Danielle Douglas: Five Tips to Survive and Thrive in this Economy


What is Your Business Model? There is a saying that if you continue to do the same things the same way and expect a different result, that is the definition of insanity. There was an article, Business Models for Industries in Crisis, that discussed how five industries must change the way they do business if they […]

A New Way to Make Sure You Get Your Money Right


Unless you’re Warren Buffett, there’s probably something else you could be doing to better manage your money (and he may not get a pass either!).  I know I am guilty of not being as diligent as I should be when it comes to keeping track of spending, staying on a budget, and a whole host […]

The Spendaholic’s Guide to Managing Your Money, Part II


by Dr. Boyce Watkins We’ve been hitting up the Spendaholic’s Guide to Managing your Money here on NewsOne.com.  In part I of the series, we started the conversation regarding how to budget your money.  I am currently shooting a financial planning series for MSNBC, so this topic is heavy on my mind these days.   One thing […]

The Spendaholic’s Guide to Managing Your Money, Part 1


by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black World Budgeting is a very personalized process, but also a necessary one. If you do not have a budget, then it is very difficult to control your spending. Personally, I am a recovering spendaholic myself. I would get money in my pocket, go on a binge and after blacking […]

Dr. Boyce Video: Not Letting the Power of Money Control You


by Dr. Boyce Watkins As a Finance Professor, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about and learning the power of money.  I began studying money in college because I never had very much growing up.  My parents worked hard to provide a good living and experienced social mobility through time, but we were definitely […]

Rush Card Under Investigation for Economic Crimes against Consumers

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Kevin Adams , Your Black World Reports The Florida Attorney General’s Office has issued subpoenas against five prepaid debit card companies claiming they may be forcing consumers to pay hidden fees each time they make a purchase. Subpeonas were issued against five prepaid card companies including the makers of the RushCard, a company owned by Def […]

The “Frugalista” Teaches You How to Ball on a Budget


Natalie P. McNeal is onto something. Under the name “The Frugalista,” she has come up with a set of concepts that allow us to balance our need to save with our desire to enjoy life — thus mastering the art of frugal living. Black people, on average, tend to be first-class consumers, second-class savers and […]

Five Steps to Pay Off Your Student Loans


This year’s college graduates will get a lot of advice over the next few weeks from a parade of commencement speakers. Find your passion. Believe in yourself. Take risks. But here’s something graduates probably won’t hear from the dignitary at the podium: Pay your student loans. That’s too bad, because the consequences of defaulting on […]