Financial News

4 Smart Moves That Can Protect You During Market Downturns

Remember that simple yet timeless law in physics, “what goes up… must come down?” Similarly, the US stock market entered Q4 (the fourth quarter) of the year near record highs but is on track to lose all of its 2018 gains. Whether it is the Federal Reserve raising interest rates, the trade wars going on between […]

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Black Business

Building A LAsting Legacy: Lebron James Opens Public School in Akron, Ohio

Some call him “King James”. Others refer to him as “The King”. We’ll simply stick to the roots and call him Lebron James.  Mr. James has been in the news cycle this summer. No we’re not talking about his move from Cleveland to Los Angeles, but something else that took center stage in national headlines. […]

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Black Business

5th Grader Raises $50K For Invention That Prevents Child Hot Car Deaths

Meet Bishop Curry, a 10 year old from Texas. He’s also the creator of a device that is designed to detect and alert guardians of potentially deadly temperatures in cars. The device attaches to children’s car seats. If it senses that a child has been left behind in the seat, it will send an alert, […]

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Cryptos

An Introduction to AKoin

Cryptocurrencies became a “breaking news” worthy topic in 2017. We saw a rare leap of growth in this new emerging space of financial technology that hasn’t been seen since the “Dot com” bubble in 2000; where share prices of internet focused companies increased astronomically and similarly dropping in dramatic fashion. Subsequently, there are almost 2,000 […]

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Debt

Is There Such A Thing As “Good Debt”?

It is one of several trending headlines in the business world as of late. It is a hot button topic for many people and unfortunately, it is festering into a problem we’ve never seen before. We are talking about the topic of debt. Debt drives financial markets. It creates and generates cycles of growth and […]

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Financial News

Moving Markets, Roiling Rates: What Happened to the Markets in February?

February wasn’t all lovely and rosy to begin with. The mayhem began on February 2nd. The US Labor Department released pretty impressive data on the increase of hourly wages in the previous month. Higher wages for workers = higher prices on good, which in turn = a rise in inflation. Global markets tumbled that day, […]

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Financial News

Maximize Your Tax Refund

The year of 2017 Anno Domini has come and gone. As we continue through the early part of 2018, many people are in the process of filing their taxes.  One of the major differences between the rich and the poor is their understanding of taxes. Often times, the rich and financially literate find ways of […]

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Financial News

Understanding Federal Tax Brackets

Simple question, what tax bracket are you in? If you could not answer this question with ease then you need to make it a priority to read and learn from The Clever African. On December 19th 2017 Congress voted to approve a monumental change in federal taxation and you need to be aware of how […]

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Financial News

The Clever African One Year Anniversary

Time waits for no one! Not even a Clever African. Three hundred and sixty-five days later we would like to acknowledge the one year anniversary of The Clever African.  It is amazing that the idea behind this blog was conceived on 9/22/2016, the preparation and organization took place from October to December, and TCA was […]

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Cryptos

Intro to Cryptocurrencies

Greetings ladies and gentlemen! What a year huh!?! I mean where do we start? The bull market will not quit! Tax cuts looking like they will be dropping soon and did y’all see how bitcoin’s price surged!? We are sure by now you or someone you know has heard of bitcoin. “What the heck is […]

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