finance

Black women are now the most educated group in the country, which means it’s natural we have more money at our fingertips. However, as anyone who has ever dealt significantly in the financial arena knows, just because you make money that doesn’t automatically mean you know what to do with it. It’s easy to neglect […]

Starting a business takes a lot of prayer, planning, confidence, and, most important, money. Some entrepreneurs have been able to start from literally nothing and build empires from the ground up. Others have come out of the gate looking for, and securing, small business loans to assist with the expenses associated with starting their own […]

f you haven't heard, Black women have exploded on the entrepreneurial scene and more and more of us are looking to go independent and start our own business.

It’s that glorious time of year when bank accounts catch a glimmer of hope and lump sums give our balances a boost. This magical time, full of false security and dreams of lavish living, is also known as “tax refund season.” While some of us may owe money, most people will see a nice little […]

Don't sabotage your budget by going crazy on the weekends!

Ahhh, the mid-twenties. You’ve left some of the ways of your youth behind and maybe you are starting to feel like adulthood is here to stay. It can be just as exciting as it is daunting, but everyone’s path is different and that is something that none of us should take lightly. MUST READ: Real […]

For a better half of my day I sat at my desk refreshing my page to the HelloBeautiful homepage until it was confirmed that the Pinkett-Smith empire remained intact, no shame in my game! Lately money, love, and power are themes that have been on my mind. I suppose it’s because I am in my […]

View PostOn last night’s episode of “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta,” we got a chance to see the strain that working for your spouse can cause. Rasheeda, the “Marry Me” rapper sat down with her husband, Kirk, who’s been managing her for 17 years and married for 12, to tell him that she wants to […]

The concept of Bank Transfer Day only sprung up this past weekend and already the social media driven initiative has gone viral and gained media attention worldwide. The Facebook campaign is urging Americans to close their accounts at large banks and place their money in local credit unions by or on November 5th in order […]

The reason banks continue to create junk fees is simple: they understand that consumers are creatures of habit; slaves to our own laziness. Just think about the fees you “agree” to pay when you use an ATM outside of your banks network. Ever paid $4.50 to get $20 out of the machine? Hurts, doesn’t it? […]

By Alisha L. Gordon $89,263.66. That’s how much it cost for me to achieve the “American dream.” You know that dream, right? The one that says “if you work hard, go to school, and get a degree, you’ll find a good job that you can work for 30 years, retire and live comfortably with fond […]