Harriette Cole, Michael Lomax, CEO of the United Negro College Fund, and author Shanice Miller
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The Root Live: Bring It to the Table returns Wednesday, Sept. 24, with a highly informative discussion about ways to get a college education without going broke. The Root Live, sponsored by Prudential, is a weekly video series tackling financial concerns in the African-American community. Since higher education is a priority for many African-American families, this is a must-watch episode.

The Root contributing editor and host Harriette Cole is joined by Michael Lomax, CEO of the United Negro College Fund, and Shanice Miller, author of How to Graduate College Debt-Free With Money in the Bank. Lomax lays out some key strategies for funding an education: planning, research, solid academics, alternatives to expensive four-year schools and telling a compelling story. Miller identifies some of the best places to find scholarship money.

The Root Live: Bring It to the Table video series continues every Wednesday through Dec. 24 with topics that include the following:

* how to recover financially from a divorce;
* LGBT partners and benefits: knowing your rights;
* finding a job after serving your country;
* living a biblically sound financial life;
* managing your children’s financial expectations.

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To watch an earlier episode of The Root Live: Bring It to the Table, click here.