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The Need to Connect Aspiration with Financial Education

The Need to Connect Aspiration with Financial Education

Recently, I had the opportunity  to discuss this on air with a team of amazing commentators at Bloomberg and how Operation HOPE and I are doing our part to help protect new investors through the Investors' Bill of Rights. This conversation is so important because...

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Building Black Wealth: Buy and Hold

Building Black Wealth: Buy and Hold

Wealth building isn't about luck, it's about principle, habit, and strategy. For example, if you believe in the principle of saving and spending less than you bring in and put it into practice you'll always have more than you need. That's a principle that's been put...

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The Making of an Entrepreneur

The Making of an Entrepreneur

With every profession in life you need to have certain internal prerequisites, or character traits, if you will, or a basic bend toward a particular skillset to be good or exceptional at your craft. If you're going to be an attorney you need to be a critical reader...

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Mastering Your Credit

Mastering Your Credit

It's no secret that upward economic mobility has historically been stripped away from African Americans in this country. From slavery to Jim Crow to red lining, stumbling blocks have intentionally been placed on our road to financial freedom. But if it's one thing...

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Success Is Not an Accident

Success Is Not an Accident

Success isn't something that you stumble upon. It's something that's intentionally developed and cultivated over time. But every tree that yields fruit (success) first begins as a seed. And every seed needs planting and every planted seed must be watered. Most times,...

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New Wealth, Old Wealth, and Fake Wealth

New Wealth, Old Wealth, and Fake Wealth

It's easy to spot who's new to money and who's faking it. It's not as easy to spot "old wealth", but if you pay close enough attention you can see it too. But whether you're new to wealth, were born into it, or are trying to get there there's one thing that we should...

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Resetting to a Living Wage

Resetting to a Living Wage

This morning, I joined Stephanie Ruhle and a panel of guests to discuss the latest jobs report. It certifies and reveals what we already know anecdotally — there are millions of vacant jobs that employers simply cannot fill around the country. It doesn't mean that...

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