Tag Archives: Money Matters

The Black Friday Plan

The National Foundation for Credit Counseling Services doesn’t want to see Americans pile on more debt than they can or should reasonably handle during the holidays. So they distributed a list of tips to take buyer’s remorse out of the high holiday shopping season. If nothing else, I think black moms, and moms everywhere, ought […]

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Update: The Kardashian Card Has Been Denied!

The Kardashian Kard was pulled off the market earlier this week, in a sign that some semblance of reason and decency exists in the American commercial markets today. Consumer advocates, faithful followers of business news, and parents who would eventually have to co-sign on their daughters’ future car purchases and education loans, breathed a huge […]

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OT: Don’t Enslave Your Daughters to the Kardashian Card

The Kardashian sisters might as well have taken one of their hands, manicured while avoiding any useful work that might benefit anyone, and slapped their future groupies/slaves—sorry, let me use my marketing language, “guests”—across the face. It’s not enough that these women have a mindless TV show. Now they’ve turned to using their popularity to do little more than separate the working masses from their assets.

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Another ‘Black’ Trend Goes Mainstream

A few weeks ago the Pew Research Center came out with interesting data about married women and their earnings. Apparently, they’ve outpaced their husbands in terms of education and salary growth. That means we are earning more money at a faster pace than our beloved ones, even if the absolute numbers say we still earn […]

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For Richer or Poorer

The people at the National Marriage Project have released their annual State of our Unions report, which monitors the current state of marriage and family life in America. It’s a long report, so I didn’t have time to study the whole thing. But I did page through it, and found a few major tidbits: • […]

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One Test We Cannot Afford to Fail

Ever since I got the typical trappings of middle-class, married life—the house, the cars and the kids—I’ve been more pre-occupied with money. How do I acquire enough of it to live comfortably while giving to charity, saving for various future expenses and investing? Apparently, there is a trade group out there that is interested in […]

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Reading, Writing and Dividends

I always like to hear what Mellody Hobson, the brilliant and photogenic president of Chicago-based Ariel Capital Management has to say about money. Mellody recently made a speech at a conference in San Francisco and I listened to part of it before going to bed. The running time is just short of 45 minutes. She’s right in […]

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Listen To Michelle

I was really hoping that Michelle Matson (her Website, RichChick.com, has been added to the blog roll) would not pull a September Essence out of her stack of glossies hawking the latest trends in fashion and, of all things, investing. She is right: Our precious, hard-earned money is not supposed to be subject to the […]

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Another Recruit into the Hall of Shame

This picture says so much about the times in which we live. A young professional guy, partying hard probably after having worked equally strenuously. The women are not dressed as professionally. And no, I won’t even count the one on the left, who absconded with some trader or investment banker’s shirt and tie. Perhaps they […]

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