Tag Archives: saving

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If Everything Was On Sale, Why Are You Broke?

No matter what the commercials say, you can't spend your way to savings, even if everything is on sale. Remember this during big shopping seasons

No matter what the commercials say, you can’t spend your way to savings. I repeat,…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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emergency savings fund

How To Build Your Emergency Savings Fund

The do's and don'ts of building up your emergency cash reserves

It’s the first rule of wealth building: Pay yourself first. Here are key dos and…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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reality check

5 Reality Checks You Must Face to Fix Your Finances

One of the challenges of financial education is trying to get through to people who think the rules of smart money management do not apply to them.

Time to get real: You are NOT the exception to the rules of building wealth.

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Should You Focus On Reducing Debt, Saving Or Investing?

It's a trick question: Everything you do with your money is an investment. But debt reduction is one of the best you can make, with guaranteed returns.

Should you focus on debt reduction, saving or investing? It’s a trick question. Everything you…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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free gift

When It’s a Free Gift, It’s Going to Cost You

Want to get better control of your spending? Stop being bamboozled by the word "free."

Stop being bamboozled by the word “free.”

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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financial

5 Ways Millennials Can Overcome Financial Challenges

Millennial experts share tips on entrepreneurship and maximizing your financial life

Prudential’s town hall during Millennial Week offered tips on how millennials can overcome financial challenges…

By Kali Wilder

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Reality or Illusion: Will You Have Enough Money to Retire?

Do you believe that you will have enough money to retire? Well, think again

According to financial services giant TIAA, thousands of people may not be realistic about their…

By Derek T. Dingle

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millennials

3 Money Habits Millennials Should Practice Now

Smart financial habits that your future self will thank you for

Find out the essential money habits millennials should practice now to help build their nest…

By Black Enterprise

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financial literacy

The “Budgetnista” Helps New Jersey Kids with Financial Literacy Bill

NJ effort to make financial education the law

“One of the most important lessons a person can learn is how to manage…

By Stacey Tisdale

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What To Do With That Bonus or Tax Refund

Your primer on saving and splurging responsibly

Even if you missed your chance to win the Powerball, a prosperous 2016 may still…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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[Watch] A Conversation With Millennials About Student Loan Debt Solutions

BE Senior Editor Stacey Tisdale talks money with millennials at Rider University

With student loan debt topping $1 trillion it is imperative that we educate students young…

By Stacey Tisdale

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money

The 3 Lies We ALL Tell Ourselves About Money

And the truths that will change your relationship with your finances forever

Through her many years as an activist in everything from fighting poverty and hunger around…

By Stacey Tisdale

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RAISE ENOUGH MONEY BEFORE OPENING FOR BUSINESS

Redding opened up Amy Ruth’s in 1998 with a $73,000 investment and it went on to become a $3 million company. While that achievement is to be lauded, under further inspection it should also to be avoided because Redding launched his business undercapitalized, a trend that he believes is all too common for many African American-owned businesses. “As Black people we always end up opening businesses underfunded,” he notes. “Due to that we rob Peter to pay Paul and don’t pay taxes or purveyors or utilities. Redding knew that opening his latest restaurant would mean securing enough funding—$2 million to be exact. The only way he was able to achieve that round of fundraising was by revising his business plan, something that he recommends for every entrepreneur looking to start over. “You have to put your new business together with a solid business plan so that you can get proper funding.”

Want to Save More? Give Your Savings Account a Name

Strategies for building savings and peace of mind

Lapin says in order to eliminate stress around savings make it personal, “it’s time to…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Infographic: How Americans Plan to Save in the New Year

What are your savings goals?

Saving money is one of the top financial resolutions for this year.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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What Are You Willing To Sacrifice To Save Money?

Six daily tips to help save you up to $4,400 a year

While it’s certainly true that you must have goals to get your finances on track,…

By Kandia Johnson

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37% of Americans Say They’re Too Broke to Save

Is reduced cash flow preventing you from building your nest egg?

Do you feel like you don’t have enough money to save?

By Sheiresa Ngo

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CFPB Announces Consumer Saving Research Project

Bureau aims to help consumers with saving

The CFPB announced a research program that would assess the effectiveness of certain habits designed…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Take Advantage of the Saver’s Tax Credit

Don't miss out

One advantage of the saver’s credit is that it can increase your refund or reduce…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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student loan

Infographic: What You Could Buy with the Nation’s Student Loan Debt

What could you purchase with $1 trillion?

According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, total student loan debt is more than $1.2…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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