How to Get Your First Salary Increase or Promotion This Year

Getting a raise at a new job is often seen as a complicated or uncomfortable task, especially for millennials. We tend to either be too scared to seek out a salary increase or promotion at our new job, or think we’re unworthy of deserving one. I recently posted about how I found my first job out of college after majoring in an industry that was not More...

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By Patrice Washington On Friday, January 31st, 2014
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Read This Before You Quit Your Day Job

Tired of being overworked and underpaid? Ready to do your own thing? Well, you aren’t alone. I speak to people every week who say they want to take the plunge into converting their dreams, thoughts and ideas More...

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By Sandy Smith On Monday, January 27th, 2014
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Black Unemployment Decreased…Or Did It?

According to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for African Americans fell from a shocking 16.9% in 2010 to 11.9% as of December 2013.  The 5% decrease in the unemployment rate More...

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By Sandy Smith On Monday, January 27th, 2014
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What’s Keeping You From Finding A Job

I am the first to recognize that there are a multitude of factors that are beyond our control that will make it very hard to find employment within a reasonable amount of time. While I won’t say that these reasons More...

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African Americans are significantly more likely to have some type of debt (94%) compared with the general population (82%). Credit card debt, student loan debt, and personal loans are all significantly higher in the African American community.

Source: Prudential’s 2013 "African American Financial Experience" study