How The Rich Are Increasing Your Student Loan Debt

If you’re one of President Obama’s fifteen million Twitter followers, you may have seen his #dontdoublemyrates tweets lately. The controversy stems from the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, which, among other things, reduced the fixed interest rates on newly originated subsidized Stafford loans for undergraduate students only, from 6.8% in 2007 down a sliding scale until they hit 3.4% in the 2011-2012 school year.… [Read more]

Making Your Money Matter –Part 4 of 4

This is part four of a four-part series on aligning your personal finances with your values.  Find parts one, two, and three here. 

The final step in aligning your personal finances with your life values? Follow through, and follow up.

Follow through.  Last week you set some very specific goals. Make them happen. Then set more goals.… [Read more]

Making Your Money Matter — Part 3 of 4

This is part three of a four-part series on aligning your personal finances with your values.  Find parts one and two here. 

Okay, now we get to the fun stuff. And by “fun”, I mean “the part where you actually have to face your realities and how that may or may not be in line with what you think.”  Don’t be afraid; I’m here to hold your hand, and I promise I’ve heard it all before.… [Read more]

Making Your Money Matter: Part 2 of 4

This is part two of a four-part series on aligning your personal finances with your values.  Click here for part one.

Last week we talked about the first step in aligning your personal finances with your values, which was identifying your life values in the first place. If you don’t know what you want to accomplish, you won’t be able to make your money work for you.… [Read more]

Making Your Money Matter: Part 1 of 4

This is part one of a four-part series on aligning your personal finances with your values.

There are a million resources out there for managing personal finances — everything from debt-free living to investing wisely to balancing your checkbooks. This series is not going to be about that. It’s going to be about how to align your personal finances with the rest of your life.… [Read more]

An Open Letter To The Black Church

*Editor’s Note: We believe that this article, written by Ryan C. Mack* is fitting in honour of Black History Month. Effective education and economic empowerment have been described by some as the last Civil Rights frontiers.

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We need you to step up!

The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Expenditure Survey in the year of 2008 calculated the average annual contribution of Black households to religious organizations was $683. … [Read more]