Bank of America continues to prove that the care and treatment for all of its customers, regardless of income, is something that is of no concern. The large financial institution is facing a whirlwind of backlash after unleashing a new set of rules for customers with low income checking accounts. As reported by CNN, according […]


You’ve probably heard time and again not to lend money to family members or close friends. The horror stories are plenty: at best, people say you shouldn’t expect to be paid back, at worst, it can destroy an otherwise positive relationship. This is the general wisdom, so of course, many of us avoid it altogether. But […]

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How much have you learned when it comes to managing your finances to put you on track for that next decade?

Everyone is always working on their finances. If not, they should be. Life is expensive honey. There’s a ton of different advice columns, blogs and more dedicated to helping people achieve financial freedom. And while it may seem hard to decide which monthly expenses to cut back, you’ve got to know that you don’t have […]

Money can often be the cause for the demise of many marriages, so instead of dealing with things down the line, why not start things off financially on the right foot? From sharing bank accounts, to setting financial goals, to making sure one has enough insurance, there’s a lot for new married couples to discuss. […]

Mellody Hobson is President of Ariel investments, a Chicago-based money management firm that serves individual investors and retirement plans through its no-load mutual funds and separate…

It’s wedding season, but before the happy couple can tie the knot, there is another not-so-romantic topic that all newlyweds or engaged couples need to think about: finances. More than a quarter of married couples say disagreements over finances are most likely to lead to arguments, according the American Institute of CPAs. Must Read: What […]

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What do you have on tap for us this morning?  In the spirit of spring, we are going to talk about some financial mistakes many…

Financial Freedom

There is a saying in Ghana, “little by little, the chicken will drink water” meaning that every bit, no matter how small, will have an impact on your overall goal, especially when it is a financial one. When those “bits” are tiny deposits into an account, you will eventually have a hefty reserve if you […]

Financial Freedom

Did you know that the United States has the lowest amount of vacation days for employees than any other country?! Data from the World Tourism Organization (WTO) find that America ranks amongst the lowest in developed countries in the average annual amount of vacation time their citizens receive. Member-countries of the European Union (EU) like […]

On Tuesday, February 11, 2014, The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit nixed the Internal Revenue Service’s attempt to regulate commercial tax return preparers, thus upholding a district court decision from last year. As reported on Forbes.com, in an effort curtail tax preparer fraud, the IRS issued regulations in 2011 which […]