Ava DuVernay's Barbie doll sells fast

It looks like the special Barbie doll based on filmmaker Ava DuVernay is already sold out.

New legislation proposed to enhance protections against fraudulent tax claims, identity theft

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot announced his plans to introduce legislation in January called, “The Taxpayer Protection Act” to better protect Maryland taxpayers from tax fraud and identity theft at a roundtable discussion with media on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 in ...

‘Move Up In Maryland’ homeownership initiative launched in West Baltimore

HomeFree-USA, one of the nation's leading HUD-approved community based homeownership and financial counseling organizations opened its new office in Baltimore in the Pigtown neighborhood, and the launch of “Move Up in Maryland,” a program intended to reinvigorate West Baltimore by ...

PNC Bank team devoted to mission to support under served communities

Seson Taylor-Campbell admittedly has a soft spot when it comes to serving the local community.

Young entrepreneurs featured during upcoming Annapolis event

Local business owners are investing in the next generation of entrepreneurs by giving them a platform to showcase their work on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at the Pip Moyer Recreation in Annapolis.

Homeowner event to assist borrowers in preserving homeownership

The Maryland State Conference of NAACP Branches, along with Ocwen Financial Corporation, a leading financial services holding company, will hold the fourth local homeowner outreach event to help borrowers stay in their homes on Saturday, November 14, 2015.

Black Friday and beyond: The ultimate holiday shopping guide

Get ready to shop -- and not just on Black Friday.

Blackonomics: Can I get an amen?

On December 3, 2015 the Collective Empowerment Group (CEG), formerly known as the “Collective Banking Group (CBG) of Prince George’s County and Vicinity,” will celebrate a milestone achievement: Its 20th Anniversary.

Russell Simmons speaks out on RushCard glitch

Russell Simmons hasn’t slept much since news broke in mid-October that users of his RushCard couldn’t access their own money and were locked out of their accounts, due to a computer glitch, leaving some unable to make rent payments, pay ...

How to donate items instead of cash

When making charitable donations, many people are quick to take out their checkbooks. While nonprofit organizations rely on the financial generosity of donors to meet their missions, many also accept noncash donations.

How much do I really need to save for retirement?

I always thought 10% of salary was the amount you need to save for retirement. I save more than that, but a retirement calculator told me I'm not saving enough. Am I on track or is retirement just an impossible ...

Five tips for using household appliances more efficiently

When you get your monthly electricity bill, do you ever wonder which appliances consume the most power?

Fees reduced to connect homes to natural gas this fall

BGE’s Smart Energy Savers Program® reminds eligible residential customers that now is the perfect time to make the switch to natural gas for home and water heating. Before the cold weather sets in and the holiday season gets underway, customers ...

3 tips to get the most of workplace benefits during open enrollment season

For most Americans, the end of the year marks benefit open enrollment season.

Weight watching? Here's how Oprah can help

If you're looking to break a bad habit -- or form a new one -- science shows you're more likely to stick to it if you make the change on a Monday.