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Fair credit denials limit wealth-building for Black consumers and businesses

By Charlene Crowell For much of Black America, access to fair and responsible credit has been an elusive promise. Whether as consumers seeking the pride...

Retirement And The IRS: What Seniors Need To Know At Tax-Filing Time

Retirement and the effects of aging come with a lot of changes, but at least one thing remains constant. Every April 15, Uncle Sam wants...

White House Budget Proposal Cuts $8.6 Billion from HUD Programs Serving Low-and-Moderate Income Consumers

By Charlene Crowell Once again, the White House Budget Proposal slashes funding and programs that many low-and-moderate income consumers rely upon. From higher education to a...

Voters Prefer Payday Lending Protection, Regulators Seek Less

By Charlene Crowell Once upon a time in Washington, Congress enacted the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act that also created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)....

Black America’s Housing Crisis: More Renters Than Homeowners, Homeless Population Jumps 12%

By Charlene Crowell No matter who you are, or where you live, there’s a central concern that links consumers all over the country: the ever-rising...

Having The Talk with Your Kids, the Big Money Talk

By: Gregg Murset, CEO BusyKid Discussing the nitty-gritty of personal financial situations has typically been viewed as taboo. It is one of the topics you...

Don’t Let Predatory Lenders Rob Your Holiday Joy

By: Charlene Crowell After the nation gives thanks for its many blessings, the annual season of holiday joy begins with its barrage of celebrations both secular...

14 Money Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make in Your 30s

By: Andrew Latham, SuperMoney Everybody expects you to mess up during your roaring 20s. After all, you still have time to set things right. Making...

Black Homeownership Plummets to ‘Crisis’ Level, New NAREB President Promises Strategies for Increase

(TriceEdneyWire.com) - The new "commander and chief" of Black Homeownership in America has released a new strategy for raising the numbers that...

Air traffic taxes could double

By: Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr.   NNPA NEWSWIRE - Working families in the African American community and beyond have a hard-enough time keeping...

102 House Members Rebuke Delay of Payday Loan Rule; Rev. Dr. Frederick Douglass Haynes testifies

By: Charlene Crowell Anyone who struggles with the rising costs of living knows all too well how hard it is to try stretching dollars when there’s...

America’s Racial Wealth Gap Could Cost Economy $1.5 Trillion

By: Charlene Crowell America’s nagging racial wealth gap has been the focus of many research reports and economic policy debates. Now new research...

5 Tips to protecting your financial info after Capital One data breach

In the aftermath of Capital One’s announcement on Monday that roughly 100 million credit card applications had been compromised in a data breach, exposing...

NAACP and CRL: Student Debt Weighs Heaviest on Black America

By: Charlene Crowell From its founding in 1909 to today, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has endured as a vital...

Delinquent Dallas County taxpayers receiving warning letters from lawyers

The good news is 98.6 percent of Dallas County taxpayers have paid their 2018 annual property taxes (2019 taxes will be billed in October 2019)....

Equifax Data Breach Settlement: What You Should Know

By: Alvaro Puig, Consumer Education Specialist, FTC In September of 2017, Equifax announced a data breach that exposed the personal information of 147 million people....

SMU study found Black and Latinx college graduates had some of the highest debt-to-income ratios

College students in Texas who graduated from public universities with a bachelor’s degree had, on average, student loan debts that equaled 74 percent of...

Will White House Advisory Council Act to End America’s Affordable Housing Crisis?

By: Charlene Crowell Nearly 90 years ago, Kelly Miller (1863-1939), a Black sociologist and mathematician, said, “The Negro is up against the white man’s standard, without the white...

$200M in Restitution and Forgiveness Delivers Financial Justice to consumers harmed by for-profit colleges

By:  Charlene Crowell The struggle to eliminate high-cost predatory debt is a daunting one, particularly for Black America. As the access to affordable credit, loans...

More bold actions needed to abate the nation’s $1.5 trillion debt crisis

By: Charlene Crowell The annual season of college commencements have a unique way of bringing together multiple generations of families in celebration. For the 135th...
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