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Houston Money Week 2018 Kicks Off April 14-22, 2018

Houstonians will have the opportunity to gain a financial education with tools to help them save money, grow their money, improve their credit score, prepare for retirement and more during Houston Money Week kicking off April 14-22, 2018. The city’s ...

Budget to Reduce Your Debt

Managing your money can seem like a daunting task when trying to weigh out what must get paid versus buying things that you just want. The later is the troublemaker. All those incidental expenses for desires that you think you ...

5 easy steps to improve your credit score

Question: What are some ideas on how to boost my credit score? Your credit score plays a leading role in your life.

For the First Time Ever, A Black Woman is the New Face of the $10 Bill in Canada

More than 70 years ago, Viola Desmond stood up for civil rights in Canada when she refused to leave a whites-only section of a theater. Last week, she was honored as the first Black person and a non-royal woman to ...

Remington, one of America's oldest gun makers, files for bankruptcy

Remington Outdoor Brands has filed for bankruptcy. The bankruptcy filing allows Remington to stay in business while restructuring its massive debt. The company has been planning to reduce its debt by $700 million through the Chapter 11 process and contribute ...

Wells Fargo's CEO is getting a 36% raise after the bank's nightmare year

Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan got a 36% raise after one of the darkest years in the bank's history.

The death of the big toy store

Looking to buy a toy for your kids? You'll probably have to shop at a retail Goliath like Amazon, Walmart or Target. Now that Toys "R" Us is closing all its US stores as well as its stores in the ...

Tax on millionaires boosts California mental health services, study finds

A statewide tax on the wealthy has significantly boosted mental health programs in California's largest county, helping to reduce homelessness, incarceration and hospitalization, according to a report released Tuesday.

Google says it will ban cryptocurrency ads

Advertisements for bitcoin and other virtual currencies will soon disappear from Google.

Big retail day; UK action on Russia; Prudential split

1. Retail bonanza: It's a big day for global retailers. The US Census Bureau will publish retail sales data for February at 8:30 a.m. ET. Economists expect the report to show a 0.3% increase in sales over the previous month.

Why Japan's Economy Still Needs Help After $3 Trillion Binge

Interest rates are rising in many of the world's major developed economies, with one big exception: Japan.

Research Shows African Americans Are More Optimistic About Their Financial Futures Than Any Other Race/EthnicityResearch Shows African Americans Are More Optimistic About Their Financial Futures Than

Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE:LNC) announced today that its Financial Focus research study shows African Americans are more optimistic about their financial futures than any other race/ethnicity with 53 percent expecting significant personal financial improvements within the next five years—and despite ...

Exceeding Carnival Guests’ Expectation with a Listening Ear

As a child, my mother often said the phrase, “You have two ears and one mouth because you need to listen more than you speak.” Well, Arnold Donald, Carnival Corporation’s CEO, must have heard the same thing as a kid ...

Texas Adds 306,900 Jobs Over the Year

Texas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.9 percent in December and remains below the U.S. unemployment rate of 4.1 percent. The Texas economy added 306,900 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs over the year, including 400 jobs added in December. Annual employment ...

Five Smart Things to Do BEFORE You Start Investing

If you're a young professional starting out in your career, you may be eager to start investing right away. Slow down, says Eric Tyson, MBA, author of the new book Investing in Your 20s & 30s For Dummies®. There are ...