…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Federal Reserve Votes ‘No” on Raising Interest Rates

Central bankers point to global economic slowdown

“Tightening before the economy has reached genuine full-employment is not just a mistake, it’s a…

By Stacey Tisdale

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The 3 Lies We ALL Tell Ourselves About Money

And the truths that will change your relationship with your finances forever

Through her many years as an activist in everything from fighting poverty and hunger around…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Honda to Pay $24 Million For Discriminatory Auto Loan Practices

Federal investigation found that borrowers of color paid higher interest rates than white borrowers

American Honda Finance Corp. must also put new measures in place to address discretionary auto…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Improve Your Credit Worthiness

How your credit score is affecting you

In some instances credit score can impact a job offer, a factor many can ill-afford…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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Money Made Easy: ‘Queen of Green’ Talks Eliminating Debt and Creating Cash Flow

LaShawne Holland: 'Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune'

Financial literacy advocate and money expert LaShawne Holland share her journey to help African Americans,…

By Roz A Gee

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Consumer Tip: Get a Copy of Your Specialty Report

Your daily money bite

Thanks to a warning sent by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to specialty consumer reporting…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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