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How We Move Beyond the Racial Wealth Gap in America: Part II.

In the second half of this series, I’m exploring current proposals that could help close the racial wealth gap, individual actions you can take to help reconfigure our systems, and a few next steps to help you and your family rise above the statistics. As I wrote in part one of this series, the racial …

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How This Entrepreneur Uses Her Athleticism and Business Acumen to Help Small Businesses Succeed: An Interview with Jasmine Black

The following conversation was conducted over email and edited for flow and clarity. Jasmine Black is the founder and CEO of the boutique consulting firm Brainchild. They provide support in business planning and consulting. She is also a part of an all-female football league. As a former banker and competitive athlete, she is determined to …

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How the Racial Wealth Gap Affects Me: Part I

While the solution and causes behind the racial wealth gap are complicated, the problem itself is simple. The fact is, Black families in the U.S. hold about 15% the wealth of white families. Because it takes wealth (or capital) in this country to create more wealth, it has become mathematically impossible to catch up. One …

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10 High Income Skills to Increase Your Income

Did you know that you can increase your wealth through having high income skills? High income skills are skills that allow you to earn a six-figure income each year and ultimately lead you on the path to financial freedom. There are many ways to earn extra money that don’t require a degree or a lot …

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Building an out of State Rental Empire While Working a 9-5: An Interview with Arthur P. Johnson, Jr.

The following conversation was conducted over email and edited for flow and clarity. Arthur P. Johnson, Jr. is the chief strategy officer at Pure Storage. He has held several senior level positions in technology and finance. In addition to his very accomplished career he has built a real estate portfolio of 50+ units across four …

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Avoiding Car Buying Scams During the Tax Refund Season

With the tax refund season in full swing, everyone is looking to use their extra cash for something worthwhile—to make a worthy purchase. For many, buying a used car tops their list of purchases during this season. Getting a car is almost a necessity as it takes away many challenges like transportation and ease of …

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