How Long Does It Take to Refinance a House (+ 5 Ways to Speed Up the Process)

We’re all looking for ways to cut down on expenses — especially fixed expenses that lock us into a contracted bill month after month. One common way to spare your budget is to decrease your living expenses, including your house payment. Refinancing your loan could help cut down on your mortgage payments and could update your loan terms, saving you money. If you’re considering refinancing, you may ask, “how long does it take to refinance a house?”

Refinancing your home can be tedious but it could help your budget in the long run. Luckily, we’re here to help by sharing the typical refinancing process and detailing how to make it as efficient as possible.

How Long Does It Take to Refinance?

Typically, refinancing a house takes 45 days, but it may vary depending on your financial situation and your lender vetting process. Preparing your financials early and picking the … Read the rest

Akon Breaks Ground on the Construction of a $6 Billion ‘Wakanda’ In Senegal

Previously, BLACK ENTERPRISE reported on entertainment mogul Akon’s plans to create a Wakanda-like city in his home country of Senegal. This week, he announced that his company has begun to break ground on the construction of the $6 billion development project. He took to social media to unveil the first 3-D rendering of his Akon City.


“We are looking at Akon city to become the beginning of Africa’s future,” said the rapper at the special ceremony to celebrate the start of construction of the city, according to CNN. “Our idea is to build a futuristic city that incorporates all the latest technologies, cryptocurrencies, and also the future of how African society should become in the future.”

Numerous government officials attended the ceremony celebrating the new project, including the minister of tourism, Alioune Sarr, who praised the entrepreneur for making such an investment during the novel coronavirus pandemic. … Read the rest

8 Leadership Lessons with Indeed CEO Chris Hyams

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As part of a new series Comparably has in partnership with Entrepreneur, entitled “If I Knew Then: ,” I have the privilege of hosting virtual fireside chats with high-profile CEOs of major brands, from and to NerdWallet and the Dallas Mavericks. During our one-hour sit-downs, I ask these incredible leaders to share invaluable lessons that they learned on their path to , as well as practical career advice they would give other entrepreneurs.

Related: 10 Leadership Lessons from Waze CEO Noam Bardin

For the series’ fifth episode, I had the chance to catch up with the CEO of a company I have admired since it came onto the scene in a big way 16 years ago: Austin, Texas-based Indeed. It’s hard to believe that when Chris Hyams joined

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Side hustle ideas — A beginner’s guide to planning a venture outside the nine-to-five

This post was originally published on Feb. 9, 2018, and was updated on June 6, 2019 and Sept. 8, 2020.

Sadly, it’s rare to find a day job that is both fulfilling and pays well. Add the current economic insecurity on top of that and you might have a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach. Don’t despair. Today it’s easier than ever to implement a side hustle — that is, a venture outside of the nine-to-five where you pursue what’s important to you and, hopefully, make a little extra cash in the process. It starts with coming up with a few side hustle ideas.

A new term for an old tactic, side hustling is a method many are embracing to make extra income and pursue their dreams.


If the venture is planned and launched correctly, you could stand to earn a sizable chunk of money to … Read the rest