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Undergrad College Applications Are Up 22%, Mostly From the Wealthy

According to data released by the Common App, undergraduate college applications are up 22%, compared to pre-pandemic rates. However, 60% of college applicants come from affluent communities, while only 5% are from low-income backgrounds.

by Viviana Vazquez
Equity vs. Equality, and Why African Americans Deserve Both

In 2020, the nationwide protests surrounding the murder of George Floyd stirred up countless debates on why African Americans have yet to receive equality and may still have a long way to go to receive equity.

by Nailah Herbert
The U.S. Inflation Rate is at Its Highest Since 1990

The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported that the inflation rate for the past year had surpassed six percent. Protect yourself from inflation by investing your money through these methods.

by Viviana Vazquez
How Do Local Elections Affect Your Money?

Voting during the presidential elections every four years can be incredibly influential, as the President passes laws directly affecting the nation. However, it is equally essential to be aware of your local elections.

by Nailah Herbert
Help! My Living Expenses Exceed My Income

Most people who run out of money each month automatically think their spending habits are the problem. But many people are spending as little as possible and still struggle to make ends meet.

by Matin Varshochi
Nearly 20% of U.S. Households Have Lost All of Their Savings

The poll questioned 3,616 adults about health and financial problems affecting members of their household and outlined alarming statistics about American families reporting financial hardship during the Covid-19 pandemic.

by Sheena Allen
Millennials are Making Six Figures, Yet Still Live Paycheck-to-Paycheck

Millennials are making six figures in income, but more of them live paycheck-to-paycheck than any other generation.

by Viviana Vazquez
The U.S. Economy is in a Housing Crisis. Here’s Why.

Since 2010, the average cost of a house has risen by 20%. These price increases have made it increasingly difficult for young people to be able to purchase a home.

by Nailah Herbert
The Eviction Moratorium Extension Was Denied. So What Does That Mean for Renters?

On August 1, 2021, the eviction moratorium expired, causing uncertainty for millions of households and tenants who had been protected from eviction processes under federal law during the COVID-19 pandemic.

by Sheena Allen
Rent vs. Own: Which Housing Option Is Best For You

Therefore, becoming a homeowner is not for everyone. Although many people believe that purchasing a home and becoming a homeowner is the best financial decision one can make, renting may be the best option for you.

by Sheena Allen
Redlining’s Lasting Effects on Black Americans Today

Redlining is a practice where mortgage lenders deny loans to people based on race or the racial makeup of their neighborhoods. The term comes from the National Housing Act of 1968 as part of the federal government's New Deal.

by Sheena Allen
House Hacking May Be Your Answer to Extra Income

Whether renting or owning, housing expenses are the most expensive line items in the financial budget for many Americans. However, the extra room in your home could potentially equate to extra income if you are interested in exploring house hacking.

by Viviana Vazquez
From Gas to Rent, Inflation is on the Rise.

Inflation is when the price for the same amount of goods (i.e., groceries) or services (i.e., getting a haircut) increases. Inflation affects everything involving the economy from food and clothing to employment wages and interest rates.

by CapWay
This Spending Plan May Be the Perfect Fit For You. Here's How It Works.

If the word budget evokes thoughts of no-frills, ramen noodle dinners, and nights at home – don’t worry, I have found an easy way to help you grow your bank account without losing your cool.

by Beverly Wilks
The Rise of U.S. Capitalism and the Fight for Economic Equality for African Americans - Part II

“We must face the system head-on, and make strides to change it so that we can close the economic inequality gap and defeat capitalism.”

by Nailah Herbert
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