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Indiana woman aims to empower with money management skills

Oct. 10, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Deshaun Stewart said his mother’s money lessons started as soon as he was old enough to crave the latest pair of Air Jordan sneakers. “We started having those conversations in my pre-teen years, because you’re looking at all the nice things...

How to benefit from corporate pledges to minority businesses

Sep. 30, 2021 07:01 AM EDT

Since the start of 2020, companies from Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase to Google and Twitter have pledged billions of dollars to support entrepreneurs of color. All those dollars don’t go directly into business owners’ pockets, however. Many are being invested in...

Former Mississippi foster teen is on the road to success

Sep. 12, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — As heavy droplets of water fell one late August afternoon, Sirayah Miller stood outside with eyes closed, oblivious to the rain. Surrounding her was a small group of women, including Sarah Dale Harmon, a longtime foster parent. Just around the...

Kimberly Palmer: Check finances now to avoid falling behind

Sep. 06, 2021 07:02 AM EDT

Fall is the perfect time to review your finances because there’s still time to make adjustments before the end of the year. The continuing pandemic and economic uncertainty are making it more complicated, but financial experts recommend taking a close look at your savings and planning for...

Kimberly Palmer: Do video games level up kids’ money skills?

Aug. 30, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

Every few days, my 8-year-old son, Neal, asks if he can “earn something” on Roblox, a popular online video game platform. That’s his way of suggesting I buy him Robux, the platform’s currency, in exchange for him doing a chore or extra academic assignment. While...

Insider Q&A: What's next for student loans in the COVID era

Aug. 30, 2021 08:12 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Before starting advocacy group the Student Borrower Protection Center, Seth Frotman was the Student Loan Ombudsman at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. That's effectively the federal government's point person for student loan issues. Frotman held...

Millennial Money: Pandemic spurs school finance courses

Aug. 24, 2021 07:02 AM EDT

Many of us don’t learn how to manage money until we’re faced with our first true financial decision, like renting an apartment, applying for a credit card or buying a car. But what if you learned about budgeting or credit scores in the low-stakes environment of a classroom instead? It may...

G League Ignite's first wave nets trio of NBA draft picks

Jul. 30, 2021 19:58 PM EDT

Jalen Green, Jonathan Kuminga and Isaiah Todd all bet that bypassing college basketball to get the jump on an NBA career was the right call. The three teenagers will soon find out how well their preps-to-pros path – being paid to play on a G League team designed to...