#WhyIStayed In My Abusive Marriage and #WhyILeft

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Every morning while driving into work I blast the song “Fighter” by Christina Aguillera.  It gives me the kick in the @$$ I need to face my day with a calendar full of people who are depending on me to fight their battles with them. And it reminds me of everything I went through during and after leaving my abusive marriage. They say our favorite More...

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By #MoneyChat Staff Author On Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Millennials: How You Can Afford to Live Well on Your Own

With the job market slowly recovering and the student loan debt crisis this country is currently facing, it’s no wonder why at least 3 in 10 millennials had to move back in with their parents and even more young More...

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By Ginger Dean On Monday, October 5th, 2015

Financial Tips to Follow Before You Start a Family

You may never truly feel ready for a baby. Children need a lot of money. That’s just a fact. If you’re thinking about having kids, you may want to follow a few of these tips to help yourself get at least a little More...

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By LaTisha Styles On Sunday, September 27th, 2015

3 Financial Tools to Help Reduce Stress

I recently found an old letter that I wrote to myself when I was very broke and extremely stressed. I wrote the letter and saved it so that I could look back and laugh. I knew that I would make it through that stressful More...

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By Briana Myricks On Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Top 10 Cities for African American Families

When it comes time for you to start and raise your family, you want to make sure you do it in the right setting. You take many things into account, including the cost of living, job opportunities, housing prices, More...

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By Sandy Smith On Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

These Big Companies Own Your Food Choices

Although you may stand in a grocery aisle with what seems like an endless array of choices of different brands to choose from, a new infographic shows just how little choice you have in who manufactures your food. Let’s More...

By Rhonda Williams On Monday, April 14th, 2014

Life Insurance: 5 Things You’re Dying to Know

I know, I know a terrible play on words but I just couldn’t resist.  As we age the realities of life become more evident.  Aches and pains no longer just go away; grey hairs appear in places you don’t More...

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By Romeo Jeremiah On Sunday, February 9th, 2014

How a Sandwhich Shop Can Teach You to Live a Prosperous Life

I was in Lenny’s Sub Shop the other day ordering lunch when I came across their company’s core values. After a quick read, I realized that their core values are things that apply to us as individuals. We More...

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By Sandy Smith On Saturday, February 1st, 2014

Why You Shouldn’t Depend On Your Employer’s Life Insurance

For the first time in my life I’m buying life insurance. I’ve always had life insurance coverage through my various employers, but I never bothered to purchase my own life insurance because I thought that I More...

What is Wealth?
By Romeo Jeremiah On Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

What is Wealth?

As the author of the personal finance book, How We Prevent Wealth: A Personal Finance Reflection, I’ll give my own definition of wealth, in which you can use to construct your own opinion. This is necessary because More...


Did you know?

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