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From your favorite rapper, athlete, or reality star, James Hunt, also known as the “Credit Guru of Atlanta,” has worked with many of them. Hunt is a celebrity wealth management expert who helps some of the biggest names in Hollywood build their credit, eliminate debt, and grow their wealth. Hunt has come across celebrities with…

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Photo credit: Photographer Faree Rolling out interviews Remus Jackson IV about The 850 Life group. He helps build people’s credit to achieve an 800 credit score. He speaks about his company’s future goals and his clients. What is it that you do? I help people manage their personal and business lifestyle, providing access to the elite…

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Filing for bankruptcy, however warranted, can adversely affect your financial future. Some file because they have legitimate hardships due to medical issues, loss of income, or other circumstances and are advised to file bankruptcy when there may be alternatives available. Others file for bankruptcy after amassing debt obtained by frivolous spending or bad financial habits;…

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College can be a tough time. Between homework, jobs, organizations — and sometimes children — students have a lot on their plates. One of the biggest stressors of all is finances. College students across the country incur thousands of dollars in debt every year in an effort to fund their education. Although enjoying one’s college…

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On Sept. 17, 2016, media personality and Detroit native Danielle D. Hughes partnered with Primerica to bring the seminar based on the best-selling book Smart Women Finish Rich by David Bach to her hometown. Hughes is a social entrepreneur, journalist, as well as an advocate for the youth through the group she co-founded, Detroit Speaks.…

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I used to hear my dad say renting was completely ineffective. I never understood that. Then I started paying my own rent. I now see what he means. Millennials, or the hip-hop generation, are individuals between the ages 18-29, actually have an interest in owning a home, but a variety of personal and financial troubles…

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Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded the city of Chicago’s credit rating on a $388 million municipal bond issue from A3 to Baa1.  The other major American city with a rating this low is Detroit. Unfunded pension liabilities in the amount of $32 billion are almost eight times the city’s operating revenue and according to Moody’s…

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In the wake of the big Oscar win for Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, the story broke regarding a rift between McQueen and John Ridley, the film’s screenwriter. According to various reports, McQueen and Ridley fell out after the British filmmaker’s request for a co-credit on the script was turned down. Since the dispute, McQueen has been cold towards Ridley at awards shows and hasn’t acknowledged the screenwriter in various acceptance speeches.

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Turning 18 opens up a world of opportunity for your children. How well informed they are about new opportunities can make all the difference in their ability to make smart decisions. For many teens, opening their first credit card account is exciting. The freedom of not relying on Mom and Dad for money is alluring.…

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Deferring student loans should be considered prior to graduation. It is important that you acknowledge and address educational expenses and student debt. It is equally important that parents and students begin this financial discussion prior to graduation. The graduate needs to understand that there are options for repayment available to those who have not yet…

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By Michelle Thornhill Early in my career, I remember sitting down with a family to help them prepare for buying a home. I asked them how their credit was, and the husband replied, “Our credit is very good. The creditors aren’t knocking on our door.” My first instinct was to laugh with him, until I…

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