DMV Black-owned businesses to shop at during Juneteenth weekend

Juneteenth is a holiday celebrated on June 19th. It marks the day in Galveston, Texas in 1865 when the slaves heard the news that they were free due to President Abraham Lincoln signing the Emancipation Proclamation. With many companies making Juneteenth an official holiday and the House just passing the bill to make it a […]

Drive off in your dream car with these 5 car buying tips

It is well-known that Memorial Day weekend is one of the best times to purchase a car. For one, this is the time of the year when you will have the largest selection of models to choose from. Additionally, 3-day weekends mean people have an extra day to shop so dealerships will ramp up their […]

5 Great Personal Finance books

As Financial Literacy month comes to an end, here’s a handful of books that will help you learn personal finance basics, as well as other crucial money lessons that will not only improve your personal finances but your life in general. No matter what your current situation is, there is something for you to learn […]

Tips to improve your financial literacy

Financial literacy is the foundation of your relationship with money, and it is a life-long journey of learning. It is the combination of financial, credit, and debt management knowledge that is necessary to make financially responsible decisions. Financial literacy is critical because it equips us with the knowledge and skills, we need to manage money […]

Tips for beginner investors

Stocks are equity investments that represent legal ownership in a company. You become a part-owner of the company when you purchase shares. Investing in stocks can be an efficient way to build wealth over time. Learning how to invest wisely and with patience over time can result in substantial returns. Almost every member of the […]

Top 5 good quality cars for a great price

When you’re about to spend your hard-earned money on a new car, it’s tempting to save money by going for the car with the lowest price. However, that cheap car can end up costing you in the long run. The low-price tag might conceal high insurance costs, require frequent repairs, or have you spending hundreds […]

What you need to know for this year’s tax season

  From an increase in people working from home resulting in deduction questions, to the tax status of stimulus checks, small-business loans, and other forms of financial assistance, this year’s tax season could cause an extra headache. The IRS will begin accepting and processing tax returns for the 2020 tax year on Feb 12, nearly […]

2021 Money Saving Challenge!

  Lets be honest, we could all use some extra money. By setting financial goals and participating in a money savings challenge, you can set yourself up for financial success. The beginning of a new year is a great time to start one of these challenges. You can make your money-savings challenge the ultimate goal for […]

Tips for 2020’s Holiday Shopping Season

2020’s holiday shopping season will be one for the books. Due to changes in consumer preferences and economic situations as a result of the global pandemic we’re currently battling, holiday shopping this year will be unlike any other holiday shopping season prior. While a recent McKinsey report predicts a 25% net decrease in holiday shopping intent this 2020 […]

Businesses thriving in the pandemic

The first two quarters of 2020 were a historically dark time for the U.S. economy, as COVID-19 seized normal operations everywhere. Many businesses will not reopen, and many employees will not return to their jobs. According to The National Bureau of Economic Research  42% of the recent COVID-19-related layoffs will become permanent. Uncertainty forces change, and […]