Tom:  Good morning, Mellody! You are joining us this morning with some reminders for our taxes.  Mellody: I am, Tom. I know it is not always…

Tom: Very interesting topic today – we are talking interest rates and race? Mellody: That is correct, Tom. A study published in july found a significant…


Tom: You are joining us this morning with some news on wages. Mellody: I am, Tom. Last week, the labor department released the official numbers…

Thinking about and planning for retirement and retirement income when you are still finding your place in the workforce can be quite difficult. Some of…


The latest Pew Reasearch Center study finds the Median Net Worth of White households is 13 times greater than Blacks and 10 times greater than Hispanics.  That’s right, not TWICE or THREE times greater but THIRTEEN and TEN times greater.  Check out the study for yourself.  Click here for the Pew Reasearch Center Study.

People oftentimes rationalize the idea: “I work hard I deserve something nice”. I’m not faulting anyone for that, but I just want to introduce the concept of thinking forward.  I am no one’s Financial advisor, CPA or Financial Broker. I do not have a certification in this regard, but what I do have is COMMON […]


Roland Martin talks with the Washington Post‘s Michelle Singletary about The Pew Study which showed 40% of women are the primary breadwinners in the home.

There is a crazy new TV show called Catfish out that deals with this and Notre Dame football player Manti Te’o has found himself in some crazy drama with lots of  unanswered questions .  we have a poll up now asking what do online daters lie about themost? Pic, income, height or sexuality? Text Date to 96230. […]

I am a convicted felon living on a fixed income, and due to a disability I  can’t keep a good job. And, it’s because of my disability not because of my  conviction. My new girlfriend is a doctor. She doesn’t care about my finances and I  believe in standing on my own two feet. So, […]

FROM BV ON MONEY: Based on the data from, the major you choose in college can play a huge role in how much money you have in your pocket after you graduate. I don’t personally think that choosing a low-paying major is a bad thing, but you should probably make sure you know what […]

(From Hey working parents—ready for some good news? A study detailed in today’s New York Times bears the surprising news that contrary to popular belief, working parents are actually spending more time with their kids. A lot more.

From a man's perspective- if you are the female spouse of an unemployed man, here are a few things that can help you motivate him.