Tag Archives: Money Management

Green Credit Cards

Is an environmentally conscious credit card right for you?

Everyone close to Chanté Evans, 30, knows
being “green” is a priority for her. Each year…

By Leslie E. Royal

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Building Wealth

Ebony Smith seeks the tools to increase her net worth

Ebony Smith says losing her job was a blessing in disguise. In 2008, the former…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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Investing Lessons From a Billionaire

Mega-investor Michael Lee-Chin espouses a unique philosophy

It’s one of the most basic ideas in investing: Diversify and spread risk along various…

By Alan Hughes

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Cents and Sensibility

Steve and Pamela Cromity teach their children about saving, spending, and giving

Steve and Pamela Cromity possess all the trappings of upper-middle-class comfort. But the key to…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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How to Tell if You Need a Financial Planner

Here are some reasons people decide to work with an adviser

Families and individuals seek out financial advisers for any number of reasons. The National Association…

By Bridget McCrea

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Staying on Track

Dasha Lundy seeks to establish a strong financial foundation-with or without a mate

Like mother, like daughter. And that’s just fine by Dasha Lundy. Her mother taught her…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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A Life Raft for Student Loan Borrowers

Task force recommendation could lessen repayment load

If you’re experiencing financial difficulty, student loan payments can feel like a weight on your…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Ask Your Advocate: Can Unemployment Lead to Bankruptcy?

I’ve been unemployed for the last six months, and I’ve spent most of my emergency…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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A Woman’s Guide to Managing Money

Different life stages, different financial needs. Whatever your situation here’s what you need to know…

By Chris Taylor

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Super Savers

Derick Pearson and Felecia Hatcher and committed to building their nest egg

Newlyweds Derick Pearson and Felecia Hatcher are first-rate savers. Pearson was raised in a large…

By Dale Coachman

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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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Credit Inquiries—Hard Pulls vs. Soft Pulls

Here's the lowdown on how multiple inquiries impact your credit score

Learn how certain types of inquiries on your credit report can impact your credit standing.

By LaToya M. Smith

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Boost Your Credit Score

A few simple steps can make a difference

Having the ability to obtain an affordable home loan is only one example of how…

By Lauren Lea

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Living the Frugal Life

Chad and Wanda Lassiter know the value of a dollar

As a social worker, Philadelphia native Chad Dion Lassiter is used to encouraging people to…

By Glenn Townes

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Reclaim Yourself

Last year was tough. You’ve probably taken a beating emotionally and ­financially. As a new year unfolds, resolve to create a new you

Whatever crisis you’re dealing with, it’s just a point along the way to where you’re…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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5 Ways to Reduce Debt

Start the new year on the right foot. These tips will show you how to lighten your financial load

In 2002, Kristen Tate decided that debt free was the way to be. With a…

By Leslie E. Royal

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Cut Small Business Costs

Make ends meet without sacrificing profit

Today, Tricialee Riley, 35, applies the skills she learned managing MAC stores to her New…

By Maya Payne Smart

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Hell Hath No Fury Like a Credit Cardholder Scorned

Consumers use power of closure to fight rate raises

Oh geez, you’ll never guess who decided to take up arms and join the civil…

By Renita Burns

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Hide & Seek

The first step in accessing capital is to identify internal cash

“Cash is always king,” says entrepreneur Robert L. Wallace. “If you have cash, it doesn’t…

By Maya Payne Smart

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