Tag Archives: Investing

Women & Money: Beware of Self-Defeating Behaviors

How you handle financial obstacles will determine whether or not you reach your final destination

There’s no doubt that on your journey to financial independence, you are going to run…

By Patricia Stallworth

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Women & Money: What’s Your NET Worth?

To scout out a path to financial independence, you need to know where you are starting from

Creating a financial plan is essential as you move toward financial independence. Analyze where you…

By Patricia Stallworth

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Women & Money: Don’t Forget to Plan

It�s time to consider exactly where are we going and how will we know when we get there

As we travel down the road to financial independence, it’s time to consider one huge…

By Patricia Stallworth

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Women & Money: The Gender Wage Gap Could Cost You $2 Million

The financial consequences of working while female add up to many missed opportunities

For all of us who are guilty of WWF (working while female) we already know…

By Patricia Stallworth

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Long-Term Investing to Create the Future You Deserve

Despite volatility, the markets will continue to offer the returns you need to reach your financial goals.

In today’s unpredictable environment, far too many of us operate in survival mode, suffering from…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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Investing Rules for Women: Invest for Your Retirement

Once you start putting money in that retirement purse, don't take it out

There are countless resources available to help you learn the fundamentals of investing. This week,…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Investing Rules for Women: Don’t Go it Alone

Investing with a group lightens the workload

There are countless resources available to help you learn the fundamentals of investing. This week,…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Investing Rules for Women: Educate Yourself

Learning the ins and outs of investing, saving, and budgeting

nce you start investing, it’s important not to lose sight of your financial goals. Whether…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Investing Rules for Women: Get Over Your Fear

Become familiar with the culture of investing

One way to get over your fear is to become familiar with the culture of…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Poll of the Week

A year after epic lows in the stock market, will the current economic rebound last?

One year ago this week, the Standard & Poor’s 500 hit a 12-year low of…

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How Do I Make Money Now?

It takes time to reach your financial goals, but you can take steps to ensure a smoother journey

Sooner or later there comes a time on every journey, real or virtual when someone…

By Patricia Stallworth

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Family Ties

How three generations of one family work together to build a financial legacy

Avery Allen isn’t your typical 12-year-old. Unlike most of his peers, he doesn’t see his…

By Bridget McCrea

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Is Your Money Working For You?

Take time to set goals and prioritize where you want your money to go

So often, we live in the day-to-day, allowing the demands of the present to swallow…

By Patricia Stallworth

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Green Investing

Money manager Isaac Green's advice on where to put your money as the economy recovers

In the dot-com-crazed ’90s, a good number of investment firms chased big returns by employing…

By Alan Hughes

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It’s All About You … and Money

Strategies to take control of your financial future

Welcome to the Women & Money Blog! Join personal financial expert Patricia Stallworth each week…

By Patricia Stallworth

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Money Matters: Preparing for Retirement

Ask yourself key questions to reveal how best to structure your investments

I’m 61 years old and would like to retire in seven years. I have…

By John Simons

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A Woman’s Guide to Money Management

Now is the time to plan your financial future

Creating a financial plan should be on everyone’s to-do list. Financial planning is not solely…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Play Games with Your Money

Having fun is a great way to get over your fear of investing

If you’ve always wanted to start investing but have always been afraid of losing money,…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Uncoventional Wisdom

How good a stock picker is Quintano Downes? The 13-year Wall Street veteran equities trader…

By John Simons

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Apocalypse Then

Lessons from the crash

Life teaches its lessons not during easy times, but during difficult ones. As distance runners…

By Mellody Hobson

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Where To Invest In 2010

Expert market-watchers offer their outlook for the year ahead

Tea leaves, tarot cards, roots, potions, and Mattel’s Magic 8 Ball. If any of these…

By James A. Anderson

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Value vs. Growth: Which Way of Evaluating a Stock’s Potential is Better?

Investors should use a mix of both philosophies.

Though objective experts believe neither philosophy is better than the other, each school of thought…

By Renita Burns

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Don’t Miss the Tech Stock Revival

Voice, video, and data are breathing new life into tech stocks. Richard Shaw identifies tomorrows winners

The economy will always have its booms and busts—and the same goes for financial markets.…

By John Simons

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Quick Tips: What to Ask Yourself Before Applying for Financing

The right questions to ask, financing options to try

While most business owners are at least familiar with some common forms of financing –…

By Renita Burns

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Don’t Miss the Tech Stock Revival

Voice, video, and data are breathing new life into tech stocks. Richard Shaw identifies tomorrows winners

Which companies are positioned to prosper in the Internet’s latest voice, data, and video revolution.

By John Simons

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Taking Advantage of Takeovers

Benefit from an expected boom in mergers, acquisitions

When stocks rise, corporate takeovers usually aren’t far behind. Those takeovers can generate profits for…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Why Buy Retail Stocks?

Experts say stocks have strong growth potential

As investors hunt for bargain stocks with strong growth potential, many are taking a closer…

By Vicki Lee Parker

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An Eye for Innovation

David Saunders of Credo Capital Management prefers growth companies with one-of-a-kind technologies

David E. Saunders II is the very definition of a growth investor. Saunders seeks high…

By John Simons

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Finding the Sweet Spot of Investing

Reduce a portfolios risk without giving up on high returns

Here is a collection of investments that can help to minimize the chance of losses…

By Donald Jay Korn

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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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When Two Becomes One

How to rebound when your income has dwindled

Pat Houston, 38, remains one of the 14.5 million unemployed, according to the July 2009…

By Sakina P. Spruell

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All Star Advice

Financial Planners, investment gurus, realtors, tax advisers, and insurance agents share their best advicein their own words

Now that the world’s economic outlook appears less gloomy than in months past, black enterprise…

By Renita Burns

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Investing in the Future

Larry and Brenda Breland's savings plan funded their retirement andput their kids through college

Educating young minds for some 30 years is no small feat. But it was a…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Get Ready for Recovery

Channing Capital Management CEO urges investors to jump back into the market

This is a good time to be looking at your portfolio in the context of…

By John Simons

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How to Raise an Entrepreneur

Tips to awaken your childs business sense

The mind of a child is unparalleled. Bursting with creativity and fearlessness, most children do…

By Renita Burns

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Finding Financials

Bank, brokerage, and insurance stocks are pariahs these days. But many avoided danger. Heres some to consider

The recent economic meltdown started with the implosion of a handful of big banks and…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Have No Fear

TIPS offer a way to hedge against inflation

Perhaps you’ve noticed recently that the investment landscape has been long on turbulence and short…

By James A. Anderson

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Black Enterprise Stock Picks Collectively Outperform S&P 500

Expert selections make gains for first half of 2009

Black Enterprise’s stock-picking experts for the first half of 2009 are experiencing higher gains than…

By John Simons

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Investing in Africa and a New U.S.A.

Senegal president pushes for global recognition

While strife and instability may mark much of world’s perception of Africa, the continent is…

By Renita Burns

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Why America Needs Uncle Sam’s Financial Lessons

Is it government�s job to convince more Americans to save and invest?

One of the arguments conservatives are leveling against President Barack Obama’s proposed Consumer Financial Protection…

By John Simons

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Be Financially Fit!

Retirement planning is not just for the wealthy, says author Aaron W. Smith.

By LaToya M. Smith

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The Globetrotter

Portfolio manager Kenneth Holley sets his sights on foreign companies, looking for a combination of growth and value

Kenneth Holley cringed last winter every time he heard someone on the television news compare…

By John Simons

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Bernard Madoff’s Sentencing Ends Period of Secrecy

Welcome to the era of sunlight

After hearing that Bernard Madoff received one of the highest-ever prison sentences for a white-collar…

By John Simons

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Dividends: The Gift That Keeps Giving

Why investing in companies that share profits--especially now--is a wise move

Think dividends don’t matter? Think again: Since 1926, dividends have accounted for more than 40%…

By Ilana Polyak

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Stocks for the Long Run

Ted Parrish of Henssler Equity Funds believes you can find buy-and-hold bargains amid the market rubble

The market’s message is mixed. A gloomy winter gave way to an early spring rally.…

By James A. Anderson

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A Bird in the Hand

Annuities have become popular among investors who fear they'll outlive their assets

Even the best prepared seniors enter retirement facing a dilemma: Is it possible to live…

By John Simons

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The SEC’s New IDEA to Help Investors

New system will be an essential tool for investors

The Securities and Exchange Commission will unveil a new financial reporting system that it claims…

By Vicki Lee Parker

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Money Savvy Pig for Kids

Boost the financial literacy of children beyond saving and spending

In today’s financial crunch, if you haven’t sprung into action to sharpen your child’s money…

By Renita Burns

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Top Stock Picks of Some of BE’s Young Investors

See what the professional experts have to say about their picks

Confident in the market’s recovery, many young investors have ventured into stocks with a buy…

By Renita Burns

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Penny-pinching and Prudent

Surely, no one needs to tell you we’re in a crisis. It’s all around you.…

By Donald Jay Korn

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The Young & The Restless

Not everyone is fretting the stock markets losses. Some Generation Y investors are eager to jump in and find bargains

andrew simon wishes he had been one of those lucky investors who bought Google at…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Many Happy Returns

It helps to look at the world from a different perspective now and then. Here…

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I Will Survive

Crises of all kinds require a clear-headed--but flexible--program of action. What's your plan?

The bear market that began late in 2007 turned into a full bore stock market…

By Mellody Hobson

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Up In Smoke

Sometimes a �good� investment won�t sit well with your conscience

Eight out of every ten black, youth smokers smoke Newport cigarettes.

By John Simons

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Add Punch to Your Portfolio

Do you recall your mother’s advice about how a single piece of bad fruit doesn’t…

By James A. Anderson

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Add Punch to Your Portfolio

Investing heavyweight Wayne Weddington wants to teach you the hedge fund industrys best defensive moves

Do you recall your mother’s advice about how a single piece of bad fruit doesn’t…

By James A. Anderson

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Not Quite a Bull’s-eye

Target-date funds make investing easy, but they sometimes miss the mark

Imagine an investment that magically adjusts itself over time to reflect your financial needs—as you…

By Dale Coachman

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Make Lemonade From Lemons

Turn your investment losses into a sweet tax-time advantage

Don’t feel too bad if your basket of stocks and mutual funds turned sour last…

By Donald Jay Korn

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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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Should African Americans Invest in Stocks to Make Obama ‘Look Good?’

In a recent blog, I mentioned a rather provocative question we received from Craig Farmer,…

By John Simons

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Lean on Me

In the face of deep market losses, financial planners and advisers are becoming grief counselors of sorts. What theyre telling their clients could help you.

David Jackson knows just how much the stock market’s cascading losses have shaken some investors.…

By Steve Garmhausen

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Not Easy Being Green

Like virtually every investment tied to the stock market, so-called green mutual funds saw red…

By James A. Anderson

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Women & Money: Books and Web Resources for Investment Success

Read up on how to best invest your time and money

Savvy money management skills are a necessity to weather these tough economic times. BlackEnterprise.com has…

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Field of Dreams

Far from the NFL gridiron of his past, Eugene Profit still outsmarts—and outhustles—his competitors.

By James A. Anderson

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How to Close the Deal in a Sinking Economy

Ways to attract new clients, maximize your profitability

handshakeNearly everyone is cutting back on expenses these days. For small business owners, that…

By Margarette Burnette

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The King of Commercial Real Estate

Victor MacFarlane reigns supreme in America’s gateway cities.

By Alan Hughes

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Know Your History

Doug White is no investing novice. An entrepreneur whose 7-year-old company sells and services Apple computers  small and mid-sized businesses, White understands that markets don’t always…

By Ilana Polyak

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Industrial Revolution

Lessons from the past illustrate why it's unwise to pull out of a bear market

Charles Darwin might have found something to like about today’s industrials. That’s because the most…

By James A. Anderson

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Can Blacks Build Wealth and Remain Charitable?

Study shows that affluent blacks make giving a priority

The Northern Trust Corp. questioned affluent blacks about their giving habits and published their findings…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Now Is the Time for Intelligent Investing

Americans today are weathering the brutal gale winds of a perfect storm—the collapse of…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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Stock Conversion Offers Tax-Free Rebound

Capital losses can be a not-so-bad alternative when stocks decline

If you take losses in a tax-deferred account such as an IRA, you won’t get…

By Donald Jay Korn

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The Weekly Market Preview — 1/14/08

The Fall of the Titans

The moment of truth has arrived. Most of us in the investment community are looking…

By William E. Thompson

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The Weekly Market Preview — 1/8/2008

All eyes on Fed Chairman Speech this Thursday

This week, I don’t think we’ll see any news or economic data that will help…

By William E. Thompson

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Last Week in Brief — 1/4/2008

Key departures and financial woes rock institutions

Key departures and financial woes rock institutions

By Ann Brown

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A Click in the Right Direction

Website teaches youth financial literacy

“There are just too many kids out there who are trying for that easy dollar,…

By Nicole Norfleet

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