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Infographic: The Meaning of Investment

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

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Common Misconceptions Newlyweds Have about Credit

Are you believing a financial lie?

If you’re a newlywed, there are some things regarding money about which you might be…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Personal Finance Word of the Day: FINRA

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Word of the day: FINRA
FINRA, which stands for Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, is a regulatory…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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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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Keeping Up With Appearances Is Usually a Bad Idea for Your Finances

Why favoring style over substance doesn't pay off

It is better to be upfront and state that you are having financial problems and…

By Jennifer Streaks

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Farrah Gray (@RealFarrahGray)  	The entrepreneurial spirit burns bright in Farrah Gray. Since the age of 6, the CEO of Farrah Gray Publishing has been a salesman and by the age of 16, he launched close to a dozen small businesses and social enterprises. This entrepreneur has received many awards and accolades for his noteworthy accomplishments, including the Young Entrepreneur Trumpet Award, an honorary doctorate degree of humane letters from Allen University, The National Urban League Whitney M. Young Jr. Entrepreneurship Award and The Urban Business Roundtable's Top 40 Game Changers of Chicago.

Free!! Books of the Week – Get Real, Get Rich

Having a hard time controlling your personal expenses, or could you be looking toward future…

By Sasha King

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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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The Frugalista Natalie P. McNeal

Black Blogger Month: The Frugalista, Blogging on a Budget

Being frugal pays off for personal finance blogger and author Natalie P. McNeal

Journalist turned finance blogger Natalie P. McNeal specializes in budgeting while still enjoying life’s luxuries.…

By Souleo

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How the Government Can Help Reduce the Jobless Rate for African Americans

Columnist Lynnette Khalfani-Cox tells why the government needs to step in

Columnist Lynnette Khalfani-Cox tells how government help would remedy problem

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5 Ways to Avoid Major Student Loan Debt

A financial expert provides tips for handling the dreaded student loan

Preparing for college means planning ahead. Financial expert Curtis Johnson provides parents and students with…

By Janel Martinez

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Your Financial Records: What to Save, What to Shred and When

If tax season has you rifling through bank statements and canceled checks, these tips will help you know how and when to purge

If tax time has you rifling through old bank statements, credit card bills, canceled checks,…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Your Wallet: A Loser’s Manual

4 ways not to lose your mind when you lose your wallet

4 ways not to lose your mind when you lose your wallet

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Business Lessons from Black Enterprise Publisher Earl G. Graves, Sr.

The soon-to-be Advertising Hall of Fame inductee grew his business with a bold vision and a detailed plan

The soon-to-be Advertising Hall of Fame inductee grew his business with a bold vision and…

By Derek T. Dingle

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7 Steps to Getting Over Foreclosure

What you can do before, during and after the process to ease the pain

What you can do before, during and after the process to ease the pain

By John Simons

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Websites That Save You Money

Buzzillions features consumer reviews of a wide range of products. You can get helpful feedback…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Jennifer Norman [Photo: Rayon Richards]

A New Financial Game Plan

While overcoming a debt setback, Jennifer Norman is on the right track to reducing her taxes and maximizing her investments

Norman’s debt struggles are typical of many young college graduates. The misuse of credit cards…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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50 Power Moves to Improve Your Life

Sure-fire ways to advance your finances, career, small business and lifestyle

Sure-fire ways to advance your finances, career, small business and lifestyle

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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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H&R Block, Yodlee Team To Create Tax Prep App

NEW YORK (AP) — Tax preparation company H&R Block Inc. and personal finance management application…

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Interest Up In Students Learning Personal Finance

MIAMI (AP) — Each day after school, 17-year-old Phyllis Quach goes to a warehouse filled…

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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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Empowering the Black Community

John and Maggie Anderson experiment with buying black for an entire year

John and Maggie Anderson are hoping to start a movement. Through their Website, the suburban…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Continuing Education

Kristan Murray boosts her income by earning a master's degree

A recent study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that master’s degree recipients earn…

By Donnell Suggs

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Do As I Say, Not As I Do?

Is borrowing reckless or responsible? Depends on whether debt is "good" or "bad"

A few days ago, I was confronted with a very interesting issue by Black…

By John Simons

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State of Black America: Wealth for Life

Wealth building is not a sprint; it's a marathon

In its State of Black America 2009 report, the National Urban League examines challenges…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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Making A Mark

ENTREPRENEUR ETU EVANS ENSURES THE VITALITY OF HIS COMMUNITY

By Glenn Townes

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An Alternative to Credit: Layaway

Tips for getting the most out of your shopping

With its roots in the Great Depression, layaway allows shoppers who don’t have enough money…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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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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Financial Meltdown

Black financial institutions bear economic burdens amid downturn

With the Bear Stearns collapse underscoring the vulnerability of the nation’s financial institutions, leaders of…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Market Mayhem

Keep Bear Stearns Collapse in Perspective

The federally backed buyout of Bear Stearns Cos. Inc. by J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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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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