Franchise Players

NBA execs Steve Mills and Terdema Usseryscore as two of the industry's hottestfront-office players. Will one gain the ultimate prize of NBA commissioner?

Terdema Ussery can easily be spotted at a Dallas Mavericks home game. Standing behind…

By Alan Hughes


Fashion Forward

How business style really works

Any successful business meeting involves a desired outcome, a well-planned script, a stellar delivery…

By Sonia Alleyne


Maintaining And Protecting Your Home

From insurance to landscaping, caring for your house will increase its value

Since purchasing their home two years ago, Cora and Cary Johnson have done close…

By Donald Jay Korn


Franchises That Fit

Looking for a business opportunity that matches your passion and pocketbook? Try these hot and affordable franchises on for size.

Boeing 737s aren’t the only things flying high at the Los Angeles International Airport…

By Wendy Harris


The Ultimate Champion For Black Business

In 1973 Maynard Jackson emerged on the scene when he was elected the firstblack mayor of atlanta and became a national force in business and politics over the next 30 years, he used his prowess to break the old boys network's hold on contracts and power while expanding opportunities for minority businesses. The result: he helped develop a bevy of B.E.100s companies and created more black millionaires that any other public figure.

The year was 1974. Maynard Holbrook Jackson Jr., who had just been inaugurated as…

By Derek T. Dingle


Budgeting For A Future

Deshawn James hopes a carefully crafted financial plan will pay big dividends to her family

For Deshawn James, raising two teenage daughters as a single mother is more than…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash


Striving To Be A Millionaire

Charles Glass is studying hard to get his Ph.D. in wealth building

If anyone could devise a mathematical formula for becoming a millionaire before age 40,…

By Nicole Lewis


The Right Wine

Curtis Green gives us the new rules for fine wine

What makes a great wine? Of course, classification, region, and variety of grape…

By Joseph Dumas


Destination Dallas

DeDe McGuire shows us around

Home to the NFL’s Cowboys and the NBA’s Mavericks, Dallas, Texas, has a solid…

By Walter Greene


Fixed Time

Robert Gooden tells you what you need to know about servicing a fine watch

Fine watches are more than great accessories: They’re investments that can become heirlooms.…

By Sonia Alleyne


Jet Set To St. Barths

And then just relax

From St. Maarten, it’s a ten-minute flight with memorable views — the calm, turquoise…

By Joseph Dumas


Saddle Up

Tammie L. McKnight grabs the reinsfor a national rodeo competition

When your horse takes off, the acceleration can literally pop your back. And…

By Christina Morgan


It’s Yours, Claim It!

How to find unclaimed property

Unclaimed financial assets such as inheritances, tax refunds, or money from previous bank…

By Jennifer L. Smith


Buy One, Get One Free

How to use supermarket savings to slash your budget

Neville Bonitto, of Brooklyn, New York, always knows if the price is right. “People…

By Christina Morgan


Give And Take

Renegotiating with lenders doesn't have to be a daunting task

Good credit goes a long way. Ask Delores Canté, a private banking associate for…

By Kimberly Hamilton-Wright


And Still I Rise

I’m a 25-year-old, single parent who works 45-plus hours a week at my…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.


Do Something

Your actions, however small, can make a big difference

About a year ago, a friend of mine found out she had cancer.…

By Caroline Clarke


From Welfare To Wall Street

Margo Robinson relied on prayer and pure grit to become a financial guru

Margo Robinson has one of those lives littered with ups and downs, fits and…

By Caroline Clarke


Get It Straight

I am a female in my early 30s seeking fulfilling work that opens…

By Sonia Alleyne


A Reason To Smile

Oral surgeon knows how make patients feel good in her chair

Dr. Ngozi Etufugh
AGE: 37
OCCUPATION: Oral surgeon
DUTIES: Performing dental implants,gum surgeries, biopsies, bone grafts,…

By Ashley Gibson