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What Women Need to Know About Money Management and Investments

As more women pursue higher education, become entrepreneurs, and outlive their mates, they will have access to increasing amounts of money to spend, leverage, and invest.

Total Financial Planning

This Special Financial Issue of The Informer is committed to providing information for the primarily African-American readership to get its financial house in order.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Scrutinized

Some have argued that the bureau, which supervises banks, credit unions and other fiscal companies while tasked with enforcing consumer financial laws, hasn't done its job in protecting American citizens.

Student Financial Aid Understanding the FAFSA

Who is eligible for federal financial aid? Nearly every student is eligible for some form of financial aid, including low-interest Federal Stafford and/or parent PLUS loans, regardless of income or circumstances.

What is Investing?

One method often used to achieve financial security is to have your money work for you. I am talking about investing.

Congresswoman Seeks Changes in Credit Reporting

Congresswoman Maxine Waters, a ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee, has proposed an overhaul of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Corinthian Colleges Told to Pay Up

A college education is supposed to open the doors to lifelong careers and entry into America's middle class. Yet students who enrolled at one of the more than 100 Corinthian College campuses across the country had college experiences characterized by ...

October is National Special Needs Law Month

Those who are the most vulnerable need support and careful consideration and strategic planning for long-term care.

Black Auto Buyers Get a Raw Deal

After most automobile purchases, many consumers wonder whether the deal they signed was a fair one. Black consumers too often get a raw deal rather than a fair one because black borrowers and other consumers of color pay more for ...

Wealth and Income Inequalities Bad for America

Amid stagnant wages, nagging underemployment and unemployment, many families continue to struggle with their finances.

Why African-Americans Are in Desperate Need of Mortgage Help

Buying a house or a piece of property to call your own is the American Dream. But, if you're African-American, that dream is becoming further out of reach.

Back-to-School Time

In making sure that our children are safe, we should anticipate what would be needed if something were to happen to us. Immediately, if there was a tragedy, would the legal supports be in place?

Do's and Don'ts of Charge-Off Debts

With 19 of the nation's banks annually selling $37 billion in charged-off debts, the absence of clear guidelines for banks and debt collectors has led to many consumers facing lawsuits, harassing telephone calls and threats over debts that they may ...

Pencils, Pens … and Property Insurance?

When preparing for college, property insurance is probably the last thing on a student’s mind. However, some students at Duke University learned about the importance of property insurance the hard way.

Ending the Payday Lending Debt Trap

In just a few days, the debt trap at the core of small-dollar loans that come with triple-digit interest rates and debt traps has generated an unprecedented groundswell of national and local attention.