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Gen Xers are the Forgotten Financial Superheroes

This article, written by Lazetta Rainey Braxton, MBA, CFP®, originally appeared on CNBC.com. People in Gen X, the forgotten generation, require a great deal of financial strength and resolve to handle being “sandwiched” between several generations. Gen Xers, rightfully, suffer from middle child syndrome. The two older living generational cohorts, baby boomers and the Silent

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Parents Need to Use Real Life Lessons to Teach Kids About Money

This article, written by Lazetta Rainey Braxton, MBA, CFP®, originally appeared in CNBC.com. As parents of a 13-year-old, my husband and I take seriously our responsibility to raise a strong, self-aware and confident young lady. This responsibility includes tackling two topics that can make even the most secure adult squeamish: sex and money. Fortunately, our

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CNBC – More Black Investors Should Look to Stock Market to Grow Their Wealth

If you can’t see it, will you believe in it? The “it” takes different forms, depending on the context. If the focus is black wealth, the “it” represents the stock market. And in this context, investing time, energy and even money into something unseen can translate into a very risky proposition. If wealth is a

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Three Ways to Show Your Money Some Love

Valentine’s Day is a special day for showing love to loved ones. The price tag for tangible expressions of love will translate to a whopping $20.7 billion in 2019, according to the National Retail Federation. If I were to have a conversation with the money you spent about your expressions of love, would your money scream

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Ditch the Resolutions for the Bucket List

Save money. Get in shape. Find a new job. New Year’s resolutions play like a broken record, year after year, with the needle stuck on the same screeching groove. Here’s a suggestion: flip the record and sing a new tune. Instead of listing the things that don’t make you happy, try making a playlist featuring a few favorite

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The Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion: Is There One?

Is there a business case for diversity and inclusion? As an African-American female, one might assume my response would be a resounding “Yes!” Let’s set this assumption aside for a moment, knowing that assumptions without facts don’t hold substance any better than a drinking cup full of holes. Rather let’s keep the merit of the

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