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Mind Your Business Week of October 22, 2014

Gas prices gauge economy This week, I went to the gas pump and paid $2.95 cent a gallon for gas at the Shell station on the corner of Lee and Harvard. Cars were lined up and the place was packed for this low price. It was funny because, when I ...

Mind Your Business Week of October 15, 2014

Will the wallet become obsolete? This week was great with the Cleveland Browns beating the Pittsburgh Steelers at home. Cleveland fans were in out, screaming and yelling and feeling pumped from the win. While taking a ride around Sunday night, hours after the game you could still see fans at ...

Mind Your Business Week of October 1, 2014

There’s money to made in Cleveland With money coming into the city, good things are happening in Cleveland. When you think about securing the Republican National Convention, the 10,000 people here for the Gay Games and now all the Waterfront Development, this is a great city to be in. Money ...

Mind Your Business Week of September 24, 2014

Make smart deals when purchasing automobiles Have you ever dreamed about buying a car? Whether a first time purchase or not, it can seem like a major task. You’ve probably seen your share of car commercials on TV and recall hearing phrases like no down payment and APR. Although some ...

Mind Your Business Week of September 3, 2014

Americans have long revered small businesses for not only building the economy but also bolstering democracy. For more than a century, the United States has implemented laws aimed at preventing big business from competing unfairly with small businesses. Whether small businesses create a disproportionate number of jobs is not clear ...

Mind Your Business Week of August 20, 2014

Socializing and networking, two different things Often, our mentality at business events and conferences is that we’re there to take away something, whether it is information, education or free samples while overlooking the potential for making connections that will further endeavors down the road. Conferences and events offer prime opportunities ...

Mind Your Business Week of August 6, 2014

Where are the Black businesses in our community? Cleveland stands to see an influx of money with the Republican National Convention, the return of LeBron James and the Opportunity Corridor project. But, my concern is how will Blacks benefit financially? Buying Black is something we have never seemed to get ...

Mind Your Business Week of July 30, 2014

Child support In the past few months, I have received a few phone calls about fathers paying child support and how it seems unfair in most cases. Failure to pay child support is a big problem nationwide. A report released last year by the Census Bureau showed that, in 2011, ...

Mind Your Business Week of July 23, 2014

Handling your business With all the great things going on and the money anticipated to flow in the city during the upcoming months, this has been a great week for Cleveland. Have you stopped to wonder who stand to benefit from all this? I hope you realize a lot of ...

Mind Your Business Week of July 16, 2014

It’s business, not personal Cleveland is riding the wave from two big announcements that will help the city out financially: winning the nomination for the 2016 Republican National Convention (RNC) and LeBron James returning back to the Cavaliers. After James’ announcement became public, tickets sold fast and the team even ...

Mind Your Business Week of July 9, 2014

Cost of raising a child “Hot fun in the summer time” is one of my favorite songs for this type of great weather we are having in Ohio, after that long spell of cold weather. This time of year you, see more concerts and festivals because of the great weather ...

Mind Your Business Week of July 2, 2014

Summer is here and everything seems to be going well in Cleveland, in 2014. In recent weeks, you’ve heard a lot about increasing the minimum wage across the United States to help families better to provide for their love ones. I know from traveling to other cities the cost to ...

Mind Your Business Week of June 25, 2014

Paid leave for the United States Summertime is one of my favorite times of the year and, when I leave work, it’s like migrating to a peaceful place. This week will mark the first year anniversary of me losing my mother and my how this time flew by. This is ...

Mind Your Business Week of June 18, 2014

Fathers and Fiancés I hope everyone had a great Father’s Day this past weekend. Father’s are not all bad. Many of them are raising their children or being a part of their life. I honor my father who to me helps pave the way in the financial area for many ...

Mind Your Business Week of 3-19-2014

This past week I have seen some things that involved our youth and it seem very shocking. I know this is a different era then I grew up but I think some things still can apply to raising children today. The children of today are focus on a variety of ...

Mind Your Business Week of 3-12-2014

Credit is the Key The thoughts of being financially independent is something most people think about daily. Being a person who thrives on being independent always feels they are put in the position where they have to do it, because no one else has done it. Some are not so ...

Mind Your Business Week of 2-5-2014

Pay who you owe United Airlines dealt a hard blow to the Cleveland economy by cutting 470 jobs. These are hard working people trying to provide a living for their families. Along with all the talk about losing jobs from banks, clinics and hospitals, now we have the airport. Do ...

Mind Your Business Week of 1-15-2014

Do you ever sit around and wonder if you had made a different choice, how your life might have turned out if you had taken a different path? Many of us have wondered that a few times, I’m sure. But this week, one of my favorite friends and a great ...

Mind Your Business Week of 12-18-2013

A time of giving During this holiday season, it’s good to know there are still a lot of good kind people who believe in helping others in need. I was sad to see on the news a woman getting a ticket for trying to help someone both financially and physically. ...

Mind Your Business Week of 12-11-2013

Wages increase for Christmas? Tis the season to be jolly! You know the words… I hope you’re not allowing this season stress you out. This is the time of the year for many things that can affect your state of mind. Money is the one of the main factors of ...

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