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Black people struggling with debts are far less likely than their white peers to gain lasting relief from bankruptcy, according to a ProPublica analysis. Primarily to blame is a style of bankruptcy practiced by lawyers in the South. Novasha Miller pushed through the revolving doors of the black glass tower on Jefferson Avenue last December and… Read Article →

In Prince of Darkness, The Untold Story of Jeremiah G. Hamilton, Wall Street’s First Black Millionaire, Shane White, the Challis Professor of History and an Australian Professorial Fellow in the History Department at the University of Sydney specializing in African-American history, provides a vivid account and reveals the larger than life story of Jeremiah G. Hamilton, a… Read Article →

Documentary:The Water Front (2007). This short documentary (53 minutes), tells the story of a Detroit suburb, known as the birthplace of the auto-industry. Before Detroit, its appointed emergency city manager Kevin Orr, and its financial collapse, there was Highland Park. In June 2001, due to the city’s mounting fiscal crisis, an emergency financial manager was… Read Article →

Documentary: Can You Afford to Retire? (2006). As many SavvyReaders have come to understand, many baby Boomers are headed for a shock as they enter their retirement years. This PBS FRONTLINE television documentary notes that the two main strategies for funding retirement – defined benefit and defined contribution (e.g. 401[k]) plans – are in serious… Read Article →

Television Show: Til Debt Do Us Part.  This CNBC Prime show observes that with ninety percent of marriages breaking up because of money problems, it’s no surprise that many couples are in desperate need of help tackling their financial issues.  On the show, renowned financial author and columnist, Gail Vaz-Oxlade takes a tough-love approach to getting couples… Read Article →

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