Money Talks: Black Finance Experts Talk to You about Money

Money Talks: Black Finance Experts Talk to You about Money

by Juliette Fairley
     
 

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"My hope is that this book will motivate you to join the next frontier of the Civil Rights movement—economic inclusion—by taking charge of your finances." —from the Introduction Drawing from the professional experiences of successful black business leaders, Money Talks gives you expert, firsthand advice on how to take control of your

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"My hope is that this book will motivate you to join the next frontier of the Civil Rights movement—economic inclusion—by taking charge of your finances." —from the Introduction Drawing from the professional experiences of successful black business leaders, Money Talks gives you expert, firsthand advice on how to take control of your finances and make your money work for you. Here, at last, is a practical guide to building wealth and securing a sound financial future—whatever your age or income level. Noted personal finance writer Juliette Fairley has interviewed prominent black leaders in such areas as banking, financial planning, investment management, government, and the stock market. They discuss their career and investment strategies, and how you can learn from their experiences. Fairley asks all the key questions on a broad range of financial topics, including where to invest your money, how to plan for retirement, and how to tailor a plan that will help you make your financial dreams come true. You get targeted, nut-and-bolts guidance from a host of experienced and successful individuals, including Securities and Exchange Commissioner Isaac Hunt, Jr.; John Rogers of Ariel Capital Management; Barbara Bowles, President of The Kenwood Group; Harold Doley, Jr., Chairman of Doley Securities; Luther Gatling, President of the Budget and Credit Counseling Service; Bert Mitchell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mitchell and Titus, LLP; Glinda Bridgforth, President, Bridgforth Financial Management Group; and Dr. Emma Chappell, CEO of the United Bank of Philadelphia. In each area, these prosperous women and men describe how they got started, how they overcame obstacles, how they learned to empower themselves financially—and how you can do likewise. To enhance understanding, the author highlights and explains key financial terms, concepts, and strategies. In addition, special "Financial Advice" and "Last Word" sections spell out important financial steps you can take to get started. Authoritative, comprehensive, and straight-forward, Money Talks is invaluable reading for anyone looking for economic empowerment.

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"For both the novice and well-seasoned investor, this book provides well-grounded ideas for planning a sound financial future."—San Antonio Express-News
San Antonio Express
"For both the novice and well-seasoned investor, this book provides well-grounded ideas for planning a sound financial future." --San Antonio Express-News

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471245827
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/28/1998
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.24(w) x 9.27(h) x 0.92(d)

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Kelvin Boston
All Americans will cherish this literary work which captures the thoughts and deeds of Black America's financial elite. These men and women are playing a major role in reshaping the economic fabric of America. They are pioneers; they are trailblazers; but more importantly, they are Financial Freedom Fighters. (Kelvin Boston, author of Smart Money Moves for African Americans and publisher of Moneywise Magazine)
Alvin D. Hall
In her distillation of these successful individuals' approaches to wealth-building, Fairley creates models by which the reader can learn to adjust his or her attitude about investing. Each person's story reiterates basic approaches to saving and allocating money, always in the context of individual achievement. (Alvin D. Hall, author, Getting Started in Stocks)
Ellis Cose
Investment books tend to be as dry as the Sahara at high noon, but Money Talks is a stellar exception. Fairley has compiled a book full of practical tips . . . a guided tour through the labyrinth of finance with some of the most savvy money people in America. The chance to take that journey is well worth the price of admission. (Ellis Cose, author of The Rage of a Privileged Class and Color-Blind)
Jane Tillman Irving
In Money Talks, Juliette Fairley achieves a rare combination: she tells the inspiring stories of financial experts, coupled with sound advice on managing money and building wealth. This book is not only for African Americans, it's an understandable, jargon-free guide for everyone. (Jane Tillman Irving, Broadcast Journalist)

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