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Walgreens State of Small Gifting Report

Do you remember those who serve you?

If you’re still trying to figure out what to get your housekeeper or you just…

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Alternative Business Funds: Borrow $500 to $100,000 Within Minutes

Kabbage provides entrepreneurs flexible working capital

It’s borrowing season. Leading up to the holiday season, more small businesses take out cash…

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Americans Say No to More Holiday Spending Depsite Lower Gas Prices

Americans, with the exception of millennials, shut their wallets despite cheaper gas

Gas prices are on a steady decline. According to USAToday.com, the Energy Department predicts that…

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Wealth Gap Widens Between Black and White Households

Wealth disparities between white, black and Hispanic families

As American families recover from the Great Recession’s brutal economic blow, the recovery in white and black households…

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NFCC Offers Holiday Financial Checklist

Get your finances in order for the New Year

Have you been financially naughty or nice this holiday season?

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How to Manage Hidden Holiday Costs

Hold on to more of your money

You love the holiday deals but you’re not so in love with those unexpected costs.…

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Small Business Owners predicate a bounce in Holiday Sales

OneUnited Bank President Teri Williams Talks Holiday Money Management

Take charge of your money for a less stressful New Year

During this time of year, you may be facing a lot of stress when it…

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Report: Many Women Unprepared for Retirement

More than 20% associated the word “retirement” with insecurity

A number of women experience tremendous anxiety when it comes to preparing for retirement, according…

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WalletHub Releases 2014 Mortgage Insurance Report

Results from this year's report

Personal finance site WalletHub recently unveiled its 2014 Mortgage Insurance Report in an effort to…

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Poll: Consumers Have Post-Recession Spending Itch

Do you have the urge to splurge?

However, NFCC spokesperson Gail Cunningham warns that giving in to the temptation to spend in…

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Why Do 1 in 4 Women Take a Backseat When it Comes to Finances?

Fidelity's Kristen Robinson weighs in

Roughly 1 in 4 women are not taking part in household financial decision making.

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Living Single: 5 Easy Money-Saving Tips for Young Adults

What other money saving tips can you think of? Share below

Living single in your 20′s? Help maximize your funds by trying these five easy money…

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Survey: 45% of Couples Think They’d Be Richer if They Were Single

Will you have more money if you lose the dead weight?

Gender and age play a role in one’s opinion on whether staying single or coupling…

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Fidelity Study: 1 in 4 Women Don’t Take the Lead When it Comes to Finances

Don't let your lack of confidence hold you back

Many women will become the sole financial decision maker at some point in their lives.…

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How to Manage Finances for Senior Family Members

Finance leader Carla A. Harris shares insights on healthcare and cost-of-living planning

Finance leader Carla A. Harris shares how to manage finances for the elderly.

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AXA Advisors’ Ainka Munroe Talks Women, Money and Divorce

Pay attention to your finances as much as your heart, consultant says

Divorce can have an impact on not only your heart, but also your wallet. A…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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NFCC Unveils Updated Website with Enhanced Financial Education Tools

Foundation offers refreshed site and engaging resources

The NFCC recently announced a refreshed website with new tools to help increase financial literacy.…

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How to Teach Children About Money

Author Sabrina Lamb offers advice on starting money management training early

Author and financial expert Sabrina Lamb teaches parents how to teach children about money management.

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Survey: African Americans Put Family First When Making Financial Decisions

Who influences your money choices? Voice your opinions on key financial topics below

The presence or absence of a sound financial foundation directly impacts overall well-being.

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Man Who Dug His Way Out of $30,000 Debt Shares Advice

Four steps to getting back on the right financial track

Debt can slowly creep up on you until it suddenly gets out of control.

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NFCC Announces Financial Programs for Military Members

Servicemen and women will get the help they need

The organization has decided to make these programs available in light of recent results from…

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Infographic: The Meaning of Investment

Your daily money bite

Did you know that the term “investing” has origins dating back to the 1600s?

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Infographic: What You Could Buy with the Nation’s Student Loan Debt

What could you purchase with $1 trillion?

According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, total student loan debt is more than $1.2…

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TIAA-CREF Financial Expert Sean Wilson Talks Millennials and Money

The wealth advisor explains how young people approach money

Roughly 47% of millennials, compared with 19% of the general population, look to Mom and…

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[SURVEY] How Does Your Wealth Management Measure Up?

Voice your insights on key financial topics for your household below

Massachusetts Mutual Life Company (MassMutual) took an in-depth look at African American household finances to…

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Consumers Cut Back on Spending

Are you doing some belt tightening?

Two-thirds of Americans are reducing their monthly spending. One of the main reasons is the…

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Some Millennials Have Trust Issues When It Comes to Money

Who do you trust with your money?

The millennials who responded to this survey expressed anxiety when it comes to their personal…

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Money Problems Plague Americans

Consumers are tortured by debt

A drastic increase in debt, while not having enough savings for retirement, makes things…

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[Part 2] App Helps Parents Teach Kids Budgeting

One-on-one with Allowance Manager creator Dan Meader

An allowance can serve as a learning tool.

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Bravo TV’s Jewel Tankard Talks Motivating Others Toward Financial Success

'I have learned to stop expecting perfection'

Reality TV’s Jewel Tankard tells how she helps motivate others toward financial and spiritual success.

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Top 20 Global Locales for Billionaires

Data show cities that house the most wealthy

Here’s a breakdown of where the most billionaires are located and why.

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Inmate Stock-Picker Called ‘Oracle of San Quentin’

Man serving 54-years-to-life for murder has uncanny ability with investing

A convicted murderer in San Quentin shows fellow inmates how to avoid debt and pick…

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Consumer Tip of the Day: Automate Your Savings

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Make an effort to save at least 10% of your paycheck. Here’s how.

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R&B Longevity: Boyz II Men Talk Brand Partnerships

Group details Wendy's campaign and forthcoming album, "Collide"

Business partnerships can bring fresh energy and build a brand’s value

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Financial Help for Out-of-State College Students

New service created to help students qualify for in-state tuition

Some companies are making an effort to alleviate the financial burdens faced by out-of-state students.

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Fourth of July: Declare Your Financial Independence

Resolve to get your finances in order once and for all

This July 4th holiday, the National Foundation for Credit Counseling is challenging consumers to seek…

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Tax Update for Nonprofits: IRS Introduces New 1023-EZ Form

Applying for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status just got easier

The Internal Revenue Service recently unveiled an updated, shorter application to assist small charities with…

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Report: Family Structure Impacts Financial Security

Findings: 49% of nontraditional families living paycheck to paycheck

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America finds that 49% of nontraditional families living paycheck…

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TD Bank offers Franchise Financing Options for Veterans

Opportunities for Military Vets: Financial Coalition Formed

Companies and organizations including Visa partner to provide resources

Visa and other organizations partner to aid military personnel and vets in financial and career…

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How to Talk to Your Children About Money

Use this strategy to ensure your children are on the right path with financial fitness.

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Senior Sensibilities: How to Talk to Aging Parents About Money

Use this strategy to help senior loved ones manage their finances in retirement

Talking about money can be challenging, but it gets even more tricky when it’s your…

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Results of Card Hub 2014 Credit Card Debt Study

Credit information site Card Hub recently released its 2014 credit card debt study.  The study…

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CFPB Assesses How Mobile Banking Impacts Low-Income Consumers

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is investigating the benefits and challenges of mobile financial services.…

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Money Expert Marsha Barnes Shares Top 10 Savings Tips

How to live well on less

In our fourth and final installment of the money management series with Marsha Barnes, she…

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Merging Finances with Your Spouse

5 tips that will help you and your spouse work in perfect financial harmony.

If you’re recently married, at some point you’ll be faced with a big decision:…

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Managing Finances after Divorce: Should You Keep the House?

Keeping your home might not always be the best choice

Carefully managing your money can be a balancing act. This is especially …

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Rebuilding Finances after Divorce

Cutting ties after age 50 could have a significant impact on finances

Carefully managing your money can be a balancing act. This is especially true…

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Money Expert Marsha Barnes Shares Her Budgeting Tips

You can live well on less

If you have a hard time sticking to your budget, you’ve come to the right…

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Money Expert Marsha Barnes Talks about Keeping Finances on Track

How you can live well on less

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When developing a financial plan, financial educator Marsha Barnes counsels her clients to stop…

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TIAA-CREF Financial Planner Talks Managing Finances after Divorce

Make sure you have a solid plan in place

Carefully managing your money can be a balancing act. This is especially true for…

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Military Members Face Financial Weakness

Differences can be seen between military and general population

The National Foundation for Credit Counseling recently conducted a survey that shows many members of…

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Throwback Thursday: Money Tips for New Grads

You're out of school and (if you're lucky) on the job. Next: a plan to manage your cash

If you’re among the young adults who have just graduated from college and landed their…

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How One New Grad Survived Financial Life after College

Six months after graduating from Florida State University in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in…

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3 Lessons to Teach Your Kids About Money

Does your child understand the basics of money?

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

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Are You an Unemployed College Grad? Here’s How to Manage Your Money

Were you unemployed after graduating school? Do you know of anyone who is?

Several factors are affecting the job market: the unstable economy, outsourcing, and baby boomers delaying…

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How to Change Your Bad Money Habits [Infographic]

You don't have to let routine ruin your finances

How will you improve?

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MetLife Offers Tips on Managing Love and Money

Guidelines for creating harmony between your money and your honey

MetLife’s handy tips are from their love and money workshop, which is part of their…

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Black Enterprise’s Financial All-Stars: Aaron W. Smith Talks Raising Capital

Advice from Black Enterprise's top experts

What are the best ways to raise capital?

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Women of Power: Financial Advisor Robin A. Young Asks “What’s In Your Purse?”

The value of your purse and its contents tells a lot about you

On average women own six handbags

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3 Habits For Better Money Outcomes in 2014

Make sure your money is right or else everything in your life will go wrong

Commit to good habits, not just desired outcomes

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Set Yourself up for Financial Success [Infographic]

MetLife provides money management tips for young adults

Paying careful attention to your finances is the key to achieving financial freedom

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How We Manage Money in the U.S. [Infographic]

A snapshot of how people in the United States approach finances

Get a peek into how people in the United States approach household finances, budget preparation,…

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Tech Startup of the Week: Financial Management Service Turns Millennials Into ‘Smarteys’

Financially savvy duo founds startup that helps young people manage their money

Smarteys founders sat down with BlackEnterprise.com to talk about entering a new industry, how they…

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When It Comes To Your Money, Are You A Hot Mess?

An exercise to give yourself a reality check—and maybe a much needed wake-up call—when it comes to your financial habits.

Check yourself. Before your wreck yourself.

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How Do The Rich And Famous End Up Broke?

The same way you do. Except your money troubles don't get put out on Front Street by everyone from CNN to TMZ.

It’s a familiar story: professional athletes, superstar entertainers and other famous celebrities losing their homes,…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Never Be Guilted Into Making Bad Money Decisions

Don't be emotionally blackmailed into putting your financial health at risk

There is nothing wrong with helping friends and relatives during tough times, commensurate with the…

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Kentucky Panhandler Rakes In $100,000 Annually

Convicted con artist is literally ridin' around and gettin' it

Con artist says he pretends to be mentally challenged and makes six figures from the…

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Inform Your Elderly on the Dangers of Self-Directed IRAs

Just one or two mishaps can lead to losing everything when an investment goes bad

Don’t let your elderly family members fall victim to the risks of self-directed IRAs.

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Money Questions: Things You Should Ask Before Accepting a Job

Things you should know before accepting the job

When it comes down to it your career should not only fulfill you but should…

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New Year’s Resolutions for Financial Freedom in 2013

If you're not willing to keep these three key commitments, you're just kidding yourself about improving your finances during the year to come.

When it comes to money, I believe that improving our finances boils down to three…

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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…

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Women More Likely to Use Payday Loans Than Men

Predatory lending practice popular among whites, women

The parasite of the lending community attacks women significantly more than it does men

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2. Reduce debt

Consumer Reports has found that in late 2011, 14 million Americans were still paying off their holiday bills from 2010. If you haven't been able to get out of credit card debt on your own, try boosting your financial fitness by joining a free financial boot camp offered online like MyMoneyCircles.com. This practical, step-by-step program, which I help lead with a team of experts, will help you reduce debt, figure out how to save money and reach a host of financial goals, including all of the financial New Year’s resolutions on this list.

It’s Time to Escape Slavery—From Debt

Free your mind, and your finances will follow. You can't achieve wealth if you won't change the way you think about money.

Too many of us are living beyond our means and pursuing a poverty lifestyle.

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National Urban League Blasts Nike’s $315 Lebron Sneaker

Analysts say brand's shoe prices rising across the board

Company’s overall shoe hikes will be seen across the board, as basketball superstar’s shoe may…

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You’ve walked across the stage, and graduation is over. Now you’re inching your way into the world of adulthood equipped with working a 9-to-5 and paying bills. For the majority of post-college grads, handling their own finances is a new--- and scary---experience. 
According to FinAid, graduating seniors leave college with an average of $23,000 in loan debt. Add to that rent, utilities, gas, and groceries, and it’s easy to dig yourself into a deep hole with the average entry-level salary. While surviving on a starting salary is difficult, it’s not impossible. Here are four tips from Darric N. Boyd, a Merrill Lynch certified financial expert, on getting (and keeping) a grip on your newfound finances. --- Jamie Harrison

Real-World Finances 101: Smart Money Tips for Recent Grads

Once you've landed your first job, be sure to map out a financial plan

So you’ve got your degree and you’ve even landed your first job. Well, you’ll need…

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What’s Love Got to Do With It?

When couples come together, they must undergo the unromantic process of figuring out how to…

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Notorious B.I.G. once rhymed, "There’s rules to this stuff. I wrote me a manual."  Though it applied to a different type of game, Christopher Wallace was on to something. Now that the 2012 NFL Draft is over, many players will need a guide to  keep them out of the gossip blogs, tabloids, and bankruptcy courts. We’ve seen so many athletes come into the NFL broke and leave in the same way. It’s a cycle we must stop. So, before these athletes get caught up, perhaps they should read The Five Draft Commandments. (What!) ---Christian Law


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New Money: The Five (NFL) Draft Commandments

Rookies should heed these rules of finance and life to avoid pitfalls

With the 2012 NFL Draft complete, here are some rules of money (and life) that…

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Get Excited About Your Money

Our Wealth for Life mission is to ensure that you become an active participant in…

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Peek In Your Purse

“A woman behaving wealthy spends on the basis of what is important to her on…

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Win Big: How Being ‘Crazy and Fearless’ Can Lead to Millions

Young, self-made millionaire shares keys to career and life success

Founder and CEO of an empire, Arthur Wylie made his first million at age 26.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women, Control Your Financial Destiny

This month’s column is dedicated to our loyal female readers. My wise grandmother always encouraged…

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8 Things Every Athlete Should Know Before Going Pro

Athletes should consider these ground rules before signing on the dotted line

BE Next lists a number of prerequisite moves and options any future franchise player should…

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5 Common Money Mistakes

Zaneilia A. Harris says don’t make the same error she did with your hard-earned cash

When Zaneilia A. Harris landed her first job out of college as auditor with the…

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Committed to Black Business

Darrius and Meagan Peace realized the full benefit that participating in a black expo could…

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Getting On Track

White, who at one time had a credit score of 710 before filing for Chapter…

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7 Excuses That Are Delaying Your Retirement

Time is the most vital element in building your nest egg. Start now, or pay later

Time is the most vital element in building your nest egg. Start now or pay…

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3 Mistakes Singles Make with Their Money

Without a spouse to pick up the slack, you could be left in a financially vulnerable position. Here's how to be prepared

Without a spouse to pick up the slack, you could be left in a financially…

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3 Signs Your Man is Bad with Money

Here's how to handle a beau who spends beyond his means

Madame Noire details 3 signs that your gent isn’t good with his finances. Take note…

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How to Handle Your Beau Being Broke

Madame Noire details best way to manage a relationship with limited funds

Maybe your beau is struggling to find a job in this terrible economy. Or perhaps…

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Sick And Tired Of Your Money Problems? Try Hill Harper’s ‘Wealth Cure’

The actor and best-selling author's new book has The Wealth Cure for what ails you financially, and it's good medicine

The best-selling author and actor Hill Harper provides sound strategies for managing and investing your…

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Get it Together, Diva: Plans B, C, and D are Always a Good Look

Proper prioritizing and preparation can help to cushion life's bumps

When it comes to life, prioritizing and practicing due diligence in all aspects is def.…

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Lessons in Money Management from My Mom

Knowing how to handle money should start in the home from our first teachers

Saving for the future should start at childhood and that responsibility fall son our parents…

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Pseudo Phenom: It Takes More than Bragging to be a Boss

Cars, clothes and uh... that ... isn't enough to win the title of head honcho

As with any pop culture concept that takes on a life of its own, the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The Truth About Bankruptcy: Why All Your Debts WON’T Go Away

What you need to know before you file

While it’s true that Chapter 7 bankruptcy can wipe out many consumer debts, such as…

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Make Money Management a Family Affair

For those who believe the days of spending with reckless abandon will return, I have…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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5 Tips on How to Handle Sudden Wealth

Whether you just signed a multi-million dollar contract or inherited property from a wealthy relative, here are some tips to help you keep—and grow—your wealth responsibly

Whether you’ve just signed a multi-million dollar contract, won the lottery, or inherited property from…

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Doing What You Love

To follow his newfound passion for teaching, William Hampton must learn to live on a smaller income

Last year, William Hampton, 27, decided that he’d rather shape young minds than build automobiles.…

By Jason Evers Roberson

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WATCH: LisaRaye McCoy on Life Lessons and Being ‘Every Woman’

The actress expands her brand with the return to her top-rated reality show and new sitcom

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with actress and former First Lady of Turks & Caicos LisaRaye…

By Janell Hazelwood

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According to the 2010 Ariel Black Investor Survey, African Americans consistently saved and invested less than whites of similar incomes over the past decade. As BLACK ENTERPRISE CEO Earl "Butch" Graves, Jr. wrote in a recent Executive Memo: "Make money work for you, not against you. We must reverse this trend by taking a disciplined approach." For the February issue of BLACK ENTERPRISE magazine, I charged our Finance Editor John Simons and our Consumer Affairs Editor Sheiresa Ngo with wwweloping 10 power moves to improve our readers' finances. Follow these tips to better manage your money today an dreap huge benefits tomorrow!--Derek Dingle

10 Power Moves to Help You Better Manage Your Money

Simple steps to help you spend, save and invest smarter

According to the 2010 Ariel Black Investor Survey, African Americans consistently saved and invested less…

By Derek T. Dingle

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10 Creative Ways to Make Extra Money Now!

To quote Shakespeare: “To Thine Own Self Be True” applies to finding the right “Survival…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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The holiday shopping season is over and the New Year has begun. Reaching your financial goals starts with getting a clear picture of where you are today. Guessing and estimating will not do; you need to know exactly where you stand financially, to the dollar if not to the penny, not in your head, but on paper (even better, on computer). To increase your wealth by December 31, 2011, here's what you need to do NOW. --Alfred Edmond Jr.

5 Steps to a Richer 2011

Reaching your financial goals starts with getting a clear picture of where you are. Here's what to do NOW!

The holiday shopping season is over and the New Year has begun. Reaching your financial…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Ingredients for Success

A debt-free past and sound personal money management skills enable restaurateurs to grow

For more than a decade, restaurateurs Joshua Suggs and Coretta King have kept a vigilant…

By Glenn Townes

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Your 2011 Debt Crisis Guide

If you're deep in debt and you've run out of options, use this guide as part of your plan of attack

It’s a New Year and time to make good on promises to order your finances.…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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Taking Control

Kyla Acie knows how to save, but she needs to set investment goals for retirement and her child�s education

Investing for long-term goals is important to Acie. Many African Americans, regardless of age or…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Hip-hop artist M.C. Hammer is infamous for his financial fall from grace in the '90s, and his troubles followed him into a new decade. In 2009, he owed more than $671,000 in state and federal taxes.

10 Black Celebrities Who Have Had Their Share of Tax Woes

The IRS halts for no man--or star. See how some famous folks have (mis)handled their finances

Here are 10 black celebrities who felt the wrath of the IRS

By Janell Hazelwood

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What You Can Learn From … Wesley Snipes’ Tax Evasion Blunder

Negligence and protest are NOT your friends when dealing with the IRS. In fact, they could get you three years in prison

As Wesley Snipes reports to prison today to serve a three-year sentence for tax evasion,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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For further reading: 5 Financial Lies that Could Land You in Hot Water The 7 Deadly Sins of Money Management 16 Money Experts Who Want to Make You Rich

7 Money Lessons from the Bible

Who knew the good book contained wisdom for your life and your finances?

The Bible is not only a source of inspiration, comfort, and a guide for living,…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Book Review: Bold Moves To Creating Financial Wealth

At just over 100 pages, this primer is a good first read for those intimidated by money books

Bold Moves to Creating Financial Wealth by Gerald Grant Jr. delivers a quick read, keeping…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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The 7 Deadly Sins of Money Management

Avoid these blunders to save your finances.

Avoid these blunders to save your finances.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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The "forgetful" borrower. Don't be surprised when you lend money to a cousin or your favorite uncle and you never get it back. If you lend money to a family member, consider it a gift. Family members are usually the worst when it comes to repaying a loan. So when Christmas comes around and they find an empty box under the tree, say Christmas came early—when you “lent” them $200 earlier in the year.

6 Financial Deadbeats to Avoid

Make sure you don't turn into one

Make sure you don’t turn into one

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Dysfunctional spending habits could eventually blow up in your face

Four Behaviors That Could Destroy Your Finances

What you don't know about your spending habits can hurt you

Each one of us has a certain “money personality” that drives our financial behavior. And…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Why Financial Fitness Isn’t Just About Getting Married

Honest, open communication--not finger-pointing--is vital in a happy relationship

Let’s take the strategic steps in striving to improve and build a clear path toward…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Love & Money: Managing Debt as a Couple

Your guide to managing matters of finance and romance

Debt is never pleasant, but when you’re in a relationship and you share the bills,…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Love & Money: 6 Ways to Stop Fighting About Money

Your guide to managing matters of finance and romance

Love can be grand until the arguments begin. And more often than not, it’s about…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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The Single Life: Getting Your Finances in Order After Divorce

Solutions for managing business, finance, and professional issues

Tisdale offers advice for the newly single.
Divorce can be a drain on not only your…

By Janell Hazelwood

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8 Personal Finance Tips for Young Adults

The basic concepts you need to embrace in order to take charge of your financial future

Young adults—in high school or college and just starting a career or a family—have plenty…

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Money Basics: How to Begin Investing

Lessons on the fundamentals of personal finance and money management

John Gannon, senior vice president of The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority(FINRA)’s Office of Education, offers…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Boosting Profits

An international CFO shares the benefits of zero-based budgeting

Power Play: Clarke’s modification of the budgeting policy at MLSE, which comprises several sports franchise…

By Alan Hughes

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The Single Life: Why You Need An Estate Plan

Solutions for managing business, finance, and professional issues

Estate plans are important for single people, too. Here are the basics of setting up…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Budgeting Insider: 5 Ways to Trim Your Budget

Your guide to managing every day finances

Times are tough. The economy is still on the rocks, and your financial life has…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Love & Money: How to Merge Finances with Your Spouse

Your guide to managing matters of finance and romance

If you’re recently married, at some point you’ll be faced with a big decision: how…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Money Expert Q&A: A Financial Fast to Curb Unnecessary Spending

Insider tips on how to build and manage wealth

Money expert and author Michelle Singletary talks about how to approach a financial fast to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Love & Money: 6 Important Questions to Ask Your Honey

Your guide to managing matters of finance and romance

Here are six money management questions you should ask a love interest before committing.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Money Expert Q&A: Replenish Savings with Life Insurance

Insider tips on how to build and manage wealth

You can use life insurance to supplement retirement income, grow your retirement reserves, and replenish…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Dealing With Debt: More Ways to Finance Your Education

Everything you need to know to tame your debt and keep it under control

More options for managing student loan debt.

By Renita Burns

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Money Basics: 5 Keys to Wealth

Lessons on the fundamentals of personal finance and money management

I recently attended a Rich Dad, Poor Dad wealth building seminar held by author Robert…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Budgeting Insider: Style Savvy on a Shoestring Salary

Your guide to managing everyday finances

What better way to feed a love for fashion—without eating up your finances–than by incorporating…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Amazing Savings

Secrets to scoring great deals on just about everything

Just because you’re keeping a close eye on your finances doesn’t mean you have to…

By Aisha I. Jefferson

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Building Wealth Requires Do-it-Yourself Investing

Increasingly, we must all fend for ourselves when it comes to living comfortably in our golden years

This year, my 6-year-old daughter, Ella, learned how to count money. I burst with…

By John Simons

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Teach Them Well

Why nowmore than everits important to communicate financial lessons to your children

Last summer, 16-year-old Calvin O’Neal worked for the New York City Summer Youth Employment program…

By Robin White Goode

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Plan Well, Retire Rich

How Tony Gittens and Jennifer Lawson invested for a long, healthy retirement

If You were to accuse Tony Gittens and his wife, Jennifer Lawson, of being obsessive…

By Glenn Townes

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Eyes on the Prize

April McLemore wants to �retire by age 55. But will she have enough money saved in 16 years to live �comfortably?

Friends and family aren’t likely to find April McLemore shopping in stores such as Nordstrom…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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10 Reasons You’re Still Broke

Does it seem like there's a perpetual hole in your pocket? Here's why.

I often hear people say, “I have a steady job, so why am I still…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Life is often a bit easier when you receive a word of wisdom to guide you along the way. Here, you'll read some wise words from financial planners on retirement, saving, investing, budgeting, and managing your finances.

5 Money Quotes to Live By

Heed these words and enrich your financial life

Life is often a bit easier when you receive a word of wisdom to guide…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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The hardest part about being young and trying to navigate the sometimes confusing maze of personal finance is finding the right resources. While there are plenty of helpful books and Websites available, the hardest part is finding them. Check out these money sites that are sure to help Gen Y-ers get a handle on their finances.

Best Money Sites for Young People

Use these Web tools to help you save and budget

While there are plenty of helpful books and Websites available, the hardest part is finding…

By Renita Burns

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What You Should Know Before Settling Credit Card Debt

Be mindful of the pros and cons of consulting a service

If you’re up to your eyeballs in debt and can’t see the light at the…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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How to Combat New Banking Fees

As institutions look for ways to cut losses, you can too

You have options to cut back on banking fees.
I’m sure after reading my earlier post,…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Save on Your Summer Getaway – Part I

Deals for traveling to your perfect vacation

Summer vacations–whether for families, couples, singles or groups– don’t have to be expensive to be…

By Leslie E. Royal

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Credit Where It’s Due

As large banks fall out of favor, more consumers are turning to credit unions. Here�s why.

When Jeremy Treadwell needed a car loan, the recent college graduate turned to the financial…

By Robin White Goode

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Use Tech to Beat the Clock

8 ways to create work-life balance with gadgets, applications and online tools

Lisa J. Whaley knows a thing or two about balancing life, work, and family. She…

By Bridget McCrea

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Women & Money: Lessons From the Financially Independent

Living below your means is a tried and true method to gain�and keep�your wealth

Financial independence can sometimes be an illusive concept. So I think it is always helpful…

By Patricia Stallworth

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Celebrating Life Beyond Mother’s Day

All About You Day Conference to explore ways for women to enjoy the "rich" life all year long

All About You Day Conference on May 8 at the Schomburg Center for Research in…

By Sakina P. Spruell

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When Identity Theft Hits Close to Home

What to do when a family member steals your identity

Imagine if when you were a child, one of your parents opened a few credit…

By Renita Burns

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Does God Have a Place in Your Portfolio?

A growing number of ETFs and mutual funds attempt to appeal to religious investors

What’s God got to do with investing? Increasingly, quite a bit.

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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Who’s in Your Wallet?

New money management Websites offer convenience, but safety is a concern

Sites like Mint.com, Wesabe.com, and Buxfer.com tout their ability to let you handle everything from…

By Bridget McCrea

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In Search of Small Wonders

Portfolio manager Kempton Ingersol makes a case for his favorite small-cap stocks

Kempton Ingersol’s job is considerably more fun than the average portfolio manager. Ingersol, who is…

By John Simons

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Pick the Right Financial Professional

The difference between a CFP and a CPA and more

Financial advisers aren’t all created equal. They each come with their own set of credentials…

By Bridget McCrea

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Money Matters: Managing Retirement Accounts

I have a few retirement accounts set up. Can you provide me with a list…

By John Simons

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