Tag Archives: Business

#CEODiary Why I Chose To Become An Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship has always had a negative connotation to me…and I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s because when Martin said he was going to invest money and become a business owner he ended up unsuccessfully selling meatloaf and waffles then selling the restaurant to MC Hammer in the same day (ūüó£RENT EM SPOONS!). I always thought that being an entrepreneur meant you didn’t want to have a “real job” and didn’t really know what you wanted to do. I never knew successful black business owners while growing up in Jackson, MS. So to say I’m becoming an entrepreneur is a huge risk for me. How did I get here? Continue reading #CEODiary Why I Chose To Become An Entrepreneur

An Introduction to Investments: Part 2

Happy #FinanceFriday ! (I know it’s Saturday, but its the thought that counts, right?) I’m a day late, but not a dollar short.

This week is a continuation of¬†last week’s #FinanceFriday, which defined several basic investment terms every investor should know. First, lets talk about how you can define the value of your investments.

When you invest, the goal should be to earn money from your investment over time; this is known as Continue reading An Introduction to Investments: Part 2

An Introduction to Investments: Part 1

#FinanceFriday is back and here to stay this time! If you missed the first #FinanceFriday entitled¬†3 Steps to Become Financially Healthy, you should check it out. This series of articles will be sequential, so it is in your best interest to go back and read what you’ve missed.

The goal of #FinanceFriday is to give you a starter kit for investing (knowing the terminology, what to look for when investing, etc.) so you can start investing for the future. This week will cover investment terminology.

A market is Continue reading An Introduction to Investments: Part 1

3 Steps to Become Financially Healthy

My #FinanceFriday segment is FINALLY here! I’ve been saying I wanted to start talking about Finance on this site for months now, but I let other things in my life distract me. Not anymore! After last Tuesday (Election Day -_-), we have to get our finances in order to help withstand hardships in the economy to come. I’m NOT a Certified Financial Educator or a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), but I DO have a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Finance. Whatever I know and learn along the way, I will teach and would like you all to share this knowledge with your family and friends.

“Each one, teach one.”- African-American Proverb

I get A LOT of questions about how to start investing and I plan to break down terminology and strategies that every investor should know with this segment, but in order to invest money you have to have money, right? Let’s discuss 3 steps that will have you financially healthy enough to start investing and saving for the future. Continue reading 3 Steps to Become Financially Healthy