finance

Starting a business takes a lot of prayer, planning, confidence, and, most important, money. Some entrepreneurs have been able to start from literally nothing and build empires from the ground up. Others have come out of the gate looking for, and securing, small business loans to assist with the expenses associated with starting their own […]

If you haven’t heard, Black women have exploded on the entrepreneurial scene and more and more of us are looking to go independent and start our own business. After the 2007/2008 recession and housing debacle, many of us have turned side hustles into our main sources of income, to the tune of $52.6 billion dollars in revenue. […]

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Tom: What’s expected for the retail sector during this holiday shopping season? Mellody: That is the big question, Tom. Overall, the retail sector has had a…

Ahhh, the mid-twenties. You’ve left some of the ways of your youth behind and maybe you are starting to feel like adulthood is here to…

I tried to drive by this powerful image and had to turn around, get out of my car and capture it. Race/racism is the biggest Jedi mind trick ever played on America. Wealth and poverty are the great equalizers in this nation; neither discriminates. All the BS in between is just a smoke screen. #getmoney […]

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In today’s “Money Mondays” segment, Mellody Hobson discusses IPOs. This morning we are talking initial public offerings? We are, Tom! We have seen an incredible…

Pioneering sculptor Isaac Scott Hathaway (pictured) was chosen as the first African American to design a U.S. Mint coin on this day 66 years ago.…

For a better half of my day I sat at my desk refreshing my page to the HelloBeautiful homepage until it was confirmed that the…

By Alisha L. Gordon $89,263.66. That’s how much it cost for me to achieve the “American dream.” You know that dream, right? The one that says “if you work hard, go to school, and get a degree, you’ll find a good job that you can work for 30 years, retire and live comfortably with fond […]

Tax time: That interestingly peculiar time of year when ordinarily smart people begin to make really dumb financial decisions. Isn’t it amazing to watch what a little extra cash, okay well for some, maybe a lot of extra cash lining the pockets can do? The average tax refund for 2011 may be a little over […]