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This Couple Launched Three Programs Dedicated To Teaching Financial Literacy To POC

Budgeting is the bane of most people’s existence, but doing so over brunch? Suddenly, the idea doesn’t sound so dread-inducing. Read more…

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Pocketschange: These Americans know how to talk hip about money

Parents prefer talking to their children about sex and drugs rather than about this one topic. Teachers delete it completely from the syllabus. And adults avoid it – out of shame or to avoid quarrels, envy and greed. Everyone has it, everyone needs it and everyone wants it. It’s about money: making money, raising money, keeping money. Read more…

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This Couple Created A Multilevel Curriculum To Teach All Ages Financial Literacy

Financial literary is an essential topic not often taught to individuals at an early age. More notably, the financial trials that plague misinformed kids eventually grow to haunt adults in a similar way.

For a majority of kids growing up without a safety net or parents who’ve achieved true financial stability, the likelihood of falling into significant debt or damaging a credit score before reaching adulthood is extremely high. Read more…

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How The Financial Advising Industry Can Help Bridge The Racial Wealth Gap

As we come to the end of Black History Month, I want to take pride in the progress we’ve made while also acknowledging how far we have to go. One troubling sign of the work we have to do can be seen in a wealth gap between black Americans and white Americans that persists and even seems to be widening. It’s a sobering reminder of how far we are from true equality.

The facts and figures related to this gap (one author referred to it as a “chasm”) truly frighten me. But I’m hopeful that change will come.  And I think we, in the financial advising industry, are uniquely positioned to be the catalyst for real change on both a macro and micro level. I hope this post helps make you aware of the scope of this problem and gives you some guidance on how to effectuate true change. Read more…

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The Racial Wealth Gap: Addressing America’s Most Pressing Epidemic

As we celebrate Black History Month, we can take pride in the progress we’ve made while also acknowledging how far we have to go. One troubling sign of the work we have to do can be seen in a wealth gap between black Americans and white Americans that persists and even seems to be widening. It’s a sobering reminder of how far we are from true equality. Read more…