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401(k) Hidden Fees Now Revealed – But Do You Know What They Mean?

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 06 May 2013 15:07.

You wouldn’t authorize a company to dive into your checking account at will to withdraw money for undisclosed “services rendered,” right? “But that’s what many people are unwittingly doing with the retirement plans,” says financial advisor Philip Rousseaux, a member of the esteemed Million Dollar Round Table association’s exclusive Top of the Table forum for the world’s most successful financial services professionals.
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Johns Hopkins and Barclays to Develop Youth Entrepreneurship to Benefit American Indians

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 06 May 2013 15:06.

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has partnered with Barclays Bank to develop a youth entrepreneurship program with the Bloomberg School’s Center for American Indian Health. The new initiative is aimed at designing an evidence-based program to inspire American Indian youth to stay in school and create business and social entrepreneurship opportunities.
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Reasons for Attending College Affect Students’ Academic Success

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 06 May 2013 15:04.

Students not performing well academically? Look no further—the answer may be in their motivation for attending college in the first place. Researchers at the Warner School of Education at the University of Rochester found that student motivation for attending college is related to academic success. And, they uncover unique relationships that exist between the different types of student motivation—as conceptualized by Self-Determination Theory (SDT)—and academic achievement and persistence.
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Choosing the Right College

Written by Featured Organization on Tuesday, 30 April 2013 12:49.

Choosing the right college can be a hassle and in some cases overwhelming. These are the most crucial four years of your life and it is important that you choose the institution that suits you best. It is never an easy task to choose a college to go to. After all, this will be a new experience for you and many times you go in blindly. There are numerous factors that play in the decision-making. Some of them include family preferences, distance from home, peer pressure, the reputation of the college, costs and what programs they offer, to name a few. But what is really important when choosing a college?
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Hispanic talent and Business Development Institute Seeks New Local Leaders

Written by Featured Organization on Tuesday, 30 April 2013 12:48.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – As the Hispanic workforce, consumer purchasing power, and small business owners in the United States continue to exponentially rise, the community at large is in need of authentic Hispanic leaders who can lead the new America. As the only Hispanic talent and business development institute of its kind in the nation, the Center for Hispanic Leadership, is equipped to fully meet this need by providing culturally-relevant training and thus cultivating executive-level Hispanic professionals. With local area market institute chapters now in place and thriving in Dayton, OH and Atlanta, GA, CHL is actively recruiting Hispanic professionals to launch and lead new chapters across the U.S.
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Organization Teaching African Americans How To Earn Up to $1,000,000 Annually Packaging Real Estate Development Joint Ventures

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 22 April 2013 18:37.

Boston, MA (April 16, 2013) -- The Founder of The REDI Foundation, non-profit institute, Richard Michael Abraham, announced today at The REDI Foundation's press conference that the mission to train professionals how to be successful packaging joint venture real estate developments is working very well.
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Blacks Less Prepared for Next Financial Crisis

Written by Freddie Allen, NNPA Washington Correspondent on Monday, 22 April 2013 18:33.

WASHINGTON – Minorities clinging to the middle class have come out of the Great Recession at a higher risk for falling into poverty during the next economic crisis, according to a recent report by the Center for American Progress, a nonpartisan think tank in Washington, D.C.
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Book Motivates Parents To Raise Chances of Academic Success

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 22 April 2013 18:30.

For several years, Vivian Owens wrote a newspaper column or magazine articles that underscored the idea of parents working at home with their children to improve learning performance. Her articles appeared in the NNPA newspapers and in Upscale Magazine. The book she penned in 1988, PARENTING FOR EDUCATION, was selected as a Resource in Education by the U.S. Department of Education.
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New Loan Policies Fail Black Students in College

Written by Freddie AllenNNPA Washington Correspondent on Monday, 15 April 2013 14:02.

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Like thousands of Black college students, Bethanie Fisher, a psychology major at Howard University depended heavily on the Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students program that allows parents to borrow the full amount of college tuition and fees. During, the 2007-2008 school year, an estimated 33 percent of undergraduate students that earned degrees at Historically Black Colleges and Universities received Parent PLUS loans, double the rate of all undergraduate students nationwide.
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Advocates Push to Preserve Foreclosure Program

Written by Charlene Crowell on Monday, 15 April 2013 13:55.

A broad coalition of state and national organizations is pushing to preserve a key federal program that has helped more than 1.1 million troubled homeowners and reduced mortgage payments by a median savings of $546 each month. The Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), created in response to the nation’s housing crisis, is set to close shop on December 31. Housing and consumer advocates are urging the U.S. Treasury Department to reconsider ending the program.