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Cool Jobs: HGTV Realtor Talks Taking Her Business International

Christian Ross details how she's become a trusted leader in the housing market

Young real estate agent talks taking her business beyond the Atlanta area and into international…

By Courtney Connley

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Gerard Barrett is Creating Wealth Through Preparation and Opportunity

'Every deal offers a creative outlet and allows me to bring my artistic passions and business acumen to life'

Gerard Barrett, Founder and Managing Principal of PrimeLerner Companies, speaks about his passion for real…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Young Jeezy Donates $1 Million to the Jay Morrison Academy

Rapper's scholarship donation will help students succeed in the real estate market

Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy has donated $1 million to the Jay Morrison Academy to help…

By Courtney Connley

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The First Lady of Wall Street, Ernesta Procope

From Storefront to Wall Street, Ernesta G. Procope Has Blazed Trails in Insurance and Real Estate

Celebrating this year's Black Enterprise A. G. Gaston Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

History-makers seldom have an example to follow; they make a path for others to follow…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Meet The CEO Who Helped Reshape Atlanta’s Skyline

A.G. Gaston Award winner Herman Russell reshaped the city of Atlanta

BE spoke with Russell, who authored “Building Atlanta: How I Broke through Segregation to Launch…

By Alan Hughes

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Celebrity Real Estate: 8 Entertainers Who Put Lavish Homes on the Market

These industry leaders take both wins and losses

Check out this list of top celebrities who put their homes on the real estate…

By Courtney Connley

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NYC Approves Apartment Building With ‘Poor Door’

Is this a step forward for solving income inequality?

It’s no secret that New York City has an inequality problem. As more and more…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Study: U.S. Millennials Waiting Longer to Buy Homes

Findings link college education and marriage to delay

A report done by online real estate firm Trulia shows that education and marriage rates…

By Courtney Connley

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Adenah Bayoh: Developing Properties and Operating Restaurants Locally

'I saw urban redevelopment as a vehicle to assist in economic revitalization of my community'

Adenah Bayoh, a real estate and restaurant entrepreneur, talks revitalizing her local community through franchising…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Harlem Hot Spot: One Entrepreneur’s Story of Passion, Longevity and Diversity

Cove Lounge's Alyah Horsford-Sidberry talks passion for entrepreneurship and power of location

Harlem entrepreneur Alyah Horsford-Sidberry talks longevity in hot location and why she’s passionate about her…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Top 10 Slowest Housing Markets in the U.S.

Richmond, Va., and Hartford, Conn., hold leading spots

According to a recent study by real estate website Trulia, the top 10 slowest U.S.…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Eviction Rates For Black Women On Par With Black Male Incarcerations

What can be done to stop this madness?!

A study conducted by the MacArtuhr Foundation reveals that while black men are still the…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Clippers’ Jamal Crawford Sells Mansion To Richard Sherman

The Super Bowl champ now owns a five acre, 9,435-square-foot residence.

The NBA’s reigning Sixth Man of the Year, Jamal Crawford, recently sold his Maple Valley,…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Shaquille O’Neal Sells House For Only $10

Would you sell your gigantic house for a ten spot?!

When you’re 7-foot-2 and need almost everything in the world custom-made to your liking, it…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Find a Real Estate Deal in the Next Hot ‘Hood

It's all about up-and-coming locations when it comes to finding affordable homes that will appreciate

Jamella Swift, an associate broker at Keller Williams NYC, gives advice on buying and selling…

By Alisa Gumbs

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First Major Hotel to be Owned by Black Firm to Open in Philly

Plans to develop black-owned boutique hotel at city landmark

Are you familiar with this area of Philly?

By Alan Hughes

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Where the Opportunities are in Commercial Real Estate

Aging population, immigration, domestic oil and gas industries to drive growth

One thing that will impact real estate is the increasing population in the US.

By Alan Hughes

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Housing Market Continues Improving as Sales Rise in July

Housing recovery continues with solid numbers in every region

The housing market continues to improve as the national median existing-home price for all housing…

By Alan Hughes

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Home Prices Rise on Eve of Obama Speech, But Just Slightly

Obama makes major policy speech in Phoenix, Ariz.

President Obama on Tuesday reiterated his administration’s goal to expand economic opportunity for the middle…

By Darren Sands

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Tips on Home Buying from Egypt Sherrod

Radio and tv personality Egypt Sherrod gives home buying tips.

Few urban radio personalities have managed the double duty of holding down their spot on…

By Sasha King

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Q&A: Kofi Natei Nartey, LA Luxury Real Estate Broker to Sports, Movie Stars

Realtor to the stars dishes on success, professionalism and what's next

Nartey’s counts Laz Alonso, Kevin Durant and Neve Campbell among his clients.

By Darren Sands

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Frederick Townes, co-founder of Placester, will be speaking at the 2013 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference, May 15-18 in Columbus, Ohio.

Tech Startup of the Week: Web-Building Platform Placester Helps Real Estate Pros Stay Competitive

Founder and #BEEC2013 speaker Frederick Townes raised a $2.5 million seed round, see how

Frederick Townes, co-founder of Placester, a marketing and website-building platform for real estate agents, nails…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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UBR Spotlight: St. Louis Real Estate and Media Mogul Michael V. Roberts

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: The Roberts Cos. CEO Michael V. Roberts; real…

By Pepper Miller

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Childhood Home of Notorious B.I.G. Up For Sale for $725,000

The residence remains an attraction for tourists

For three-quarters of a million dollars, you, too, can let your tape rock until your…

By Darren Sands

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History! Black Owned Real Estate Firm Purchases NYC Building for $160 Million

Peebles Corp. to acquire iconic office building in downtown Manhattan

Transaction marks the first time an African American owned company has acquired a major commercial…

By Alan Hughes

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How Small Business Owners Can Work from Anywhere

Having trouble with your IT solutions? Migrating to a cloud-based server could be the answer

The new option of having your company’s servers “in the cloud” could prove a lifesaver…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Harlem Brownstone Sells for Whopping $3 Million

Home is most expensive sale in Harlem 2012

The home went for $3 million, just over the asking price of $2.85 according to…

By Darren Sands

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It Pays to Own

Landlord and homeowner Magda Brown uses her multifamily home to help defray the cost of homeownership

“My landlord owned a few buildings and I loved his lifestyle,” says Brown, now 30.…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Connecticut Town Discriminated Against Potential Minority Homeowners

Winchester, Connecticut is over 94 percent white

Winchester, Connecticut is over 94 percent white

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5 Tips for Renting Your Vacation Home

Know the rules before filing your tax forms

If you plan on making some extra cash by renting your vacation home this year,…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Preview BEBR: How Quintin Primo is Transforming One of the Nation’s Largest Black-owned Real Estate Firms Into a Global Powerhouse

Plus, meet B.E.’s Auto Dealer or the Year, a Closer Look at Pre-Paid Debit Cards, and Hair Care Secrets for the High-powered Executive

On Black Enterprise Business Report, Caroline Clarke interview Quintin E. Primo, III, Chief Executive of…

By Andrew Wadium

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Marjorie Perry is not your typical entrepreneur. The president and CEO of MZM Construction and Management Co., Inc. transitioned from being a Newark, N.J., educator to working in corporate sales for companies including United Airlines. She found the prime opportunity to combine her love of education and her desire for life wealth while working as an independent consultant, ultimately becoming  partner at one of her client's companies, MZM. She then became sole principal of the multimillion-dollar company that now boasts a client list including Marriott Hotels and New Jersey Transit.


One doesn't get to that level of success without making a series of boss moves that will position them to attain ultimate success---especially in an industry dominated by men. BlackEnterprise.com caught up with Perry on how women can position themselves in their own entrepreneurial and career advancement pursuits. --- Janell Hazelwood

Construction Entrepreneur Talks 7 Steps to Power Positioning for Women

How a New Jersey business leader positioned herself for career success

Marjorie Perry, founder and CEO of MZM Construction and Management Co., Inc. transitioned from employee…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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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Preview B.E. Business Report: Fast-Food Restaurant Mogul Michael Melton

Also: GoldStar Properties of N.Y. CEO Tiana von Johnson is Entrepreneur of the Week

MEM Enterprise CEO Michael Melton is the featured Power Player on the next edition of…

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Can Charity Exist in a World of Excess?

Tis’ the season of giving but when is enough…enough?

Despite being in the grips of a recession and troubled economy, some still find ways…

By Caroline Clarke

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Preview B.E. Business Report: How to Recover From Home Foreclosure

Also: Sea World President Terry Prather; Entrepreneurs of the Week Rodney Hughes and Tony McGee

Author Valerie Coleman Morris provides solutions for those recovering from home foreclosure

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‘Basketball Wives’ Meeka Claxton Talks Business, Independence & Reality TV Drama

The famed wife of Speedy Claxton talks about her thriving real estate business

Meeka Claxton on her thriving real estate business, her marriage, and BBW

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Home for Rent

How to lease your home when selling isn’t your best option

Ericka Newsome-Hill’s wedding was right around the corner and she wasn’t sure what to do…

By Bridget McCrea

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How to Negotiate the Best Deal on a Home

Learn when to buy, what to say, and how to secure a great price

Standard & Poor’s noted at the end of 2010 that six markets—including Atlanta, Miami, and…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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5 Rules for Getting a Great Deal on a Home

Follow these tips and snag a great price on your dream home

If you’re in the market for a new home, you’ll want to make sure that…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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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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Vivica A. Fox: Making Power Moves Behind the Scenes

The veteran actress has kept her brand going and portfolio expanding by generating income both on-screen and off

The veteran actress has kept her brand going and portfolio expanding by generating income both…

By Kenya N. Byrd

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Rent or Buy? In Which Cities Is It Better to Own or Pay a Landlord?

Miami, Phoenix, Las Vegas top picks for planting homeownership roots

Miami, Phoenix, Las Vegas top picks for planting homeownership roots

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How to Rebound From Foreclosure

A guide to financial (and emotional) recovery

It’s no mystery to blacks living in middle-class enclaves such as suburban Atlanta, parts of…

By John Simons

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Rent or Buy? In Which Cities Is It Better to Own or Pay a Landlord?

Miami, Phoenix, Las Vegas top picks for planting homeownership roots

A breakdown of areas where its either smarter to rent a home or own one.

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6 Steps to Success in Commercial Real Estate

Despite low valuations this investor sees opportunities

There’s no doubt that the commercial real estate market has seen better days. Along with…

By Alan Hughes

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What To Do About An Underwater Mortgage

Should you maintain or bail?

Thirty-five percent of African American homeowners in the U.S. are currently underwater. If the home…

By John Simons

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Real Estate Insider: ‘Housewives of D.C.’ Star Shares Her Passion

Real estate news and advice for individuals and investors

Stacie Scott Turner has gained fame being featured on Bravo TV’s The Real Housewives of…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Investment Clubhouse: 3 Tips for Investing in REITs

Advice, resources, and information for investment clubs and their members

Financial adviser Chris Long offers three tips for investing in a REIT index fund.

By Renita Burns

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First Independence’s Sweet Song of Growth

With lucrative opportunities in �mortgage lending, Donald Davis plays a �profitable tune for his Detroit-based bank

For more than three decades, Donald Davis played the six string, performing on an array…

By Alan Hughes

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The Homebuyer’s Toolkit: Choosing the Right Neighborhood

When purchasing a home, it�s all about location, location, location

Found the perfect house? Make sure the environment is equally ideal. There’s nothing to be…

By LaToya M. Smith

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How to Get Your Property Taxes Lowered

If there was a way you could save $3,500 with 30 minutes’ worth of effort,…

By Tara-Nicholle Nelson

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Building Boom Transforms Heart Of Beirut

BEIRUT (AP) — Blocks of historic Ottoman-era buildings, once pocked by bullet holes, have been…

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How to Finance a Fixer-Upper on a Modest Budget

The house you want to buy needs some work, but you don�t have the money for repairs. Here�s one option.

A reader recently wrote to me asking about options for financing the purchase of a…

By John Simons

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Location, Location, Location

Choose a commercial retail space that suits your business

Finding the right location for your small business may seem as simple as finding a…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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The Homebuyer’s Toolkit: Building Financial Security

Owning a home should be part of a larger commitment to gaining financial security

Over the Thanksgiving break I became addicted to a show called Till Debt Do U$…

By LaToya M. Smith

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What’s A Short Sale In The Long Run?

It's not a foreclosure, but it could still make it harder to buy another home

Yesterday afternoon I was in an attorney’s office and a gentleman came in for a…

By Kirk Charles

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The Homebuyers Toolkit: Money Attitudes and Budgeting

Homeownership means learning to understand and manage your finances

Last weekend I attended The Money Conference for Women in Hartford, CT. A 26-year-old woman…

By LaToya M. Smith

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The Homebuyers Toolkit: Key Players

The role of the realtor, attorney and home inspector

Buying a home is a personal decision, but the process is not so private. Generally,…

By LaToya M. Smith

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The Homebuyers Toolkit: Qualifying For A Mortgage

Know your options for financing your purchase�and paying off the loan

“What happens when you go to a lender,” asked Deborah Johnson, vice president and relationship…

By LaToya M. Smith

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The King of Commercial Real Estate

Victor MacFarlane Reigns Supreme in Americas gateway cities

Victor MacFarlane’s proudest business accomplishment isn’t his involvement in the grand, 80-story Time Warner Center…

By Alan Hughes

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The Master Builder Strikes Again!

R. Donahue Peebles sold his properties as the real estate market tanked. Now hes looking for the next big deal

If the flames that forge successful, resilient enterprises are the fires of adversity and contention,…

By Alan Hughes

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The Homebuyer’s Toolkit: Getting Started

How to know if you're ready and what banks are looking for

The process of buying a home can be overwhelming. I feel your pain, I’m there…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Seven Things to Know Before Investing in Rental Property

Now can be a good time to be a landlord

For potential investors who have good credit, savings, and a dose of patience, the time…

By Vicki Lee Parker

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This Old House

The pros and cons of buying foreclosures and short sale properties

Compelling as they may sound, foreclosures and short sales can present unique challenges.

By Bridget McCrea

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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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Is Now the Time to Buy Real Estate?

The pros and cons of purchasing distressed properties

If you believe in the investment philosophy “buy low and sell high,” then you’re probably…

By Bridget McCrea

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How to Sell Your Home in a Down Market

When Radiah Corn Minor, and Timothy Minor put their home on the market last year…

By Vicki Lee Parker

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Land of Opportunity

The housing bubble's collapse ushered in a buyers market. Learn how to make the most of it.

Kimberly Sloan and her husband Michael Saunders thought it was time to buy a house.…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Women & Money: Books and Web Resources for Investment Success

Read up on how to best invest your time and money

Savvy money management skills are a necessity to weather these tough economic times. BlackEnterprise.com has…

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The King of Commercial Real Estate

Victor MacFarlane reigns supreme in America’s gateway cities.

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Real Estate Mogul Celebrates Book Launch

Expert tells how to successfully buy, sell in shaky market

Hotel tycoon, R. Donahue Peebles, celebrated the launch of his book, The Peebles Path to…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Bridging Diversity in Commercial Real Estate

Summit to foster networks in private and public partnerships

Although builders are abandoning ship in the housing market, real estate development in the commercial…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Dr. 'Green' House

Former neurochemist builds healthy houses in the South

When Freeman Ledbetter was nearing the end of his post-doctorate program in neurochemistry at Duke…

By Wendy Harris

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Finding Solid Ground

Spotting investment opportunities in a tough real estate market.

It happened without a sound. If only it were possible to hear the real estate…

By Kemba J. Dunham

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How to Avoid Foreclosure

Resources are available to help homeowners prevent repossession

With home foreclosures reaching record highs and circulating news reports about heavyweight boxing champion Evander…

By Aisha I. Jefferson

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Home Costly Home

Take inventory and look for ways to cut the fixed costs of homeownership

As a homeowner, hopefully you haven’t been swept up in the subprime tide that’s hit…

By Chris Taylor

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Looking for Bargains on Rental Property

Ten surefire ways to lock in profits

Real estate prices are tumbling across the U.S. That may spell trouble for homeowners, but…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Buy or Rent?

Figuring out the best options in today's real estate market

There comes a time in every growing company’s life cycle when its leaders must step…

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Sowing Seeds For Financial Freedom

Our experts helped financial fitness contest winners grow their assets

Diligently tending to your finances can yield big rewards even in a short period…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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