One international scam artist has hit pay dirt with a woman who has sent him more than $1 million because she thinks they’re in love.…

After last week’s post on financial scams ruining the Black community , I received an overwhelming amount of response. Between the several websites which adopted the post or created their own conversations around it, I read well over 100 comments presumably from other Black people reminding me of scams I left out. People proclaimed I […]

Despite the advancement we’ve endured over the last 50 years, generational poverty and financial illiteracy continue to run rampant in the Black community. We’ve been able to earn substantially more over time and yet fiscally we remain disproportionately behind our counterparts. If financial education tops the list for why a significant gap remains, I believe […]

Twenty five percent of all charitable giving is done during the holiday season between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. While many of us use this time to give back and take advangtage of tax write offs, others utilize this time to scam unsuspecting do-gooders and exploit the kindness in all of us. The Federal Trade […]

VIA CONSUMER REPORTS: Whether by choice or necessity, American consumers are increasingly relying on debit rather than credit cards. Debit card spending has risen steadily, growing from 47.7 percent of purchases made with plastic in 2003 to 58.9 percent in 2008 and it is expected to surpass 67 percent by 2013, according to the Nilson […]