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T-Pain has felt the pain of being broke after he earned millions. The rapper sat down with The Breakfast Club and opened up about his financial struggles and the lessons he’s learned going from really rich to financial ruin. —WATCH: T-Pain bounces when hit with beach ball during concert for youth...
Shelby County Trustee Regina Morrison Newman recently unveiled an upgrade of the Trustee’s mobile app, with a new name and platform for taxpayers to pay property taxes from their smartphone; payitShelby is now payit901. The Trustee’s Office began using the mobile app in December 2017 and has processed over 128,000...
State Rep. Barbara Cooper will hold a District 86 community meeting in conjunction with the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) to discuss housing opportunities. Doreen Graves, West Tennessee Liaison with the THDA, will address the group and answer questions. Graves will discuss obtaining home loans and THDA’s down payment assistance...
The median wealth of Black Americans will plummet to zero by 2053, if things remain as they currently are. You read that correctly. Black Enterprise magazine reports that according to the Prosperity Now and the Institute for Policy Studies’ The Road to Zero Wealth report, it doesn’t matter how fat your...
By: Maiysha Kai Money is green, but when it comes to leveraging the power of our dollars to best benefit the community, many of us feel it best to buy black whenever possible. With that in mind, The Glow Up is here to remind you that it’s once again National...
Substantial work had already been done revising the $20 bill with an image of Harriet Tubman before a six-year delay was announced by the Trump administration, citing security and technical concerns. A mock-up of the bill, obtained by The New York Times on Friday, shows the fearless freedom fighter. The...
NEW YORK (BUSINESS WIRE) – On Friday, Chase and ESSENCE announced the launch of Currency Conversations, a new campaign created to help black women across America achieve financial success. This campaign, which is an early example of Chase’s recently-announced Advancing Black Pathways commitment, will foster local communities of black...
TSD Newsroom In her first book – “Twenty Something” – Carlissa A. Shaw Esq. focuses on advice for young women entering adulthood. The Memphis-based lawyer discusses things she wishes she would have known, including walking away from toxic relationships and financial literacy. The “Twenty Something” book release is set for Dec....
According to a recent study by the Financial Industry Regulation Authority (FINRA), two-thirds of Americans cannot pass a financial literacy test. Such tasks as devising a budget, computing interest on a loan, maintaining a savings account, understanding how investments and the stock market work, balancing a checking account each month,...
On January 22, 2008, then-President George W. Bush signed Executive Order 13455, creating the 16-member President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy. The council members represented a diversity of organizations, including corporations, non-profits, faith-based groups, state government agencies, regulatory authorities and academic institutions. The council adopted the Financial Literacy and Education...