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The Greatest Financial Literacy Video Ever (According To Our Editor)


“A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart.” – Jonathan Swift

By William A. Foster, IV

Anyone who knows me and has talked to me about money has been sent this video. As a financier who has been asked for personal finance help by family and friends along with once upon a time being a former adjunct professor whose primary job was to teach a prism of subjects for incoming freshmen at a local community college throughout the course, one of those being financial literacy, finding this video was like stumbling upon treasure.

Dan Griffin, CPA, in one hour could honestly change your financial life if you listen, take notes, and put into action everything he discusses. I have watched more financial literacy videos than I can count and this is hands down the best. It is not smoke and mirrors, nor him trying to sign you up for anything, or any of the quite frankly pompousness that I tend to come across with this new era of financial literacy experts that have cropped up as a niche industry. Are there credible people out there trying to teach financial literacy? Absolutely. Is it getting harder and harder to figure who is genuine and who is a pimp turned pastor turned financial advisor? Definitely. Dan Griffin’s video is the most basic financial “meal” imaginable, meat and potatoes. His voice throughout is never too high or low, but simply steady. Moving from one subject on the financial menu to the next and explaining them in depth while giving you additional information to look up on your own. Quite frankly, I have yet to see anyone come remotely close to this one hour.

If the wealth gap for African Americans is to be closed both individual and institutionally, then it starts with improving our basic financial literacy and that is what this video does. As a bonus, we have also added how you can legally get to a point where you are paying no federal taxes.

The Finance & Tech Week In Review – 8/12/17


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.

Iran has opened possibly the world’s biggest bookstore / WEF wef.ch/2vfXAUU

Stocks dominated by short-run fluctuations in volume have returns abnormally higher vs. similar stocks / NBER bit.ly/2vKAuGI

How to Help Colleges Teach Financial Literacy / WSJ ow.ly/JJG230emoTX

Welcome to China’s urban forest / WEF wef.ch/2ulBHVv

This is when a robot is going to take your job, according to Oxford University / WEF wef.ch/2wqaiPi

Not just a headache: How migraine changes your brain / New Scientist bit.ly/2uwYbik

A look at the infrastructure needs of the nation’s treasured sites / Pew Trusts ow.ly/BDUW30emoBt

Are German Automakers Facing Their iPhone Moment With Tesla? / Clean Technica ow.ly/agpA30emoz7

How the Infamous Kunlun Fishing Ship Met Its Demise / Pew Trust ow.ly/LhEF30emovI

A look at Rwanda’s genocide helps explain why ordinary people kill their neighbors / Science News ow.ly/gx6D30emotv

The Finance & Tech Week In Review – 2/25/17


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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 can #Kenya achieve a sustainable urban future? Video blog / World Bank wrld.bg/zBAq309gUVc

Large gaps exist between the homeownership rates of white households and minority households / St. Louis Fed bit.ly/2liGksY

More than half of #Uganda’s adults now has access to an account at a formal financial institution. / World Bank ow.ly/59ET309lR5F

You can now take a course at the world’s best universities for free. Here’s how that happened / WEF wef.ch/2ktwNAt

Queens in New York has more languages than anywhere in the world / WEF wef.ch/2lA8jEU

Agricultural robot scrutinizes plants so that we don’t have to / New Atlas newatl.as/2kVnJVw

Inside the U.S.’s Only Ocean Exploration Ship / Scientific American ow.ly/VFEX309lPP3

How #bigdata is changing the nature of policing from reactive to proactive / Networkworld ow.ly/TvcW309lPky

#Fraud rises as cybercriminals flock to online lenders / Networkworld ow.ly/w7eN309lP8s

Scientists discovering new coral communities in the Gulf, but they’re already under threat / Pew Environment ow.ly/BX5m309lOYy

The Finance & Tech Week In Review – 12/17/16


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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.

US investors took a 10-question investor literacy quiz answered only 4.4 questions right.FINRAFoundation bit.ly/2h5fujI

The top origin nations and destinations for immigrants coming to the U.S. l stlouisfed bit.ly/2hxwVN2

What is behavioural science, and how is it going to change your life? l wef wef.ch/2hoBhCG
Where will our energy come from in 2030, and how green will it be? l wef wef.ch/2geP7qp
Educators, join us Jan. 12 for Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s first town hall for teachersstlouisfed bit.ly/2gOZ9SA
The element hadn’t been found on Mars yet, and it could mean a lot for its habitability l ScienceNews goo.gl/BMMBcr
3D printed models help mend broken heartsnwtls newatl.as/2gQTgUU
4 historic security events of 2016 and what they teach us [Infographic] l CIOonline ow.ly/y3pg307b40S
Scientists won’t stop discovering stuff, no matter what l newscientist bit.ly/2hq4ArM

HBCU Money™ Business Book Feature – Real Life on a Budget


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Real Life on a Budget is a practical guide to helping you navigate the waters of money management. It features real life budget advice, practical challenges, actionable steps that will help you map out your journey to living and thriving on a budget.

If you have been struggling with developing, maintaining, and living on a budget, Real Life on a Budget will help you create a system to better manage your finances and will challenge you to stick to your real life budget. Written by popular personal finance blogger, Jessi Fearon (www.thebudgetmama.com), Real Life on a Budget provides Jessi’s real-world budget advice and exercises for every area of managing your household budget. Real Life on a Budget is a powerful tool to help you start living and thriving on a budget.