Achieve Your Dream Of Homeownership: You Could Win $10,000

Even if you don't win the cash,you'll come out on top. But don't take our word for it -- three entrants from our first contesttell how homeownership pays off.

As home prices climbed in her area, Melody Jiggetts, 25, felt she needed to…

By Tory Parrish


Is Your Broker A Crook?

If your money is lost and your financial adviser is missing, here's what you can do to recoup your investment

Like many people interested in learning about Wall Street, George L. Forbes spent years…

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox


Take Two Herbal Tonics And Call Me In The Morning

Holistic treatments are growing as a medical alternative. Here's what you need to know.

As an overweight child, Jeffrey Banks endured years of ridicule and rejection. By the…

By Wendy Harris


Making Their Ma+rk

Honored at the 11th

James C. Johnson
What does it take to create a company that not only produces…



A Turn For The Better

For one struggling startup, an incubator offered a turnaround solution

Cynthea Williams was facing adversity from her staff. Three of her employees, she says,…

By Marcia Layton Turner


A Life Makeover

Leslie Henderson plans to retire from her job to pursue her 'reel' passion

Leslie Henderson has Hollywood on her mind. At 41, she’s a 20-year veteran looking…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash


Dancing With Debt

After stumbling over expenses for years, the Robinsons move toward a positive net worth

Credit cards, auto loans, and a mortgage had Valerie and Kenneth Robinson drowning in…

By Carolyn M. Brown


Faux And Fabulous

Tobey Renee Sanders has a finish for any room

When Tobey Renee Sanders hired a painter to do more than just paint plain…

By Sean Drakes


A Casa De Campo Experience

Grand villas, great vistas, and exceptional golf

Picture fine-dining establishments, a chic marina fashioned after Italian ports, and extravagant villas. Now…

By Sean Drakes


A Vinyl History

Robert Brown's music collection reflects years of love, politics, and social change

Angela Davis and Huey Newton posters stand guard on the walls in an…

By Jeanette Valentine


Saving More

Q: I need advice on how to save money. How can I achieve…

By Tanisha A. Sykes


The Money Trap

According to one author, to gain financial freedom, we must stop chasing each other into debt

Money is one of those sensitive topics that can make us cringe at even the…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.


In A Debt Crisis?

Tips on how to make the consolidation process work for you

When April Washington, CEO of Baltimore-based Threefold Music Group, was a young, single parent,…

By Janelle Williams


Home Improvement 101

Here's how to get the most value for your money

When William Maxwell of Cheverly, Maryland, adjoined a home office to his house, it…

By Tamara E. Holmes


Taking Your Book To Market

Q: How can I get published? I’m starting the last chapter of my…

By Tanisha A. Sykes


Networking For Success

Making a mentor-mentee relationship work

Nina Smith, chief marketing officer for Sage Software, learned early in her career…

By Tamara E. Holmes


Beat Back Burnout

Five strategies to stay motivated

Do you dread the morning? Is much of your day spent stressed or daydreaming…

By Scott Westcott


On The Hunt

Q: I recently graduated with my master’s in communications and now I’m seeking…

By Sonia Alleyne


Map It Out

An innovative productivity tool promises to boost performance

As CEO of Impulsive Profits Inc., Stephen Pierce wasn’t interested in learning a…

By Lee Anna Jackson


Fitting Right In

Using assessment to find the right employee

Before landing his position as director of new product initiatives at a Maine-based company,…

By Laura Egodigwe