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Black Philanthropy: Causes that Matter for Black Lives (and a Thriving Society)

The following was written by Halima Leak Francis and Natalie Ossenfort.
Sports legend, Michael Jordan’s recent…

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Lisa Phillips

Real Estate Confidential: Lisa Phillips Shares Insider Tips on Investing in $30K Homes

Don't let bad credit or large down payments stop you from making money in real estate

Real estate entrepreneur Lisa Phillips has built her real estate empire on homes purchased for…

By Maryann Reid

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gender pay gap

How Gender Pay Gap Starts Long Before the Work Place

Socially imposed norms and discrimination each play a part

Learn what Economic Policy Institute attributes to the reason behind the obvious and problematic gender…

By Safon Floyd

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millennials

Millennials Seek Earning Justice

UK report reveals earnings decline from one generation to the next

UK report reveals earnings decline from one generation to the next.

By Safon Floyd

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student loans

Managing Student Loan Debt

Report reveals that students are carrying a heavy load to reduce debt burden

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

By Stacey Tisdale

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first time investor

Real Estate Confidential: Al Williamson of Leading Landlord

Building wealth by building up your own neighborhoods

Al Williamson is a leading real estate expert who specializes in revitalized neighborhoods. Williamson shares his insider…

By Maryann Reid

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debt

Dealing with Debt? Take These Steps

This takes patience and resolve, but you will feel great and motivated

Here are a few things you can do to start getting out of it and…

By Jennifer Streaks

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challenge

Black Teen Unemployment Rate 6 Times Higher Than National Average

Job market steadying, but huge discrepancies among varying groups

Job market steadying, but huge discrepancies among varying groups.

By Stacey Tisdale

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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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Don’t Get Taken By A Sketchy Financial Advisor

How to put the best financial team in place

If a financial planner seems more interested in the numbers than in your personal goals…

By Stacey Tisdale

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[Women’s History Month] Dr. Dara Richardson Heron Making History At The YWCA

Worked to enhance the lives of women, girls, and families

It is my hope that when people reflect on my legacy, they will say, “Throughout…

By Stacey Tisdale

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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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Rising Home Prices Making Consumers Nervous

Conflicting reports show uncertainty about the economy

The mixed housing data and the recent uncertainty about the economy and financial markets have…

By Stacey Tisdale

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black-couple-paying-bills

How to Decide Which Bills to Pay First

How to organize your expenses by priority

One of the most important, and largest bill in most households, is the mortgage or…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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stack of $100 bills

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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10 Secret Strategies For Saving Big Bucks With Amazon

How to shave even more money off competitive prices

Ask a friend — who’s also a regular Amazon shopper — to sign up with…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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5 Habits That Will Inevitably Sabotage Your Finances

Seemingly small purchases can add up to big debt

Unfortunately, there are a number of bad habits that can sabotage our financial well-being and…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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What’s the Biggest January Bargain? Hint: You Can Sit On it!

Why manufacturers and retailers cut furniture prices in the first month of the year

“January is typically a good month to buy furniture for a few reasons. One…

By Stacey Tisdale

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2016 Chevy Malibu

New Chevy Malibu Could Help Save Your Life

Vehicle brakes automatically and features latest safety features

Some vehicles are safer than others, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Bill Cosby wearing a grey sweatshirt and a lavalier mic

What Bill Cosby Can Teach Us About Ourselves and ‘Celebrity’

A personal reflection as Cosby is charged with sexual assault

As I’ve watched and wondered like the rest of the world as his truth has…

By Stacey Tisdale

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How To

hire talent

How to Hire Talent That Will Complement Your Team and Culture

People make the difference. You can have incredible systems and procedures in place, the right software…

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grief

How to Deal With Grief While at Work

Regardless of where you live in the world, all of us in some way have…

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