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Marc Anthony, Xzibit and More: Advice for the Tax-Challenged Celebrity

(1) Comments | Posted December 30, 2010 | 10:56 AM

He sings like an angel; doesn't pay taxes like a devil. Marc Anthony, Latin crooner extraordinaire and hubby to a very sparkly J.Lo just got served with a tax lien of $3.4 million (Radar). And not his first time. He'd previously been hit with a back-tax bill for...

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Learning to Live: When a College Education is Always 'Worth It'

(1) Comments | Posted November 8, 2010 | 3:28 PM

We've been hearing a lot these days about the value of going to college and the question of if it's worth it. A chapter -- "The Real Cost of Living" -- in my upcoming book addresses this question in depth, considering personal as well as financial costs, but as I...

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Color Me Right: Sharron Angle, 'Asian' Is Not a Compliment

(2) Comments | Posted October 25, 2010 | 4:34 PM

I wish I could say that Sharron Angle's "You look Asian to me," comment was not too familiar to many of us Latino and Black professionals, but I'd be lying.

Take this comment from a certain exec I got a bit ago, ushering me into his...

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Uninsured: A Personal Price

(16) Comments | Posted October 28, 2009 | 10:03 AM

My mother died because she didn't have health insurance. She was in her late fifties when all six of us grown kids were told that she had gone to the emergency room in extreme pain. The doctors and nurses didn't even need to test her blood or run a scan...

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The Choice to Thrive

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2008 | 3:50 PM

I learned my deepest lessons about money as a kid. Our family of eight did OK, but we struggled to make it through several recessions. We went from what seemed like flush times, when all eight of us would dress up on Sunday nights to try the new...

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