Money

  • Is Microfinance the Solution to African Poverty?
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    The Ghanaian based EB-Accion Savings Loans and Co. Ltd. rebranded to Pan-African Savings and Loans earlier this year. The decision to rebrand was informed by the company’s strategic goal of becoming “the leader in the microfinance sector in Africa,” said Emilia Atta-Fynn, the managing director. “Pan-African Savings and Loans will... Read more »
  • How to Budget for Unexpected Windfalls
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    You’ve finally hit the jackpot! Now what? Just as you should budget for emergencies, you can also be prepared for unexpected windfalls. We all know what it feels like to get hit with an unanticipated bill or expense. On the other hand, there are also times money falls into our hands... Read more »
  • US-Africa Business Forum Offers 3 Examples Of How To Profit While Moving Continent Forward
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    (Image: file) Driven to make lasting social–and commercial–change on a global scale? It turns out the recent U.S.-Africa Business Forum served as an ideal venue to advance that aspiration. Scores of global CEOs, political leaders, dignitaries, and entrepreneurs gathered at New York’s venerable Plaza Hotel to engage in discussions and deals... Read more »
  • An Easy, Affordable Way To Buy Stocks
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    (Image: iStock.com/gruizza) One of the easiest and most affordable ways to build an investment portfolio is through a program called the dividend reinvestment plan (DRIP). This low-cost way of buying stocks allows you to purchase just one share of a company’s stock. AT&T, Carnival, Costco, Disney, Dunkin’ Donuts, Home Depot, Pepsi,... Read more »
  • Are You Tired of Undersaving?
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    We can always save more money, right? It’s nice to think so, but it’s often easier said than done. In reality, saving money takes planning, budgeting, and discipline. If the balance of your savings account isn’t exactly where you want it to be don’t worry, it can just be a... Read more »
  • Tired of Living Paycheck to Paycheck? Escape Now
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    Do you sometimes feel like you are robbing Peter to pay Paul?  Have you ever felt like there was more month than money? You are probably tired of spinning your wheels, falling behind on bills, and feeling like it is almost impossible for you to save money because you are... Read more »
  • Meet the Courageous Congressman Advocating for Slave Reparations
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    Georgetown University recently apologized for owning and selling 272 slaves and introduced new measures to grant preferential admissions treatment to descendants. This historic move has rekindled the national debate about slave reparations and drawn widespread attention from the global community.   Value of U.S. Slave Labor Slavery was the engine of the... Read more »
  • 3 Money Habits Millennials Should Practice Now
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    Paying off student loans or saving money for the future is a common conflict many millennials face after graduating college and entering the workforce. The graduating class of 2015 reached new heights as the most indebted class ever with a little more than $35,000 in student loan debt, and we can only... Read more »
  • 3 Fundraising Lessons From the Smithsonian African-American Museum
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    Image: Lonnie Major I remember the unseasonably, mild February morning when more than 600 of the most prominent, powerful business and political luminaries — including President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama — gathered in Washington, DC to participate in history: The groundbreaking of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum... Read more »
  • Business Owners Should Factor Retirement Into Their Financial Planning
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    As business owners and entrepreneurs, you may want to reinvest profits back into your business. However, don’t forget about your personal retirement planning. Entrepreneurs and business owners who are baby boomers (over the age of 50) are not well prepared for retirement, according to a Small Business Administration report, Retirement, Recessions,... Read more »