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4/12/17- Roland Martin talks to the Chairman of Hope Global Forums, John Hope Bryant about the importance of building wealth and being around like-minded money individuals. “Noting changes your life more today other than God and love than moving your credit score. We’re moving credit scores 120 points on the streets. Poverty has nothing to […]

4/3/17- Roland Martin is live on the 2017 Fantastic Voyage presented by Ford to talk to America’s wealth coach Deborah Owens about income opportunities and the wealth gap for African Americans. Listen below.

We are talking retirement again this week, but from a different perspective. This morning, you are here to give us some tips for retiring single. Why? There are simply more people facing retirement without a spouse – either by choice, or because they are divorced or widowed. In 2015, for the first time in the […]

  This morning we are discussing the labor market. Why is the labor market making news right now? Right now, the labor market is making news because it is on a tear, Last week, we learned the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits is closing in on a 44-year low, signaling that the job […]

12/19/16 – Rob Wilson gives tips on holiday shopping including one big no-no: don’t use credit for holiday shopping! Rob Wilson is a financial advisor, television contributor and new media personality who concentrates his practice on providing advice to and managing financial affairs for successful professional athletes, entertainers and other young professionals. His work providing […]

  Today’s Money Mondays segment focuses on interest rates. The Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee will meet this week, and most of the people that follow it believe that the Committee will raise interest rates. This is something we have been expecting for some time, but it looks more certain now with unemployment falling […]

Saturday marked one year since the deadline for retailers to officially switch over to EMV microchip cards. Tell us about how the transition has gone.  Mellody: It has gone fairly well, considering what a huge undertaking it is. It is no small thing to change how people pay for things with their credit or debit cards, […]

Yet another story that raises concerns about privacy and security. What do we need to know about the Yahoo breach? Mellody: We have obviously seen an increase in breaches lately, as fraudsters and hackers continue to find ways into companies’ systems. But this latest breach at Yahoo is a really extraordinary for a few reasons. […]

There is good news about wages out of the Census Bureau this past week. Mellody: On Tuesday, we learned that after a slow and steady recovery in the wake of the great recession, 2015 was a breakout year for American wages. Last year, median household income grew to $56,500, up 5.2 percent from the previous year. That […]

  Last week, Wells Fargo Bank agreed to pay $185 million in fines and refund customers some $2.5 million. Why? Mellody: It’s pretty straightforward. Some employees at Wells Fargo were caught illegally signing customers up for products – credit cards, deposit accounts, other items – that they had not requested. According to Wells Fargo, the […]