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[About Time] Guess the Black Icon Soon to Be on Your $20's

Plus, some real change for your $10 bills.
Is It a Matter of Convenience?

American Money: Love, Finance and Preparing for Marriage

Four strategies to move toward the same financial future.
Income Inequality

American Money: Neighborhood Assistance Programs Can Lend You a Hand

These programs can help you provide for your family.
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American Money: Celebrating the Holidays on a Budget

Don’t let an empty bank account ruin your holiday spirit.
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American Money: Refinancing Your Home

Things to consider before you talk to lenders.
Federal Budget

American Money: Could a Blue-Collar Job Be Right for You?

Your dream job may be closer than you think.
Harvard Students Build Shantytown on Campus

American Money: Are Elite Colleges Worth the Price Tag?

Tuition cost shouldn’t indicate the value of your degree.
Find a Reputable Realtor

American Money: How the Shutdown Affects Black Home Ownership

Thousands of African-Americans’ home loans have stalled.
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American Money: Stages of Wealth Building

Strategies to build up your wealth for every stage of life.
Lawsuits Allege HSBC, Bank of America Discriminated Against Blacks

American Money: Government Offers Aid for Homeowners Struggling to Pay Mortgages

There is still help available for cash-strapped Americans.
Higher Interest Rates for All - There has been a lot of talk and back and forth between lawmakers about the potentially catastrophic consequences if the nation’s debt limit isn’t raised and the U.S. defaults on its debts. But individual Americans also would be impacted in ways they can ill afford. Here are some of the ways their lives would likely be impacted.People who apply for or are currently paying off home and auto loans and credit cards will be hit with higher interest rates. And because those rates are expected to rise significantly, African-Americans will have even less access to loans than they do now.(Photo: REUTERS/Stelios Varias)

American Money: Alternative Ways to Build Credit

Can you build credit without a credit card?