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How Tech Revolution Contributes to Public Discourse

Our desire to share ideas and information has always driven human progress and growth. The drive to communicate our ideas has not only spurred growth in technology, but technology has undoubtedly shaped the way we dialog. From oral traditions to the development of the printing press to our current digital …

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Maximize Your Tax Refund!

Tax season is just about here! Are you expecting a refund this year? If so how do you plan to use it? I’d like to offer some suggestions to maximize your anticipated tax refund. This is a good time because the IRS won’t start accepting returns electronically until January 27, …

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What Is a Topical Bible Study, and How Do You Do It?

As Christians, we are blessed with the opportunity to study the Bible, also known as the word of God! There are many ways that we can do Bible study and a few years back, I shared the Bible Project as a really helpful way to get into the Scriptures more. …

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Start the New Year With Financial Purpose

Well 2020 is here, what can you do differently with your finances that will place you closer to your financial goals by the end of this year? I want to offer a few things that you can do now to change your financial future. The first thing you and I …

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The Central Park 5 Weren’t Innocent—Netflix Series “When They See Us” Review

Chioke Brown of the Consider Culture brand has taken the time to do a deep dive into the controversial Central Park 5 case like you have never seen before. After researching and watching the videos in this post, I no longer think the Central Park 5 were anywhere near as …

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The Financial State of Black America

In 2018, MassMutual released a study known as the State of the American Family Study which examined the economic outlook and issues American families face. The study delves into culture, as well. These are some results found in this study as it relates to African-American families based on their research: …

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Why Network Marketing Doesn’t Seem to Be Working for You

The network marketing industry is a booming industry.  In 2018, the top three revenue generating companies in the industry were Amway $8.6B in annual sales, followed by Avon ($5.7B in annual sales) and Herbalife ($4.4B in annual sales).  These are very familiar brands whether you like them or not.  And …

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Tax and Retirement Changes For 2020

As we approach the end of 2019, the IRS has announced changes for 2020. Here is a quick list of changes that may impact your 2020 tax return: 1. The standard deduction will increase to $24,800 for married individuals filing joint returns or surviving spouses; $18,650 for heads of household, …

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What Happens When I Settle a Debt?

One of the things that perplexes people is what happens when a debt is settled. For those who don’t know, a debt settlement is any amount that is negotiated between you (or on your behalf) and your creditor that is less than the amount owed. Once this negotiated amount is …

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