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Growing Up Gay in Mississippi

I came out to my mother last Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at the age of 29, a week after National Coming Out Day. I wanted to do it in person and knew I’d be in town the following week so I waited. Plus, coming out doesn’t have to be on a certain day, just whenever you feel ready and comfortable doing so. I’ve always said I wouldn’t come out to my mother until I was in a serious relationship and I had to let her know because it would be too hard to hide. I was scared. I dated a woman who told me about her family disowning her after they found out. I didn’t want that to happen to me, so I decided to wait. Although I’m currently not in a relationship, I couldn’t hold this secret in any longer. Continue reading Growing Up Gay in Mississippi

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Investment Companies – Mutual Funds (Part 2)

Welcome back for another installment of #FinanceFriday! Today we’re continuing our conversation about mutual funds. If you missed part 1, click here and catch up.

When people talk about mutual funds, they are more than likely talking about open-end mutual funds. Shares of open-ended mutual funds are Continue reading Investment Companies – Mutual Funds (Part 2)

Investment Companies – Mutual Funds (Part 1)

I’m back!! I took a short hiatus due to traveling among other things, but I’m back to provide you with the basic investing information you need to build a prospering financial future!

Today it was announced that Amazon bought Whole Foods for $13.7 billion!! For those who already had Whole Foods stock, congrats because your investment has increased by 28% today! Amazon stock has also increased by 3.04% today and is valued at almost $1,000 PER SHARE! Google is another highly valued investment. You may be thinking (as I would be), “Wow. I can’t afford to buy a share of Amazon or Google.” WRONG! You can have shares in both Amazon and Google along with other highly valued stocks. How? MUTUAL FUNDS!

Mutual Funds, a type of pooled fund, are Continue reading Investment Companies – Mutual Funds (Part 1)