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Deemed ‘hip-hop’s financial advisor,’ Rob Wilson boasts a roster of high-profile athletes and celebrities. The Pittsburgh-based independent financial and investment guru has made a name for himself having appeared on popular news outlets such as CNN, CBS, NBC, and Black Enterprise. 3 WAYS TO MASTER YOUR MONEY IN 2018 One of the most common New Year’s resolutions […]

You want to make sure consumers don’t let our politics influence our investments. Why is this on your mind? In the current political environment, it can feel like everything is political. But if you mingle your politics and your money, it can have real financial consequences. I cannot overstate the importance of divorcing personal politics […]

Today, we’re talking about investing as it relates to the news about Prince’s estate? You’ve got it. As details have emerged about Prince’s estate and his holdings, some interest has bubbled up about how he invested his wealth. And it was an unusual mix. He had a little over $100,00 in cash in four bank […]

  Tom: Today we are talking about some very interesting survey findings – from the Ariel investments Black Investor Survey 2015. Mellody: That’s right! And all of the Tom Joyner Show listeners are going to hear about our findings before anyone else. You have the exclusive, Tom. Tom: You are hearing it here first! Mellody, […]

  Tom: Today we are talking about market volatility, correct?  Mellody: Yes we are! Since December, the stock market has experienced a period of volatility that has been unsettling to many investors. After all, until August the U.S. indices experienced a bull market that lasted over six and half years! Because of this, many have forgotten that some […]

  Tom: Good morning, Mellody! Mellody is president of Ariel Investments, a Chicago-based money management firm that serves individual investors and retirement plans through its…

  Tom: Good morning, Mellody! Mellody is president of Ariel Investments, a Chicago-based money management firm that serves individual investors and retirement plans through its no-load mutual funds and separate accounts. Additionally, she is a regular financial contributor and analyst for CBS News. Mellody: Good morning, Tom. Tom: You are digging into the differences between men […]


Happy New Year to you! As we kick off 2014, I want to start by looking back at last year. That’s the best way to move forward, right? There was an article in the Wall Street Journal last week that declared “Boring Investors” as the big winners of 2013. What is a boring investor? I […]

National News, News

WASHINGTON (AP) — The growing gap between the richest Americans and everyone else isn’t bad just for individuals. It’s hurting the U.S. economy. So says a majority of more than three dozen economists surveyed last week by The Associated Press. Their concerns tap into a debate that’s intensified as middle-class pay has stagnated while wealthier […]


Mellody Hobson talks about common money mistakes people make in their middle ages in today’s “Money Mondays” segment. I know no one really likes to identify themselves as middle aged, so I’m not pointing any fingers! But money advice tends to focus on young people and all the financial pitfalls they should avoid—and that’s great […]

Money Mondays

Mellody Hobson talks about fall of investment bank, Lehman Brothers, and what we can learn from it, five years later. This past weekend marked the fifth anniversary of the fall of Lehman Brothers. As we know all too well, the leading financial firm’s bankruptcy is credited for triggering a global financial crisis. I think five […]


Mellody Hobson talks women and money in today’s “Money Mondays” segment. I’m happy to say that I’m the bearer of good news. It turns out that while the recession put most people off track when it comes to saving and investing, it may have had the opposite affect on women—pushing them to become financially savvier. […]