Monthly Archives: January 2017

HBCU Money™ Business Book Feature – Why Didn’t They Teach Me This in School?: 99 Personal Money Management Principles


Bestselling 5 Star Graduation Gift for both College and High School grads! Why do high schools and colleges require students to take courses in English, math and science, yet have absolutely no requirements for students to learn about personal money management? Why Didn’t They Teach Me This in School? 99 Personal Money Management Lessons to Live By was initially developed by the author to pass on to his five children as they entered adulthood. As it developed, the author realized that personal money management skills were rarely taught in high schools, colleges and even in MBA programs. Unfortunately, books on the subject tend to be complicated, lengthy reads. The book includes eight important lessons focusing on 99 principles that will quickly and memorably enhance any individual’s money management acumen. Unlike many of the personal money management books out there, this book is a quick, easily digested read that focuses more on the qualitative side than the quantitative side of personal money management. The principles are not from a text book. Rather, they are practical principles learned by the author as he navigated through his financial life. Many are unorthodox in order to be memorable and provoke deeper thought by the reader. Not only an excellent graduation gift for high school and college students but also a great read for any adult! ALSO AVAILABLE IN SPANISH – “POR QUE NO ME ENSENARON ESTO EN LA ESCUELA?”

The Finance & Tech Week In Review – 1/21/17


Every Saturday the HBCU Money staff picks ten articles they were intrigued by and think you will enjoy for some weekend reading impacting finance and tech.

Public investment in K-12 schools has declined dramatically in a number of states over the last decade. / CBPP

Industry reacts: Is HUD’s FHA mortgage insurance premium suspension good or bad? / Housing

The rise of American ingenuity: innovation and inventors of the golden age / NBER

92% of us are breathing unsafe air. This map shows just how bad the problem is / WEF

Best of Davos: ASEAN is 50, and it’s come a long way. Here’s why you should care / WEF

Robot reporter gets first article published in China / Computerworld

“Sweden sets 100% renewable energy production target” / Renewable Cities
Slip a robotic sleeve over a weak heart, and it keeps on pumping / Science News
China reminds Trump that supercomputing is a race / Computerworld
A-to-Z Review Finds California’s Clean Cars Program Is Working / Clean Technica

Baker Hughes December Rig Count – HBCU Territories


HBCU states and territories are vital to the energy production of United States and the world these days. The latest Baker Hughes rig count shows that the U.S. currently has 659 active rigs, with 489 or 74.2 percent of those being in HBCU territories. Energy continues to be a vital part of the economic landscape where HBCUs are located and is a barometer for how the economies of those states may very well be doing now and going forward.

Gas rigs are denoted by an orange triangle. – 79

Oil rigs are denoted by a blue triangle. – 410

November HBCU Count – 478

HBCU Money™ Business Book Feature – The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World


Niall Ferguson follows the money to tell the human story behind the evolution of our financial system, from its genesis in ancient Mesopotamia to the latest upheavals on what he calls Planet Finance. What’s more, Ferguson reveals financial history as the essential backstory behind all history, arguing that the evolution of credit and debt was as important as any technological innovation in the rise of civilization. As Ferguson traces the crisis from ancient Egypt’s Memphis to today’s Chongqing, he offers bold and compelling new insights into the rise–and fall–of not just money but Western power as well.

The Finance & Tech Week In Review – 1/14/17


Every Saturday the HBCU Money staff picks ten articles they were intrigued by and think you will enjoy for some weekend reading impacting finance and tech.

  • How will we power the planet without wrecking the climate? / Nova PBS
  • Small businesses are prime targets for cyberattacks: SIEM-as-a-service can help / CIO Online
  • Mini fire extinguishers inside lithium batteries may stop blazes / New Scientist
  • Harvester ants farm by planting seeds to eat once they germinate / New Scientist
  • Here’s how much Tesla will require EV owners to pay to charge up / CIO Online