Tag Archives: Money Management

News Roundup: Week of Oct. 4 – Oct. 10

Small firms remain resilient; Wives show more money savvy

News Roundup: Week of Oct. 4 – Oct. 10

By BlackEnterprise.com

Posted: Tags: , , ,

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

Posted: Tags: , ,

Investing in the Future

Larry and Brenda Breland devised a savings plan that funded their retirement and put their children through college

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

By Carolyn M. Brown

Posted: Tags: , ,

How to Close the Savings Gap

What business and government can do to address racial disparities in retirement investing

When it comes to retirement savings plans, African Americans and Hispanics participate less often, contribute…

By Mellody Hobson

Posted: Tags: , ,

Choosing a Contractor

This home improvement guide will show you how to choose the best person to work on your dwelling

After experiencing a home break-in this summer, Atlanta residents Jamilia and Charles Smith decided to…

By Lauren Lea

Posted: Tags: , ,

All Star Advice

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

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

By Renita Burns

Posted: Tags: , , , ,

Rethink Your Retirement Plan

What you can learn from expert makeovers of real-life retirement savings strategies

There are few guarantees in life—especially when it comes to planning for your golden years.…

By Donald Jay Korn

Posted: Tags: , , ,
10WFL-Robertson

Balancing Act

Shelly Robertson works to maintain financial health

After Shelly Robertson’s nine-year marriage ended in 2006, she quickly adjusted her lifestyle. As part…

By Sheiresa Ngo

Posted: Tags: , , ,

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

Posted: Tags: , , ,

Finding the Right Personal Finance Applications

See how these virtual money-tracking tools stack up

For your convenience – and my own – I tested three personal finance apps, iBear…

By Renita Burns

Posted: Tags: , , ,

How to Raise an Entrepreneur

Tips to awaken your child’s business sense

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

By Renita Burns

Posted: Tags: , , , ,

The Tangled Web of Debit Cards

Overdraft fees a cash cow for banks

I always thought that using a debit card for my purchases was a safe alternative…

By Renita Burns

Posted: Tags: , , , ,

Looking to Jump Back Into Stocks? Now May Be the Right Time

An expected market dip could provide prime opportunity

Lately, I’ve been feeling left out of the party. (And, no, it’s not because my…

By John Simons

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,

Private Lenders Up in Arms Over Student Loan Bill

Legislation would benefit those who need relief most

While private lenders may lose a portion of funds from the federally backed loans in…

By Renita Burns

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
09WFL-Small-LIVE

Getting on Track

Tyvi Small works to improve his financial discipline

Tyvi Small is pursuing a doctorate in higher education administration. But when it comes to…

By Sheiresa Ngo

Posted: Tags: , , , ,

How to Avoid the Pitfalls of a Short Sale

Though an attractive option, due diligence is key

As many distressed homeowners await relief from the White House’s loan modification and refinancing program,…

By Janell Hazelwood

Posted: Tags: , , ,

Credit Card Companies Go On the Defense

Issuers hike rates as CARD Act set to take effect

1231_CostCuttingBlogCreditCardLooks like credit card issuers are playing a tough game of defense against sweeping legislation…

By Renita Burns

Posted: Tags: , , ,

Consumer Advocates Fighting Against ‘Legal Loan Sharking’

Payday lenders face regulation, congressional scrutiny

Take a walk through any predominantly black or Latino neighborhood and the signs are unavoidable:…

By Renita Burns

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,

Making Long-Term Care Plans for Elderly

Six steps to usher aging relatives into their golden years

People who want to help aging parents can use common sense and a little bit…

By James A. Anderson

Posted: Tags: , , ,