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It’s Time to Audit Your Autopay Subscriptions

Photo: Manuel Esteban (Shutterstock) How many subscription services do you pay for? A study by the tech consulting firm West Monroe found that the average American spends $237 a month on autopay subscriptions, or $2,844 for the year, and most of them underestimate what they think they owe. If you’re not sure what you’re spending,...

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WATCH: George Floyd Killing: Los Angeles Protests

WATCH: George Floyd Killing: Los Angeles Protests

George Floyd was an African American man murdered in the hands of the police. He was unarmed, handcuffed, and laying on the ground when a police office put his knee on George’s neck for close 9 minutes, ending his life. Protests agains the killing of George Floyd have broken out across the U.S, some of...

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How to Hire a Financial Advisor Who Won’t Rip You Off

Photo: Shutterstock Let’s face it: Money management is hard, and most of us aren’t as good at it as we could (or should) be. From taxes to investing to debt-busting, there’s a lot that goes into financial planning. And while we’re all for learning to do it yourself, there are a number of reasons to...

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5 Inspiring Moments from the George Floyd Protests

5 Inspiring Moments from the George Floyd Protests

It has been an incredibly historic time in America. Protests over the killing of George Floyd have broken out in all 50 states, in large gatherings in big cities, in small crowds in tiny towns. Although there have been numerous inspiring moments in the weeks of protests that are still ongoing, here are the top...

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The Best Time to Get Married, Depending On Your Taxes

Photo: Shutterstock You’d have to be a very practical person to schedule your wedding around taxes, but most people do think about the financial benefits of marriage before they tie the knot. Your timing can affect how much you pay the IRS—and it’s helpful to understand the impact marriage has on your taxes so you’re...

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These Black Incarceration Rates Are Why The Struggle Isn’t Even Close to Over

These Black Incarceration Rates Are Why The Struggle Isn’t Even Close to Over

Freedom is like religion to usJustice is juxtapositionin’ usJustice for all just ain’t specific enoughOne son died, his spirit is revisitin’ usTruant livin’ livin’ in us, resistance is usThat’s why Rosa sat on the bus…-Common, “Glory” It’s difficult to imagine America without prisons and jails. Few things are as American as tossing people into institutions...

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Should You Buy a Home or Just Keep Renting?

Photo: Alena Mozhjer (Shutterstock) You’re out of debt, and you’ve start funneling your money toward your next big financial goal: buying a house. Advertisement For a long time, conventional wisdom seemed to be that you grow up and buy a home because that’s just what you do. But lately, people are realizing that it isn’t...

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Could the Fear of Black Success Be Crippling Black-Owned Businesses?

Could the Fear of Black Success Be Crippling Black-Owned Businesses?

For quite some time, leaders in the Black community have been urging people to support Black-owned businesses. It’s all too often that the public sees Black-owned businesses struggle to match the success of their competitors even when they offer services and products that are of equal quality. Many theories have been pitched as to why this...