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Give Your New Graduate A Financial Head Start

Getting young adults on the right path with their finances is the best way to mark a rite of passage to adulthood.

Getting young adults on the right path with their finances is the best way to…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Thinking of Others: How Life Insurance Can Save Your Co-Signer

In the event of an untimely death, life insurance may be a life raft for co-signers

If you’ve ever taken out a loan and had a co-signer, life insurance is something…

By Ashley R. Harris

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Are Americans Taking on More Debt?

Increased confidence in the economy spurring more risk from Americans, but is it too soon?

One of the biggest indicators is the consistently improving housing market, which is picking up…

By Ashley R. Harris

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Living On Less

Al and Lesia Riddick say that with a little forethought and planning it is possible to survive on one income

Thirty-eight-year-olds Al and Lesia Riddick of Fairfield Township, Ohio, have practiced disciplined money management since…

By Sakina P. Spruell

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Tips for Using Lent to Recommit to Your Savings Goals

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Use these tips to get ahead!

By Ashley R. Harris

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Getting It Right the Second Time Around

Retirement was short-lived for Don King but he and his wife, Patricia, are working on a plan to make sure he’s ready in three years

In 1996 when Patricia King’s husband, don retired from the Army, she says they didn’t…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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Should You Focus On Reducing Debt, Saving Or Investing?

It's a trick question: Everything you do with your money is an investment. But debt reduction is one of the best you can make, with guaranteed returns.

Should you focus on debt reduction, saving or investing? It’s a trick question. Everything you…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Planning My Financial Future

After digging herself out of credit card debt, Brandy Williams is taking advantage of a clean slate

As a college student at the University of Cincinnati, Williams used her eight cards to…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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Is Facebook Making You Poor?

Study shows that the social networking site causes people to over-indulge

Research reveals link between social media interaction, debt

By Ashley R. Harris

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“Now, Back In MY Day!” For New Wealth, Go Old School

The money rules followed by earlier generations may hold the keys to your financial freedom today.

You can call it old fashioned, but many of the rules previous generations followed when…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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5 Keys to an Effective Credit Report Dispute Letter

Here’s how to get your complaints addressed in a timely fashion

If you find a mistake on your credit report, a letter disputing the error should…

By Shandra Hill Smith

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Escaping the Paycheck to Paycheck Life

Talisha White seeks to change behavior that will sabotage her financial future

“I shouldn’t be struggling,” admits White, who works as an office assistant for the chief…

By LaToya M. Smith

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5 Lies That Keep You in Debt

Discover what fibs may be costing you financial freedom

These common myths could be keeping you from financial freedom

By Patrice C. Washington

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Instant Gratification? Sure. But It’ll Cost You

If you're borrowing money on a credit card because you must have it NOW, at least know how much you're really paying.

If you knew the real price, you might think twice about paying it.

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Graduates Encumbered by Debt, Increase of Five Percent

Will college ever become more affordable?

Will college ever become more affordable?

By Ashley R. Harris

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Warren Sapp Catches a Break in Bankruptcy Case

A federal judge discharged the former sack master from his bankruptcy case

A federal judge discharged the former sack master from his bankruptcy case

By Darren Sands

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Facing Debt and Winning

After letting credit card bills pile up for years, Casandra Roache mustered the courage to face her financial fears

“I kept putting paying the debt off because I kept saying to myself, ‘He’s going…

By LaToya M. Smith

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The Harsh Reality Of Single Black Women And Bankruptcy

Study shows the racial wealth gap is still alive

Study shows the racial wealth gap is still alive

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Director Spike Lee Offers To Pay Malcolm X’s Estate Debt

Storage company reportedly threatened to auction off items from civil rights legend.

Storage company reportedly threatened to auction off items from civil rights legend.

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Debt Snowball Method

How Cornell and Jammie Brooks paid off $54,200 in debt in 13 months

By February 2011, they started eliminating credit cards with the smallest balance while continuing to…

By LaToya M. Smith

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