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The Black Man Survival Guide is a self-help website for African American fathers and their families. Topics cover food, shelter, clothing, love, money and topical issues for black men

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  • How to Start Your Own Corporation
    on Jan 24, 2011 in Makes Money
    The Basics:  People are often told that starting your own business is one of the best ways to get rich in America, or at least make a good living.  What we are not told however is exactly how to start a...
  • Where Are The Cheapest Places To Live in the US?
    on Jan 5, 2011 in Saves Money
    The Basics:  When I was a boy growing up in Brooklyn, like many other boys I spent most of my time life within a few blocks of my house.  Every once in a while I would go into a hole in the ground calle...
  • 7 Budget Killers That Sabotage Your Financial Plan
    on Jan 3, 2011 in Saves Money
    The Basics:  Many of us go through our day spending money and we don't even realize it.  From the morning cup of coffee at Starbucks to the interest you pay on credit cards, money tends to leak out of o...
  • Knowing the Cost of Dating - No Romance Without Finance
    on Dec 15, 2010
    The Basics:  When developing your monthly budget sometimes there is a tendency to overlook things that are not bills.  The money that you spend on daily activities (ex: your morning trip to Starbucks) o...
  • Stop Drinking Bottled Water - Just Another Corporate Scam
    on Nov 29, 2010
    The Basics:  Bottled water is arguably one of the biggest scams perpetrated by major corporations.  Corporations have managed to take one of the basic elements of the earth and turn it into a money maki...
  • How to Save Money On Your Gas Bill
    on Nov 9, 2010 in Saves Money
    The Basics:  When it comes to saving money on household bills every little bit helps.  Many times smaller bills like the gas bill can get overlooked as a vehicle to save money and understandably so.&nbs...
  • How to Buy a House With $2,000 Down
    on Oct 22, 2010 in Saves Money
    The Basics:  I think by now everybody knows that the US economy is in really bad shape.  Unemployment is high, millions of people are out of work or underemployed, and the real estate market is in turmo...
  • How to Reduce Your Credit Card Interest Rates from 20% to 5%
    on Oct 20, 2010 in Saves Money
    The Basics:  So you're over the limit on your credit card.  You're also behind on your payments and the debt is piling up.  Each month you're paying your credit card bill(s) late and the late charg...
  • The Top 4 Ways to Get Rich In America
    on Oct 1, 2010 in Makes Money
    The Basics:  For those that have a desire to become financially very successful the task may seem very complicated or nearly impossible.  You may see rich people all over television, or read about them...
  • A black man's guide to recognizing a good black woman - by Janese M. Johnson
    on Sep 29, 2010
    The Basics:  Hoodrat. Hoochie. Bustdown. Gold Digger. Baby Momma. They're with white men. They're all on Welfare. They all have multiple kids. They all loud, ghetto, wear big weaves, tight clothes, and have...
  • A black man's guide to recognizing a good black woman - by Digs Daily
    on Sep 29, 2010
    The Basics:  There she goes again, in her usual spot. Every Friday night, Tameka is posted up like a thumb tack. Guys will flirt and fill her with drinks. She always willingly accepts. Her philosophy is that...
  • Food Inc. - a movie about where your food really comes from
    on Sep 24, 2010
    The Basics:  There are so many things going on in our daily lives that it is easy to be totally consumed with the daily trials and tribulations of our jobs, child rearing, spouses and our financial situation...
  • Avoid Payday Advances - Legalized Loan Sharks
    on Sep 23, 2010 in Saves Money
    The Basics:  There are many forces out there waiting to take your hard earned money as soon as you earn it.  Bill collectors and vendors are the first in line and deserve to get paid because you’ve us...
  • Don’t Understand Dating? Ask Deborrah
    on Sep 17, 2010
    The Basics:  Dating is one of the most complicated pastimes of single people.  It can also be one of the most exciting and fun.  There is so much made in the community and in the media about the is...
  • Avoid Check Cashing Places and Get a Bank Account
    on Sep 16, 2010 in Saves Money
    The Basics:  Have you ever noticed that when you drive through the hood there are certain types of stores that always seem to be everywhere?  Corner liquor stores, discount cigarette shops and bail bond...
  • Corporations – The Modern Day Slave Master
    on Sep 5, 2010
    The Basics:  Major corporations control the world.  They have more influence over the actions and policies in the U.S. and abroad than any other group on this planet.  They use this influence to sh...
  • How to Feed a Family of 4 on $275 a Month
    on Sep 4, 2010 in Food Saves Money
    The Basics:  The following is a sample grocery list of things that you can buy to feed your family of 4 for $275 a month. Why $275? According to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP (the foo...
  • How to Order Wine With Dinner - The Basics
    on Sep 1, 2010
    The Basics:  There are many rites of passage in the transition from boyhood to manhood. One of those is the first date. Another may be having your first drink. Another could be that first kiss from a young l...
  • 20 Black Vegetarians You May Know
    on Aug 24, 2010
    The Basics:  If you are considering becoming a vegetarian and think that as a black man you will be the only black vegetarian on the planet, think again. There are millions of black vegans and vegetarians to...
  • Vegans Are Not From Outer Space
    on Aug 23, 2010
    The Basics:  Although the term vegan sounds like you are describing a being from a distant planet in a far off galaxy, a vegan is actually an earth-born human who has decided to adopt a healthy eating lifest...
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