Tag Archives: Money Management

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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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…

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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

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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

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How Creative Planning Can Help Beat Costs of Elder Care

Handle the financial pinch with diligence, understanding

Just five years ago Jan Bryant, an executive for a non-profit television network, CoLours TV,…

By James A. Anderson

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Spend Less Money on Your Startup Budget

Programs can help you stretch your business dollars

There are a plethora of organizations, universities, and companies that provide pro bono or professional…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Saving the Green While Going Green

How energy efficiency can help your bottom line

You’ve probably heard proponents pushing the case for everything green – from organic cosmetics to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Planning for the End

Four steps to take toward preparing a will

In the wake of the sudden death of Michael Jackson, his fans are likely questioning…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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In Disaster, Cash Is King

Be prepared with an in-house emergency fund

If you lived in or around New York City during the summer of 2003, surely…

By Renita Burns

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For Loan Modification, Don’t Fall Behind

You don't have to become delinquent to get help

When Jamie Arthur heard about President Barack Obama’s Making Home Affordable plan, a sense of…

By Renita Burns

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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 Secret to Their Success

The Ward family makes money management a top priority

Phyllis Holly-Ward and her husband, Jorey Ward are enjoying the fruits of responsible money management.…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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