Dream of Homeownership Eludes Black America as Mortgage Denials Persist

Why is access to homeownership still so out of reach for consumers of color? Why do so many blacks and Latinos continue to suffer disproportionate denials for mortgage loans?

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Prisons Are the New Plantations

The prison industry complex is one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States. How are these businesses affecting black American economies?

D.C. Job Fair Targets Millennials

Millennials in the District looking for work got the chance to attend a hiring fair specifically for them as part of a weeklong series to engage and strategize on how this community will sustain the job market.

Civil Leaders, Lawmakers Say Court Wrong to Weaken CFPB

After returning billions of dollars in restitution that helped more than 25 million consumers plagued with financial struggles, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was dealt a judicial low blow.

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: U.N. Panel Says U.S. Owes Reparations for Slavery

Despite African-Americans' feckless political influence toward making it an issue, reparations discussions are gaining recognition, strength and momentum.

Local Startup Helping Dominican Farmers

Luis Solis is working to change the plight of farmers in his native Dominican Republic with Caribé Exotic, his new juice startup that sources its tropical fruits directly from tiny farms on the island that would otherwise have no way ...

African-American Buying Power Tops $1 Trillion

In a new report, a leading market research firm has found that between 2010 and 2015, the African-American buying power grew from $995 billion to $1.3 trillion.

Financial Literacy Is Important for the Expected and Unexpected

Financial literacy is imperative when it comes to obtaining many things we want in life, especially those that may require financing.

10 Must-Know Facts to Help You Build and Manage Your Credit

Many consumers have questions about how credit works and the tangible habits that can help manage it responsibly.

Want to Buy a Home? 10 Ways to Save for Your Down Payment

If you dream of owning your own home but don't think you have enough money for a down payment, take another look. You could already have enough, or you might be closer than you think.

Can Healthy Habits Contribute to Financial Security?

When it comes to feelings about finances, working Americans are practically split down the middle, according to a recent study.

Claim Your Financial Power — Now

Many people get caught up with the idea of making a lot of money to achieve their financial goals. While a high income is appealing, what you do with the money you earn matters the most.

Dealing with Financial Crisis

At some point, we are all likely to face financial crisis: an unexpected expense, a layoff, illness or injury. To overcome such a crisis, you must be forward thinking and disciplined in managing your money.

Lessons Learned from the Great Recession

Eight years ago, the world as we knew it began to crumble. Everything we knew to be enduring became fragile, weak and vulnerable. The economic conditions were atrocious, so lest we forget, please review the facts.

Know Your Consumer Rights Under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

An old adage teaches that one man's pain is another's gain. That adage is a truism when it comes to the debt collection industry and the estimated 77 million people who have past-due debts.